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Self Confidence

When I Took Off My Rose-Colored Glasses

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Kathleen Buckstaff

I learned a lot from having a rose beside me all week. I made time to see the good in life. I remembered that I have thorns and to use them when needed. And I told myself again and again that it is my job to stand tall in the light.

Getting Over Single 'Shame'

Sara Eckel | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

If you've been single for longer than you care to admit, it's natural to wonder why or even ask, "What's wrong with me?" This question is particularly common in our can-do culture, which leaves little room for luck, chance or circumstance

Three Big Steps to Illuminating the Real You

Panache Desai | Posted 07.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Looking to the outside world and seeking the approval of others does not bring authenticity, but discovering your soul's truest expression certainly will. Here are three steps to honor your unique gifts, ignite your soul signature, and illuminate the real you.

Exposed By My Children For What I Really Look Like

Bridgette White | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Bridgette White

My default mode is to see and focus on my flaws and imperfections. I'm starting to see a bit more.

Ethnic Minority and Underdog Writers Must Not Give Up

PP Wong | Posted 07.24.2014 | Books
PP Wong

Twenty seven publishers in the U.S. and U.K. turned down my novel. The vast majority of rejections my literary agent received were surprisingly positive, but were knock-backs all the same.

How to Be Irreplaceable

Christine Hoh | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

You are beautiful. Every single cell that is composed together to create your individuality makes you absolutely irreplaceable. All of your features represent everyone that was, is, and will be part of your life. How do you become irreplaceable? Be and embrace your complete honest self.

How To Unlock The Confidence You Never Knew You Had

OWN | Posted 07.24.2014 | 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.