Self Confidence

Tackle Your Self Doubt

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Sometimes we convince ourselves before we start that that, we shouldn't even try! All it takes is one small doubt to give up and to send our dreams and aspirations into a tailspin. Simply put, doubts sabotage you. They do not nurture or serve you.

Why My Trauma Is Relevant

Emma Letessier | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

During the really rough period of my marriage, where we separated for around three months, there was someone I knew that was receiving treatment for cancer. While talking to a friend one day, she asked me how I was and I told her something along the lines of "I'm fine".

Five Fun and Easy Ways to Promote Self-Esteem in Your Kids

Emma Letessier | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

Research has shown that children who have a healthy level of self-esteem and confidence learn faster and achieve better academically than children described as having low self-esteem. There are a multitude of reasons why a child might suffer from low self-esteem but in general it's caused by the beliefs that they hold regarding their own self-image...

Why Women Should Embrace Their Inner Slut

Katy Horwood | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I am what some would refer to as a slut. The word slut traditionally comes with negative connotations. It implies the owner of such a label is promiscuous and out of control. It is used as a derogatory term, as an insult or with intention to offend. Insulted? Offended?  Not in the slightest.

Our Youth Hate Themselves

Anna Moody | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I see trouble ahead...don't you? Our children are heading into the abyss of low self-esteem and self-loathing at a startling rate. Let's assess the recent incident in Magaluf. One young woman and 23 young men involved in a sexual act in public. I have read various viewpoints in the newspapers.

How to Love and Accept Your Body

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 03.07.2014 | 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.

Stop Being an Ugly Duckling

Carol Stewart | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

When we put ourselves down by comparing ourselves to others, it chips away at our self belief, making us believe that we are not good enough or that we will never succeed. We hold on to that belief and it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy because we then lack the confidence to do the things that will bring us the success that we crave.

Seven Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I used to genuinely believe that being happy came from having money, being slim, being in love, but I found out that was SO not the case. Happy people are not always free of doubt, on the contrary, as they do not claim to be perfect, but here's the thing they have a different mindset to other people.

Unlocking the Core of Who You Are

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Your core, or power centre, is located two to three inches above the navel and houses your personal power. This region of your body, also known as the solar plexus chakra, represents self-identity and plays a huge role in the choices you make each day, as well as your mental state.

Revamp Your Wardrobe - Live in the Present

Maggie Currie | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Change how you feel about yourself with the practical task of revamping your wardrobe. Begin to live in the present moment, really think about the contents of your wardrobe.

Man Posts Incredibly Brave Video About His Man Boobs - The Internet Hugs Back

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After a Reddit user posted a thread saying that he was considering suicide because he has gynecomastia - the condition that causes boys’ and men’s...

Positively Negative

Claire Frances | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Frances

I truly believe if I'd listened to my own negativity, and if I'd not gone to see the agent, I'd never have got past the first interview stage. Instead, I decided to believe in my ability and as a result I got down to the final two - out of hundreds of applicants.

Viva la Padding!

Sadie Brown | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

What goes on underneath our clothes is for us to know and feel good about, or at least secure about. I think a little role-play with whatever tools we have is a must, and it just so happens than lingerie can be the perfect partner to enhance our femininity at will.

Is Pubic Hair Really So 1976?

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Stoneley

I hope there never comes a time when my daughter suffers from self doubt due to her appearance or feels the need to surgically 'enhance' her incredibly perfect self. There is much more pressure in the world she's growing up in than I had to deal with, and I will do what I can to equip her to have confidence in herself, as she is

Do You Always Need to Be Right?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Acts of kindness are only kind when you feel good about ourselves. Caretaking is the neighbour of martyrdom. Many who lack confidence have a compulsion to be perfect. I found being a control freak exhausting.

How to Update Your Beauty Regime

Bisha K Ali | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Bisha K Ali

If you're hairier than you think you should be, try using a cream with acid, or maybe destroy your follicles with a laser, or take a pill to balance your hormones so that other people can look at you without being repulsed - don't worry about the hysterical depression that comes with it - it's worth it!

Why Low Self-Esteem Was My Own Worst Enemy

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

‎Everyone on this planet has a childhood story about low self-esteem and we often don't realise how damaging they can be in later life. Even the great and the good like Jen Lawrence, Jessie J and Rebecca Adlington have all come out saying they had troubled teen years. Low self-esteem is a major cause of eating disorders, depression, anxiety and addictions.

(A Practical Guide to) Confidence

Jana Bakunina | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jana Bakunina

To build up confidence from within we are advised to put it on and wear it "like make-up" and "fake it until you make it". Although eloquent on paper, such advice isn't particularly useful. Is there anything more practical to help us feel more confident ahead of a nerve-wrecking interview or an important presentation?

The Unexpected Empowerment of an Underwear Shoot

Sadie Brown | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

When I got the call on a Thursday asking if I wanted to take part in a filming for Triumph's 'Women in Making' project as one of their 'real makers' the following Monday, I of course said yes. Since my last turn playing celebrity interviewer, I've been dying for a chance to get on camera and hear 'ACTION!' once again like an aspiring starlet.

Seven Steps to an Unstoppable You

Annie Ashdown | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

When we feel unimportant and apologize for taking up space in the world, everyone else becomes more important, more worthy and more valuable than us and, of course, that means their needs instantly take priority.

How To Be Confident (Even When You Don't Feel Like It)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In our final extract from the This Book Will Make You... series, Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar show you how to be confident and on top of your game....

Confidence Secret Agent 007

Maggie Currie | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Are you ready to have some fun? Are you ready to go beyond enemy lines in the duty for queen and country? Okay, I know I'm getting carried away - how about completing a great confidence building exercise instead?

Poorna Bell

Tyra Banks: We Need A New Conversation Around Body Image

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'I feel really fat today'; 'My bum looks massive in this'; 'I wish I had a flatter tummy' - all of these are examples of 'fat talk' that have been ut...

Why Women Freak Out When He Doesn't Call

Becky Walsh | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

The withdrawal of attention can be used as a form of relationship control by women as well as men. Being distant can be used as a way of testing emotional interest, but also as a way to manipulate controlling power and become the dominate partner.

Woman Makes Fun Of Unrealistic Beauty Ads With Her Own Tip To Looking Flawless

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's a big one, the gulf between the reality of what a model looks like and the almost superhuman, heavily airbrushed picture that appears on beauty a...