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Confidence

Want To Improve Your Health? Believe In Yourself

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living

"I am enough the way I am." This popular, self-affirming mantra and others like it grant power to those in need of an extra boost of motivation. A ...

My Running Medals

Sarah Warman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Sarah Warman

When I look at my medals I don't just see some award I picked up at the end of race. I see the story of my life. Although the medals represent the "highs" I'll always remember the "lows" in between.

To the Men Who Made Me Hide My Womanly Body

Leah Bieler | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Leah Bieler

For the first time, it seemed I had come up against how the rest of the world viewed my changing body, and it was not exactly what I had expected. In that moment I became aware of the gazes of men as I passed by. I was 9 years old.

5 Huge Mistakes You'll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?

Women Should Speak Up and Ask for Raises, Promotions, and New Roles -- Here's How

Judith Humphrey | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Comments like Nadella's show it's time for women to take action on their own behalf, whether seeking pay increases, promotions, or leadership roles.

What We Learned From Our Failure to Launch; It's Not the Launch Date, It's the Lead Up to It That Counts

Keyon Bayani | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Keyon Bayani

"Houston, we have a problem!" How many hours, days, weeks, months, even years do we spend trying to finalise our products to get them out into the ...

Great Expectations

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

So many emotional benefits can be achieved by trying to align your expectation with realistic outcomes. But this can only be done if we get into the habit of looking for solutions rather than drowning in situations.

5 Powerful Ways To Boost Your Confidence

| Peter Economy | Posted 10.24.2014 | Small Business

Self-confident people are admired by others and inspire confidence in others. They face their fears head-on and tend to be risk takers. They know that...

Putting the Breaks on a Back-Peddling Man

Susan Winter | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

The need to control an undesirable situation by pushing or pulling a partner into compliance is the root of all torment. All we can do is improve ourselves. We can't coerce others or make them want us. But we can show up in a way that allows us to shine, no matter what the outcome.

How to Thrive in the Midst of a Breakup

Jenn Scalia | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Jenn Scalia

Relationships are hard. Breakups are harder. At some point, we all go through it and, eventually, we all get through it. Though it's true time heals all wounds, instead of allowing a breakup to affect you for months, years or even decades, choose to flourish in spite of it.

DWI: My Parenting Philosophy

Darah Zeledon | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

As a veteran mom of five -- no, I'm not retiring yet! -- the moniker of my long-standing parenting philosophy is: DWI. No, it doesn't stand for driving while intoxicated. Rather, it stands for: DEAL WITH IT.

Meet My Good Fairy

Eve Beck | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty
Eve Beck

I awoke this morning at 5 a.m., with my Good Fairy nudging me... "Don't you think it's time to introduce me to all your new Huff Post 50 friends? No...

5 Steps to Making Difficult Decisions

Carla M. Holden | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla M. Holden

Few decisions in life are final. So take a deep breath and decide. Plus it helps to remember -- you can always change your mind.

How to Dream and Have Goals That Set Your Soul on Fire

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Claudine Chicheportiche

If you consider yourself a practical person and think it's too airy fairy to be a dreamer, no problem. We can just rephrase it. Instead of dreaming, let's just set some goals that you would love to make happen and that will make you feel amazing.

I Want To Be That Girl

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 10.07.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

Maybe it's only jealousy. Maybe it's not. We don't understand it, but you know it's not just you. Your friends hate her guts too, and it baffles them as well. All we know is that we want to become something we hate.

Fake It 'Till You Make It

Jessica Kline | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kline

Yes, we're going through a lot of change but if we start pretending we know how to control it all, then eventually it will hold true too.

How to Embody Your Authentic Self

Laura Berger | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Laura Berger

I am deeply committed to empowering women to bring their best selves forward and be the most effective leaders. And in the case above, my client doubled her salary. How?

Finding Paradise

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Puryear Martin

Paradise as a state of mind. It is a state of consciousness. It is a place we can inhabit anytime we want. Paradise is a myth (in Milton's Paradise...

Is Self-Doubt Sabotaging Your Success?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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?

Proof That 'Sexy' Doesn't Have An Expiration Date

Erica Jagger | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

I really don't understand why people collude with a misogynistic cultural message. I don't know why it's threatening to see an older woman rocking a revealing outfit, or to picture an older woman having sex. Perhaps younger women don't want more competition? Perhaps men find a hot woman with life experience intimidating?

Mr. Right Or Mr. Right Now?

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Knowing about a man's past should not be used as an accurate barometer of his present or future relationship because the dynamics of those unions were very different.

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.

Your Reflection Is Perfection

Nicole Glassman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Nicole Glassman

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I stood at the foot of their bed when my dad interrupted me, "Are you getting a little chunky there?" He pointed to my stomach. I looked down sheepishly and said, "No, I am just standing funny." I wondered what he meant. I was only eight years old.

Girl on Girl Bullying -- Mean Stinks!

Lauren Galley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As girls we fail at empowering each other in so many ways. Viewing our peers in a competitive way leaves many girls feeling inadequate and that vicious cycle of hatred starts the wheel spinning. It's up to us to begin a movement of gaining confidence and empowering one another instead of tearing each other down.

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...