Not all Confidence Conflicts are Beauty Battles. Attacks on our identity come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Most of these conflicts are mountains–whether we made them out of molehills or not. Nineteen years ago today, my husband and I faced one of our biggest mountains: the loss of our daughter. Grief is a … Continue reading Finding Strength in the Confidence Conflicts
Every little girls longs to be seen, heard and significant. From the moment she enters this world she looks to her parents for love and protection. But not all parents meet their daughters needs well. Many little girls do not have both parents sewing into their lives. Many are not there at all. Some are … Continue reading How do you Cope with Confidence Conflicts?
One of the leading causes for a chaotic closet is weight fluctuation. Who wants to wear clothing that does not fit correctly? Pulled and puckered fabric draws attention to bulges; loose and hanging clothing gives an impression of insecurity and inadequacy. Either problem creates a self-consciousness that can easily be prevented with properly sized garments. … Continue reading When Weight Conflicts with Confidence
Confidence Conflicts come in shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s the snide remark of a friend or a glare of an enemy. Other times it’s the lack of response from your man or the doubting of your mom. Or… How about this one: the disappointing service of your waitress. (It’s happened to me a couple of … Continue reading Confidence Conflicts
Have you ever been thrown off balance by a distorted understanding of truth? It’s easy to take one side of the truth or the other and blow it out of proportion. When we believe a distorted truth, we can be left off balance and confused … and it is not beautiful to live a stressed … Continue reading Balancing Confidence Conflicts
It’s the life-lessons that we struggle with the most that hold the deepest meaning–and make us most qualified to teach.
Recently, I was asked to give a thirty-second synopsis of what I have learned about: The Key to being successful as a creative. I wanted to laugh and reply with the very same question to the one who was asking me! Thankfully, I had a moment to recognized that my initial response before I had to … Continue reading 3 Reasons Confidence will Help you Succeed
Every child wants to be loved. Little girls long to be seen and heard and to belong to something greater than themselves. We need to know we are valued. Boys do, too. They need adventure and challenge. They long to be strong and courageous and to be needed. Yet we all have image issues at … Continue reading The Secret to Confidence: Understanding Yourself
Most women HATE, HIDE or get HUNG UP on their appearance. Who doesn’t hate certain parts and pieces of how they look? This is why so many of us hide under big, baggy sweatshirts, heavy makeup or hair coloring. Some women love their appearance–or at least they have a way of persuading their audience that … Continue reading Sea-Saw of Confidence
This Forth of July I hit the big 5-0. People keep telling me that It’s just another number, but it’s a bit of a Confidence Conflict right now and hearing, “it’s no big deal” doesn’t really help. True that a birthday really only makes us one day older, but reaching a new decade is difficult. Aging and body-image As … Continue reading Aging with Confidence
Consider the weather patterns and the cycles of seasons. The ocean’s tides ebb and flow aw the moon waxes and wanes. We literally schedule our lives around by the rhythm of nature. If there were ever a pause in the rising or setting of the sun, we would all panic. It’s not just your surroundings … Continue reading How Rhythm Affects Confidence
I can almost hear you protesting my blog already… If you’re like most women, you love to wear black and it is the dominate color of your entire wardrobe and my suggestion that black could be killing your confidence already has you irate, doesn’t it? “If you take my black away, I will have nothing … Continue reading Why Wearing Black Could be Killing your Confidence