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Confidence

Dear Straight, White, Male New Friend

Rev. Frederick Davie | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Frederick Davie

You may want to think about what it means for others to hear you say that you have no lack of confidence because you are a straight, white male. It could suggest just the opposite.

Letters to Hadley: Looks

Liz Olson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

The world has a habit of judging people on their looks. I wish it were different, but it's not. You'll quickly learn that everyone has an opinion on what's pretty and it's virtually unavoidable to not feel the weight of those expectations.

The Observing Self: A Tool Essential to Save Ourselves and Our Planet

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

It is the observing self that grants us a sense of "agency" with the capacity to change ourselves and our world.

The Day I Lost My Brother But Found Myself

Traci Bild | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Traci Bild

Growing up isn't always easy and standing up for yourself and your beliefs is even harder. As much as I want it, my brother and I will never be the same and that breaks my heart. That day I found the courage to use my voice.

Focusing On Your Ability

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

Having choices is supposed to be a good thing, but when you are a woman, one choice in life sucks. The choice that I am referring to is the one regarding embracing either your feminine side or your intellectual side based on the career you enter.

Letter From a Friend

Stephanie Jankowski | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Stephanie Jankowski

I supported you through your pregnancies. I was strong for deliveries. I was patient during recoveries. It seemed like the more I gave, the less you appreciated it!

Empower, Inspire, and Uplift: Changing the Face of Beauty and Confidence

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Michelle Chen

Beauty and confidence come from within. Don't let social standards or a set of numbers determine your perception of your body image or your confidence.

Don't Put All Your Eggs (Frozen or Not) In This Basket: Speak Up And Lead The Conversation About Diverse Workplace Alternatives

Judith Humphrey | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Courage is critical, because there are so many situations in which we women have to break through barriers, challenge traditional behaviors and redefine the way others see us.

Shame, Shame Go Away

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

And so I am writing a new ending when it comes to my relationship with my body. I choose to rock this statuesque physique from deep within. I choose to acknowledge my body as the incredible ally that it is, instead of using it as a container for my judgment and disdain.

Letters to Hadley: Risks

Liz Olson | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

Physical risks are good to take because they'll remind you that your body is capable and incredible. But emotional risk are even better. Because they'll remind you how many feelings your capable body can hold.

The FEAR Factor

Martha Pasternack | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

As a life coach, I focus on the zillions of ways fear keeps people stuck. I am not talking about fear of the dark, fear of nuclear war or fear of fall...

Letters to Hadley: On Kissing

Liz Olson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

Jeff wrote me a song that he sang in front of the whole school and I thought I was lucky that the same boy who was my first kiss would also be my last, because I was sure I was going to marry him.

We Still Need Women's Colleges

Dr. Judy Rogers | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Dr. Judy Rogers

I am convinced that educators should work aggressively to save women's colleges because they offer a significantly differ learning experience that is valuable to many women.

5 Must Dos to Strengthen Your Sense of Self and Increase Your Confidence

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

Strengthening your sense of self is going to be key to getting you through those days successfully. Here I will give you the five must's to help strengthen your sense of self and increase your confidence.

Hey, All You 20-Somethings: Breathe

Lillian Schneider | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Lillian Schneider

Everyone my age has some dangling worry trailing around after them everywhere that they're somehow not doing everything, that what they're doing is not altogether the right thing, that they are missing out. The doubt is natural, and everyone you know -- yes, even that person -- carries it sometimes too.

5 Reasons To Enjoy Being An Older 'Invisible' Woman

Next Avenue | Kristine Holmgren | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kristine Holmgren (This article previously appeared on kristineholmgren.com) Once upon a time, I was a show-stopp...

You Can't Be Whatever You Want

Michael Peggs | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Michael Peggs

I remember in second grade, my teacher went around the classroom and asked each student what they wanted to be when they grew up. Some kids wanted to be doctors and lawyers, but most wanted to be athletes or superheroes.

How Saying 'She's Out Of My League' Hurt My Marriage

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

It became my go-to response and elicited laughs every time. Unfortunately, it stopped being a joke when, somewhere along the line, it became my reality.

Flying Solo

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Many people hesitate to publicly embrace solitude due to a number of factors, mostly because of the negative judgment of others as well as fear. But here are some reasons why we should enjoy lone events...

Quiet Confidence Wins

Rena DeLevie | Posted 11.11.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Rena DeLevie

Chances are you've had a manager who sits on the far left or right on the Confidence Scale. I'll explain. On the far left is the Mousey Cautio...

The Sins and Virtues of Self-Esteem

Melanie Young | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Strong self-esteem can help you navigate the worst storms and teach you to appreciate the light at the end of the tunnel even more. Self esteem cannot be bought, but it can be built from within.

Gratitude Beauty: My Fave Fragrances for Gifting, Receiving, and Glowing (or, a Truffle Pig's Guide to Natural Perfumes)

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.04.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

You shouldn't settle for anything less than what genuinely thrills you, and that includes fragrance. Whether it's personal or atmospheric, scents carry energy that can impact you powerfully.

Starting Over and Radiating Your Power

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamsen_Fadal

No one is going to do it for you. If you want something, you have to ask for it. No exceptions. If you want a raise, don't make a big deal out of it. Write down the reasons, make an appointment with your boss, and then ask for it.

Confidence, Courage and Failure -- A Formula for Career Success!

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Striving for perfectionism is debilitating and unattainable. Most women set their bar so high that "good enough" is still amazing.

Quieting the Inner Critic Is Key to Playing it Bigger

Jane Shure | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Jane Shure

In her book, Tara Mohr explains how the emotional brain makes up stories exaggerating how bad things are, future predicting how awful it's going to be, and presuming worse case scenarios for what others think.