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Confidence

How to Tap Into Inner Clarity for Your 2015 Vision

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Vollherbst

Once you see where you're shape-shifting to satisfy your ideas about other peoples' desires, you get the awareness that your reality is made up of choices that you are making, not someone else. The beautiful, liberating news is that you are free to choose again.

My Moment of Truth: Sometimes You Just Have to Show Up

Traci Bild | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Traci Bild

Our dreams don't always come in neat little packages. Sometimes they show up crumbled, torn and in messy little bags. The truth is, if you show up, they will too. Not always how you expect it, and in most cases, even better. No matter what it is your pursuing or how hard it is, show up...

Don't Be Typical

Pete Jones | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Pete Jones

I'm really not sure how it took so long to reference Bob Goff's infamous Love Does book but I couldn't wait a day longer. Earlier today I was skimming through his book and came across some of the notes I made in it a few months back.

3 Things That Are Keeping Women From Reaching Top Management Positions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business

When it comes to women achieving real, meaningful success in the workplace, much of the popular advice given over the past couple of years revolves ar...

5 Reasons to Fall Head Over Heels in Love With Celebrating Yourself

Casey Erin Wood | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Casey Erin Wood

Don't get me wrong -- like many of you, I love being productive. I love to create. But I was finding myself feeling less and less inspired and more and more unhealthy, exhausted and unfulfilled.

Need a Confidence Boost? Read This.

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

The good news is that you can build confidence, both in yourself and in others. Here are five areas you can start working on today to help establish and build your confidence so that it can have a positive flow on effect to every area of your life.

33 Inspirational and Thought-Provoking Books That Will Help You Create a Life You Love in the New Year

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 12.11.2014 | Books
Renee Lo Iacono

With New Years just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about what New Year's resolutions we would like to make in the upcoming year.

The No-Makeup Challenge

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

I came to the conclusion that my life would be much more productive if I could gain the confidence to go out and about my life without having these worries weigh me down. How would I do this? I decided to take a no-makeup pledge.

Empowering Women and Girls to Own Their Worth

Michelle Fetsch | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Michelle Fetsch

I was tired of feeling that I wasn't thin enough, pretty enough, smart enough, tall enough or good enough, was keeping me from going after the things I wanted in life. I knew that regardless of what I weighed or looked like -- it was about changing the conversation.

You're Not a Victoria's Secret Model, and That's Okay

Katie Hoffman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Katie Hoffman

No matter who you are or what you look like -- and for most of us, it's nothing like a Victoria's Secret model -- you should take ownership of how you feel about your own body.

10 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

Linsey Hart | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Linsey Hart

Culturally, we have this perverse notion that poor body image is a sign of modesty. It's not. And people, especially women, who accept and appreciate the way they look can be perceived as narcissistic. They're not.

5 Reasons Developing Confidence Is Critical to Your Success

Ellevate | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Every step of my career path has been possible because I channeled the confidence that I needed -- from navigating corporate America to starting my own business. That's not to say that confidence was all I needed.

Letters to Hadley: Boy Friends

Liz Olson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

My first best friend was a boy. His name was Nicholas, and I met him in Kindergarten. He was very good at the monkey bars and so was I, and so we became friends.

12 Reasons Sex Is Much More Satisfying After 50

Vikki Claflin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

By the time we're in our 50s and beyond, our kids are grown and out the door, our careers are established, we're reasonably financially stable, and life isn't such a struggle. Simply put, we're more relaxed about most things and sex is often more fun. On that note, I've compiled my personal list of the 12 reasons sex is better after 50.

Who Has Your Back?

Janet M. Neal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Janet M. Neal

I know that my growing up in a secure environment has helped me feel confident enough to take risks in my life. But I am well beyond the days where I look to my parents for that security.

Starve the Fear, Feed the Goal

Melanie Young | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Common signs of "iffluenza" are A) Using the words "If only" to put road blocks in front of your way. B) Being iffy about making decisions and taking steps to pursue goals and C) Putting too many "Ifs" -- conditions and stipulations -- in the way of making progress.

How I Came to Enjoy the Most Uncomfortable Part of the Creative Process

Suzanne Clores | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Clores

If I could tell every person one thing about presenting her work to peers, I would say this: prepare a lot, and when you feel like you're about to die, find a way to laugh and congratulate yourself because you're doing it right.

7 Important Rules to Keep Your Dream Alive

Sean Kim | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sean Kim

The difference between those that persevere and those that quit, is that successful people are mentally prepared for what it takes to cross the success line. In other words, they embrace the worst that will inevitably come their way and have the resiliency to continue.

'Tis the Season to Be Networking! How Women Can Raise Their Profile and Get Ahead

Judith Humphrey | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Sure, it is often more comfortable to mingle with friends -- with the people we know. But that won't necessarily make you successful. Instead, when you walk into a room, be bold. Target the people who have influence.

How Anxiety Affects Your Child's Self-Esteem

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

As parents, we want our children to go into the world of school, peers and friendships, and life feeling happy, confident and valued. We do our best to fortify their self-confidence within the home so that they are equipped to be strong and successful in the rest of the world.

Why I'm Proud Of 'That Belly'

Mama Bean | Posted 11.28.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

You see, I felt like bowing down to that belly. I felt like celebrating it and thanking it for what it had carried -- for whom it had carried.

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.