I Took a Makeup Break

I wouldn’t call myself a “girly girl” (I’m sure feminists would love a diatribe on the phrase alone), but I love makeup. I'm not a shopper, couldn't care less about purses or shoes, but I’ve always looked at my face as a canvas I can perfect upon. I have always firmly believed everyone looks better with makeup and I never leave the house without it - and if I do, I am very insecure about it. ...more

Why It's So Important to Make Yourself & Your Wellbeing a Priority

Last week was a harrowing one, and with this Monday we begin again, facing a new week with a familiar sense of trepidation, of disharmony, of fear that we’ve come to expect if still not comfortable with. I’m certain as the national conventions kick off in both political parties this week, the unrest will continue. What I hope, sincerely but desperately, is that as conflict and confrontation take center stage in the news this week, we vow not to do so within ourselves....more

How Hailing a Cab Naked Became An Ultimate Life-Altering Moment

Negative life events such as getting divorced can strip us of our self esteem....more
Good for you! (And good for your husband for "getting it.")  Denise SheKnows Community Directormore

Shock People with Your Confidence and Humor

 Do you know people that are so funny, they make you laugh so hard you have tears streaming down your face?  And they can be so unabashed and shockingthat they leave you and the rest of the room speechless?...more

Rebuilding Body Confidence: My Return After Third Pregnancy

We live in a society in which our self-worth is built around our bodies and our external looks. However, our bodies and our looks change, especially after having babies. I used to have the body of a model, but after my third pregnancy, I just had to accept the fact that my old body was nowhere in sight and that sulking and pining for good old days won’t bring me any relief. I knew I had to do something, and that set me off on a journey back to myself. Here is what I have learned....more

The difference between confidence and self esteem

Many people use the terms 'confidence' and 'self esteem' interchangeably.She's low on confidence so she doesn't want to attend the networking event, we say.I have low self esteem, that's why I can't apply for a promotion, we explain.I've done it myself, used them both as if they mean the same thing. And, until recently, I honestly thought they did....more

I Stopped Apologizing. Now, I'm So Much More Confident.

“Can you break a $20? Sorry, I know you’re busy,” I said to my coworker on an especially busy afternoon.He stopped what he was doing and turned his entire body to me.“Stop apologizing,” he said, eyes locked on mine. Then he took the bill from my hands....more

8 Affirmations for Confidence and Self Acceptance

In honor of the new HerAfter Beautiful Confidence e-book (which comes out today!) we’re sharing a little sneak peak inside look. As a former yoga teacher and big fan of meditation with affirmations, I’m so excited to share these positive affirmations for confidence....more

These Facts from History Will Help You Believe In Yourself

 Being a women's self-help writer, I get lot of readers asking for advice on how to ‘believe in yourself’. And what I can say is that it’s less about the accomplishment and more about the progress. Here’s how I know:–...more