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Published 25 October, 2010 | Confidence and Self Esteem
"You are not meant for crawling, so don't. / You have wings / Learn to use them, and fly." ~ Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi, 13th century
Published 19 October, 2010 | Confidence and Self Esteem
Basil just couldn't bring himself to admit liability. We've all known people like this. It's never their fault, is it? It's their parents' or children's or bunny rabbit's fault. It's their star sign or the cat next door or you! "You made me do that!"
Published 22 March, 2010 | Confidence and Self Esteem
Our bodies are an important part of who we are. It's not that we have to shove nudity in people's faces (unless we're lap dancers) to show how wonderfully un-uptight we are. However, life becomes a little easier and more enjoyable when we can relax about nakedness when it does happen.
Published 02 March, 2010 | Confidence and Self Esteem
Most of us compare ourselves to others. Mass media beams in the finest looking, richest, and most talented people into our lives 24/7. This creates the illusion that we 'know' all these beautiful, clever, younger, athletic, rich, able people. Because we compare ourselves to people we know, this illusion of knowing air-brushed 'have-it-alls' can make us feel correspondingly worse about ourselves.
Published 26 February, 2010 | Confidence and Self Esteem
Self-confidence isn't just about what you think or imagine, although that makes a huge difference. It's also about actions. The activities you do, how you act and stretch yourself, are a vital part of building your self-confidence.
Published 18 December, 2009 | Confidence and Self Esteem
If you have low self-esteem then you are better than you think you are. This is the definition of low self-esteem. When your self-esteem improves, it's because your self-knowledge has improved; just as the ugly duckling in Hans Christian Anderson's famous tale had to learn its true nature before it could become fulfilled.
Published 17 November, 2009 | Confidence and Self Esteem
Once there lived an old man who kept all different kinds of animals. But his grandson was particularly intrigued by two tigers that lived together in one cage. The tigers had different temperaments; one was calm and self-controlled whilst the other was unpredictable, aggressive, violent, and vicious.
Published 21 October, 2009 | Confidence and Self Esteem
Robert had become stuck in a vicious cycle: he blushed when he was embarrassed, then became embarrassed because he was blushing! So he blushed some more. Recent research shows that the more we think we are blushing, the more we blush
Published 15 October, 2009 | Confidence and Self Esteem
Okay, right off, you might think: "Who the heck is he, a man, to tell me, a woman, how to be more feminine! How dare he? Humph!"
Well, I figured women write about men and masculinity, so I'm going to write about femininity.
Published 13 October, 2009 | Confidence and Self Esteem
Self-confidence isn't there just to make you feel good. We need self-confidence to drive our aspirations to make them real; it's as much a vehicle as a destination in itself. What's more, when you are self-confident others feel it and can't help but respond.
Published 08 September, 2009 | Confidence and Self Esteem
Her shyness was typical: Fear of meeting new people, lack of self-confidence, self-consciousness, and feeling by turns 'invisible' or all too visible. But she now reckons she has got rid of 95% of her shyness. I'd like to share with you some of the tips and techniques I used to help her.
Published 24 July, 2009 | Confidence and Self Esteem
Self-belief is vital. How many things have you not done or tried because you lacked belief in yourself? If you sometimes have trouble believing in yourself then read, absorb, enjoy, and practice these self-belief tips.