The "Secret Sauce" to Your Success

Kathy CaprinoLately I’ve been talking focusing a good deal on “success” in my writing and workshops, and suddenly this month I had a realization: “Success” is a concept and an experience that is utterly intimidating to many women...more

Above the Influence " I Do ME" Commercial

  I Do Me Ad Transcript (Music Under) OPEN ON AN AFRICAN AMERICAN TEENAGE GIRL WALKING ON THE SIDEWALK IN AN URBAN AREA....more

3 Thought-tips for Refuting the question: "Am I Doing It Right?"

Disclosure: I struggle with this still. But here's the thing. Look at the question behind the question: The deeper question? it's a permission thing. Am I allowed to own my individual take? Am I allowed to do it (whatever 'it' is) the way I think it oughta be done? I hear you. I've asked this. A lot. I've asked this with regard to professional life and personal life. I've asked this in regard to everything. Is this right? Should it look like this? What do I really think?...more

I Am the Shit

Today I woke up—or should I say I remembered?  I remembered who I was—remembered the beauty I possess. Remembered that my beauty was not defined by a man, not defined by my friends and not defined by society. My beauty is defined by me. Today, I say “I am beautiful.” (Thanks, Christina Aguilera!). Every once in a while, you need a day where you wake up and say “I am the shit.”—this is one of those days. ...more

Grown Up Bullies: The Legal Remedies of Adult Bullying

The Abusive Boss Have you ever been physically ill at the mere thought of going to work?...more

How i became Confident Queen

The day I got married was one of the most memorable days I have had, and it was quite sad when 7 years ago I became a lone parent after my divorce.  About the same time, I was made redundant and my house was going to be repossessed....more

The Glamour Shrink by Amanda Horan Kennedy

The Glamour Shrink is my most recent endeavor to help women become the confident glamorous creatures I believe all women can be. My careers have been glamorous to the outside world and to some degree they are. But that is not all they were and are. They have been a lot of hard work and my effort to build my confidence by creating and doing. My favorite things to create are ways to live more beautifully and confidently. Women are not usually the most naturally confident beings. We are bombarded by advertising and the media by images of "glamorous" women who look flawless and amazing....more

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Want a Raise? Wash Your Vagina

OMG. You’ve got to be kidding. I just heard about a magazine ad that’s got me steaming mad. Check out this full page Summer’s Eve ad in Woman’s Day magazine. The title: “Confidence at Work: How to Ask For a Raise.” The very first suggestion in the eight tips on how to ask for a raise?...more

The Sexual Essence Disconnect

   Over the past 30 or 40 years, women have been fighting for equality and power in a "man's world". Women have gained recognition in the working and corporate arena; we have more options, more choices, and more freedom....more