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Self Confidence

How To Unlock The Confidence You Never Knew You Had

OWN | Posted 07.23.2014 | OWN

Does your stomach drop the moment you find out that you have to give a presentation? In school, at work or outside the office, many people feel a dist...

4 Things We Must Change to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience. Our inner critic tries to shield us from feeling the joys and pains of existence. It keeps us in a chronic state of numbness or dissatisfaction. In order to face our fears, we must consciously identify and actively ignore this coaching.

Recipe For When Someone Is Allergic To Your Face

Emma Brodie | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Emma Brodie

A mystery is afoot: something keeps derailing your conversations with so-and-so. You hear yourself say nice, normal words, but somewhere between your mouth and so-and-so's ears a nefarious switch occurs that causes her/him to react as if you're wearing puppies.

A Summer of 'Just Because'

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Why am I writing this article? Just because I love to write, and I want to. Although I hope you like it, I can remind myself that at the end of the day my real friends are my own sense of happiness and inner peace, not your opinion or your Facebook like. And that's what I call a life of freedom.

The Words That Made This Teen Finally Embrace Her 'Crazy-Curly' Hair

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 07.18.2014 | Teen

Avery felt like she didn't fit in at school, until her friend Emma told her something that changed everything. "The first time I saw you in a room...

6 Ways to Shine With Summer Confidence

Debra Rogers | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Debra Rogers

Summer is a time where baring more of ourselves can actually cause our self-esteem to plummet. But now's the time to love the skin you're in and embrace what's great about you. So while you're relaxing at the beach and building sand castles, here are several ways to build self-confidence.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

Get the Skinny on Skinny Girl Myths

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Fiona Finn

The truth is that skinny or fat equals an increased chance of cancer if you're not exercising. So, note to self, living a healthy lifestyle is really the new skinny. And you are beautiful, no matter what your size!

Being a Girl... A Perspective

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

When I was 8 years old I never thought to worry about looking a certain way and certainly never felt that not being pretty would stand in the way of being accepted as a friend.

You Make Money. Money Doesn't Make You.

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Fiona Finn

There's a proverb that says that the real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. And for me, no truer words have ever been spoken!

Leaving a Six-Figure Salary to Start a Company Instead

Aileen Gemma Smith | Posted 07.16.2014 | Small Business
Aileen Gemma Smith

"We don't have a usual mom." My teenage sons give this response with a degree of pride and humor. They were first ones I thought of when I decided formally to leave six-figure work and create my own path instead.

Should You Listen to Your Best Friend?

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

What if we could really be mirrors for each other -- and believe the truths that our greatest friends reflected back to us?

What I Learned During My Day As a Model

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

I love my body. Despite constant messages piped into our brains telling us we're not supposed to, I f*cking love my body.

Divorce, Redemption and My 20th High School Reunion

Heather Sweeney | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

Thanks to Facebook and my blog, most people already knew I was divorced. No one asked me if I was married. No one asked where my husband was. And while I did discuss bits and pieces of the divorce with a few people, I never once felt less than happy about where I am in life.

Yagana Shah

This Is The Age Where You Feel Sexiest

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Turns out, getting older isn't all about hiding your grays and removing wrinkles. No, old age is actually a time when your body confidence will thrive...

When Your Worst Enemy Lives Between Your Ears

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 07.09.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Axelle Tessandier

I do not believe thought that perfectionism is the basis of a true champion's way of thinking. Acceptance is.

9 Undeniable Warning Signs That Your Inner-Bitch Is Around

Leanne Ellington | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leanne Ellington

We've all had run-ins with the internal naysayers, the limiting beliefs, or those inner-critics that keep us from showing up as our best selves. It's ...

Getting Confidence: How it Really Works

Jane Shure | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Jane Shure

We can't prevent our mind from stirring up fear, doubt or self-criticism, but we can get skilled and smarter about how our thought process operates and how it triggers exaggerated degrees of emotion, increasing the likelihood that we'll feel bad about ourselves.

Breasts: What's Barbie Got to Do With Them?

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Style
Fiona Finn

In an effort to better understand the reality of how distant Barbie is from the average woman, I created a parody featuring what her breasts might look like at her current age of 55-years-old. It's a sad, sad truth but as women age, their breasts go south.

Every Woman's Nightmare: The Photo Shoot

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

I am not getting wrinkles. I'm gaining character in my face. Those laugh lines were meant to be there. So were the furrows between my eyebrows.

The Right Answer I Almost Didn't Give My Daughter

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

My brows furrowed, my mind raced. Are you kidding me? I thought. Are you really setting the bar that low?

Confidence Is Here to Save the Work Day

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Stacy Slotnick

I encourage you to fête confidence and relish its rewards. Be confident so you can hit those moving targets. Harness your confidence power to keep trying and improving. It is an indispensable truth that confidence saves the work day.

Step Back and Watch Your Child Build His Own Self-Esteem

Todd Kestin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

When we tell them they're the best at everything or the smartest of all, it creates a problem when they figure out they aren't. Let's not raise a bunch of ego maniacs who don't have the skills to live healthy rounded lives.

Handshakes That Grab Respect

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

A firm, friendly handshake with good eye contact shows self-confidence. And far more than you realize, you unconsciously judge others by the way they shake your hand.

How I Let 3 Negative Voices Undo 163,110 Compliments

Janie Porter | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Janie Porter

I've always heard it takes seven compliments to undo one bad comment. But I actually think it's more than that. Waaaaay more.