Self Esteem

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.

The Psychology of 'Over-Sharing'

Sandi Mann | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Social media is crammed with the inane, repetitive and quite frankly dull minutiae of everyday life that can surely interest no one but the poster (and maybe their mum). Why then, do we overshare so much? I have a few theories:

Why Girls Are in Danger of Becoming Second Class Citizens and Why We Need to Act Now

Suzanne Virdee | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Virdee

There is no rule book on growing up to make it easier. Everyone matures at different speeds and messages need to be delivered appropriately. But what we can do right now is help young girls make sense of what's happening around them and empower them to deal with it.

Have African Children Finally Found their Dolls?

Michael Mumisa | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Michael Mumisa

Molemo Kgomo says she hopes to solve some of the problems that black parents in the UK and USA face in selecting dolls by expanding her market beyond the African continent.

The Mother I Will Always Judge

Kiran Chug | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kiran Chug

I think we all do this a little don't we? We believe vehemently in not judging others. We know how tough this is and that we are all only human. Yet we still continue to find faults in ourselves.

Inclusion Comes From Within

Simon Stevens | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I have always had a more individualistic view of inclusion. By this, I mean I believe only I can decide if I wish to be included into society. I always had a naivety to what I could and could not do, and I can honestly say that I have always found a way of doing anything that I put my mind to doing.

Why a Ban on Thinspiration in France Is Long Overdue

BritChick Paris | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The slow shift in perceptions by brands like Dove all help. But it's not enough. We need radical measures to force the industry to change their norms, so they represent normal healthy women in their campaigns and so they are providing positive role models to fragile teens.

What Happens When Your Teenage Daughter Tells You She Has A Boyfriend

Amy Treasure | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Treasure

So she comes home from school and casually drops it into our 'how's your day gone' conversation. The conversation we have every day. Except this isn't about the funny thing that happened in maths or that she sang a solo in the choir. This is about a boy, 'the boy' the one she likes and I can tell she's smitten.

In Defence of the Introvert

James Whittaker | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Whittaker

The introvert's power of observation is acute because we are so practiced at watching. I learn faster because my mind naturally turns inward toward my thoughts and doesn't covet what it's missing in the world outside.