Self Esteem

What Do Patients Want Most From Their Psychologists?

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

Picking a therapist can seem like a daunting and time-consuming task. It's hard enough to get yourself to therapy when you need it (it's like going to the dentist for some people), but to 'shop around' for the right therapist can make many people quit, or settle for the first one they find, even if it's not the right fit.

The Best Way to Recover From Setbacks

Dr Lisa Turner | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Lisa Turner

Why is it that whenever everything seems to be going right, suddenly, your whole world falls apart? There's been some terribly sad stories in the press this week, from bereavements, to struggles for survival and strikes over changes that threaten people's livelihoods.

Why Facebook and Its Algorithms Are Not Worth Your Time

Georgie Bradley | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech
Georgie Bradley

Facebook courts you into thinking you're failing or overachieving. It will never bring you lasting happiness. Waiting for the total 'likes' to succeed the likes on previous posts only curtails happiness. How do I know this? I've been that 'like' whore. I have given the likes and waited for them.

Friends and Family Who Sap Your Positive Energy

Maggie Currie | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

According to them they never had the opportunities, they are always putting people down, they don't like other people to be successful, they are jealous and are negative thinkers - and so much more!

The Ugly Truth About Dieting I Will Tell My Girls

Kim Davies | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

This morning my four-year-old walked in on me in the bathroom and caught me mid-diet, eyes downcast with a frown on my face. She followed my gaze and immediately took in the silver scales I was standing on in the middle of the floor, out from their usual hiding place in the cupboard. "Mum, are you measuring yourself?"

Dating Inside the Drama Triangle

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

We were all emotionally immature at one point or another, just as we were all physically immature. The way that emotionally immature people try to get love is by playing the drama triangle. As a child, you will seek to blame others for the hurt you feel. You will try to play the victim in order to have your parents 'rescue' you.

Why Are All the Men I Date Assholes?

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

There are assholes in this world of both genders. But you don't have to date them. If you find yourself attracted to and dating assholes, then you need to take a look at improving your self-esteem, of truly believing that you are worth more.

This Model Transforms Her Skin To Look Like An Acne Sufferer - The Results Are Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever imagined, for a second, what it would be like to wake up with a skin condition such as acne? For some, it's a reality. For others, it's ...

Seven Things Successful People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

How do you explain when others are able to achieve great things that seem to defy all the assumptions? Some people are better placed, much smarter, more academic, wittier, more connected, yet don't succeed...

How to Gain Self-Confidence When You've Continuously Been Put Down

Carol Stewart | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

I recently got asked this question on one of my webinars by a woman who is a technical expert and very confident in her job but outside of work she struggles to have any self-confidence.

Daydream Your Way to a New Reality

Liberty Forrest | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Do you ever get lost in daydreams? Do you ever close your eyes and get so swept away by some delicious fantasy or other that it's as though you're really living it? Then something snaps you back to the here and now, and if you're a really good daydreamer, and you were very much 'gone', it's quite a shock to land back here in your present circumstances?

Self-Esteem and Solitude

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

We need a variety of ways to cope with the resulting pressures of daily life. We need to maintain some semblance of balance, and a sense of purpose in our lives. One of the best ways is by seeking, and enjoying, solitude.

Do Plus Size Mannequins Encourage Obesity?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

Not all women size 16+ are unhealthy. Just as a starting point you might want to make a not of the fact that women are all shaped and sized differently which result in different dress sizes and in a high street that sizes everything on a whim what is a 16 anyway?

The Diamond Necklace Around Your Neck

Amy Anka | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

It's taken a long time to learn to love myself. Your self-esteem, and your ego take quite a battering when you end a relationship. Particularly a marriage. You are judged by almost everyone, as a "divorced woman". You are feared and pitied all at once.

Feeling a Bit Fed Up? Try This...

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Well our British summer now appears to be over, and Autumn is on it's way. It doesn't mean we have to let it get us down though!

Tiredness Kills!

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

It may seem a little drastic to compare the need for rest with risk of death. But, in terms of mental and emotional health, I believe it is. Tiredness murders patience and obliterates joy. Chronic tiredness can also crucify confidence, self-esteem and kindness.

PCOS: Glamourise or Stereotype? Neither, Thanks

Clare Coyle | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Coyle

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS as it is more commonly known, is not a glamorous condition. I know that sounds like quite a negative statement to open with, but it is the truth as I see it. It is something that affects a large number of women in the UK, yet only receives very limited and stereotypical media coverage.

How Often Do You Use the 'C' Word?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Those changes will empower you. Those words will put you back in control of your life. There isn't a nameless "something" out there trying to keep you from being able to do something; it's right there inside yourself in that horrible little "C" word. Only you can make it disappear and put yourself back in the driver's seat.

Keep Your Ego in Check

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Ego enables us to see shortcomings and weaknesses in others, but not in ourselves. And when we do see our weaknesses, ego hides them and claims to the world that we have none. How do you know when your ego is at work? If you feel insulted, if a criticism hurts, if you get defensive, lose confidence.... it's your ego reacting!

How Real Is Dove's 'Real Beauty' Campaign?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dove's Real Beauty campaign is all about championing natural beauty and body acceptance - but how 'real' are the women who appear in the adverts? T...

Tackle Your Self Doubt

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Sometimes we convince ourselves before we start that that, we shouldn't even try! All it takes is one small doubt to give up and to send our dreams and aspirations into a tailspin. Simply put, doubts sabotage you. They do not nurture or serve you.

'Pig Girl' Shows Her Bullies After Becoming A Confident Beauty Queen

Barcroft Media | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A young woman has managed to overcome the horrific bullying that blighted six years of her life to become an inspirational beauty queen - something s...

Why My Trauma Is Relevant

Emma Letessier | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

During the really rough period of my marriage, where we separated for around three months, there was someone I knew that was receiving treatment for cancer. While talking to a friend one day, she asked me how I was and I told her something along the lines of "I'm fine".

Five Fun and Easy Ways to Promote Self-Esteem in Your Kids

Emma Letessier | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

Research has shown that children who have a healthy level of self-esteem and confidence learn faster and achieve better academically than children described as having low self-esteem. There are a multitude of reasons why a child might suffer from low self-esteem but in general it's caused by the beliefs that they hold regarding their own self-image...

Our Youth Hate Themselves

Anna Moody | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I see trouble ahead...don't you? Our children are heading into the abyss of low self-esteem and self-loathing at a startling rate. Let's assess the recent incident in Magaluf. One young woman and 23 young men involved in a sexual act in public. I have read various viewpoints in the newspapers.