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Confidence

The Secret to Being More Outgoing and Living Fully

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

How can we practice being brave without simply resting on the cliches of 'doing something that scares you'? After all, that phrase in itself is a bit scary. How can break down the bravery-muscle-building process into measurable steps?

4 Slam-Dunk Strategies to Boost Your Confidence

Carol Egan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Hands-down, I am fully confident that these real-deal, no icing-on-a-mud-pie strategies will boost your confidence in a lasting ways when practiced daily. Flex your confidence muscles and claim your big life now!

Bad Bosses Happen, But Suffering Is Optional

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You need to use your professional power and take control of your career trajectory. If you have a bad boss, suffering in silence (or out loud) is not a wise career strategy.

Don't Fear the Impostor Syndrome - Fight It

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

It's one of the ironies of professional life that those most deserving of praise are often the least able to accept it. I've seen this in colleagues of all ages and levels of seniority.

7 Simple Steps to Develop Your Child's Self-Confidence

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Mehdi Toozhy

Let them make mistakes and be there to boost their spirits so they keep trying, even if they sometimes fail.

What If You Don't Have Faith in Yourself?

Samantha Bennett | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Bennett

It's a cold, empty feeling, that not-having-faith-in-yourself feeling. Especially in this bright-eyed American culture of mandatory optimism. But so...

How to Be Grateful (And Stop Acting Like a Frustrated Toddler)

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Belanger

Grateful. I always have to remind myself to be grateful. And you should, too. No matter how crappy things may seem at the moment, or how down in t...

Let's Get Real: 5 Traits of Authentic People

Irene Ross | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Being real or authentic is also a much sought-after managerial trait but, used unwisely, it can hurt your growth. In fact, the Harvard Business Review cites an example of a manager who derailed her career because she confused being authentic for lack of confidence.

The Importance of Mentoring Young Women Early

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

As National Women's Month comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of mentoring young women and helping them find their voice. Women are speaking up for themselves and their worth, and it is important that we empower young women to do the same.

The Psychological Benefits of Wearing Exactly What You Want

Annie Walton Doyle | Posted 05.24.2015 | Style
Annie Walton Doyle

My whole sentient life I have been pretty adamant about the way I wanted to look. While, in my case, this hasn't equated to tattoos or even dyed hair, I've certainly made some experimental aesthetic choices.

Changing Channels

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.24.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How a Career Transition Taught Me Confidence

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Cristina M. Regalado

I've become better at embracing life's contradictions; accepting counterpoints, the peaks with the lows and the quiet in-between. My career transition gave me a precious gift of renewal. As my life moves on a more even keel, my confidence grows.

6 Ways To Stop Negative Self-Talk

ShimmerTeen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

Sometimes, it can be extreme, making you unnecessarily insecure, taking jabs at your confidence and making you question your abilities to achieve your dreams. Obviously, that's not ideal. So what can you do about it?

When to Take a Bow? (Hint: Not When You Think)

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Jennie Sutherland

Picture it. You've prepped for that important presentation... you've gotten stakeholder buy-in, triple-checked your numbers. YOU ARE READY. You walk...

3 Ways to Help You Reduce Your Anxiety

Jinna Yang | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinna Yang

Anxiety for me has led to countless mini-meltdowns all because I was so worried about what could happen in any given situation, not focused on what was happening at that very moment. So I thought I'd share three things that I do to reduce anxiety...

Why I Don't Listen To My Inner Mean Girl And Why You Shouldn't, Either

Nayvary Angila | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Nayvary Angila

I used to be afraid of her and the damage that she could cause. She paralyzed me to the point that I would give up and back away from realizing my dreams.

'I'm Sorry' Is My Armor

Jennifer Malise | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jennifer Malise

I'm always going to be scared; of failure, of disappointment, of not being good enough. But I'm done pretending that I won't feel pain if I'm careful enough, or that I can prevent the pain of others by just wishing hard enough. Saying I'm sorry is a verbal tightrope act, and it's one that I'm done performing.

8 Ways to Increase Your Value As an Employee

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

One of the best ways to make your way up on the business ladder is to increase your value as an employee within your company. In order to do just that, let's look at the traits of a valuable employee and ways that you can take to show your employee worth.

Deep Breaths and Tantrums

Amanda Magee | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Amanda Magee

He had me in his arms before I'd finished asking. I had to decide to unlock myself, which isn't something that I can always do, but I saw my moment and I reached for it.

5 Kinds of Confidence

Mimi Warnick | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Mimi Warnick

Change is inevitable in life and happens a lot more than we usually like it too. However, we have to be confident that change will ultimately lead us to adapt.

The Science-Based Secrets To Boosting Your Confidence

Happify | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Who's the superhero in your life? Answer: You. We all have the power to charge confidently into whatever situation comes our way -- we just need...

The Art of Being Alive Series: Overcoming the Confidence Loophole

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 05.11.2015 | Style
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Adedayo Fashanu

I am absolutely fed up with the this story line of "I am not good enough." This is the story that countless numbers of us keep telling ourselves. It pains my heart deeply because that is the exact story I have been telling my own self for years.

Live Your Best by Adapting to Difficult Situations

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

It is said that a powerful man knows how to build an empire with the same stones thrown at us. This is much the same, but instead of an empire, we're building a simple (tres chic marble) zen temple inside.

9 Ways to Boost Resilience and Discover Your Inner Strength

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Someone anonymously wrote, "I've never met a strong person with an easy past." Your strength -- especially the decision to live resiliently -- acts as an inner engine that determines how far you go in the midst of life's hurdles.

Doubt Destroyed My Confidence: 5 Steps I Took to Fight Back

Traci Bild | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Traci Bild

Hearing the words, "You are living in fear of the future" was a catalyst for me. It was as if my mentor took a key, put it in the lock attached to my mind and turned it ever so slightly... and slowly unlocked the door.