Self Esteem

Six Things My Afro Child Is Sick Of

Claire Quansah | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Quansah

Afros. Big ones, small ones, tight curled, loose curled. I love them. And so does my son, which is why at seven years old he decided to ditch the number one cut in the barber's chair and grow his fro. He was happy and proud of how much it had grown, but two years in it's become something of a frustration. Why? Because there are a few things he's getting tired of...

Budding Authors, Never Underestimate The Impact Of Sharing Your Story

Tina McGuff | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

As a teenager I suffered terribly with anorexia and was sectioned into an adult psychiatric unit to keep me alive. By the time I was 20 years old I was ready to be integrated into society via a rehab unit as I had lost all my social skills.

Is It Important To Love Your Job?

BritChick Paris | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

It took me a year of soul searching to realise for the last fifteen years I'd done what I thought I was supposed to, what society wanted of me, my family, friends. The last time I'd revelled in what I'd done was at uni - reading novels and analysing them, and before that it was time as a little girl writing fairy stories.

Social Media Reality: Don't Fall For The Insta Lies...

Rhian Harris | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents
Rhian Harris

Some special moments do happen when have our camera handy, and we're lucky to capture them. On the whole though, those perfected images are posed and curated to portray the life we want people to believe that we have.

Why Going Back To School Can Be A Traumatic Time

BritChick Paris | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

The flurry of wearing different uniform, packing a brand new lunchbox creates some excitement, but for many the overwhelming sensation is uncertainty. Will there be nice teachers? Who will sit next to me? Will there be more homework? Will the lessons be harder? Will the other children like me?

Lead A Healthier Lifestyle With This Six Step Plan

Katrina Bruni | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrina Bruni

As a blogger, woman, mother, business person, sister, daughter and friend, I have naturally set some high standards for myself. I want to achieve, I want to be the best I can possibly be, but at what cost? You may well feel the same. Constantly putting pressure on yourself.

The Impact Alopecia Areata Had On My Self-Esteem

Leynna-Jay Honegan | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Leynna-Jay Honegan

I never realised how much hair could impact someones life, because when you see someone who's lost their hair It's always a different feeling compared to actually experiencing it yourself. Only a few people knew about my alopecia, because I was too scared to tell anyone, I thought my friends would look at me different or treat me in a different way.

You Are Enough

Bonnie Bruce | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bonnie Bruce

You'll run in circles wondering why the hell not. Wondering what you're doing wrong and what everyone else seems to be doing right. Wondering when somebody will look at you and say "you're perfect. You are enough" or, more importantly, when you will say it to yourself.

What Is Imposter Syndrome And How Can You Overcome It?

Katrina Bruni | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrina Bruni

Mindfulness is by far the most effective for restoring balance, confidence, realism and keeps you grounded. Coming from someone who has suffered from depression and high anxiety, I love what effect it has on me and I know it works.

Are You At Peace Or At War With Your Self?

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Making peace with another or in the world - we all talk about it. But are you at peace or at war with yourself? Do you know and do you care? Does it matter?

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.