When I was a young girl, I played with Barbie dolls. I had a whole collection of them; about 20 or so of all of these different forms of beautiful, blonde and skinny-curvy Barbies. I read the fairy tales of beautiful princesses being rescued by handsome wealthy powerful princes and was essentially brainwashed into believing that somehow my body, my hair and my eyes weren't good enough. I grew up believing that I needed to be taller, I needed to be skinny...and that somehow God didn't know that I was supposed to have straight hair!
Ever since I turned thirty I have had the irrational fear of waking up with a brand new tummy. I refer to this little fear as ‘my own personal Budda gut’. Long gone are the days when I could sip on a Slim Fast for two days and drop 10 pounds (jeez, I wish I was the weight I was when I thought I was fat!). Now that I am in my thirties, I have tried to adopt a healthier relationship with my body, and appreciate the curves that I have developed. I have also come to terms with the fact that maintaining my shape is a daily task, and loving my shape is a lifelong battle.
Many people identify approaching a potential partner as still being one of their biggest fears! In this article, I've decided to use my experience of getting over stage fright, to help you boost your confidence to approach that special person who’s caught your eye! I will never forget the first time I sang in public. I was put in a position where I was performing in front of an audience of about 120 people.
Every parent wants to raise their child to be strong. To be able to pick her or himself up after falling, shake off a poor grade at school or a mean comment from a "friend." The ability to do this and stay focused on your inner strength is an important lesson in childhood...and actually in life. With twenty years of working with parents and children, I have found there are certain things that resilient kids do and I share 3 key ones here.
Success in life, friendship, business, family dynamics and spiritual growth has self-confidence and self-esteem at the foundation. People who have a confidence in their personal worth seem to be magnets for success and happiness everywhere they go. As parents and caring adults, you will want to share methods and techniques to build self-confidence with the young people in your circle of influence. One of the most important part of teaching a life-skill is to improve the concept in our own lives. Here are three more tips to help build self-esteem and self-confidence in your kids.
Confidence is one of the sexiest things about a woman. It shows that she has other character traits that men love — the ability to stand up for herself, empowerment, good looks, and sassiness. Not only that, but confident women embrace their assertiveness over their own sexuality — and they know what they want.
Riding on top doesn’t mean crushing a man with all your weight. If it did, even a 110 pounds woman would be too heavy for most men to handle. Think about what you really do in the saddle. Don’t you use your thighs and, sometimes, your outstretched arms, to support you while your hips bob up and down or gyrate to an inner rhythm? The trick is doing enough strength training outside the bedroom to manage the workout that your legs get during sex.
Hypnotizing a woman is not the key to getting her to fall in love with you, or even to move past the "friendzone". The secret to connecting with the one you're falling for is to make sure both parties feel the same way. If she does not want to move past being friends, then no amount of hypnotizing is going to work. The other key to love success is gaining self-esteem in who you are and what you want.
What if you could hear men honestly share their thoughts and feelings about women, dating, sex and relationships? I had the opportunity to do that twice last week when I hosted and observed "man panels." If you've never been fortunate to hear a man panel, it works like this: we gather men — both single and married — and a facilitator asks them questions previously submitted by the participating women. The women listen as the men give their answers, yet they are not allowed to interact.
In order to attract the man of your dreams, it is vital to dress in a way that honors your beautiful figure. This means that you should only wear clothes that make the best of your unique shape. Before you hop on whatever trend they're pushing in Hollywood, ask yourself if the look works for you and your gorgeous body.
It's a known fact that men are visual creatures, which is why they're attracted to women who dress up their own natural beauty. But, does this mean you need a Clueless-type makeover to get a guy to like you? Doesn't that seem like you're changing yourself for him? The Number One Thing Men Find Attractive
When was the last time you felt confident? Today? Yesterday? Can you even remember? There is a confidence crisis among women these days, especially in the workplace. And, of course, we all know that what happens at work affects the rest of our lives. Still, women are lacking the confidence to speak up, put forward their two cents, or be acknowledged for a job well done. Does this sound familiar to you? At first the idea seemed foreign to me. Then, I started reflecting on the women in my life and realized that yes, in fact, nearly all of my conversations among friends and associates carry within them the undercurrent of lacking the self-assurance to boldly live their lives. Who knew?!
Take the following Self-Assurance Quiz and in just 5 minutes you will learn if you are in a Confidence Crisis or if you are Confidently Confident! Respond truthfully and with your initial choice. Your first choice will be the one that is most accurate, even if you would like to think otherwise. 1. When buying clothes, I don’t need to wear the latest fashions to feel good in what I wear in public. 1. Strongly Disagree 2. Disagree 3. Agree 4. Strongly Agree
You know you're confident. Go on and admit it. When you think of yourself and your confidence, you're being honest when you say, "Oh yeah, I'm confident." Oh, just a second. You didn't, did you? Just tell a little fib? You're really not so confident as you tell others? Oh well, that’s okay since we all do it: stretch the truth, that is. However, if you can’t be candid with yourself, then with whom can you be candid?
There are many aspects to attraction. There's the physical and there's the mental. So let's take a look at the physical. You probably have a certain body type in a man that you are attracted to — correct? He must be tall, dark and handsome. Sound familiar? Well, take a good look next time you are out. You may notice that there are many, many men that don't fit this bill ... and it's the same for women.
I recently returned from a trip to Italy and I was captivated at how comfortable women are with their bodies, every curve, every hair strand, every toe nail. They embrace the figure they were born with (no matter the shape or size) and work every body part to their advantage. They are at ease with the fact that men love to look at women and women love to be admired by men. In fact, male and female courtship is a regular discussion at the dinner table.