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The Louise Log Season 3: Seen in a Different Light

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 04.14.2014 | Comedy
Marcel Hidalgo

Louise has a new hairstyle and a new hair color. She is now a blonde. And her once straight hair is now curly, pulled away from her face. She we...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Raising Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your actions, and those of your children, can really make the difference between insecurity and security.

You Are Enough

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In this week's video blog, I explore three questions and how we can let go of our thoughts and feelings of not getting enough, being good enough, or doing enough... ultimately remembering that we are enough just as we are right now!

What Parents Can Say to Raise Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The next time we were out for a walk with Catie, she, as usual, fell down. But instead of rushing to her, we just waited a few seconds. And in those brief moments, our catchphrase was born.

Women at Work: The Language of War and the Invisible Codes of Honor

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

If a businesswoman doesn't command this language, men think she doesn't "get it." If she does, people say she's not a "real" woman. To make matters even more complicated, what men say and how they strut, huff and puff may have very little to do with how they act in reality, away from the battlefield.

Venezuelans Unite: From Streets to Cyberspace

Michael Solis | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact
Michael Solis

Over 11,000 miles away from her home country, Venezuela, Haydee Izaguirre was stunned as she watched the movie scene that her country had become on February 12, 2014.

How To Let Go Of Fear And Insecurity

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In day to day life, a small amount of fear or insecurity can be beneficial, in that it keeps you on your toes and motivated.

How We Use Social Networking, Part 3: The FoMO Effect

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

FoMO can easily take on a life of its own and gradually dominate a person's life style. As daunting as it may be, working toward developing real-life attachments and close friends is ultimately likely to be a better cure for any insecurity that may be motivating you.

How We Use Social Networking And Why: Part 2

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

My main objective in writing these last two blogs has been to share some insights that might be useful as guides for all those men and women who use social networking. Its popularity notwithstanding, as a clinician I've heard more than a few stories of people who felt burned by their encounters on the Internet.

'Am I Ugly?' A Massive Online Community Reveals Surprising Truths About Body Insecurity

Annabelle Buggle | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Annabelle Buggle

People are social animals: it's in our nature to crave approval from those around us, and it's only normal to want to be accepted -- and, more than that, admired. In this image-obsessed society, it makes sense that we'd want to get an idea of what others see when they look at us. Are we pretty, or are we ugly?

Learning to Trust Again

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Now, instead of focusing on trusting others, I focus on trusting myself -- my feelings, my inner knowing, my intuition, my spiritual guidance. This lets me know immediately whether or not I can trust another.

4 Signs You're Being Perceived as Insecure

Tamara Star | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

When we're authentic, the world responds. Relationships are easier, business deals are smoother, and people trust us. Authenticity projects confidence and strength -- both of which are signs we're standing in our power.

10 Things To Give Up In Exchange For Happiness

Tamara Star | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women
Tamara Star

I'm told happiness is a choice. Unfortunately we complicate our lives to the point of being unable to recognize happiness when it appears before our eyes.

Everyone Feels Like Crap in the Dressing Room (So Let's Stop Hating Ourselves)

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

There is this myth that we tell ourselves that clothes magically fit everyone else, and it's just our own terribly misshapen bodies that are the anomaly.

Animated Janis Joplin Interview Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

On Sept. 30 1970, four days before Janis Joplin's death, she gave what would be her final interview. Forty-three years later (almost to the date), tha...

Dating Is the Worst And Other Scientific Facts

Katherine Fritz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Katherine Fritz

I was so overwhelmed by the number of options, and yet so oddly disappointed that none of them appeared to say "Hey! I'm your future husband!" right there on the page.

Bullied By My Bathroom Scale

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 11.19.2013 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

Did that scale know something that I didn't know? Did it really have the ability to tell me I was happy or successful? Could it determine how many friends I had, or how loved I was?

Can Narcissists Change?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

As a therapist, I've seen firsthand that changing relational patterns often transforms even the most inflexible "trait" into something softer, gentler -- not a fixed feature, but a protection that eventually yields to touch and intimacy in all the ways one would hope.

Pretty Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Wendy Bradford | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

Wanting to experiment with makeup and nail color and wearing clothes they pick out because of the rhinestones doesn't make them less smart or less powerful -- and that applies to my son as well as my two daughters.

A Crisis of Faith

Rick McDaniel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

What then are the root causes which are at the heart of a crisis of faith? We can see these in the lives of five great men of God in the Old Testament. Men who did some of the greatest exploits that have ever been done in the name of God.

Women Entrepreneurs: Are We Successful Impostors?

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 10.29.2013 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

What exactly is the impostor syndrome? And why should we pay attention to it, when immediate concerns, such as planning for the week when we already have tons to do, seem to take a higher priority?

Don't Call on Me, Please!

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Whenever I catch myself reverting to a place of doubt, I latch onto certain markers like my therapist's feedback as a reminder that my thoughts do indeed have their rightful place and that somebody somewhere is interested in what I have to say.

Creativity: Moving Beyond Your Doubts and Fears

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

The next time your fears and doubts begin to cast a shadow on your talents and rob you of your joy, look within. Tap into your intrinsic worth as a human being. Recognize the gift of the life force within you that flows and creates through you.

We're Not All the Same: Embracing Individuality

Troy Roness | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

It's unfortunate that gay men with an unhealthy body image can ultimately hurt our shared commitment to individuality and the wider perception of our community. We have failed to challenge the many reasons that we suffer with an unhealthy preoccupation with the physical.

For Better or Worse Until...

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

If you love each other you shouldn't fight, things will be consistently blissful forever, you never have to say you're sorry... about anything, you'll never be lonely again and about a thousand other things that will turn out to be untrue. The word for these beliefs is "illusions."