Six Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Good self-esteem helps us tide through challenges in life, and allows us to enjoy life on good days. If you are feeling less confident than usual, here are a few ways to boost your self-esteem.

Jul 17

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem


3 Mantras to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Social media can be tough. We're scrolling through Facebook and we start comparing ourselves to other people's seemingly better lives. We start telling ourselves that we are less successful than others. Here are three suggestions to deal with these ...

Jul 12

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence


How Self-Compassion Can Help You Heal Your Inner Critic

Guest writer Dr. Mari Kovanen explains how you can use self-compassion to change your negative self-talk, heal your inner critic, and ultimately create a pathway to a healthier self-image and stronger relationships.

Jun 8

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Love, ...


To find the right person, BE the right person

It is difficult - if not impossible - to find true love and true friendship until we love ourselves and are a friend to ourselves first. Here are five ways to cultivate a relationship with yourself today.

May 22

Categories: Happiness, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Love


How to Respond to Naysayers without Compromising on your Self-worth

There will always be naysayers or people trying to put us down. Here are some strategies to help you learn to live with the harshness of their words, or to let their comments roll off your back.

Apr 26

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Criticism, Self-Doubt


Researchers have identified a series of psychological changes that ...

Science now suggests that how we dress may just be the difference between giving ourselves the extra edge in our professional and personal lives.

Apr 19

Categories: Self-Confidence


How Being Heavier Drives Down Self-Esteem

For heavier individuals, the anticipation of rejection drives down self-esteem and ratchets up stress, say psychologists.

Mar 28

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem


Would you really be happier if you were better looking?

As shallow as it may be, most of us probably have the sneaking suspicion that we would be happier if we had more attractive facial features and a lither, more athletic body. We fork out cash on cosmetics, gym memberships and plastic surgery thanks ...

Feb 20

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem, Self-Love


Dress for Success: How Clothes Influence Our Performance

The old advice to dress for the job you want, not the job you have, may have roots in more than simply how others perceive you - many studies show that the clothes you wear can affect your mental and physical performance. Although such findings ...

Feb 12

Categories: Self-Confidence


4 Ways your self-image impacts on your performance

Self-image refers to the way in which you view yourself. The way in which you view yourself affects both your belief that you can do something, and your willingness to actually do it.

Jan 9

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Workplace Issues


Why haters hate the way they hate

All of us have been on the receiving end of hatred at some point of time in our lives. Understand the psychological motivations behind hatred, and haters will never bother you again; you might even pity them.

Nov 14

Categories: Empathy, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt


Self-Esteem May Be Set At The Age of 5

In line with Freudian concepts, a new study has found that self-esteem could be set at a surprisingly young age.

Nov 7

Categories: Child Development, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem


Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Humans evolved an over-the-top obsession with what others thought of them - a craving for social approval and admiration, and a paralyzing fear of being disliked. Let's call that obsession a human's Social Survival Mammoth.

Oct 12

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem


Personal Excellence: Building a Castle or Hauling Rocks?

“We are building a castle and it’s going to be magnificent .”

Feb 18

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Love


Why the “Small” Things Matter: Stop Avoiding Yourself and Your ...

When you are faced with the small things, rather than ignoring them, ask yourself these questions. (Make sure you aren’t judging or analyzing your answers. Just notice what floats up as you pay attention. This may take 10 minutes or days!)

Jan 24

Categories: Other, Self-Confidence