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Confidence

Ban Bossy

Kim Keating | Posted 03.13.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Once I learned that being "bossy" was necessary if I wanted to get ahead, I got comfortable being assertive.

Trusting the Synchronicity of Life

Mike Robbins | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I just finished Wayne Dyer's new book I Can See Clearly Now, in which he recounts many of the pivotal moments of his life, the lessons he learned, and...

9 Little-Known Habits Of Confident People

Susie Moore | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Our mind is a very powerful tool, and the impact of our thoughts and words cannot be underestimated. Confident people have greater control over their minds and have tuned their mental station to one of "I can."

Do You Bully Yourself?

Jovanka Ciares | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jovanka Ciares

Most of us don't really mean to be bullies to ourselves. It's not really something that you consciously and willingly decide to do. You weren't born in a self-sabotaging state, which means that you acquired those habits and behaviors. And if you learn to self-hate, you can learn to self-love.

The (Non-Cheesy) Confidence Advice Everyone Should Hear

Alia Al-Ali | Posted 02.27.2014 | Teen
Alia Al-Ali

I've been hearing "be confident and trust your instincts" for as long as I can remember. But, what is confidence? Confidence is accepting that compliment, even though you know you didn't put much effort on your hair this morning.

How to Raise a Confident Child

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Real confidence only comes from endless practice, mistakes, setbacks, recovery and finally mastery. And kids only have these kinds of experiences when parents believe in them,

A Letter to the Woman Walking Her Dog in My Neighborhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I want to tell you something, Woman Walking Your Dog, and I'm going to do it in writing. I want you to know that I respect you. I respect that you are out there every day.

How to Be 'That' Girl

Alexis Jones | Posted 02.28.2014 | Teen
Alexis Jones

It's easy to be the girl who holds grudges, gathers ammunition for not trusting others and an endless list of excuses for why she took her heart off her sleeve. However, I'm asking you not to. I know, it's a huge ask.

The Frozen Zone: Ways to Get Unstuck and Develop Confidence

Tira Harpaz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

Sometimes I think the most important step in moving forward is just to move. So, I'm trying to follow my own advice.

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Start Living The Life You Want

Caroline Zwick | Posted 02.24.2014 | Women
Caroline Zwick

Getting out of your way means taking action towards something that you want to invite into your life.

Raising a Woman

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

I saw the big orange envelope emerge from the mailbox. She let out a big yell and began to run back to the house and into the kitchen carrying the orange package. I knew this image would become part of so many others in my mind, that not even the passage of time would erase it.

Love Yourself First

Lauren Galley | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As I travel the U.S. giving speeches and "girl talks", one of the top points of discussion is the pressure to look and be perfect. I tell these girls "There is no such thing as perfect, but there is such a thing as being confident."

Dressed the Skill, Not the Part

Career Wardrobe | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Every time I looked in my closet, that dream seemed further away -- how could I make a jump like that, all decked out in ratty food-stained clothes?

The Two Words That Really Get Under My Skin

Ben Clarke | Posted 02.21.2014 | Teen
Ben Clarke

Recently my friend was looking through my iPod, and after looking up at me in faint pleasure, began to play "Careless Whisper" by George Michael. He then said -- over the hauntingly beautiful sax -- "Is this one of your guilty pleasures?"

Why Most People Are Deathly Afraid of Public Speaking and What They Can Do About It

Donna Labermeier | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Being put on the spot to display one's knowledge or skills can feel terribly uncomfortable and scary. The key to overcoming these emotions is to be prepared and recognize that our fears stem, not from a lack of self-worth, but quite the opposite. Our fears are born out of a deep sense of love for the self that wants nothing more than to protect us and keep us safe.

Stop Saying the Word 'Should'

Hannah Braime | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Braime

I've been on a quest to replace my "should" with alternative vocabulary that is healthier and more accepting -- both of myself and of other people. The longer I'm on this quest, the more I realize the damage the word "should" does to our self-relationship and our relationships with others.

5 Reasons to Take Another Selfie

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

By posting a selfie, you are forever sharing your uniqueness with the world, and if that's not something to celebrate, then I don't know what is!

How to Stop Giving a F@$% What People Think

Sean Kim | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

Living a life that follows the ideal notions of what other people think is a terrible way to live. It makes you become the spineless spectator who waits for other people to take action first. Worst of all, it makes you become someone who doesn't take a stand for anything.

Body Truth Trumps Body Shame

Liz Olson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Olson

Instilled in us was the belief that words had power and truth mattered. And when it came to something as important as your body, there was no room for confusion about the parts you were born with or the things they did. 

The 2 Things Required for Success

Jane Shure | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Jane Shure

We need to get a whole lot better at helping young people develop the ability to delay gratification in the pursuit of future rewards.

Connecting Habits to Change

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

In my experience, once you've zeroed in, focused, and conquered one bad habit, it's out of your life, and your brain has space to adjust something new.

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

Catherine Chen, Ph.D.: Everything I Know About Confidence I Learned From Performing Improv Comedy

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

It's no secret that tapping into your funny bone can help you in your career and personal relationships. I like reminding others of how having fun in life leads to more success and confidence -- here are some lessons I learned from my first improv comedy class so that you can do just that!

This Young Woman's Approach To Self-Confidence Is One We Could All Learn From

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women

Is confidence an achievement, or a process? We prefer the latter, care of Lucy, one half of the popular online, long-distance couple, Kaelyn and L...

6 Qualities Kids Need To Succeed -- And One They Don't

Hilary Wilce | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

I've come to believe our job as parents is never to seek to develop confidence, but instead to encourage the right climate for it to grow.