Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: self acceptance

Stop caring about what others think

Stop caring about what others think

We all care about what others think of us to some degree. Evolutionary Psychologists say this is because we needed others to survive millions of years ago. If we were shunned from the tribe, our chances of survival dimished rapidly. We are social creatures and […]

What to do when you don’t like yourself

What to do when you don’t like yourself

I’m a big contender in the self hatred stakes. So what do you do when you don’t like yourself? I think my feelings of self loathing originated in my childhood. My parents were very critical of me and there were rarely any kind words. This […]

Body confidence and mental health

Body confidence and mental health

Body confidence and mental health are closely linked. Look at eating disorders as evidence of this. I know how not feeling good about myself can affect my mood and it can make or break my day if I feel good/bad about my body and my […]

Be yourself in a world full of haters

Be yourself in a world full of haters

Be yourself in a world full of haters. It’s the tougher option for sure. It’s so much easier to give in to peer pressure, to want to people please and be liked by everyone. We all know though, you can’t please everyone all of the […]

Celebrating size on magazine covers

Celebrating size on magazine covers

Yayyy to Cosmopolitan for the cover of their October 2018 issue. It’s heart warming to see that they have chosen a wonderful role model/image to promote!   Mandy X

How to build confidence in 6 easy steps

How to build confidence in 6 easy steps

True self confidence comes from the way you see yourself, not how others see you. When you build self confidence to a good level, you like yourself irrespective of what others think of you. Your self worth does not come from achievement or external validation. […]

Why compassion wins over comparison

Why compassion wins over comparison

I’ve never been good with showing myself compassion. A lot of negative message growing up taught me to be incredibly self critical. I didn’t like myself at all and it’s taken 35 years (minimum) to get to a point where I can show myself a […]

The definitive guide to supreme self confidence

The definitive guide to supreme self confidence

So what’s the difference between self esteem versus self confidence? Self esteem is created by external validation and self confidence comes from within. Albert Ellis, a famous Psychologist was once quoted saying, “Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to personkind because it’s conditional”. Self esteem […]