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Confidence

Afraid of Me

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 05.23.2014 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

We often think that our biggest challenge is tangible. Money, connections, location barriers, and relationships. We can come up with one million excuses..."if only I had this" or "if only I knew this person." But what do you have in your hands now? I

Breaking the Rules as a Plus-Size Woman

Jay Miranda | Posted 05.23.2014 | Women
Jay Miranda

I'm a woman in my twenties and I love fashion as much as any other woman. I just happen to wear a size 16. Yes, I am my body, but I'm also so much more. Fashion is just one way I express myself.

7 Ways To Impress People

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

What pops into your head when you think about how we impress others? Money? A prestigious career? A beautiful face? Being famous? If so, think about what could hide behind these top four impressive qualities.

How About a New Trend? Being Confident and Smart!

Lauren Galley | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

When I hear stories from generations who did not have social media, computers, and cell phones, the act of bullying didn't seem so bad. It was character building....if someone was mean to you, you had two choices.

The Confidence Game: Is That Really All It Takes to Win in the Workplace?

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

A confidence gap might seem like an unbridgeable divide, but it doesn't need to be. Confidence isn't an innate talent; it's a skill that can be learned. And like all skills worth learning, it takes practice and effort.

The Sonogram of My Soul

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jodi B. Katzman

Being present in the work world was but one part of my identity. We, as human beings, represent a sum of all our parts: professional, personal, family. Every facet of our lives exists within ourselves, not as separate entities, and it all can mesh.

Not Confident Enough? Reprogram Your Confidence Level

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

If you feel that you could be more confident, there's good news: you can make a choice to boost your level of confidence. In my last post, we discussed that having a certain degree of confidence can be one of several important factors in women's success.

My Name Is Kyle, and I'm a Nerd

Kyle McMahon | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Kyle McMahon

n locking away my inner nerd in some proverbial closet, I denied myself years of pleasure for no other reason than to fit in. Never again will I try and change who I am to fit in with the "cool kids". I'm going to be who I am, unapologetically.

WATCH: 'I Can Do It!'

Brad Yates | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Sometimes what we really need is more of a "can do" attitude. I hope this will help you cultivate one. If you are new to tapping, it will be be...

Confidence Matters, But How Much Do You Need?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

How important is confidence to women's career advancement? There has been growing interest in the media about how confidence may affect women's profes...

Be Youtiful

Sara Jane Baker | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Sara Jane Baker

Step outside and do something that makes you feel good. There are many ways we can explore our beautiful side, sometimes it just means us reminding ourselves of the things that make us unique.

The (Sometimes Mortifying) Post-Pregnancy Stories Nobody Talks About

Taryn Brumfitt | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Taryn Brumfitt

My tummy has housed three babies and my boobs have provided over 4,000 meals to my tribe; for that I am proud of my body and no longer ashamed.

Stairs!

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Paula H. Noe

I am very happy to be back in Florence, which for me is a vibrant, dense and welcoming city. Moving was, once again, very challenging, and it involve...

On Attitude

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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My Mother, My Self

Dina L. Relles | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

I recently discovered letters my mother had written (on a typewriter, no less!) to a close friend -- before she became a mother at all. They were from her pregnancy with me, her first, and reflected on how she felt about motherhood as she stood at its threshold.

What I Learned From Being Called 'Fat' on TV

Jesse Brune | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Brune

Consider how much time you commit to shaping your ass versus the time you commit to opening your heart. Let's redefine what the face of sexy looks like.

The Permission Slip You've Been Waiting For

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

This is your life, your world, your creation. And you can do whatever it is you want in this life. You just to have to say yes. You don't need anyone else to give you permission.

Six Little Words

Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

Shortly after the school year began last fall, I found Emma, my normally carefree, self-confident, whimsical child, experiencing her first bouts of true self-doubt.

Rejects, I've Had a Few

Melanie Young | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you experience rejection, don't be bitter. Be better. Every time a door has slammed in my face, I just go knocking on other doors. There are no dead ends, just dead ears.

The Image Gap: The Price Many of 'Us' Pay for Growing Up Different

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

We're kings, queens, merchants. Immerse your child in their history. Only the truth of who they really are can fill the very image gap we strive so hard to prevent in the first place. Set them free.

Recipe For Standing Up To A Sneaky Bully

Emma Brodie | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Emma Brodie

On top of being mean, they're smooth as hell; often the only evidence you'll have that you've even been hit by one of these barracudas is a strong feeling of bad about yourself. Here's a recipe for getting your bearings after a sneak attack.

The Class of 2014 Is the Succession Plan for the Future

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Millennial-aged graduates must enter the career world armed with tools and strategies to distinguish themselves from the pack. I share this wisdom to help you find your way in the world-of-work so you can thrive.

Overcoming Doubt and Fear in Order to Foster Self-Confidence

Jane Shure | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Jane Shure

Our self-esteem has suffered along the way, and we do need to recover and reclaim it. How that's done isn't easy, but the directive is quite simple: The key to counteracting self-doubt and building greater degrees of confidence comes from strengthening our inner voice.

13 Ways to Teach Yourself To Be More Confident

| Minda Zetlin | Posted 05.02.2014 | Small Business

Are you as confident as you'd like to be? Few people would answer "yes" to that question. But, according to Becky Blalock, author and former Fortune 5...

When Not Enough Is Holding You Back (and What to Do About It)

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

If he calls, we're good enough. If you get the job or get into the graduate program, you're smart enough. If our manager or advisor acknowledges our work, we're worthy enough. No matter how hard you work, when you've given the power to someone else, you'll never measure up.