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Self Confidence

15 Small Ways to Build Self-Confidence

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

It seems as though being self-confident is the first step towards achieving anything you want. All you have to do is believe in yourself, but most of us wish it were that simple. I tell clients to think of it as a process, as a series of small steps that if taken together have a cumulative power.

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 Whole Thing Matters

Jessica Halepis | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Jessica Halepis

In order to understand who I am now, I must first understand who I have been. Move forward. Make the whole beautiful. Can one ever really move forward without first accepting what has been?

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.

I Am Perfect...

Heidi Powell | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Heidi Powell

I am Perfect. Perfectly imperfect, that is. I use the word "perfect" a lot, and people often remind me that nothing is perfect. I totally disagree. ...

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'.'

Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

Mike Robbins | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I have a tendency to take myself a bit too seriously at times, especially when I get stressed, irritated, or scared. I've noticed that sometimes these...

When I Chose to Stop Feeling Small: The Story of a Latina Amazon Woman

Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | Posted 06.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura Elizabeth Hernandez

No woman in my family had ever been this tall, and I wasn't prepared to live life as a tall Latina. My mother told me to stand out in life and avoid just being one more in the crowd. So I did what she said, and I put on my new size 11 shoes for the first time with a smile.

Why Smart Professionals Are Stupid Daters

Susan Winter | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

Why do smart, confident and successful professionals become stupid when it comes to romance? Why is it that we throw away our known talents, experience and skills is this particular arena of life?

The Kingdom is Within

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Harold Lloyd

The Kingdom is Within It's Holy Week again, that annual time when some of us struggle with the "orthodox" account of the Passion. How is it morally ...

Pretty Party

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Kristin Armstrong

Accepting our aging is an act of love towards ourselves; an act of grace, generosity and freedom to the people we care about; and a welcome offering of humility to the world.

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.

Why Is My Kid Shutting Me Out?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

When we resist what our children feel, we reject them. They learn their emotions are bad, they repress them and then reject themselves.

How an MBA Helped Me Redefine Failure and Success

Nisha Asher | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
Nisha Asher

Along my journey, I also learned that I was not alone. At first, you think that you are.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Anna Barber | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Anna Barber

Women tend to struggle more with "who do you think you are" -- downplaying their accomplishments or painting a smaller vision of who they are in the world -- than men do. How people see you has a lot to do with the story you tell them about yourself.

Be the Most Memorable Person in the Room With These 4 Steps

GalTime | Posted 05.24.2014 | Women
GalTime

Being memorable is something that you can control. It is about your mindset and attitude and knowing YOU are worth remembering.

12 Reasons Having Curly Hair Rocks

Kendra Alvey | Posted 05.24.2014 | Women
Kendra Alvey

From now on, I'm embracing my hair. And you, my curly-haired sisters, should too. Here are 12 reasons having curly hair rocks.

10 Tips For Loving Life In Your 30s

Raluca State | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Raluca State

Life is short. And I want to spend the rest of it loving myself and taking pride in the woman I have become and the choices I make.

I Swish

Michael Rohrer | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I swish. I'm tired of apologizing for it or being scared of it. I'm ready to be comfortable in my own skin. I'm not completely there, but I'm ready to be. Isn't that the first step? Acknowledging?

The Catastrophe of 'No Judgment'

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

The teaching that we must stop judging and "shoulding" is like a tourniquet to the out-of-control ego, designed to stop the constant chatter of judgment so that the fresh air of unfiltered experience can enter. Here is where the teaching of "no judgment" turns catastrophic.

10 Things To Stop Telling Yourself

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

Words are powerful, especially when you put emotion behind them. Remember, what you give out comes back to you. Speak words of faith and hope.

Don't Ban Bossy -- Be Bossy

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

If we ban bossy, we would also have to ban all the other words that are used to keep strong women down (ballsy, shrill, pushy). The real issue is not the word itself, but the negative ideas about assertive women that lead people to use it as a put-down.

High Self-Esteem Equals Fewer Health Problems For Seniors

Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

A healthy body starts with a happy mind for seniors, a new study shows. Research led by Concordia University's Center for Research in Human Developmen...

Invent Yourself

Hunter Styles | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Hunter Styles

To find the bigger world, pack a smaller bag. We become all the more inventive, and confident, for doing more with less.