Self Esteem

4 Ways to Build Self-Confidence and Boost Your Performance

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

Self-confidence is the belief in your ability to accomplish the task at hand. Extensive evidence shows this belief in oneself has positive impact on performance. Research shows that self-confidence is a universal skill that anyone can learn with little effort, not an innate ability reserved for the elite among us.

You Already Have the Perfect Beach Body

Erin Treloar | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Erin Treloar

When I stand in the changing room of the bathing suit store I feel a sense of panic wash over me. Why does my cellulite seem so much more obvious in here? Are those stretch marks getting bigger? How did 20 new moles suddenly appear all over my body?

I Overcame My Body Loathing and Bought a Bikini

Brandee Foster | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Parents
Brandee Foster

Imagine a world where we didn't live our lives according to what the haters said? If we were comfortable to be free and confident in our own skin? I am not my tummy, or my stretch marks or any of my other flaws, rather, they are a part of me.

Get Rid of Your Inner Bully

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

There's a lot of bullying going on these days. We find it in schools, in the workplace and on-line. There's one form of bullying that rarely gets talked about though, and it's creating a lot of misery. I'm talking about self-bullying.

Status Update: You're A Narcissist

Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living

You may want to think twice before hitting the update button on your next Facebook post. You might come across a little narcissistic. That’s accordi...

What Provokes Us to Be Mean to Nice People?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Every human being has occasional dark thoughts, feelings and urges. Most of us can contain these, most of the time. Now and then, our dark side is provoked a bit more strongly, and we end up being not so nice. What provokes the shadow side of our personality to come out?

To the Women Who Wear Bikinis in Front of My Daughters

Jacqueline Melissen | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Parents
Jacqueline Melissen

I don't ever want my kids to see me avoid participating in something because I'm worried about how I look, but I also want to feel comfortable and relaxed, which I find difficult in any kind of bathing suit. So thank you to the women who wear bikinis in front of my daughters, for showing my girls that confident women come in all shapes and sizes.

How Parents Can Raise Confident Daughters

Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents

P&G created a video campaign called "Like a girl" that is hoping to eradicate the demeaning phrase "like a girl" as in "you throw like a girl" or "you...

Parents: Help Your Kids Say "No!" to the #KylieJennerChallenge

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

As parents, we have an obligation to counter the messages and images that our children are bombarded with, particularly now. If we don't put a stop to it, we're destined to have a whole generation that is not only insecure, but psychologically scarred as well. Here are some tips to help your tween/teen.

You Can Become More Confident, Right Now

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Do you wish you were the person who takes a leadership role in the workplace and who is often given roles of greater responsibility by the bosses? Do you want to become the person who is rarely beset by self-doubt, self-criticism, or insecurities about your abilities? It's all possible. You simply need to gain confidence.

Being Selfish Just Means Taking Care of Yourself

Shannon Mulligan | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Mulligan

I like being selfish. I'm not sure when it came to be a bad word, but to me, it's always spoken of the power of self-confidence. Of knowing what you want, what makes you happy, and making that happen for yourself.

YouTube Stars Cheer On Their Younger Selves In Empowering New Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Living

Imagine your teenage self. You’re feeling awkward in your changing body, anxious about grades and confused by the world of dating. You’re uncertai...

What Would You Like To See Women Recognized For?

Beverley Golden | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada
Beverley Golden

As a writer, I rarely know exactly where my next article will come from. Writing primarily when inspired to, new pieces are a culmination of things I ...

Three Reasons to Grow Your Pubic Hair

Carlen Costa | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

2014 may have been the year of the nipple (#FreeTheNipple), but 2015 is definitely the year of the bush (#PubeGame). Pubic hair is so popular right now, it's vogue. From mild to moderate tuffs, harbouring tiny strands of love in between your legs has been all the rage so far this year and it has no intention of slowing down.

Why Perfectionists Should Strive to Be Exceptionalists

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

In a recent counselling session, I was struck once again by how much perfectionism limits our potential. The reality is if we allow ourselves to get lost in our perfectionistic tendencies, we will limit our ability to live to our full potential and impact others. To become an exceptionalist, follow these simple pointers.

The Miss Universe pageant promotes racial biases and beauty stereotypes

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Anne Thornley-Brown

Last night, not one African or Caribbean contestant who was not clearly of mixed heritage made it to the top 15, not one. This is 2015 not 1955. What message did last night's Miss Universe pageant send to young ladies or young men for that matter? If you're not white or near white and you don't have long hair you're not attractive or desirable? The judges really need to park their own biases at the door. If they can't then care needs to be made to select judges who don't have racial biases and a rigid idea of what beauty looks like.

This Is The Exact Problem With Women's Body Image Issues

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Living

When told that men desire full-bodied, voluptuous figures, women felt better about their own weight, say researchers at Southern Methodist University ...

How to Redefine Yourself and Boost Your Self-Esteem

Jacki Andre | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

I continue to carry those words with me: "fat", "ugly", "lazy", "worthless". My one positive attribute was my smarts, and I owned being smart. I shaped myself into the female equivalent of Anthony Michael Hall's character in The Breakfast Club: a dorky loner who was thrilled when she got her first pair of prescription eyeglasses.

Dysfunctional Divorce Leads to Dysfunctional Children

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Feldstein

What divorcing spouses and partners don't realize is there are very real consequences of dysfunctional divorce that affect mental, emotional, and developmental well-being and behaviour of children. The effects of divorce trauma become more pronounced the longer a divorce drags on. And two or five years in the life of a child is a huge percentage of time.

How Posting Selfies Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

Jacki Andre | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

I don't like pictures of myself, and I did a lot of self-reflection about that during the selfie project. The rules for the Selfie Project were simple: post at least five selfies on Facebook over the course of a week and talk to me about the experience afterwards. I don't consider myself "attractive" in any way the idea is bounced around: cute, pretty, beautiful, sexy. I am not alone.

96 Women We Need To See In The Media (NSFW)

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Style

We all know the type of woman the media loves to represent – tall and thin equals "perfect." Unfortunately, she doesn’t reflect what the majority ...

Are You Ready for Back-To-School Shopping?

Anita Saulite | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada
Anita Saulite

The average family with school age children will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, according to research from the National Retail Federation. This is a lot of money, given that these monies will come out of your September budget. It's time for a strategy and plan.

Need A Self-Esteem Boost? Keep Reading

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living

Being open to positive remarks from friends and family, even during a rough patch, is important for self-esteem, according to researchers at Waterloo ...

To My Four-Year-Old Daughter: I'm Sorry

Dr. Carolyn Ee | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Carolyn Ee

My dearest little girl, sometimes I forget that you're only four years old. Actually, a month ago you were just three. Maybe I expect too much from you at times because you're a big sister now. Maybe it's because I just haven't taken the time and effort to see things from your bright little eyes. But my darling, I am slowly learning to do exactly this, and I'm sorry I sometimes forget.

Why We Should Stop Calling People "Crazy"

Lauren Messervey | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

Out of all of the terms to be re-addressed in light of recent mental health awareness, "crazy" should be the first to go. It has become verbal leprosy, a warning to all of those who witness it for fear of spreading its sickness. A crazy girl or boy is to be avoided at all cost.