How To Stop Being Shy With 6 Fail-Proof Actions

How to Stop Being Shy

This is an excerpt from my book Building Confidence on how to overcome shyness. If you’re struggling with low confidence and shyness, check out this book and learn the evidence-based skills to boost confidence and manage social anxiety and shyness.  Low confidence often is the result of some form of social shyness. “Shyness,” according to Psychology Today’s definition,…  Continue Reading

How To Confidently Tell Someone You Like Them

How to Tell Someone You Like Them

In recent years, I’ve been more forthcoming in my expressions of love, admiration, and regard for the people around me — from complete strangers to romantic partners. I’ve come to the conclusion that life is short, and if you think or feel something positive about another person, you should tell them — even if it…  Continue Reading

Does Your Self-Image Suck? 11 Confidence Strategies That Actually Work

Self Image

I don’t know many people who are completely happy with themselves, do you? Everyone I know has had times when they were down on themselves. “I hate the way I look.” “Why do I always say such stupid things?” “I just don’t measure up.” We hit those troughs of low self-esteem when we just want…  Continue Reading

How To Overcome Social Anxiety As An Empath

How to Overcome Social Anxiety

You walk into a gathering of people, and more than anything you want to smile and chat it up with those around you. You want to join in the conversation, laugh, and enjoy yourself. You want people to see you as friendly and outgoing, interested in what they have to say and easy to talk…  Continue Reading

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

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