Self Confidence.

Don't Be Afraid Of The Flaws That Make You Human

Toby Brown | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Toby Brown

As I started to gig more, working in an office job by day, then heading off to gigs all around the country by night, getting the perfect run up to a gig became impossible. I'd rush into a gig in Totnes, moments before being due onstage, the mournful fragments of a Greggs pasty crumbled over whatever T-shirt had been clean(ish) that morning.

Loving The Skin You're In - Finding Your Self-Esteem Stride In Your Forties

Parry Ray | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Parry Ray

For as long as I can remember I have had problems with my skin - physically and metaphorically speaking.

How I Keep My Life 'Straight Up'

Em Ford | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Em Ford

Sharing with others what you're going through is a great way of overcoming and dealing with it. The impact of 'You Look Disgusting" meant that a lot of the online abuse actually ended due to the film. And I was completely blown away by the support - I had no idea that I would ever reach over 26 million views - and touched that so many women related to what I was saying.

A Message For Teenagers Getting Their Results

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

If you haven't done as well as you'd have liked, then still pat yourself on the back for your effort. If you know in your heart that you did your best, then know that that's all you can do in life. Other people's opinions of your grades and effort are none of your business, especially if they make you doubt your worth.

The Ascent To Self-Belief

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

For now, I guess this is that moment that everyone warns you follows graduation, where you never really know what's next.

No Matthew Hussey, We Don't Have To Be Polite And Playful To Flaky Dates

Rachel Conlisk | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Conlisk

The common theme running through Hussey's responses is that no matter what behaviour the flaky texter throws at the textee, they should be polite, playful, happy, positive. If you want to try to engage the flakes in conversation they yes of course be happy and playful - but again, why would you? You are worth more than this and Hussey should say so.

What I Learnt About Fitness Instructors Whilst Doing My 100 Sports And Fitness Classes In Year Challenge

Sam Taylor | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Taylor

Two years ago, I took on the challenge of trying 100 different sports and fitness classes in a year. My friends and family were concerned that I was having a mid-life crisis but I assure you, although the initial idea was alcohol influenced, I was deadly serious.

How Self-Publishing Saved Me From Myself

Kristina Adams | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Adams

I did it. I reached my goal. There were some obstacles along the way, but as I look back, I know that I've grown stronger because of them. I know that as I publish each book, I'll grow stronger and more determined still.

How Underwear Can Help Promote A Positive Body Image As We Age

Parry Ray | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Style
Parry Ray

Negative body image is something we read about regularly; catwalk models being too thin, airbrushed magazine photos presenting an unreal version of reality and the effects on girls and young women. But actually it can create a negative effect for anyone.

Why Failure Is An Essential Ingredient Of Success

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Banham-Hall

Successful people are usually well acquainted with failure. This is simply because successful people are triers, experimenters, optimists and they don't give up easily. They're not afraid of being first, of falling flat on their faces, making people laugh or crow.

Not Just A Front - Confident And Proud

Nell Grecian | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nell Grecian

Confidence is intimidating. Considering the way society pits us against one another, it isn't the norm to feel comfortable and happy within oneself. But guess what? My confidence isn't a facade to hide insecurities.

How Your Working Schedule Changes When It Is Half-Term!

Emma Williamson | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Williamson

I've sectioned a typical day as an example, showing your 'normal' working schedule (we will call this day 'relief') and how it compares to the 'children' working schedule when it is the holiday period (I've called this day 'demand').

Learning To Love The Man In The Mirror

Neil Martin | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Martin

When you look at yourself, what do you see? For many years I tried to avoid the man in the mirror, because he was my chief critic, judge, jury and executioner...

Why You're More Than An Exam Grade

Elizabeth McGregor | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents
Elizabeth McGregor

Exam results do not show the depth of your love and kindness, nor the resilience of your spirit. They don't show what a joy it is to be in your company, nor how responsible you are and how steady you can be in a crisis.

Why Our Kids Shouldn't Be Defined By Their Results

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Parents
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

Luckily, as a nearly-40-year-old I know what to do to get over the feelings of not being good enough. I've spent the last few months coaching teenage girls to get over the same. They've started their exams this week and in every coaching session I've told them that their grades don't define them.

Choose Confident - Learn To Love Yourself

Alli Plunkett | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Style
Alli Plunkett

Once you've evaluated your reflection and decided what you want to accentuate and what you want to divert from, consider what style you like. You don't need to choose a current prevailing fashion from a magazine; just decide what you like and what you feel comfortable with. 

Your Face Looks Like My Dalmatian...

Tina McGuff | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

It was a wonderful experience and I loved every minute. My very fair Scottish skin did not take too kindly at all to the glorious sun... My face developed what I felt at the time were the ugliest freckles. They were huge and sporadic. They had no regular path or shape. If they had I may not have been so conscious of them.

One Easy Tip To Break That Low Self-Esteem Cycle

Robert Kelly | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Kelly

Although our self-esteem is a product of the recent experiences in life and the way we've processed them - negative experiences and a subsequent negative thought process will inevitably lead to low self-esteem - it is entirely possible to reprogram yourself into processing these experiences differently.

Unravelling My Thoughts

Rachel Lamb | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

Admitting that I needed help to organise that box of emotions I'd pushed to the back of my mind for so long was a huge milestone for me. Going from an abusive relationship, to escaping and feeling strong and empowered, to finally coming to terms with the fact that I can't deal with it on my own, is one hell of a realisation.

How I Became A Frumpy Mummy Without Even Realising It!

Kylie Abreu | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Parents
Kylie Abreu

As mothers it is our instinct to nurture our babies and those around us. But one thing we are guilty of, and I know it is not just me, we forget to nurture ourselves. It may feel like it is not that important to skip these little times for yourself because you have so many things to do.

He Was Alive: How Our Quiet Child Glowed With Confidence!

Emma Williamson | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Williamson

Our little man, the second youngest of a family of six, is the quietest one out of them all. He is the kid who very rarely gets told off, but when he does, you feel traumatised for doing so. His whole face breaks but he makes no sound and you are left feeling guilty for something he has done!

Confidence Is A Skill Not A Personality Trait: Four Lessons To Develop Real Confidence

Tayana Simons | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

I've lost count of the number of times I've talked myself out of things because I didn't think I was confident enough. Holding back from saying what I wanted to say because more confident people were speaking up.

Time Is The Greatest Gift We Can Give Ourselves

Trish McEvoy | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Trish McEvoy

If there is one thing I've learned in all my years as a makeup artist and entrepreneur, it's that many women forget they deserve time. They'll do whatever it takes to build careers, bring up families and be good friends, but their own needs take a backseat. "I don't need time," they'll say. "I'm fine."

The Power Of Red Flags In Relationships

Ryan James Lock | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan James Lock

It's easy in relationships to see what we want to see or what is convenient for us, often ignoring clear warning signs or red flags that this person is not good for us and does not have the best intentions at heart.

Sprinkle Salt On The Slug Of Self-Doubt

Samantha Walsh | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

all women everywhere So try telling yourself you can. Put yourself out there. If it doesn't work, whatever it is, at least you tried. When you're feeling happy in yourself, you have spare happiness to pass on. You really do get what you give.