Self Esteem

Could Selfies Help You Overcome An Eating Disorder?

Sally Biddall | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Biddall

In reality, women (and men) are just little fragile humans thrown into the world, trying to deal with all the stuff life throws our way. How can we possibly maintain this level of infallibility while doing all this? We can't, because it doesn't actually exist.

My Experience of Chicken Pox to Author

Lisa Roukin | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

There are some experiences in life that spur a person to make positive changes. One such experience for me came in the form of Chicken Pox. At the ripe age of 36, I was struck down with a severe case which had me holed up at home for a month and feeling truly miserable.

How to Recover from a Nervous Breakdown

Louise Gillett | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

I appreciate how serious mental health conditions can be. I spent most of my life suffering from intense anxiety and had three psychotic breakdowns to boot. I know many people never recover from these experiences, and this is why I feel duty-bound to write on the subject.

Seven Reasons That Facebook is Dangerous for Your Mental Health

Tayana Simons | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

No matter what you are doing or how happy you are, one look on Facebook can convince you that everyone you know is having a much better time than you.

Daydreamer...

Amy Anka | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

If we are always projecting, and reflecting, then the people we are surrounded by, should give us an indication of the type of love that surrounds us. Of what we put out into the universe, we get back.

The Missing Pieces of the Puzzle

Amy Anka | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

If you're missing the pieces from your own "life puzzle", you can never expect to take those pieces from someone else's. Whose puzzle looks very, very different from your own. If you do, You'll always be searching for that "missing piece". Tirelessly searching. And often fruitlessly.

How Being Both Hot and Beautiful Creates a Better World!

Sacha Knop | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

There are a lot of articles going round about the difference between "being hot" or "being beautiful" as a woman, and usually in those articles, men get slagged off for liking a hot and sexy woman, but what is wrong with that?

Why Yoga Can Bolster Your Confidence

BritChick Paris | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

There are few places today where we aren't able to see our reflection - mirrors abound, selfies taken at every opportunity not to mention the media obsession with perfect looks. Yoga is one of the only spaces where all devices are out of sight and the external is abandoned.

The Four Reasons Caring Professions Should Stay Away From Business (And the One Reason They Shouldn't)

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

When talking with other birth professionals about how they can grow their business', I frequently notice the passion poured into their work, far outweighs the profits taken out. Alongside how common the same self-limiting beliefs prevent amazing women (I tend to work with women) from stepping up to be viewed as the valuable specialists they are.

Why Being Turned Down for Cosmetic Surgery Is Sometimes a Good Thing

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

My enthusiasm turned to dismay when I was told that I didn't need the procedure because I didn't have enough facial laxity. I was flatly turned down. It turns out that my jowls are, in actual fact, a figment of my imagination.

Five Tips for Happiness... From the Experts

Jon Young | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Young

I have spent a lot of time in the last few years trying to understand what happiness means for me. I am definitely not an expert, and my girlfriend will (correctly) tell you that I don't always practise what I preach. But as I've gone along, I've come across a handful of recurring and inspiring themes.

Why Female Friendships Are Better Than Anything Else in the World

Jessie Thompson | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessie Thompson

Do you know who runs the world? Well, if you are to believe the gospel of Beyonce (and many people do), it's girls. Socially and economically, this thesis is slightly flawed. In some circles though, this could be considered true. In fact it is, and I've experienced it.

69 Things You Should NOT Do as a Freelancer

Lizzie Davey | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

I haven't been freelancing for long, but I've learnt very quickly what things you should and shouldn't do. That's not to say I've mastered NOT doing these things - I'm still learning (there's a lot of them) - but putting them down on paper sure makes it easier.

11 Things You Need to Stop Apologising for, Right This Second

Leyah Shanks | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

We've been subliminally taught to hate so many things about ourselves it's sickening. Unless we fit into a very narrow mould of what we're "supposed" to look like, we feel this unrelenting need to apologise for it. Why? What would happen if we gave it all a defiant middle finger and stopped buying into these constructed norms of what's beautiful?

Feeling Lonely? Disconnect to Reconnect

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Amisha Bhavsar

If the loneliness stems from being over plugged-in to the digital world - then how about reducing the time you spend online. Put those digital devices aside. Come on. Not forever. Simply, unplug now and then.

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

Carol Stewart | Posted 02.02.2015 | 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.

The First Time My Husband Said I Was Beautiful

Thuy Yau | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thuy Yau

Even when I had four wisdom teeth extracted and my face was all puffed up and swollen, you said I looked beautiful. You were helping me replace the ice packs on my face and you smiled because you said you liked looking after me.

15 Skincare Tips for Teenagers

Amanda Elias | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Although I was a teenager half of my life ago, I still remember the nightmare of acne, blackheads and nothing working to solve them, I also remember all the things I did wrong.

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 26.01.2015 | 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.

Why the Tide Is Turning for Sexist Ads

BritChick Paris | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Brands and the media have been smugly reaping in the benefits of women's vulnerabilities. They believed they had all the control but the democratisation of information on the web has restored the power to the consumer.

Get Up and Never Give Up: Nine Simple Ways to Find Your Mojo After a Set Back

Romy Grace | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Romy Grace

The steps below can help you to regain control of yourself, your emotions and your wellbeing. Maybe you've had a difficult time, or maybe you have just been lazy and want to boost yourself with a new lease of life. No one will do it for you.

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 21.01.2015 | 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.

2015: The Year of You

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lloyd Mallison

I wrote before about Coming Out Ginger and embracing that part of myself, but in addition to that, I am a gothically pale, Shrek-loving, beer-hating Brit, who - if perfectly honest - is quite partial to 90% of pop music.

Friendship Breakdowns; Ten Things You Need to Know

Kirsten Brown | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsten Brown

Funny things, aren't they; friendships? When they're good, you feel like you're wrapped up in a lovely emotionally supportive and hilarious bubble, but when they go south, it can be tricky to know how to handle it, devastating, even.

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

Leyah Shanks | Posted 20.01.2015 | 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.