Self Esteem

Mother, Not 'Other'

Liz Fraser | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

I'm often asked to write, or give talks at conferences or on cider-soaked park benches, about women and work. Women who write, women in business, women going back to work after having a baby, women deciding not to go back to work after having a baby, juggling motherhood and work, the work-life imbalance and so on.

Body Image - A Concerned Mother's Story

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

She tells me she has no self-esteem or body image issues at all, but if that's the case, why does she feel she needs cosmetic surgery? Did my worries and fears about my breasts rub off on her as a child? She was no stranger to my obsessions, and I really worried that my low self-esteem and negative body image had tainted her view of her own body image, and clouded what's really important.

Overcoming the Jealousy Habit

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Now most of us would be embarrassed to admit to feeling jealous. And most of the time, we wouldn't even realise that we're feeling jealous. But jealousy happens to the best of us, and when it does, it just creeps in, eats away at us and tastes sour. It makes us overreact, misinterpret and assume things. Simply put, jealousy is toxic; it doesn't look good or feel good.

Why Blogging Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Blogging is more than words and paragraphs - its a journey, for you and your followers and it one that can lead you down paths that no conventional nine to five job could ever take you. I wrote stories as a little girl but then gave up as being a writer seemed so hard. At the ripe old age of 35 I picked up my blackberry and wrote like mad...

Five Reasons to Love Your Fat Ass

Katy Horwood | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I use the term 'fat ass' as a metaphor for the attributes about yourself which you wouldn't list as your favourite. Your small boobs, your fuzzy hair, your big feet, your glass eye (Ok, actually you're allowed not to love your glass eye) Your 'fat ass' unless recently acquired, is a part of you - as are the other things you dislike about your person.

So, You Don't Look Like a Hollywood Glamour-Puss?

Becky Hopper | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Hopper

If a model, UK size 10 is considered a plus-sized figure, then there's literally no hope for the majority of women in Britain as the average clothes size for a UK woman is a 16! Oh no, what unattractive monsters we must all be!

Red Ginger Hair: Rare and Beautiful or Ugly and Devilish Mutation

Ama Yawson | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ama Yawson

Again, please excuse the title which references the outrageous myth that red hair is a sign of witchcraft. Of course red hair a beautiful gift from God. But as I have said in prior articles, no one ever healed a wound that is consistently being stabbed by ignoring it.

Is Low Self-Esteem Making You Vulnerable to Depression?

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

We know now that we need to raise the awareness of the dangers of low self-esteem, and one of the reasons is because low self-esteem can lead to depression and other serious conditions such as anxiety.

Is Our Attitude to Mental Health Absolute Madness?

Lee Dalloway | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Dalloway

You call in sick with a moderate physical ailment, because it's easier to tell your boss you have a migraine/food poisoning/the flu than go into the intricacies of something you may not understand yourself. Have you ever been told to 'be strong' or 'get over it' by someone who just can't fathom the incorporeal nature of what's affecting your life?

Why the UK Is Finally Taking Low Confidence Seriously

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Last Thursday evening the unbelievable happened. An awards ceremony took place in the House of Commons for body confidence. No need for a red carpet or pomp and circumstance. No male politicians driving agendas to win elections. Just a group of individuals of all shapes and sizes, fighting for the right for us all 'to be ourselves'...

Girls' Body Confidence - It's Time For Politicians to Act

Heather Goult | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Goult

87% of girls aged 11-21 believe that they are judged more on their looks than their ability. It's an unbelievable figure - but you can see why girls think this way. The belief that they don't look good enough and that they are judged most on how good they look is preventing girls from putting their hands up and saying 'I can do anything I want to do'

Considering Cosmetic Breast Surgery? Try Asking Your Self-Esteem First

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

Women come in all shapes and sizes. None is more 'womanly' than any other, and this is particularly true of our breasts - yet breast augmentation (enlargement or implants), is one of the most popular surgical procedures requested by women today.

How To Get Your Mojo Back After A Divorce

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You would imagine that with two successful daughters like Beyoncé and Solange, Tina Knowles would be one of the most self-assured women on the planet...

'Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal - It Is the Courage to Continue That Counts'

Will Young | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

For years, failing was solely based on how I thought others saw me and how I felt I should be acting in accordance to how others were acting. "I haven't been photographed like this person has", "why don't I get in magazines like that person"... These thoughts were rife. What was missing actually was a concentration on what I actually wanted and thought was important.

Assassins and Advocates

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

I'm not innocent. I have been defensive. I have been guarded and on many occasions these things have manifested themselves with disastrous consequences but in spite of it all, I am still here.

What Do Patients Want Most From Their Psychologists?

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 29.11.2014 | 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.

Easy Nigglefixes to Help You Love Yourself

Sofie Hagen | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

There is no such thing as an objective reality, when it comes to beauty. Beauty standards are set by money-hungry, old, white men behind big desks and these men make a lot of money off of your insecurities. The more you hate yourself, more you spend and the richer they get. You are beautiful. You are.

The Best Way to Recover From Setbacks

Dr Lisa Turner | Posted 23.11.2014 | 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 21.11.2014 | 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 19.11.2014 | 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 18.11.2014 | 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 16.11.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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...