9 Powerful Body Language Tips To Instantly Boost Your Confidence

Body Language Tips

Note: This is an excerpt from my book Confidence Hacks: 99 Small Actions to Massively Boost Your Confidence. Stop reading for a moment, and notice how you are sitting or standing. Where are your arms? What is the expression on your face? If someone were to walk in the room right now, what preconceptions might…  Continue Reading

Building Confidence: 20 Personal Growth Experts Share Their Advice

I’ve had plenty of times of low confidence in my life. I’m sure you have as well. Maybe you’re dealing with a lack of confidence right now in some part of your life. Unlike self-esteem, which relates more to your essential worth as a person, confidence relates to your feelings about your abilities and capacity…  Continue Reading

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person Or Empath? My New Book Is For You

Highly Sensitive Person

How many times in your life have you heard someone say, “Don’t be so over-sensitive”? Maybe they said it another way — like, “Get a thicker skin,” or “Don’t be such a cry baby.” You feel things deeply, and you also feel deeply misunderstood. Most people around you don’t seem to share your sensitive nature,…  Continue Reading

How To Be A Better Person Every Day

How to Be a Better Person

OMG. When I think about the mistakes I’ve made, the unkind words I’ve spoken, the opportunities I’ve let slip by, the unhealthy mindsets I’ve fostered — it makes me want to hang my head in shame. On too many occasions, I have not acted as my best self, the self I want to be. The…  Continue Reading

8 Strategies for Overcoming Shame

Overcoming Shame

“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” – C.G. Jung I have felt shame. You have felt it too. It’s that emotion when you want to tuck yourself into a tight little ball, roll into dark corner, and disappear. You are the bad little girl or boy who is unworthy, unlovable, and cast out. Shame feels like…  Continue Reading

A Powerful Formula To Catapult Your Confidence

Boost Your Confidence

I’m afraid. What if I fail? I might look stupid. They know so much more than me. I don’t trust my judgement. I’m not attractive enough. I don’t think I have what it takes. I have nothing valuable to say. They might reject me. I have no motivation. Have you ever found yourself saying or…  Continue Reading

40 Reasons Why You Need To Boost Your Confidence

Boost your confidence

When I graduated from college, I had a diploma, a degree in English literature, and no idea what I wanted to do with my life. The week after graduation, I sat at the kitchen table in my mom’s house, scouring the newspaper for a job that seemed remotely interesting and that I might be qualified…  Continue Reading

Ready To Reclaim Your Self-Confidence? My New Video Series Shows You How

Reclaim your self-confidence

I recently conducted a survey of my readers here at Live Bold and Bloom. It was just a one question survey about confidence. The question was: What is your most concerning difficulty related to your self-confidence? I was blown away by the responses — not just the number of responses, but also by how profoundly…  Continue Reading

6 Strategies To Boost Your Body Image And Self-Esteem

Body Image and Self-Esteem

I’m going to ask you a question: what part of your body do you hate? I bet you had an answer in a nanosecond. In fact, I bet you’ve stood in front of the mirror and stared at the body part, despising its unwelcome attachment to you. You’ve probably tried to suck it in, tighten it,…  Continue Reading

7 Ways To Be A Good Listener

How to Be A Good Listener

Think about how powerful it is to be heard. In fact, reflect on an occasion when you had something to say, something important or vulnerable to share, and you knew you had the full attention of the other person. That level of attention, when you know the other person is really listening to you, makes you…  Continue Reading

How To Love Yourself: 20 Ways To Cultivate Self-Worth

How to love yourself

Why is it that we have such a hard time loving ourselves? Even when we know in our heads we are worthy, we don’t feel it in our hearts. We don’t believe it when a loved one says, “You’re beautiful, smart, and capable.” Instead, we believe that little inner voice whispering, “You’re ugly, stupid, and…  Continue Reading

25 Things To Remember When Low Self-Esteem Kicks Your Butt

25 Things To Remember

There was a time in my life when I didn’t believe in myself. Having grown up in your average dysfunctional family, I found myself in the role of peacekeeper and people pleaser from a young age. I believed if I was compliant and accommodating, I could keep everyone happy and prevent the wackadoodle behavior going…  Continue Reading

How To Gain Self-Respect In 12 Simple Steps

How to gain self-respect

Self-respect and self-esteem are different. Self-esteem comes from how you think and feel about yourself. Self-respect comes from what you do. Although you can work on changing your thoughts and feelings alone, the path to self-esteem is far less difficult when you work on self-respect As I said, self-respect is based in action, and it’s…  Continue Reading

Building Confidence, My New Kindle eBook [UPDATE]

I’ve spent the last couple of years writing blog posts and teaching online courses about building confidence. What I’ve discovered from those who comment on the posts or take my courses is that a whole lot of people lack confidence in some area of their lives. It’s a very common problem, but sadly people tend…  Continue Reading

How To Gain Confidence When You Feel Insecure

How To Gain Confidence

Carol could never seem to get a break. In spite of being highly-educated and one of the most talented people in her office, she was bypassed for promotions and rarely asked to lead a presentation or pitch a client. Not that she minded missing out on presentations and pitches — she never felt comfortable with…  Continue Reading