Self Esteem

Project Teen: Six Things I'd Say To My Teenage Self

Samantha Walsh | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

Don't be ashamed of your USP. (That's Unique Selling Point, kiddo). Yes, you do have one. Several, in fact. You're a six foot natural blonde with brains, for Christ's sake. Instead of hunching your shoulders and mooching about like Herman Munster, push your shoulders back, stand tall and be proud.

Window To The Soul

Caragh Little | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So, somewhere in Australia, there's a bird staring at its own reflection in a window.

Wave Goodbye To Self-Criticism And Say Hello To Compassion

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

There's a deeply entrenched belief that you need to be self-critical if you want to work hard or do well. That you have to suffer to succeed and without self-criticism you might become complacent or put in less effort.

How To Replace Your Self-Doubt With Self-Worth

Paul Adam Mudd | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Adam Mudd

But if we feel vulnerable and open to criticism, or are knocked-back by even the smallest of set-backs, then it is all too easy to believe that we're powerless to act, incompetent, unable to relate, and doubt our-self in every area of our life.

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.

Women: Let's Roar For Each Other

Michelle Gant | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Gant

All you amazing, incredible, unique beautiful, interesting, and fabulous women - you are more than enough. You already have everything inside you to be who you want to be, to do what you want to do. You are more than enough. And you always have been.

When Does Instagram Become More Than #Inspo And Start To Affect Our Self-Esteem?

Bella Younger | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bella Younger

all women everywhere When I ask my friends who they follow on Instagram, it's usually a range of their mates, Victoria's Secret models and wellness bloggers. I have found myself gazing at 'real life pictures' where they're larking about, or perfect pictures of them 'chilling on the beach.' You start to wonder why you don't look like that when you're chilling. You start to wonder why you're not on the beach. Let me tell you, there is a reason there are only 15 Victoria's Secret models. That's because there are only 15 women in the world who look like that.

Why Must We Be Teenagers In Love?

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

He wasn't a bad person in any way, he was just a normal teenage boy. He ended up cheating on me and the way he spoke to me and treated me was disrespectful. I remember hating who I was, crying all of the time and wishing I was thinner, prettier and better than I was. I felt unworthy of love and blamed myself for his cheating.

Are You Pretending To Be Something You're Not?

Cai Graham | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cai Graham

I used to dread going to parties - and when I did, I was terrified. I worried that people would laugh at me for being unpopular, a bad dancer, too quiet, too loud (you name it). I used to watch the different cliques; the sporty ones, the cool ones, the musical ones ... wondering when was I ever going to just fit in.

I Hid My Grey Hair For 20 Years - But At 45 My Natural Look Gets Me Stopped In The Street

Nicola Humber | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Humber

Sometimes I still have people asking me whether I'm really intending to leave my hair this way. And I'm happy to say 'Yes, I am'. Allowing my hair to be natural makes me feel freer, stronger, more real. And I'm glad to have said goodbye to the young girl who felt she had to look a certain way.

Campaign To Dismantle Narrow Beauty Standards

Lekia Lée | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Style
Lekia Lée

banner The problem is not that we appreciate beauty but that the definition of beauty is so narrow, too narrow to include afro textured hair, so while society is waking up to the damaging effects of its narrow definition of beauty, advocating for body acceptance, even skin colour acceptance, hair discrimination still goes largely unopposed.

How To Fail At Living A Minimalist Lifestyle

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

I spend quite a bit of time in online minimalist communities and reading blogs on the topic. As a result, I have seen many people adopt and then give up on this lifestyle. Over time, I have identified a few main reasons why this tends to happen.

The Love Of My Life

Lucy Frederick | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Lucy Frederick

I'm thinking of getting a divorce. This will come as a huge surprise to most of my closest friends. Not least because I have never been married. ...

Why Your True Valentine Should Be Yourself

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

As soon as the last Xmas decoration is put away, we are bombarded with red roses and hearts. Everyone jumps on the bandwagon - I even saw a heart shaped pile of doughballs outside Pizza Express - to max on the seasonal love fest.

Your Self-Confidence Affects Your Child

Cai Graham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

Building self-esteem doesn't always come naturally - which is OK. But I believe that just like learning a new language - it can be taught. This does not happen overnight - we just have to start and take it one day at a time.

Self-Love On Valentine's Day

Louisa Mallejacq Flynn | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Mallejacq Flynn

If all we do is drain our flames with the concerns of everyone else, then all that is left are some ashy embers and jagged coals. Anger and resentment enjoy these conditions, and we can't love others with such feelings. We just want to run, escape, blame and punish, often passive-aggressively, because we begrudge everything.

The Secrets To Reading More - How I Read 200+ Books Per Year

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

I read a lot. Three weeks into 2017 and I have read 14 books so far. There was a point in my life where I read 25 books per week. And no, I do not spe...

Change The Way You See Yourself, To Beat Creative Block

Leila Johnston | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

The best thing when you're feeling creatively blocked, in my experience, is anything. Leave your immediate surroundings and make yourself act on an id...

Sexuality Is A Major Part Of Health Care

Jodie Brandman | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Sexuality is one of those things that is so often overlooked, but so vital for our mental and physical health. With one of my 2017 goals being to work...

Why You Are Your Biggest Saboteur!

Becky Stafferton | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Statistics show that 43% of people in the UK break their resolutions within the first month and by the end of March that figure has risen to a whopping 80%. In fact we are so good at giving up, that there is now an official day dedicated to our downfall - 17th January is 'Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day'.

Ten Confessions Of An Angsty 22-Year-Old

Wemmy Ogunyankin | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Wemmy Ogunyankin

My tenth confession is a complete embracing of all my imperfections: I'm an idealistic yet pessimistic romantic. I'm a health conscious periodic binge eater. I think I'm so good but I'm super self critical. I'm sweet but I'm angry. I am a bundle of contradictions but again, I challenge anyone to say they are anything other.

Can You Be A Good Person And Say No To People?

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

The notion of a good person is a relative concept and varies from person to person. Often being good or nice is connected to being selfless though. People who are eternal givers are often encouraged by society to give themselves a silent pat on the back!

Woman With Crohn's Disease Bravely Bares Ostomy Bag For The First Time Since Operation

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman with Crohn’s disease has bravely revealed her ostomy bag to the world after having three operations to remove part of her colon. The Imgur u...

Spiritual Weight Loss In Four Easy Steps

Alice Grist | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

How about this instead? Maybe the desire to be 'less' is a state of delirium imposed on you by a society that wishes to sell you anxiety. When you buy into that anxiety you become a pawn. One who lives out his or her life beholden to your own bodily parts.

Dealing with Advice Overwhelm at New Year

Laurie McAllister | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

You can choose to implement two tips, or all 17. You can choose five New Year's Resolution's, just one or none at all. No doubt you'll be able to find an article somewhere or a friend that agrees with your decision regardless.