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Self Doubt

Wish You Could Banish Self-Doubt?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Could confidence be over-rated? What if instead of confidently striding into your next meeting, pitching your new big idea or even owning a large public stage relied less on feeling fearless and more on acknowledging your self-doubt and having the courage to move forward and do it anyway?

5 Steps To Managing Self-Doubt

Brittany Policastro | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

Over the last 12 years of teaching yoga and facilitating trainings, I have been able to hone my tools of consciousness. It is these tools I wish to share with you today. Some are simple, some need to be practiced and some you are most likely already doing.

What If I'm Not as Strong as You Think I Am? A Headache Confession

Stephanie Harper | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

I've recently reached the 18-month mark in the saga of my never-ending headache. This was something that if you'd asked me when I started writing abou...

How Venting About Stress Makes You The Most Stressful Person In The Room

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living

It may feel good to talk out our daily doubts and fears, but those venting sessions may also affect other people -- and not always in a positive way. ...

My Problem With Being Present

Dina L. Relles | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

This is how I live. Looking out more than in. Worrying about perception, appeasing others more than asserting myself. Never acknowledging the intensity of my inner strength, buried, somewhere down underneath it all.

What Is Holding You Back: Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

How many of you remember your first school crush? I remember mine. I waited for the tiniest glimpse of him in the hall on our way to lunch, and at the end of the day, I hurried out front just in case he didn't ride the bus and I might have a chance to see him on the steps talking with his friends.

7 Things Most of Us Have Thought but Don't Want Anyone to Know

Rachel Weinstein | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Weinstein

Walk into any grocery store to buy orange juice and deodorant and you'll have a decision with which to contend. Which of the 25 types of orange juic...

7 Tools for Facing Fear and Self-Doubt

Elyse Gorman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Fear. Worry. Self-doubt. They can keep us frozen in our tracks, unable to move forward no matter how much our heart is yearning for change in our lives.

How To Overcome Self-Doubt

Megan Schopieray | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Schopieray

If you've run out of steam, maybe it's your body trying to tell you something. When you are feeling overwhelmed, instead of giving up, just take a break. Don't abandon ship, just give yourself a moment. Take a nap. Take a walk. Do something else and come back later feeling refreshed.

Deepening Gratitude

Michelle Bersell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Bersell

When you have a sense of gratitude, life tends to feel more fulfilling and perhaps even magical! With Thanksgiving closing in, I couldn't help myself, and had to share an amazingly simple yet powerful gratitude practice.

Little Cracks

Nicole Scott | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scott

We see people's highlight reels and think they have it easy. The mom who lost 50+ pounds and looks amazing; it had to be easy. The mom who seems to have it all together, who has been told, parenting just comes naturally to you. The business owner who seems to have it all.

Stop Trying To Make It Perfect; Make It Good Enough

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I step out in front of the full-length mirror and lather my entire body in cocoa butter lotion, staring at the unrecognizable shape in front of me. I find three small stretch marks underneath my belly button and feel guilty for even noticing.

Is Self-Doubt Sabotaging Your Success?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Ever find yourself hesitating, holding yourself back or even dimming yourself down at work for fear that you'll be discovered as the impostor you really are?

5 Ways to Stop Loathing Your Job

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

With two out of every three people reporting they're actively disengaged in their jobs it's clear many of us are functioning, but not flourishing at work.

Why Women Need To Stop Second-Guessing Themselves (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women

When we're unsure of what lies ahead, it's easy to become filled with doubt and to question ourselves instead of trusting ourselves and embracing unce...

Joan Rivers and Chelsea Handler: Antidotes for Self-Doubt

Maria Senise | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Okay, here's the deal: I love Joan Rivers and Chelsea Handler. Both are women who don't apologize for anything they say, think, or do, and became incr...

33 Days to More Well-Being: A Special Offer for HuffPost Readers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Wherever I go around the world, I see the same hunger to live our lives with more meaning and purpose and less unnecessary stress and burnout. This is the goal of "33 Days of Awakening Through Loyalty to Your Soul," a new online course being offered by the University of Santa Monica, which I'm delighted we have arranged to offer free for HuffPost readers. The class is designed so that on each day of the course, the intention for the day is supported with meditations, videos, podcasts and other resources that help us go deeper. Each day's email has a theme: clarifying our intentions, accepting what we cannot change, putting our thoughts in writing to help us forgive ourselves and others, writing out a gratitude list, dropping grudges and -- my favorite -- realizing that the way we deal with the issue is the issue. When we make these habits part of our daily practice, we can view ourselves and the world with more awareness and more gratitude.

7 Tips for Greater Authenticity: A Runner's Guide to Life

Panache Desai | Posted 10.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

The marathon is really a journey home to yourself -- back to the truth that has always lived in your heart. Embrace your authentic expression, run free, and remember the words of the greatest runner of all time, Emil Zátopek: "My running was simple; it was out of myself."

Should You Listen to Your Best Friend?

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

What if we could really be mirrors for each other -- and believe the truths that our greatest friends reflected back to us?

The Other Side of Fear

Harper Spero | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

There. It was out. My fear. My uncertainty. My self-doubt. I put it all on the table, and almost instantly I felt a weight off my shoulders. My friend reminded me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that being terrified was the best feeling in the world.

Six Little Words

Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

Shortly after the school year began last fall, I found Emma, my normally carefree, self-confident, whimsical child, experiencing her first bouts of true self-doubt.

Are You Your Own Toughest Critic? You're Not Alone

Karen Elizaga | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

I have been overwhelmed by the responses that I received on my last blog post. So many people identified with the same struggles around negativity and...

Arianna's Tips For Handling That 'Obnoxious Roommate' In Her Head

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2014 | College

The kid who sleeps parallel to you might be a nuisance, but Arianna Huffington identified an even more annoying presence that puts that kid to shame: ...

Dancing in Second Place

Robin Korth | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I now choose to dance in first place in my own life. This has taken courage, self-love, determination and a pure-hearted willingness to go through big, big growing pains. But I am worth it. A happy, joy-calling life is worth it. I know this now. Even though for so many, many years in my life I did not.

Live Your Own Life, Schmuck!

Dori Hartley | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dori Hartley

The key to happiness is in not caring what anyone else thinks of you on any level at all, and in not comparing your life to a dream, a fantasy, someone else's life or a perfect imaginary situation that you somehow insisted into your life as something that must be -- or all is lost.