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Victim Mentality: The Mindset That’s Kicking Your Butt

I grew up in a family that had it’s fair share of dysfunction and problems. Out of respect for my siblings whom I love, I won’t go into all the details, but there’s enough material for the makings of a sequel to Osage County. Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but only slight. Someone once told […]


Am I Attractive? Get The Truth

A few months ago I had a poll on the sidebar of Live Bold and Bloom asking people their most debilitating low confidence issue. The majority of responders listed lack of confidence about their appearance. Most people wonder on a daily basis, “Am I attractive enough?” In a culture than places so much emphasis on […]


25 Best Self-Improvement Blog Posts Of 2013

There are just a few more weeks left in 2013. In these last days of the year, I find myself reflecting on all I’ve accomplished and learned over the past 12 months and how I’ve changed and grown as a person. Since I started my blog several years ago, my inner journey has been chronicled […]


How To Be More Confident As We Age

Do you ever catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror as you’re coming out of the shower or getting dressed — and your eyes zero in on “that part?” You know the one that’s shape-shifting and so obediently obeying the laws of gravity? That wasn’t there last week was it? Or last year? You […]


Boost Self-Esteem By Loving Your Flaws And Failures

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;  courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr Think for a minute about the things you mentally say to yourself that are critical and negative. You may not be consciously aware of how often these thoughts […]


How To Turn Life Dramas Into Adventures

A guest post by Jo Warwick As the large lorry wheels hit the brown leather suitcase, its contents (wedding attire and holiday clothes) spewed all over the interstate . . . Driving from the airport to upstate New York, most of my family were crammed into the large rented estate car for the beginning of […]


Boost Self-Confidence With These 10 Surprising Actions

Do you consider yourself self-confident? Self-confidence is the feeling of assurance in who you are — in spite of your life circumstances or achievements. It is the ability to love and accept yourself, flaws and all, and view yourself from a perspective of optimistic realism and acceptance. Most of us at some point in our […]