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Confidence

"Precisely Right. No Doubt. Trust Me."

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.19.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

More and more of our communication takes place online these days. We make our judgments and choices based on information that comes without smiles or shrugs or distant gazes. How do we identify self-assured experts in the digital age?

In Sports, Think Now, So You Don't Have to Think Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why so much thinking about your sport now? Because when you head out to the field, court, course for the first competition of the season, you will have done all of the "heavy lifting" necessary and you can say, "I'm totally prepared to perform my best and achieve my goals."

Jennifer Aniston's Secrets For Self-Confidence

Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News Whose body is more scrutinized than that of Jennifer Aniston? It seems that at any given checkout lane, Aniston ca...

What Is Confidence, Really?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

When you're "owning it," it means that you're totally and completely at peace with who you are in every moment, interaction and experience. You make no apologies for being awkward, nervous, excited, loud, soft spoken or other... you're just you.

8 Surprising Things That Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

Posted 08.13.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Scientists found that more of us would rather get an ego boost than have sex. These confidence-builders get you your fix when you...

Mental Training for Sports Begins in the Gym

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.12.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Using mental skills as a part of your physical conditioning program is a great way to begin to ingrain those skills that will be of such benefit in the quality of your training and when you compete.

Creativity: Moving Beyond Your Doubts and Fears

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

The next time your fears and doubts begin to cast a shadow on your talents and rob you of your joy, look within. Tap into your intrinsic worth as a human being. Recognize the gift of the life force within you that flows and creates through you.

Chin Up, Class of 2026!

Carissa K | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

Parents and children and true friends, we continue to be always interwoven... strengthening the durability of each other and adding layers of richness and beauty to one another by being a part of each other's history and tales.

How to Raise Your Female Voice

Cecilia Corral | Posted 09.24.2013 | Women
Cecilia Corral

When I stepped into my first engineering graduate school class, I quickly noticed I was the only female in the room. In my male-dominated courses, I butted heads with the boys in my group and literally felt like I had to scream to make my voice be heard. But, since then, I've learned a few things. Here's a few tips on how women can make their voices heard.

Do You Know How to Love Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you were not well-loved as a child, or you didn't have parents or other caregivers who role-modeled loving themselves, it may be hard to know what it means to love yourself and difficult to know how to do it.

6 Ways To Transform Your Fears Into Success

Brian Honigman | Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Honigman

Everyone wants to be a success in their own way, but the fear of failure is often a limitation stopping many from achieving their full greatness. No one wants to fail, yet everyone fails sometimes.

How to Talk to That Cute Guy or Girl With Total Confidence

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

How many times have you passed up the opportunity to talk to a stranger, held back by a fear of rejection?

What is Contributing to the Lack of STEM Self Confidence In Girls?

Vivy Chao | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
Vivy Chao

This got me thinking. What is going on in society that contributes to these issues? What is contributing to the lack of self-confidence in girls that they begin to believe math and science are too difficult?

6 Steps to Self-Assurance

Posted 08.25.2013 | OWN

How doing something bold can increase your confidence

It Is Really About Self-Acceptance

Martha Pasternack | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

What would be possible for you if you embraced all of you -- your memories and your forgetfulness-bringing them together into the present moment? How would that be?

Amanda Magee: I Went to Arianna Huffington's House and all I Got Was This Entirely New and Satisfying Way to See Things and Order My Life

Amanda Magee | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

We weren't all mothers, we weren't all entrepreneurs, we didn't dress or look alike, but we all heard it: "There is no such thing as work life balance, there are just priorities."

Paula Puryear Martin: Why Overachieving Is Overrated

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women
Paula Puryear Martin

Achievement arises naturally from who you are. It follows your inner compass, even when all around you are certain you're headed the wrong way. Super-achieverdom, on the other hand, proceeds from an external locus of control.

Reinvention and Relationships, or, Not Everyone Wants You to Change

Liz Ryan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Divorce
Liz Ryan

I went to speak to a group of people in transition. We talked a lot about the non-transactional side of job search or career change -- the personal, i...

How To Stand Out For The Right Reasons

Maria Quintero | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Maria Quintero

Being one of the few women studying engineering at Florida International University proved to be an experience that further fueled my drive and passion for the field. It also quickly made me realize that I had to make a name for my capabilities before people made conclusions about me because of my gender.

Friendships' Immense Importance: An Interview With Friendfluence Author Carlin Flora

Andrea Bonior | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Bonior

Many people view friendship as a happy but relatively superficial part of life: the cherry on top of the sundae rather than the sundae itself. But in her new book Friendfluence, Carlin Flora explores just how much influence friends can have.

Quotes To Help You Build (And Radiate!) Confidence

Posted 06.12.2013 | OWN

Life takes perseverance and pluck -- and though we know you've got both, we'll help you reinforce your resolve and believe in yourself like crazy....

It's Time to Start Livin'

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

How do we hold on to that exuberance? How do we remember that it's "time to take time, time to take a little from the world were given"? The routines, responsibilities and demands of daily life can weigh us down, hold us back from jumping onto the trapeze and soaring into the sky, risks and all.

3 Lists You Can Make to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Never forget that no matter who else is in your life, you will always be your most reliable source of support and that you are as worthy of happiness and self-respect as any other human on earth.

4 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Failure

Gracie Gordon | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology
Gracie Gordon

Some people hold the mindset of "failure isn't an option," and others lean towards the idea that "the only way to fail is by not trying." I strongly hold to the latter mindset, and believe that that's the best way to flourish in both your professional and personal life. Here are my four ways to overcome the fear of failure, and why doing so is so important.

Valerie Young: Are There Downsides to Success? The Third Metric

Dr. Valerie Young | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women
Dr. Valerie Young

What is it about the pursuit of success that gives so many women pause? Are there aspects of success itself that may be causing women to pull back?