Self Esteem

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.

Is Self Confidence Elusive for You?

Maggie Currie | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I love all those qualities within myself. I very much like who am as a person. But it has taken a long time to get this place in my life. I have worked very hard on my self development and building my confidence for the past ten years or so.

Women: It's Time to Stop Judging One Another

Rachel Thompson | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

Women are not just unkind to themselves in this quest for perfection; they can also be extremely unkind to other women. This unkindness comes in many guises; in passive aggression; in bitching; in judgement; and in straight-up nastiness.

Binge Drinking Ruining Your Life? It's Probably a Self Esteem Issue

Jon Young | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Young

I dreaded public speaking/presentations (I drunk about six pints before a best man's speech) because I knew I was being judged by onlookers. I was petrified of first dates and would drink four ales (sometimes five) beforehand. All social occasions would be accompanied by alcohol.

Why Our Trust Issues Are the Key Sabotaging Ingredient When It Comes to Dating

Olga Levancuka | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

At the end, no one wants to get hurt again. Or no one wants to invest their time in romancing and find that only a few months down the line 'not to be chosen'. Rejection hurts. Bad relationships hurt as well.

How To Be Happy, Just As You Are

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

In my 20s, I'd tried endless self-help books in an effort to become someone else. I hated that I always felt anxious and lacking confidence. I was determined to rid myself of these defects so that I could finally be happy.

Seven Things Resilient People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Here's the thing: you have to choose what's important to you. To create success, you have to set aside time and make room for it. You have to cut out the negative committee and focus on what really matters to you.

What to Say to Someone With Low Self-Esteem

Ellie Lewis | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

I don't tend to talk about my own self-esteem issues often, if at all. I don't know if I'm the best person to give advice about it but I had this idea and I thought maybe if I could help one person, it would be worth it. Let's get started with things not to say.

New Year's Resolutions - A Phoney Exercise or the Stuff of Dreams?

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK
BritChick Paris

Since then all the phoney resolutions I used to make have all happened naturally. I eat more healthily because I have a family to care for and wonderful markets on my doorstep. I sleep more because I am at peace.

360 Degrees of Failing...?

Caragh Little | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's time. The calendar tells me I can't delay any longer. I have to drag myself, groaning, out of that post-Christmas hibernation and set myself up for a whole year's worth of failing. I've got to make my New Year's Resolutions.

Do You Think Your Job Isn't Important?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK
Liberty Forrest

Do people judge you according to your job? Or worse, do you negatively judge yourself based on what you do for a living? Do you hate going to work, or feel like it's just a job and it's nothing special? Perhaps it's worth a shift in your perspective.

Mother, Not 'Other'

Liz Fraser | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

I'm often asked to write, or give talks at conferences or on cider-soaked park benches, about women and work. Women who write, women in business, women going back to work after having a baby, women deciding not to go back to work after having a baby, juggling motherhood and work, the work-life imbalance and so on.

Body Image - A Concerned Mother's Story

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

She tells me she has no self-esteem or body image issues at all, but if that's the case, why does she feel she needs cosmetic surgery? Did my worries and fears about my breasts rub off on her as a child? She was no stranger to my obsessions, and I really worried that my low self-esteem and negative body image had tainted her view of her own body image, and clouded what's really important.

Overcoming the Jealousy Habit

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Now most of us would be embarrassed to admit to feeling jealous. And most of the time, we wouldn't even realise that we're feeling jealous. But jealousy happens to the best of us, and when it does, it just creeps in, eats away at us and tastes sour. It makes us overreact, misinterpret and assume things. Simply put, jealousy is toxic; it doesn't look good or feel good.

Why Blogging Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Blogging is more than words and paragraphs - its a journey, for you and your followers and it one that can lead you down paths that no conventional nine to five job could ever take you. I wrote stories as a little girl but then gave up as being a writer seemed so hard. At the ripe old age of 35 I picked up my blackberry and wrote like mad...

Five Reasons to Love Your Fat Ass

Katy Horwood | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I use the term 'fat ass' as a metaphor for the attributes about yourself which you wouldn't list as your favourite. Your small boobs, your fuzzy hair, your big feet, your glass eye (Ok, actually you're allowed not to love your glass eye) Your 'fat ass' unless recently acquired, is a part of you - as are the other things you dislike about your person.

So, You Don't Look Like a Hollywood Glamour-Puss?

Becky Hopper | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Hopper

If a model, UK size 10 is considered a plus-sized figure, then there's literally no hope for the majority of women in Britain as the average clothes size for a UK woman is a 16! Oh no, what unattractive monsters we must all be!