Empowerment

'Lynda's Decision To End Chemotherapy Would've Empowered Her'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lynda Bellingham's decision to end chemotherapy treatment would've given her a huge "sense of empowerment", according to the chief executive of a lead...

The Massive Self Confidence Myth and Why a Lack of Self Confidence Is Always to Blame for Holding Women Back in Life

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

I work with women across a variety of areas of their lives; losing weight, getting fit, finding purpose, becoming more assertive, breaking bad habits, motivation, energy, nutrition, their relationships etc etc. But what I've come to realise is that there is one common denominator underlying all these challenges and concerns.

Race Day

Corinna Halloran | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

It has been so hectic here in Alicante, it seems like a moment ago that we arrived for the first time. For myself i'm really excited, it's an amazing story that I am about to tell and I can't wait to start telling it, we really are heading into a journey of the unknown and that's the most exciting part about it for all of us.

Improving the Lives of Thousands of Children Living in Assam

Sarah Roberts | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK
Sarah Roberts

I'm really pleased to announce a ground-breaking new partnership between Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and UNICEF that will improve the lives of thousands of children and young people living in tea communities in Assam, and reduce their vulnerability to exploitation and trafficking.

Cute... But Wrong!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

The piece revolves around the concept that when trying to confront the issue of talking to disabled people the advice is always negative, always a list of "don't"s and rarely "do"s. Mr Hoge then states that most of these are the opinion of the authors and then gives a list that he states are things "you can say to someone with a disability".

The Power Behind a Man's Purpose

Becky Walsh | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

It would be wrong to stop women being fabulous achievers; in fact it is the feminine energy that will bring about world peace. We have been living with the beat of the drum for a long time. It is now time for a shift in the dynamic from masculine power to feminine.

Daydream Your Way to a New Reality

Liberty Forrest | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Do you ever get lost in daydreams? Do you ever close your eyes and get so swept away by some delicious fantasy or other that it's as though you're really living it? Then something snaps you back to the here and now, and if you're a really good daydreamer, and you were very much 'gone', it's quite a shock to land back here in your present circumstances?

How to Get Anything From Any Man

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

As a stylist, I know image matters. Over the years my knowledge has helped many of my clients improve their personal or business image to achieve their goals & desires. Women and men think differently, we all clearly know that.

Intensify Your Life: The Power of Going Slow

Sacha Knop | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Try the power of slowing down by focusing on all your senses while eating, by focusing on the food, the environment you're in and on chewing. Once you've experienced what going slow can do for you, you'll want to try it all the time.

Channel Your Inner Hepburn!

Sarah Dyer | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Dyer

How many of us go around living through someone else, or through our conditioned responses, thinking that things have to be a certain way or worrying about what others think? And stop ourselves from doing so much in fear of how things might turn out?

How to Love and Accept Your Body

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Whatever your shape, size or age, if you're a woman - you've probably wanted, and perhaps even tried, to change your body. So, why is this? Why do we see them as a 'something', an object, to be abused, treated badly, and even fought with. Something that can even determine our level of self worth.

Empowering Social Workers With Mindfulness and Co-production

Anna Betz | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Anna Betz

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom....

Here's What Bell Hooks Got Wrong About Beyoncé Being an Anti-Feminist Terrorist

Lauren Davidson | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Davidson

It's not a brand of feminism that speaks to or works for everyone, but Beyoncé's form of feminist liberation is to be a strong, sexual woman -- and to be utterly confident in it.

Crowdsourcing Leadership

Suzanne de Janasz | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Suzanne de Janasz

While not without its challenges, crowdsourcing can help leaders revive an ailing organization, engage employees, and support a culture of continuous improvement...but only if they do so with sincerity, humility and patience.

Ten Things Highly Confident People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Highly confident people are their own master and are best friends with their inner voice. They are comfortable being in charge of what they think, do and say, as they trust themselves. They ask for guidance, support and often flesh things out with advisers, coaches, and mentors but at the end of the day they trust their intuition as they know it will never let them down.

Older Women Take Up Life Modelling to Empower Themselves

Alex B | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alex B

It is wonderful to see that life modelling can be turned into a way to enhance women's self esteem and thus be empowering. Do you feel inspired? Would you like to have a go?

Collaboration and Empowerment: New Styles of Leadership for a Digital Age

David Lancefield | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
David Lancefield

Letting go of the past is all the more important if your company is a mature business, where the baggage of the past can impede necessary change...

Stop Misusing the Term 'Empowerment'

Helen Reeves | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Reeves

With the common mantra that "sex sells" and the idea that we have now reached a cultural peak of sexual openness and opportunity, a so-called 'post-feminist' outlook might argue that women today are now more sexually empowered to make a broader range of sexual choices. But whilst it's laudable that women are allowed to be sexual and openly enjoy sex; surely empowerment would be doing that on our own terms?

Five Things You Can Do to Make a Difference on International Women's Day

Cherie Blair | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cherie Blair

There are a huge number of activities going on around the world to improve the situation for women, and there are places where men are working with women to achieve this. There's no doubt that this movement is gaining momentum and makes nonsense of the idea that men cannot see women as equals. It's an outdated way of thinking, and increasingly governments, businesses, communities and families are all coming to recognise the positive benefits to be had when women and men are working together and treating each other as equal partners. Of the numerous ways to change women's lives for the better, I've picked out five things that you can do to help make that change today:

How the 'Avon' Model Is Empowering Women to 'Inspire Change' in Madagascar

Laura Robson | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Laura Robson

The first International Women's Day (IWD), aimed at both celebrating the extraordinary social, political and economic achievements of women, and directing a spotlight on areas requiring further action, was observed in 1911 at a time when family planning services were extremely limited.

LOOK: Artist Peels Back Skin To Highlight Rights And Empowerment

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

Artist Hikaru Cho uses her body painting expertise to create incredible realistic effects which make it appear her models' skin is peeled back, in an ...

How to Be in Your Power in an Awkward Moment

Becky Walsh | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Awkward is that horrible silence that makes your skin crawl. You believe you need to fill with any rubbish that may come out of your mouth, to take away the feeling of awkward! Actors and directors know the power of this moment; they call it 'dramatic pause'. Pause is communication; a lot can be said in a pause, often more than something being spoken.

How and Why You Should 'Take the Lead' in Your Twenties

Chenice Clarke | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

During the latter months of 2013, I came across a fantastic campaign entitled 'Take The Lead.' The campaign states that it "...prepares, develops, inspires and propels women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. It's today's women's movement - a unique catalyst for women to embrace power and reach leadership parity." I was hooked, and immediately followed the campaign...

Fine Tune Your Assertiveness Skills

Annie Ashdown | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I was so afraid of conflict and when I did try to be assertive, I came across as being aggressive. However that's a long time ago before I mastered my communication skills and fine tuned my assertiveness skills.

Spiritualise Your Resolutions in 2014 - Seven Spiritual New Year Resolution Solutions

Alice Grist | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Here are my seven spiritual resolution solutions that will help transform your life in powerful ways, without doing anything other than changing how you think, having some faith and being open to change that comes naturally and as if by magic.