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.
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.
To find the bigger world, pack a smaller bag. We become all the more inventive, and confident, for doing more with less.
Every consider owning just how "weird" you may be? Look around the bar, the coffee shop and the airport waiting area. NOBODY is normal. These groups are filled with quirkiness. Maybe that's it. They aren't trying to hide themselves. You are.
I'm going to just put this out there loud and proud. I love my pussy. I love her. And my lovers love her.
Experience can be relived. Experience has emotional longevity. It can be improved in our minds as we continue to grow and progress in life. It stays with us and they are lessons we can use everyday for as long as we live.
My quest to find my own sweet spot was a long and winding road. Since I can remember, perfection was the fix, but because it was such an elusive standard, I always seemed to fall short. So I held myself back from opportunity, chose the safe option, and stopped well shy of my full potential.
The light floods the room as she flips on the switch. Here, these lights are my friends, though in other areas -- dressing rooms in particular -- their harshness can tell as many blunt lies as I do if you bend me in a house at a carnival.
When someone takes my photo and I ask them to contort in all sorts of uncomfortable positions to get the right shot, or when I'm raising my arm several feet above my head to get a selfie that makes me look thinner, what am I telling myself? What am I telling my daughters?
My heart goes out to my younger self, and I wonder on occasion what my life would look like today if she'd had the wherewithal to make different choices. If she hadn't felt it necessary to carve herself up like a cake and hand out the pieces with a smile on her face.
Our problem is that we have a tendency to put ourselves at a disadvantage through self-criticism that causes us to be defensive about the job we're doing. "I'm a single parent" or "I'm a working mother." Okay -- but how does that change your responsibility to your child?
Once I learned that being "bossy" was necessary if I wanted to get ahead, I got comfortable being assertive.
While you certainly don't have to pretend that everything is roses, I suggest trying to identify things about yourself, about dating, or about your life that you do like, in order to help you reframe your mindset.
I just finished Wayne Dyer's new book I Can See Clearly Now, in which he recounts many of the pivotal moments of his life, the lessons he learned, and...
It's no secret that the Internet has fed the flame of self-indulgence and for some, humility has completely gone out the window. But what exactly is the motivation behind all this self obsession?
Our mind is a very powerful tool, and the impact of our thoughts and words cannot be underestimated. Confident people have greater control over their minds and have tuned their mental station to one of "I can."