Self Esteem

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...

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.

What Does Beauty Mean to You?

Maria Senise | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Being a tween or young adult can be rough, ridiculously confusing, and generally uncomfortable. (Hell, being an adult can be too.) Growing up, experiencing changes in your body, and feeling your crazy hormones running amok create a feeling of complete unease in your own skin. This summer, I ran a class called Girls' Lifestyle Camp for girls between the ages of 10 and 13.

Let's Stop Disguising Body Image Prejudice as 'Concern For Wellbeing'

Natasha Devon | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Devon

Making huge, sweeping generalisations about the particulars of a person's lifestyle based on how they look is not only fist-gnawingly unfair, it's preventing overweight people from getting the medical care they need and deserve (and it's keeping the Daily Mail in business).

My Three Favourite Pieces of Advice

Carla Buzasi | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

This Sunday, HuffPost UK celebrates its third birthday, and rather than ask for piles of presents, we asked some of our favourite bloggers to gift us with their three best pieces of advice. Over the past few years, as our audience has grown and our team multiplied in size, the stories we've heard from our amazing army of bloggers - more than 9,000 in the UK today - continue to inspire and amaze, and I feel privileged to be in a position to share these with you. To kick things off, here are my three contributions - all of which have stood me in good stead during my editorship. I may not have followed them to the T all the time, and certainly forgot them on numerous occasions, but they're a timely reminder when times are tough about how to live a more fulfilling life.

Are You Dreading the Beach This Summer? Time to #Ditchthebikinidiet and #Banthefaketan

BritChick Paris | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

How to get a bikini-perfect body in just three weeks is one of the main headlines adorning the covers of women's magazines at this time of the year. Alongside is a picture of a young woman with the perfect body frolicking on a beach. The article will then go into all the daily exercises you need to do, foods you need ‎to avoid and alongside display incy-wincy bikinis that only Gisele Bundchen could wear...

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.

Is Teaching Mindfulness in School a Good Idea?

Maria Senise | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Anyone look back at your tween and teen years and reminisce about how incredibly awkward and uncomfortable you felt in your own skin? Anyone, in conjunction, also realize that those quirks you felt so odd about back then have actually made you the unique person you are today? Anyone think how sad it was that you wasted all that time and energy worrying about what others thought about you? Well...I sure as hell do.

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.

Do You Have a Fear of Being Sick?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Emetophobia, the fear of being sick, is a very common problem and for many can make life a misery. Whether it is a restaurant or any public place or even another person being sick, the fear of being sick can severely restrict your social and professional life.

What You See Is Not Always What You Get

Liberty Forrest | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

A long time ago, I heard a supposedly true story. I don't remember the exact details, like where it was or if it was on a bus or a train but I have never forgotten the point.

How Much Are YOU Worth?

Gina Lyons | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

How many times have you cried over some bellend only for a mate to say 'bebz, he ain't worth it, you are worth ten times him.' So you would think, by now, we should all know what we have been preached on, we should all have some idea what were worth. But I don't have a scooby .

Why It's High Time That Beauty Means More Than What You Look Like

BritChick Paris | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

We have come to directly associate beauty with appearance over time, so that now no one would use the word to praise somebody's personality. Maybe that is the starting point, each of us this week need to use the word when talking about something non physical. We need to reclaim the word, something marvellous, amazing, outstanding. We need to close our eyes and see the beauty. ‎

21st Century Britain: Are Men More Body Anxious Than Women?

Sam Thomas | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

Traditionally body image hang-ups have been widely accepted as something of a 'women's problem.' However, over the past decade, there has been a growing trend of men becoming increasingly body anxious and insecure.

Healthy Self-Esteem vs High Self-Esteem

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

Self-esteem is such a hot topic at the moment. How we let it affect our lives, how self-esteem is affected by social media and other mediums--this issue never seems to fade. But let's look at the greater importance of self-esteem in terms of a healthy self-esteem against a high self-esteem - what does it really mean?

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Remind yourself daily that you are good enough, you HAVE enough and you ARE enough. I have this stuck to my mirror on a post-it as a reminder.

'You Did Not Eat That' Isn't Funny, It's Skinny-Shaming

Ellen Stewart | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Stewart

You Did Not Eat That made the news this week and was dubbed "hilarious" and "mad genius" by a host of women's websites. But I'm calling bullshit on this skinny-shaming tripe because it's not funny, it's not okay and I'm sick to death of women being called out for what they have or have not eaten.

Love Does Not Conquer All

Liberty Forrest | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I've been down the aisle more times than I care to consider, and I've got an equal number of divorce papers. So who the hell am I to talk about relationships? Well, I'm happy to say I've learned an awful lot about the truth of them, both good and not-so-good, and how they impact our lives and decisions.

70 Is the New 60... So Enjoy Later Life!

Diana Moran | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

One in five people in the UK will be 65 and over by the year 2020 and longevity should be celebrated. Growing older isn't a disease, it happens to us all! Treating older people with dignity and respect in care homes and hospitals is one of the most urgent aspects of later life that needs to be addressed.

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.

Have You Forgotten Who You Are?

Maggie Currie | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I know how it feels to really want to make changes in your life, and not knowing where to start. My fears dominated me, my self-belief was in shreds and I had forgotten what makes me happy because I hadn't been happy for so long, although I hadn't realized it until I 'woke up'. I had become a shadow of who I really was.

Fight Negativity and Kickstart Your Self-Esteem

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

When negative influences and thoughts are prevalent - generated either from within ourselves or through others - it adversely affects the way we feel about ourselves. Over time this can lead to low self-esteem which can reduce the quality of a person's life in many different ways. Unchecked, this may lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

Was Anorexia Ever My Friend?

Jennifer Studholme | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Studholme

It was time for me to realise I was out of control and whatever I had learnt to believe, anorexia was not my friend but my enemy. I was encouraged to write letters to my anorexia; some where I hated her and some when she was my best friend.

Seven Ways to Conquer Fear and Live the Life You Want to Live

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

If you are not living the life you want to be living, then firstly get rid of the idea you can't as generally the biggest obstacle is your mind set, so that has to be changed. The best way to measure success is by your own happiness and if you are not happy take a look at why and how you can begin to make changes.