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Self Esteem

He Said, She Said: How to Date Better

Neely Steinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Neely Steinberg

When you look at dating as more than an interview for marriage and babies, but as an opportunity for discovery, self-growth and personal development, you're not solely focused on the outcome, so you can direct your energies more positively and productively

Love Yourself, Love Your Body

Janet Blair Page | Posted 12.01.2013 | Women
Janet Blair Page

No matter how physically attractive and charming or intelligent you are, if you see someone who's "undesirable" or "not lovable " when you look in the mirror, other people will see you that way, too.

5 Ways To Boost Your Confidence And Find Success

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 12.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

You can get past any roadblock on your journey to success, but to do that you will need confidence. When you are sure of yourself and the ultimate outcome, nothing can stop you! But how do you get confidence when you just don't feel that way?

Why Men's Self-Esteem Drops When Their Romantic Partners Succeed

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Taken together, these findings indirectly reveal a significant upheaval and transformation underway, regarding what men have traditionally learned to define as "manhood" and "success" in our culture.

Be Who You Are, No Matter What Anyone Else Thinks

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

What I'm seeing in my youngest son is both sad and predictable: His growing consciousness of social rules is turning into a growing self-consciousness, and I wish I could stop it. I know I can't, but at least maybe I can give them some tools to help.

LOOK: Comic Perfectly Sums Up How Complicated Boobs Are

Posted 10.02.2013 | Women

Boobs: the subject of endless teen angst. When will I get them? How big will they be? Who's going to notice them? Why are they taking so long to s...

Why This Yoga Teacher Deliberately Gained 40 Pounds

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.26.2013 | Women

It started with a conversation between Dallas-based yoga instructor Trina Hall and her best friend. "She was crying over the phone, lamenting the f...

How I Learned To Love My Stretch Marks

Literally, Darling | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women
Literally, Darling

Regardless of if and when I lose the weight, these pink tattoos from that year will never go away. Even if I become a ripped, svelte version of myself, the permanent marks of the toughest period of transition in my life will remain a constant reminder of the insecure and desperate-for-fulfillment girl that got me the marks in the first place.

How Do We Become Strong and Confident Within?

Pragito Dove | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Inner strength and confidence are an inside job. When you get to the point where you can accept yourself, the need for challenges, adversity and complications just falls away, because you don't need to prove your worth any more to yourself.

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

Why Feeling Competitive Is A Good Thing

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Competitive feelings are an indication of what we want, and acknowledging what we want is key to getting to know ourselves.

French Invasion: The Impossibility of Being Impossibly French

Wendy Litner | Posted 11.23.2013 | Style
Wendy Litner

The number one secret to embodying a French woman's beauty is to be tall and thin. But not too tall and too thin. Somewhere between a size 4 and a size 6 will do. If you are anything more than this than don't leave the house under any circumstances. At least you get to wear comfortable footwear.

The 5 Different Ways We Lie

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When it comes to the truth, it's important to think about whether you want people to trust you. This world may not be perfect, nor the truth always easy to take, but you can find peace and freedom in the security of knowing that the world you've created around you is as real as it gets.

Suicide And The Military

Steven Barrett | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Steven Barrett

Suicide is a very preventable tragedy, and we must look at how to control depression; to control suicidal behavior. People who are depressed, have very low self-esteem. I hear a lot of veterans talk about their lack of self-esteem.

I'm Not Afraid to Say I Think I'm Beautiful

Shannon Bindler | Posted 11.19.2013 | Style
Shannon Bindler

Call me fat, call me old (or too thin and young), but I'm not afraid to tell the world that I think I'm beautiful. And no, I'm not a self-obsessed narcissist. I'm just sick and tired of advertisers, corporations and beauty products telling me I need to fix myself.

A Simple Self-Esteem Boost That Improves Emotional Strength

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Self-affirmation exercises are an effective way to boost our self-esteem and by doing so, increase our emotional resilience and become better protected against the various psychological injuries we encounter in daily life.

What Lipstick Taught Me About Being a New Mum

Rajika Bhandari | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Rajika Bhandari

For the next few weeks I decided to make an investment in looking more presentable. It actually made me feel better, perhaps because in taking that extra time and effort, I was finally paying attention to myself.

Proof 'Everyone Is Photogenic'

Posted 09.19.2013 | Women

It's a scene familiar to many of us -- the moment a friend pulls out their iPhone to take a snap, you immediately shy away. Whether because of a bad h...

5 Fashion Tips for Cancer Patients (And Others With Chronic Illness)

Anna Leahy | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Leahy

If you're sick, wear what you like. Wear whatever you want to wear, whatever makes you happy or comfortable. Wear something old that brings back memories. Rules don't matter.

Champion Character

Rory Vaden | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Consistent confidence isn't based on fickle forces or worldly circumstances, it is grounded in knowing that -- in any situation -- you will deliver everything you have. That is why the champion always performs, always executes and why he ultimately, always wins.

How Body Image Issues Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Posted 09.11.2013 | Women

Does bad body image lead to bad sex? Quite possibly. "Nothing kills the mood quite like being negative about the way you look," HuffPost Live host ...

4 Powerful Ways to Lovingly Manage Rejection

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Most of the time, when someone rejects someone else, it's because something is going on within them. Whatever the reason they are being rejecting, it's not about you!

Being True to Ourselves Doesn't Come Easily to Most of Us

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Staying true to yourself is acknowledging who you are, knowing what your body needs, knowing what you need to thrive and be present and not letting peer pressures make you do things you'll later regret.

September, So Exciting

Susie Spain | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Susie Spain

For all of us at Angels at Risk, what we love most about September is all the newness, the hope, the crisis, the tears and all the joy that we get to see. The fact for us all is that it comes under the category of helping everybody's self-esteem.

5 Ways to Empower Your Teen Daughters

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Look, it is no easy job to raise a teen daughter who feels good about herself and is immune from depression, eating disorders and anxiety.