Image: Toast
Image: Toast

I felt compelled to write a quick post on self esteem to the women or girls out there who might be feeling crappy about themselves because of the hurtful and ignorant words of Loose Women’s Jamelia. In case you don’t know, she said plus size clothes shouldn’t be available on the high street and women should be made uncomfortable when they go in a clothes shop and can’t find their size! Really. She said that.


My lovely teenage girls

When I read about another young life in turmoil – or even tragically ended – because of low self-esteem or distorted body image, I want to weep. My heart breaks for the teenagers out there who sit alone in their room, scrolling through malicious and dangerous websites and online forums that spew forth destructive words and images which somehow seep into innocent minds, convincing our young that they are fat, ugly, disgusting, unpopular, useless…

attractive accessory confidence

It’s that time of the year when the party invitations are coming in thick and fast…or not. If they are, the thought of meeting new people or being expected to mingle and shine could be worrying you. And if the invites are a little low on the ground you might be wondering why: Am I not a nice person? Doesn’t anybody like me? Talking to friends and family, it’s clear that us women are much more likely to worry about what others think of us than men. In fact, Liz Wilde, Life Coach and author of numerous beauty and wellbeing books, recognises that low self-esteem can be a major factor in holding women back from accepting new challenges (or invitations) and can also prevent us from making the most of everyday life. Luckily for us, Liz is more than happy to give us her professional confidence boosting tips to help kick those nagging worries into touch…