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Confidence

The Freedom Not to Care

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Karen Ann Kennedy

A beautiful thing happened when I stopped caring about what everyone else thought; I experienced a rush of freedom! I was finally, after all those years, free to be who and what I was without worry and without pressure.

What Happened The Day I Stopped Caring

Emily Hall | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Emily Hall

Coming from someone who spent the better part of my 21 years trying to be someone I wasn't, I can without a doubt say that the day I stopped caring was the day that everything began to fall into place. Here are the beautiful things that happen when you stop apologizing for who you are.

We Need to Set Lower Standards for Positive Body Image

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

We need to set an example for young girls, not drive home the idea that all women should look like Barbie. We need to adjust their image of beauty, their image of self. To make them understand that the media does not define beauty. They need to hear these things from real women.

Confidence Is Here to Save the Work Day

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Stacy Slotnick

I encourage you to fête confidence and relish its rewards. Be confident so you can hit those moving targets. Harness your confidence power to keep trying and improving. It is an indispensable truth that confidence saves the work day.

The Naked Truth

Melanie Young | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I also believe there is a time and place for everything, including where and when to bare your body in social situations. Do it because your are comfortable with your body. Don't do it if may makes those around you uncomfortable or someone is pressuring you.

Proof We're Not Born Thinking Doing Things 'Like A Girl' Is A Bad Thing

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women

"When did doing something 'like a girl' become an insult?" That's the question posed in an eye-opening social experiment which you can watch in the...

Narcissists Prefer Other-Oriented People

Melissa Schenker | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Melissa Schenker

An other-oriented person, with practice, can shift to being empathetic and self-aware in all domains of life. Their natural empathy is welcome in relationships, and when balanced with self-aware communication, can lead to a much better quality of life.

Feel Like You'll Never Be As Good As That Person?

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Ever fixate on someone else's success to the point that you think they shine the "brightest," just like the North Star? (But guess what? The North Star isn't the brightest star in the sky, not even close!) Their "star" doesn't shine any brighter than yours!

How I Let 3 Negative Voices Undo 163,110 Compliments

Janie Porter | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Janie Porter

I've always heard it takes seven compliments to undo one bad comment. But I actually think it's more than that. Waaaaay more.

The Question Most Moms Ask Themselves Eventually

Mama Bean | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

It had taken well over two years for me to reach the question that most breastfeeding mothers reach at one point or another, are my boobs enough?

5 Steps to Eating the Elephant on Your Plate

Lucinda Cross | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lucinda Cross

As you focus on one bite at a time, you'll be amazed at how remunerative and gratifying this process can be. You will begin to do things you've never done before but always wanted to do. When you put these steps into action, you actively determine the way you will live your life.

The Reason You Never Hit Your Goals

Nikki Novo | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Nikki Novo

You must constantly remind yourself that: You. Are. Enough. Step off the wheel of "I'm not enough." And instead, step on the road of creating with what you have at this moment by putting your best efforts forward. After all, I know that my best is, indeed, enough. And so is yours.

WATCH: The Right Way For Women Over 50 To Apply Makeup

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Emily Alice Person | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Knowing how to apply makeup is especially important as you get older, says Emily Alice Person, owner of the Emily Ali...

16 Poisons to Your Happiness

Lexi Herrick | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

If you don't believe in yourself and your abilities, who is going to? The limitations on your happiness often stem just as deep as those that you have created for yourself. Believe in yourself. Believe in your hopes and dreams. Most importantly, believe in the object of true happiness.

Ladies, Is a Lack of Confidence Holding Your Career Back?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Michelle McQuaid

Confidence is what allows you to start acting and risking and failing, to stop mumbling and apologizing and hesitating.

How to Really Achieve the Perfect 'Beach Body'

Katie Hoffman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Katie Hoffman

I want to fill you in on a little secret that you may have forgotten between pomegranate and plyometrics: You already have a beach body. Believe it or not, you're in it right now.

Reflecting on What Empowered My Sense of Confidence and Self

Jane Shure | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Jane Shure

Yesterday in the mail, I received a newly published book written by my friend, colleague and mentor, Dan Gottlieb. Thumbing through the first few page...

Why Are Women Really Struggling to Thrive in Our Workplaces?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 06.13.2014 | Women
Michelle McQuaid

Seventy percent of American businesswomen are struggling to have well-being, with 40 percent confessing they're "hanging on by a thread" according to a new study. What's going wrong for so many women in our workplaces? Could improving your confidence help you flourish at work?

6 Stories That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career (and Life)

Chris Deaver | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Now's the time to change the stories that could be sabotaging you. It may seem unexpected or inconvenient, but the more you power others with your kindness, authenticity and inspiration, the more you'll be powered to accomplish your dreams.

Literally Touching Greatness Can Increase Your Creativity

Pacific Standard | Tom Jacobs | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

Do you wish you were more creative? Would it help if you played Mozart’s piano, sat down at Dickens’ writing desk, or switched on Steve Jobs’ la...

8 Steps To Unleashing Your Inner Confidence

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

For most people, confidence is crucial to achieving success. Without it most will flounder, despite their talents or strength.

Why You Should Hold Your Head And Your Hemlines High After 50

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

On the one hand, it's nice to get attention from younger men, or really, any men at all, at this age. And I know, you're probably thinking, "Who the hell cares what men think?", or "Why should we need male attention to validate our attractiveness or sexuality?" We shouldn't.

The Importance of Being Fearless or at Least Acting As Though You Are

Katie Kempner | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

Perhaps the message is that if you can't quite be fearless -- act as though you are. Acknowledge that fear but don't be a slave to it. Don't let being afraid stand in the way of living the fullest possible life imaginable for you.

A Dress Code of Her Own: Teaching Our Girls Body Confidence

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

More than telling our girls what is and isn't appropriate to wear, we need to teach them how to love and respect their bodies and really own them

8 Ways to Let Your Irresistible Light Shine Through

Mari Lyles | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

The age old adage, you're as beautiful [irresistible, wonderful, whatever] as you think you are, certainly applies. I've gone through eight well-earned lessons that are applicable to any woman seeking to be an irresistible supernova.