Self Esteem

Time For A Reality Check On Reality TV Shows

Dr Natasha Bijlani | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Natasha Bijlani

Everyone has access to satellite TV and the internet now and everybody wants to be what they are not. If you are exposed to images of people with perfectly toned abs, slender hips, pneumatic breasts and sculptured eyebrows, then inevitably you're going to think that is what I want to look like. I want to be a soap star, a TV star, a reality star. I just want to look like them.

The Freedom Of Looking Your Absolute Worst

Katie Teehan | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

Earlier this year, I ran a really gruelling, painful, half marathon after which I swore I'd never run again. After finally staggering over the finish line I burst into tears from sheer exhaustion and disbelief that I'd willingly put myself through that torment.

Five Small Steps For Improving Your Self Esteem

Tayana Simons | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Your self-esteem is a delicate creature. It can be damaged by many things - a break up of a relationship, a change in life or work circumstances - any dent in your sense of identity can leave you feeling less yourself and cause you to suffer a loss of self confidence.

Why Am I Not Good Enough For My Sex Addicted Husband?

Catherine Etherington | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Etherington

In a world that will tell you at every available opportunity that you are not enough, (not sexy enough; not intelligent enough; not skinny enough; not...

Five Tips to Tackle Swimwear Body Hang Ups

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Style
Nicki Kinickie

It's that time of year once again - holiday time! A time that brings both joy and dread for many of us out there because with holidays come skimpier outfits and days spent lounging around in swimwear which means a lot more of our body - and our body hang ups - are on full display.

How Underwear Can Help Promote A Positive Body Image As We Age

Parry Ray | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Style
Parry Ray

Negative body image is something we read about regularly; catwalk models being too thin, airbrushed magazine photos presenting an unreal version of reality and the effects on girls and young women. But actually it can create a negative effect for anyone.

Nearly Ten Years On From A Teenage Cancer Diagnosis

Charlotte Crowl | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Crowl

When I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17 it was a testing time. I was pretty much in denial and an array of emotions came over me, yeah I knew something was wrong, but I never thought it would be cancer.

Not Just A Front - Confident And Proud

Nell Grecian | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nell Grecian

Confidence is intimidating. Considering the way society pits us against one another, it isn't the norm to feel comfortable and happy within oneself. But guess what? My confidence isn't a facade to hide insecurities.

Learning To Love The Man In The Mirror

Neil Martin | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Martin

When you look at yourself, what do you see? For many years I tried to avoid the man in the mirror, because he was my chief critic, judge, jury and executioner...

Putting Ourselves First In This Election

Joseph Finlay | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

This election isn't about the things it's supposed to be about. It's not about leaders, parties, candidates, rallies. It's not about wall to wall news coverage, interviews, speeches and gaffes. It's not about them. It's about us.

21 Essential Questions To Ask A Hypnotherapist Before You Hire Them

Steve Miller | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Whilst I am all for the free market it often drives me to talk to people considering Hypnotherapy given the sensitive nature of any type of therapy.

We've All Been 'Ghosted' At Some Point

Sophia Murray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Murray

I've been ghosted many times and I've also been guilty of ghosting others (something I don't do anymore). It's a horrible feeling. From somebody you thought was your closest friend to a guy you've been on a date with, it can be a huge knock to your self-esteem.

The Importance Of Self Respect And How To Cultivate It In Your Life

Ryan James Lock | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan James Lock

In my last blog I talked about the power of red flags in relationships and the importance of not only noticing them, but acting on them when you realize you are being disrespected or with a person who does not have your best interests at heart.

How To Stop Caring About What Others Think

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

I don't know why we feel that we have a right to say cruel things to others, but just this week I've had teenage girls express their heartache that their parents 'weren't bothered' when they told them they'd got the highest marks possible in their mock exams.

One Easy Tip To Break That Low Self-Esteem Cycle

Robert Kelly | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Kelly

Although our self-esteem is a product of the recent experiences in life and the way we've processed them - negative experiences and a subsequent negative thought process will inevitably lead to low self-esteem - it is entirely possible to reprogram yourself into processing these experiences differently.

Unravelling My Thoughts

Rachel Lamb | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

Admitting that I needed help to organise that box of emotions I'd pushed to the back of my mind for so long was a huge milestone for me. Going from an abusive relationship, to escaping and feeling strong and empowered, to finally coming to terms with the fact that I can't deal with it on my own, is one hell of a realisation.

Confidence Is A Skill Not A Personality Trait: Four Lessons To Develop Real Confidence

Tayana Simons | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

I've lost count of the number of times I've talked myself out of things because I didn't think I was confident enough. Holding back from saying what I wanted to say because more confident people were speaking up.

The Perfect Body Myth

Melissa Kirwan | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Melissa Kirwan

Of course, eating healthily and getting some exercise is important, but sometimes we can become too engrossed in that lifestyle. Life is also about taking care of yourself and your mental health and also having a damn good time.

It's Okay Not To Be Okay - Why We Shouldn't Strive For Constant Happiness

Kirsty Baines | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kirsty Baines

It's okay to admit you need a break. And most importantly it's okay not to be okay, and the sooner we admit this and talk about it with the people around us, the sooner we can get rid of the stigma attached to be anything but happy.

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.