Here is the most shocking news of my life: I bought a bathing suit. What's even more shocking? I plan on wearing it. In public. Willingly. And here's why: I'm tired of missing out. It's time to throw fear over the pool gate, get into that water and start making those memories.
we all start from different stages of skill and knowledge, and have different priorities and aims. We're all running different races, and to use others as a yardstick for individual success would be as fruitless as comparing how well I can construct an analogy to how fast you can eat hot dogs.
"Can't I date online more privately?" my client Michelle* asked. She's an executive working in a male-dominated industry and is wary of bumping into people from her boardroom. It happened once on The League, an exclusive, invite-only dating app. Awkward.
Looking at this picture, I have to pause. I look at me -- past vs. present. People say they do not recognize the girl in the other pictures. I'm here to say: that girl is me. Don't speak of her as if she is a poor, piteous person. She's not. She's me. She's standing right here, and she is f***ing strong.
rands, celebrities and opinion-formers have a moral responsibility to show the truth -- that NO ONE has unblemished skin and that cellulite happens to everyone (even sex symbols!).
Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and to be able to value their own bodies whether they are a size two or a size 32. Knowing your value and your own worth does not need to correlate in any way with the number on the scale. We all are worthy of love and most importantly, loving ourselves.
My friend is moaning and groaning about turning 50. I finally got tired of her complaints and told her to pull up her control-top, big-girl panties and get over it. When she continued to bemoan the fact that her gumption had no function, I asked if she would prefer to drop dead at age 49.
Could confidence be over-rated? What if instead of confidently striding into your next meeting, pitching your new big idea or even owning a large public stage relied less on feeling fearless and more on acknowledging your self-doubt and having the courage to move forward and do it anyway?
When I think of what the word alterations numerous meanings come to mind. One is of fixing a garment whether it be too big or pants that are too long. Making alterations makes the garment seem better. Looks better on the body if it fits.
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.
Over the past few months there's been a lot of conversation about whether women are getting a fair shake in Silicon Valley. It's fantastic that there's so much focus on gender equality, but most of the discussion bypasses the fact that we still need to get more women to even try to succeed in technology.
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If we can instill self-confidence and self-love in girls at a young age, perhaps we can turn this distorted view we have of what beauty is around, so that "beautiful," will be the norm for everyone, rather than the exception reserved for the few.
The "giving in order that you may receive" is a lofty philosophical position, and one that will assure practitioners a spot in heaven. Give away too much, however, and you'll end up in the poorhouse. So what is the balance?
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