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Confidence

Is My Massage Therapist Judging My Body?

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

In the dim room I'm told to undress to my comfort level. When the therapist gets to my legs I blurt out, "Sorry they're not shaved. I have a waxing ap...

Meet the Cunninghams

Wendy Doyle | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

It's so easy to get caught up working for long-term change that sometimes we forget to stop and look at the differences we're making today. That's why I'd like to stop and take a moment to tell you about a remarkable family of strong women leaders whose involvement in various Women's Foundation programs strengthens and perfectly exemplifies our mission.

How to Be Confident

Rose Caiola | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Developing confidence is similar to developing a muscle or a skill. It takes training and persistence. It's easier than you think -- trust me -- you just need time and patience. Start with these three simple things:

For Leaders, Perception Is Reality

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

Leaders are regularly faced with difficult questions. Often, it's not your answer to those questions, but your delivery that has the most influence on how you are perceived and the impact of your response.

Is Confidence The Key To Success For Female Entrepreneurs?

Anjali Varma | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Anjali Varma

When interviewing successful female entrepreneurs I often ask the question "what are the secrets to your success" and "what are the must-haves for successful entrepreneurs". Diane von Furstenberg, Stella&Dot founder Jessica Herrin, Tory Burch and several others have indicated that confidence is one trait that is critical to success.

7 Things People With Emotional Toughness Do Differently

YourTango | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

Not all of us are naturally strong. Some have anxiety or are insecure, which easily puts cracks in your armor. So, how do you toughen up to gain the utmost confidence? Here are seven ways to mentally toughen you up.

2 Things to Trust When Life Isn't Going Well

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Once upon a time last week, I was driving in rivers of traffic when I saw two people on the shoulder of the road. Their two cars had been in a fender ...

To The Mom At The Water Park

Kara Lawler | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Kara Lawler

I vowed to myself, there in that kitschy water park, that I won't ever sit on the sidelines again. I won't deny a pool date because I don't want to wear my bathing suit.

8 Lessons Getting a Tattoo Taught Me About Myself

Beryl Ayn Young | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Beryl Ayn Young

there are a few things this experience taught me about the importance of honoring oneself and going after dreams no matter how big or small. Here are the eight things getting a tattoo taught me about myself:

The Mid-Sex Realization That Changed Everything

Sarah Sapora | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

Confidence is aqueous and ever-changing. Just when you think you're grasping it in your hands, it can trickle through your fingers. I am reminded of this as I awkwardly haul a leg over the torso of my lover and sink into his chest as we sink deeper into the soft mattress in our room at the W.

Why I Love Being Over 50

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

Other people's opinion of my body or appearance is fading faster than my firm chin line. I'm comfortable in my own skin... even though it seems to be stretching in interesting spots. I've come to terms with my body, my age, my looks.

11 Female Role Models on Shaping Your Life Story

Lauren Berninger | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women
Lauren Berninger

This past weekend, 40 aspiring teen leaders gathered for a weekend of inspiration to challenge the status quo, live confidently and change the world. It's a big undertaking, so we sought the advice, insight and stories of incredible female role models.

6 Steps to Ending the Copy Cat in Business

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

The unoriginal, uninspired, and lacking of confidence in the phenomenon of a person who steals your ideas, words, and work is an eye roll to every business owner.

How to Be Ridiculously in Charge of Your Life

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Being ridiculously in charge of your own life doesn't mean trying to control the uncontrollable, or trying to "manage" every element of your life. And it doesn't mean never feeling bad or being upset. It means having the integrity to recognize what is real, releasing the human tendency to resist reality when it's uncomfortable, and developing mastery over yourself and only yourself.

Winning in a Race of Life, Death and Renewal

Don McNay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Don McNay

June 5 was a big day for me. The Tuttle Tots 3K in Carrollton, Kentucky was the first time I had been in a running race in 26 years, and I came in second in my age division. The day before, I had a medical checkup that confirmed that I had lost over 90 pounds in the past six months.

Bullied for Being Biracial | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Black Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Growing up in a small town Pennsylvania, Alexis Rydbom was bullied and faced racial discrimination because she is a biracial. She shares her story with Jimmy Nguyen, and talks about how she overcame her childhood challenges to become a confident young woman.

10 Ways Body Language Can Help You Convey Power at Work

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Overall, you want to make sure that your body language is aligned with your words. If you are telling people you are confident, show confidence.

Elle Macpherson On Why Looks Really Don't Matter

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty

She's long been considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, but Elle Macpherson says her confidence nowadays has little to do with looks....

4 Ways to Build Resilience in Business

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

The pressures of modern business life are often draining. We juggle priorities -- work, family, friends, interests -- and often the pace feels overwhelming. Whether you are going through significant changes at work, or just in life in general, here are some tips to build your resilience.

How to Stop Being So Self-Critical: ANGTFT

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

"But about a month before my friend Pammy died, she said something that may have permanently changed me. We had gone shopping for a dress for me to we...

The Ick of No

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Last year I stepped into a volunteer leadership position for an organization. I did my best with it, but I really didn't feel useful. Nor did I enjoy it at all. And so when the time came to renew it, I decided not to. But there was one problem.

Why You Should Always Ask

Ellevate | Posted 05.25.2015 | Women
Ellevate

With the very sad news that B.B. King, the king of blues, passed away I was reminded of a pretty epic story where my dad taught me a hugely important life lesson. Way back when, when my dad and I were on the college tour driving from school to school, a B.B. King song came on the radio.

How Yoga Helped Me Love My Bigger Body

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

I was often the largest woman in the room, but off the mat, I was welcoming in my own revolution of body acceptance. I decided to feel more committed to my own well-being than to a number on a scale. As I went deeper into yoga, I went deeper into the connection with my body.

5 Ways To Boost Your Body Image (Without Going On A Diet)

ShimmerTeen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

The truth is, you can take steps to start loving yourself more right now, and they don't involve stressing about whether you do or don't measure up to a set of (often unrealistic) cultural standards.

The Key To Feeling Confident In Any Situation

Posted 05.20.2015 | OWN

Hollywood producer and author of A Curious Mind Brian Grazer explains his guiding principle -- that following our innate curiosity can lead to a bigge...