Self Esteem

Do You Dress to Please Others... Or Yourself?

BritChick Paris | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Style
BritChick Paris

Fashion can play quite a complicated role in the lives of many women. ‎It fills our media, acts as a social currency for chatting to our peers, and is a regular weekend pursuit for many yet how many of us are truly happy getting dressed? How many of us stand in front of a full wardrobe, feeling we have nothing to wear?

Are You Who They Say You Are?

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Wood

Studies show that the words we use to describe what we see, determines what we see. I encourage you to be mindful about the labels you give yourself and the labels you give others. They may be words, but these words transform into images in the mind, which can become self-fulfilling prophecies.

Living the Selfish Way: Baby Steps to Our Freedom

Olga Levancuka | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

If your life goal is to make anyone proud (even sometimes including yourself, subject to the goals required to be achieved) you are doomed to fail. Not only do you sacrifice the hours you could spend enjoying your life, making yourself and those around you happy, you waste your life on someone who wasted their lives on themselves.

Why 'Sex' Is Becoming a Shorthand for Attractiveness

BritChick Paris | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Confidence in ourselves, in our children is the most powerful weapon for life, for love, for everything. Believing you're great because you're funny, smart, creative or kind is the ultimate force in attraction, and of sexiness. Nothing competes with making someone laugh.

If Low-Income Women Had This, They Could Get Back to Work

Liberty Forrest | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Liberty Forrest

Wouldn't it be an incredible thing if businesswomen in cities everywhere saw how much good they could do their communities by creating programs like this? As women, we are generally nurturers. Shouldn't we be helping to empower other women contribute their gifts to society, whether in work or as volunteers?

An Open Apology to Myself

Cat Elliott | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

I didn't just 'not love myself,' I didn't actually even like myself. I was angry at myself for so many different things in my past and it not only held me back in my own relationship with myself but got in the way of my relationships with those around me and made me less productive in my everyday life.

The Key to Unleashing the Real You

Becky Walsh | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

I love self-development; I wouldn't be a self-help author and speaker if not. But whilst you are doing the inner work about self-refection, you also have to include an outer acceptance of yourself and the world you're living in. Without being powerless about changing what doesn't work!

Five Types of Women Who Need to Put Boundaries in Place

Carol Stewart | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

We women often fail to put boundaries in place to protect ourselves from stress, anxiety, overwork and other situations that drain the energy from us. Whether this be not saying no when deep down we know we should, or whether it be not setting personal boundaries around what we will and will not do for ourselves.

Amy Winehouse - A Lost Little Girl, Who Could Have Been Saved

BritChick Paris | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
BritChick Paris

The media after her death in July 2011, focussed on her alcohol and drug abuse. But they didn't mention her bulimia, nor the depression she wrestled with since she was a teen. The new documentary film on her life directed by Asif Kapadia sets the record straight, telling the tale of a brilliant woman who was plagued with self-doubt and deficient in resilience.

The Six Kick-Ass Ways to Be Your Own Dating Cheerleader

Saskia Nelson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

It's Sunday morning and you're dying inside a little as you remember the carnage that was last night's date. You can feel your thoughts spiralling out of control as you start mentally beating yourself up for messing up another online dating relationship.

Are You Happy With Your Body?

Reneé Davis | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

Over the years I have struggled with the way my body looks more than I care to admit. I grew up in a family that ranged from being a little bit over weight to morbidly obese, and with that came the negative body talk I was privvy to every day.

The Thing About Low Self Esteem Is...

Tayana Simons | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Your brain has an illogical filtering system. For every 10 comments you receive, only the two negative ones will stay at the top. The rest whether neutral or positive will barely be acknowledged, let alone remembered.

Are You In the Snapshot of Your Life?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Being Front & Centre is not about having the "right" Filofax or the top of the line electronic organiser, no it is about meeting your own needs, taking your wants seriously, and putting your dreams, your precious dreams, Front & Centre in the picture of your life.

This Girl's Open Letter To Her Mum Will 'Hit You Right In The Heart'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A powerful video exploring the impact a mother's words can have on her daughter's self esteem has prompted an online discussion about whether we are a...

How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome

Dina Behrman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dina Behrman

It helps to remind yourself every so often about your good qualities. Think about all your achievements. Write them down in a list. Look at the list frequently. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Focus on your strengths.

Vogue Wants You To Cover Up Your 'Ageing Elbows'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another body part for women to worry over. Once you're done agonising over whether your bum looks too big or your thighs are too wobb...

Am I Ugly?

Michelle Elman | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

Over my 21 years on this planet, I have had 15 operations, a brain tumour, a punctured intestine, a brain cyst, a punctured intestine and a life-long condition called hydrocephalus and none of that hurt as much as the words people used to describe me this week.

Adult Braces Indicate High Self Esteem

Jo Eden | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Eden

Getting a brace means you want to better yourself, you are not the type of person that just accepts this is it. If you can do better, you will.

Letter to the Young

Aaron Vallely | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Settled I was, in the dim of a Café in the gut of Dublin City. I was navigating myself through the torrent of Facebook status' on my phone, when I no...

Overcoming Anxiety - Time to Stand in the Sun.

Claire Campbell-Adams | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Campbell-Adams

My anxiety crippled me and stole a large chunk of my life. I was scared to go out and be with people but simultaneously afraid to be on my own. I never knew what would trigger a panic attack that could leave me in bed for days at a time.

10 Things We Should Learn to Appreciate Before We Grow Old

Hattie Gladwell | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hattie Gladwell

You're living your life in your body. You are you, and there's no changing that. Don't spend your days focusing on the flaws that are invisible to everyone else. Don't compare yourself to others. Just be you.

Are We Living in a Culture of Aggression and Harassment Online?

BritChick Paris | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

It occurred to me that this particular debate started around the negative effects of Protein World's poster campaign, yet the online discussion around it became even more esteem crushing.

Never Mind Elections, In Our Lives We're All Politicians All The Time!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Gordon Bryan

UK General Election in 2015. US Presidential Election in 2016. Elections come and go, politicians come and go, but in between the elections politics is not for us, right?

I Got My Arms Out And No One Died!

Debz Aiken | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

You know what... I have worn sleeveless dresses and got my fat arms out on very many occasions, and you know what - the world kept turning!!! Me wearing a dress didn't cause any big problems, no one died and my day panned out much the same.

How Do You Know You Have Low Self-Esteem? And How Can You Change That?

Maggie Currie | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

It took me a while, some years, but I found the answers to rebuilding my self-esteem and my life to such an extent that I run a successful business that I set up and I am a published author.