Self Confidence.

How I Went From Debilitating Shyness to Travelling Solo

Jacqueline Currie | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Currie

Which leads me to travelling solo. I hadn't left the country since that last holiday and I was dying for a change of scenery. I had a week off work coming up and some money burning a hole in my pocket. I booked a three night break to Venice. Just like that.

How Can You Help Someone With Low Self-Esteem?

Fran Hayden | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

What can we do as individuals to help improve the self-esteem of those around us? If you see someone or know of someone who is suffering with low self-esteem, here are some things that you can do to help them realise their worth.

Why I Enjoy Arrogance

Anna Fraser | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Fraser

How about we start to see arrogance as a strength? How about we flip arrogance on its head for a second - I think that arrogance is much like beauty: It's entirely in the eye of its beholder. I say this because I know for a fact that my own 35 year old arrogance (self assured confidence) is often taken in one of two ways ...

Sometimes We Have to Break to Become Whole

Katie Portman | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

In our culture, there is a belief that when things are broken they become unloveable. Which of course means that we discard them. So we chuck out old toys, throw away chipped plates and ditch things that are no longer of value. We give up on broken people. And sometimes, like me at 18, we even try to give up on ourselves...

Is Fear of Failure Paralysing You?

Vicki Marinker | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway was first published in 1987 and is now a bible for personal development. Susan Jeffers believes that fear comes from not feeling good enough about ourselves.

13 Things You Discover About Beauty in Your Thirties

Katy Horwood | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Style
Katy Horwood

Your late thirties are a funny time of life. Not least of all with the social pressure to have a fantastic relationship, an established career and the same body you took for granted in your twenties. Whilst, undoubtedly, your thirties are still relatively young compared to what they used to be considered, it's still less the decade of decadence and more the decade of maintenance.

Women With Crohn's Bravely Show Stoma Bags In Sexy Calendar

SWNS | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A group of women with Crohn's disease have stripped off for a lingerie calendar to end the stigma around stoma bags. The calendar girls have all un...

Who Is Judging Who?

Reneé Davis | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Judgement. I've heard this word so much since becoming a mum, and have often felt that other women think I'm judging them. That they think I'm some kind of supermum who has it all sorted, and by default that means I look down at what they do.

Five Steps to Professional Confidence

Becky Walsh | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

This 'act as if' technique comes from a creative idea of what you believe is correct service in that situation. So here is a list of tips to look confident in any situation in which you haven't a clue what you're doing!

Before And After Pictures Show Women Aren't Scared Of Going Makeup Free

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Style

It seems there's no shortage of ways to feel bad about yourself on the Internet, with the #BellybuttonChallenge and #CollarboneChallenge making headli...

Are You Happy With Your Body?

Reneé Davis | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

Over the years I have struggled with the way my body looks more than I care to admit. I grew up in a family that ranged from being a little bit over weight to morbidly obese, and with that came the negative body talk I was privvy to every day.

Am I Ugly?

Michelle Elman | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

Over my 21 years on this planet, I have had 15 operations, a brain tumour, a punctured intestine, a brain cyst, a punctured intestine and a life-long condition called hydrocephalus and none of that hurt as much as the words people used to describe me this week.

Adult Braces Indicate High Self Esteem

Jo Eden | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Eden

Getting a brace means you want to better yourself, you are not the type of person that just accepts this is it. If you can do better, you will.

10 Immediate Confidence Boosters

Steve Miller | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

If you feel your confidence is in need of support, then this week I share ten of my recommended confidence boosters. Use these in both your personal and professional life to crank up your confidence for the long haul. The wonderful news is that every single one of us can be massively confident, so long as we take action to build it.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Self Confident

Becky Hopper | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Everyone has SOME hang-up about themselves. Education, their job, weight, bad skin, big nose... Whatever. We're all in the same boat. Nobody's perfect but nobody likes an attention seeker. Just get on with life. There's more to your life than your big honker!

Why Shape-enhancing Jeans Are the Latest Sign That the 'Era of the Big Butt' Isn't as Positive as It May Appear

Laura Hill | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Hill

With 2014 now behind us why don't we all jump off the 'perfect female body' bandwagon or who knows where it will take us in 2015? So no Jasper Conran I don't want your revolutionary shape enhancing jeans or what's next? Maybe the ankle will make a comeback and I'll be forced to buy padded socks.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Gym?

John Lawless | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Lawless

The trick is understanding that there are both strong and weak reasons for you finally braving the sweat and toil of gym life; like anything, it's just a case of recognising what a good reason is and what isn't.

Five Reasons Why Women Don't Like Blowing Their Own Trumpet and Five Reasons Why They Should

Carol Stewart | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

As women, many of us love to put ourselves down. If we've been successful at something, we shy away from taking credit for it, attributing the success to everyone but ourselves or putting the success down to luck or coincidence.

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whenever there's mention of a toxic situation, we all know someone who springs to mind. You know the types; from the jealous and controlling to the self-centred and insecure. Like a soap opera, they fuel conversation when gossiping about others or when we are genuinely concerned.

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.

With or Without Make-Up, You're Gorgeous!

Leyah Shanks | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

I often hear people talking about the fact that wearing make-up means you have no self-confidence. I have to say, I disagree with that. It can of course be said that some use cosmetics to cover themselves up to a degree. I know, because I used to do it.

Is Self Confidence Elusive for You?

Maggie Currie | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I love all those qualities within myself. I very much like who am as a person. But it has taken a long time to get this place in my life. I have worked very hard on my self development and building my confidence for the past ten years or so.

Why Our Trust Issues Are the Key Sabotaging Ingredient When It Comes to Dating

Olga Levancuka | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

At the end, no one wants to get hurt again. Or no one wants to invest their time in romancing and find that only a few months down the line 'not to be chosen'. Rejection hurts. Bad relationships hurt as well.

Seven Things Resilient People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Here's the thing: you have to choose what's important to you. To create success, you have to set aside time and make room for it. You have to cut out the negative committee and focus on what really matters to you.

What to Say to Someone With Low Self-Esteem

Ellie Lewis | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

I don't tend to talk about my own self-esteem issues often, if at all. I don't know if I'm the best person to give advice about it but I had this idea and I thought maybe if I could help one person, it would be worth it. Let's get started with things not to say.