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Nothing to Fear: A Letter to My Closeted 12-Year-Old Self

Mason Hsieh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

"If you could write a letter to your younger self, what would you say in only two words?" One of my mentors asked me this recently, and as she waited patiently for an answer, all I could think about was a letter I'd written in sixth grade to my future self.

Career Wardrobe Enters Adulthood Empowered and Ready to Take on the World!

Career Wardrobe | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Empowerment has always been central to Career Wardrobe's mission. From day one, we have challenged every woman who comes through our doors to dream big while also giving her the tools she needs to reach those goals... whether it's her first job or the next job that will help her on her career path.

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Overcoming our critical inner voice can be a vital step in becoming more emotionally resilient. We can learn skills to become hardier, and we can face challenges with fewer internal setbacks.

You're Not Dumb For Getting A 'B'

Anne Hilker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Anne Hilker

I thought I would fail all these classes because my previous teachers that had failed me and made me ashamed to try because I knew I was just going to get another 80 on an essay.

'Who Says'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 12.31.2013 | Style
Christi Guthrie

Since I was a little girl I don't recall ever being the "fashionable" one that all the other little girls would go home trying to emulate. I was the one with the short hair & sneakers running around playing.

The One Thing Every Teen Should Want To Be When They Grow Up

Anne Hilker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Anne Hilker

I am 16 years-old now and it seems that everybody, especially my mom, wants to know what I want to be when I grow up. I'll let you in on a little secret: I don't know.

What Messages are Your Expectations Sending to Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Setting expectations for your children is an essential responsibility of parenting. Expectations communicate messages to your children about what's im...

Fearless Self Image: How You Dress Matters

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So many of my clients are influenced by how they look and how they feel. If someone feels depressed and lacks confidence, this is reflected in what they wear, and conversely, if someone has a positive attitude and is confident, that will show in their attire.

Why Your Confidence Matters: 3 Ways to Raise It

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Let's just cut to the chase: without confidence, we're all doomed. Doomed to remain stuck in the here and now of what passes for our personal existence, blaming the haters and/or Congress for standing in our way. Let's be honest: the only person standing in our way is ourselves.

Working Out Is Just a Big Metaphor for Life

Jennipher Walters | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

So the next time you're in the middle of a workout and want to quit, think of the practice and confidence you're building for your life outside of the gym. And the next time life throws you a curveball and you're struggling, just think of how strong you really are, inside and out.

How To Silence Your Inner Critic

Erin Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Self-doubt lives in nearly all human beings, but we need to keep it in check and have some strategies in place to move forward despite those thoughts and feelings.

Why Maria Kang Is Not the Problem: Love Yourself Enough to Change

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

I don't think this was a premeditated attempt to ridicule women that don't wear a size 2, nor was it an attack on men that lack the presence of washboard abs. This is merely an instance where her motive was misrepresented. Maria Kang is not the "real" problem -- self-acceptance is.

Dyslexia: Our Children Deserve an Honest Chance!

Merel Bakker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Merel Bakker

Reading, writing, happiness and self-confidence are all fundamental rights and skills that can be learned. We just have to understand how and make them accessible to those who need our help!

Lessons From My Brief Affair With Hair Extensions

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

What if she came to me crying and wishing she was born with straight hair. How would I be able to look her in the eye and tell her she is beautiful the way she is while wearing someone else's hair?

12 Things All Successful People Do

Forbes | Ilya Pozin | Posted 10.10.2013 | Small Business

Forbes: “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” Whet...

Having Guts Could Solve All Our Economic Problems

James C. Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
James C. Gibson

When I played soccer in college I noticed there was one thing every one of my teammates had in common. They all had confidence. After the long years o...

5 Secrets to Looking Confident While Speaking in Public

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

Rethinking the way we perceive stress may actually improve our physical and mental performance. It may be easier to give in to our fears, but you will accomplish much more in life and feel a greater sense of pride for facing them.

Catherine Chen, Ph.D.: 3 Amazing Alternatives to Beating Yourself up Over Failure

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

By confronting and digesting your feelings about failure, reframing your thoughts and getting the support you need to begin again, you can find the light at the end of the tunnel.

Do You Send "Dark" Messages of Love to Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course you love your children and would never consciously reward your children with love and attention when they, for example, first sit up or walk...

He Said, She Said: How to Date Better

Neely Steinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Neely Steinberg

When you look at dating as more than an interview for marriage and babies, but as an opportunity for discovery, self-growth and personal development, you're not solely focused on the outcome, so you can direct your energies more positively and productively

Love Yourself, Love Your Body

Janet Blair Page | Posted 12.01.2013 | Women
Janet Blair Page

No matter how physically attractive and charming or intelligent you are, if you see someone who's "undesirable" or "not lovable " when you look in the mirror, other people will see you that way, too.

Be Who You Are, No Matter What Anyone Else Thinks

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

What I'm seeing in my youngest son is both sad and predictable: His growing consciousness of social rules is turning into a growing self-consciousness, and I wish I could stop it. I know I can't, but at least maybe I can give them some tools to help.

The Moment I Stopped Making Excuses

Amanda Dai | Posted 11.27.2013 | Teen
Amanda Dai

I run through every excuse and explanation I can think of and come up empty. There really isn't any reason I can't do it; only I think I can't do it.

Speak Up! Education Alone Is Not Enough

Vivian Onano | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Vivian Onano

In villages where the elder (always a man) dictates everything from what you wear to whom you marry to when you speak, how do these educated, smart girls choose to become a pediatrician who never marries and likes stilettos over saris?

The Mysterious Power of Giving

Rory Vaden | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

It's a startling revelation to realize that what I once thought money could bring me by having it, later came to me more by giving it away.