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
You always see walkers or runners with really lean, toned, muscular legs. But people always say that cardiovascular activities don't really do anything to build muscle. I'm confused because when you are sore from a day of walking, didn't you work the... Read more
The question comes from one of the trivia questions that I always have trouble with. In building muscles, what is the difference between a muscle working harder and a muscle working stronger? I can't ever decide between them because they seem to me... Read more
I try to practice gratitude but have so many negative thoughts about myself
I was looking online and came across some amazing TED talks by Brene Brown on shame and vulnerability
Had one of this A-HA moments that I have felt shame around my... 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 DayConfidence 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 Ohio... 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
Self-esteem is not always easy to come by... Throughout my younger years as a child, teenager and even in adulthood - I met people who berated me, who mocked me, called me names and it led to my lowered self-esteem.
With my failed relationshi... Read more
Choose one thing off the list over the last 4 weeks that you personally found the most difficult.
Attempt to do this today.
If you succeed write down your difficulties with accomplishing it and how you felt on completion.
If... Read more
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