If we had friends that treated us the way that many of us treat ourselves, they wouldn’t be our friends for very long. Imagine a friend who calls up just to complain–about you. Or an alleged buddy who quickly says “I told you so... Read more
If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
This SparkTeens calendar will help you boost your confidence with simple actions you can take each day to improve your health, beauty and self-esteem inside and out.
Click here to download and print your calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader... Read more
While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
According to the Giving USA Foundation, charitable giving in the United States reached an estimated $295 billion in 2006—a new record. The record-setting donations included $1.9 billion from Warren Buffett, paid as the first installment of his... Read more
This is my second time on Spark People. The first time worked really well for me, then life happens! I've gone through some major life changes since August (not my choice) so I'm having a hard time getting motivated. I just sit on the couch, watc... Read more
I'm a very introspective/analytical person. Particularly as it pertains to emotions, relationships, etc. It's just how I'm wired. In journaling in my fitness and nutrition daily trackers, I've been concluding with a short note to myself (to future... Read more
I have cut back on eating so I am sure to reap the rewards of that soon. Eventually, I'll want to buy some clothes. I'm on a budget right now , but worse than that is my closet is small so everything will have to be carefully chosen. Right now I hav... Read more
I recently read this article that discussed the link between self esteem issues and eating disorders. I could relate deeply, even though I don't think I have a proper eating disorder, I do use food compulsively as a distraction or a numbing method to... Read more
Hi beautifuls! I'm Megan, 15, and for at least the past 4 years I have had a really big problem with self confidence. I usually don't have very much confidence even if I portray it and act confident. I am 5'6 and 171 pounds. Now, I don't have the "no... Read more
Make a solid effort to take the focus off the scale....set a goal that is meaningful for you....learning to run? set a goal to run a mile without a walk interval, enter a race, Can't do a push up to save your soul? make a goal to complete a set of te... Read more
From our partners at Woman's Day
Confidence is easily attainable and makes a huge impact on how others view you as well as how you feel about yourself. Try these instant boosters to put a little spring in your step:
Straighten up. A recent Oh... Read more
The teen years aren’t easy, usually neither for the teens nor the parents! I don’t know anyone who survived them unscathed. Between hormones, homework and the ''Heathers'', most teenagers have experienced pangs... Read more
I love it.. I love it.. I simply love it.. there is nothing more beautiful than knowing yourself.. Knowing your purpose and your identity, nothing more pleasurable than living on purpose.. Nothing more worth it than having knowledge and understanding... Read more
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