Self Esteem

How Can I Increase My Confidence?

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

This is one of the questions I'm most frequently asked as a coach and therapist. Self-confidence can be a difficult concept to pin down, yet we always know when we don't have enough of it. When we lose (or never develop) belief in ourselves, it can seem impossible to improve. But, as ever, it's wise to not believe everything you think!

Note To Self. Taming The Black Dog

Jane Scott | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Scott

You can do it! Yes, you can write, pitch ideas, speak eloquently in public and (whisper it quietly) keep going with the novel. It's possible you could make fair fist of running the country given a chance, you certainly have enough opinions.

Four Simple Positive Psychology Interventions That Could Change Your Life

Michael Carthy | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Many people have a predisposed way of seeing the bad things in life. We could look to evolution for some of the reasons why we do this. Eg: it makes sense for our ancestor who lives in the wilderness to be keenly focused on what could be negative or dangerous in order to survive.

Why I'm Hoping Ed Balls Syndrome Is Contagious

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Enter Ed Balls... A real life example that shows that practice does not make perfect - and that it really doesn't matter. Someone like us (obviously not in run the country sense, but in a normal person doing strictly way) giving it his all, despite not being brilliant.

Giving The Gift Of Self-Belief To A Child

Michelle Gant | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Gant

How to do this, however, is another question. Fair to say I'm no expert: some days it feels like I'm winging this parenting thing. But, I do have some thoughts about how I might be able to help her self-esteem to grow.

Being Kind To Ourselves

Michelle Gant | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Gant

Just because we are utterly devoted mothers and fathers does not mean that we cannot still have our own lives, fulfil our own ambitions, enjoy our own interests - be us. Just because we have a host of pressing demands upon us, be it work or chores or family responsibilities, that doesn't mean that these should be the whole focus of our lives.

Social Media And Mental Health - So Many Windows Open But No Fresh Air

Nikki Mattocks | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nikki Mattocks

I first got a Facebook account when I was 10 years old, I remember being so excited about this amazing new online world I had joined, without realising the dangers that come with it. At first I mainly used it to play games, but then I realised I didn't have as many friends as everyone else, I didn't have as many likes as everyone else, I didn't have as many comments as everyone else.

Where Are You In Fashion Now And Where Could You Be?

Loulou Storey | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Style
Loulou Storey

I was never the best at sport, I wasn't the best academically and the boys appeared not to be interested in me, but fashion and clothing gave me a creative outlet and a way to define myself. An opportunity to say 'I'm not as boring as you think', or maybe a more likely story, 'not as boring as I feel.'

Rankin And Alison Lapper Help Four People Learn To Love Themselves In Emotional Documentary

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Portrait photographer Rankin and artist Alison Lapper have teamed up to help four people who struggle with self-image learn to love the skin they’re...

How To Love Yourself In Your Wedding Pictures

Laura Babb | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

The best way to love yourself in your wedding pictures is to love yourself full stop, and look at the bigger picture. Have THE BEST time at your wedding. Enjoy every minute. Smile. It's as simple as that. Let go of your expectations, forget about perfection and BE HAPPY.

The Parenthood Impostor Syndrome

Michelle Gant | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Gant

There was no reason for me to feel like this. I was doing everything I could to meet my daughter's needs whatever they were and whenever they arose. But I just couldn't help feeling that I simply wasn't good enough. I'd look at my daughter for some reassurance and she would stare back at me, blankly.

Three Quarters Of Women Aren't Happy With How They Look

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new survey on body image has found that almost three quarters of women (74%) are unhappy with their bodies when they look in the mirror. The statist...

My Dangerous Relationship With Social Media

Lily Pickard | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lily Pickard

Poor mental health is something I have struggled with for a long time; now in my final year at University and preparing to enter the "real world", I would like to be in a far stronger place than I am. I'm depressed, anxious, and have a difficultly complex relationship with my eating, food and weight. This is nothing new.

13 Celebrities Talk About The Importance Of Self Love

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As a society we spend so much time on self-improvement and how to upgrade to a ‘better’ version of ourselves. But sometimes we need to take a ste...

13 Tweets That Sum Up How Ridiculous Imposter Syndrome Is

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Imposter Syndrome is no joke, but there is something to be said for trying to put our irrationalities into context. To suffer with Imposter Syndrome ...

This Woman Just Bought Her First Ever Bikini, She’s 31

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who battled with weight issues for most of her life has bravely shared a photo of herself sporting her first ever bikini. Krystal Gordon, 31, ...

Empower Your Teenage Girl: Teach Her That Beauty Isn't Everything

Ria Chatterjee | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Parents
Ria Chatterjee

The question is what do we do now? Delete their apps? Take away their phones? They'd only need to watch a few television adverts, go to the movies, flick through a magazine or look up at a billboard to once again be swallowed - Pac-man like - by the fear of not matching up.

Bullied For Being Boobless At Twelve

Larissa Scotting | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Larissa Scotting

It was a joke that stuck around just a bit too long. I remember exactly when it started - that's how much the experience affected me at the time, and ...

Men Reveal What They're Most Body-Conscious About

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There’s a common misconception from years of stereotyping that women lack self-esteem while men are brimming with confidence - but that couldn’t b...

The Brilliant Reason Women Are Getting Crown Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Hundreds of women are getting crown tattoos as a powerful symbol of self-love and strength. Australian parenting blogger and über feminist Constance ...

Is Olympic Nudity a Feminist Victory?

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Louise Pudge

With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...

Dip Advisor

Caragh Little | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

I've always loved bad reviews. Opening the weekend papers, I hope that AA Gill or Giles Coren will have had a negative restaurant experience or watched some bad TV, because their negative comments are written with such exquisite disgust and delicious, satisfying venom.

Dear Internet, Can We Stop Using Marilyn Monroe as the Standard for 'Real Women'?

Molly Long | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Long

This has nothing to do with Marilyn Monroe or Kim Kardashian and everything to do with the fact it's almost impossible for us to celebrate all women at the same time. I could've picked any number of women that people continually use as standard of reference for how women should be. Sure, Marilyn Monroe was a beautiful lady, but her beauty does not detract - absolutely should not detract - from anyone else's, past or present. Stop pitting women against each other.

Coffee, Cream and Self-Esteem

Ever Mainard | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Ever Mainard

It took a lot of self-care and practice to get this awesome. People ask me all the time- "Ever, how did you get this awesome?" Actually no one's ever asked me BUT I picture them asking me. That's the same thing, right? Right. I know you're wondering it too. So I'll tell you...

10 Ways Hypnosis Will Help You Lose Weight

Steve Miller | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

People often ask me the question 'how can hypnosis actually help me lose weight?' Here are 10 ways hypnosis can help you lose weight, and maintain your ideal weight thereafter. You may have tried so many weight loss solutions and now recognise that losing weight is a mindset issue. Hypnosis is something you may want to now explore deeper.