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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.

One Place You Won't Find the Confidence Gap

Jennifer Dulski | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Dulski

I have been around confident, amazing women my whole life -- from school, to work, to the mothers of my children's friends, there are confident women all around me. And I, myself, have had a successful career. With that said, when I think deeply about it, I do see examples fairly frequently that can fall under the theme of the confidence gap.

Trisecting a Molecule of Career Wisdom

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

A few companies ago I had the opportunity to work with a very young, very green engineer. As I started moving my out to my next startup, I had the cha...

Belonging: The Real Culprit in the Confidence Gap

Christine Bronstein | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Christine Bronstein

Even in the face of stereotypes and structural barriers there just may be one profound solution to our ambition, performance and confidence waning in situations where we don't feel like we fit in.

The Clothing Item I Can't Live Without

Amy Mullis | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

I'm not the health-chick who can order a three-leaf salad for lunch and be too full to pack in another bite. I'm the one who reaches for the dessert menu as soon as her stretch jeans hit the cushioned seat of the booth and orders her entrée by saying, 'Whatever goes with the 'Death by Chocolate'.'

Leaving A World Of 'What Ifs' Behind

Anokhi Saklecha | Posted 06.28.2014 | Teen
Anokhi Saklecha

I later realized that by asking 'what ifs' I was trying to eliminate the true essence of life -- surprise, adventure, and uncertainty. Life follows a twisted path that none of us can foresee. So, why waste time on questions that we can't answer?

It's Impossible!

Karen Fitzgerald | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Karen Fitzgerald

So, I'm outing myself here. Here is my impossible dream: I want to inspire people, with the coaching, the shows, with every gift and talent I have

Seven Ideas to Build Perseverance in Students (Part One)

Tim Elmore | Posted 06.21.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

As the researchers were in Singapore, they were looking for an amazing new solution they could bring back to U.S. schools. But instead of grand key, they found that as Singapore students did their work, they were consistently reinforced with two ideas: attitude and perseverance.

The Power of the Purse: An Untapped Opportunity

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Women wield a big purse -- and it's getting bigger. Around the globe, women create, control and influence about a quarter of the world's wealth -- upwards of $20 trillion.

Having Confidence Is Not As Hard As You Think

Christine Hassler | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Christine Hassler

The instant you stop judging yourself and stop looking for all of the ways you should be more, better or different you will experience confidence. You do not feel confident because you are not accepting yourself fully for who you are.

Quit Attempts: Confidence Builders or Breakers?

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Recent international research suggests for some smokers, just trying to quit again, without recovering from a failed attempt, contributes to what they call "cessation fatigue." According to this research, there is a generalized capacity to quit, but that capacity needs to regenerate between tries.

Self-Confidence Begins at Home

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

A child's sense of self is shaped by every interaction he or she has, but it is shaped most powerfully by how they are loved and parented at home. How a child sees themselves will influence every aspect of their life from their education, relationships to their overall well-being.