Tag Archives: confidence
Posted on September 15th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

No Shame

Just how prevalent is fat shaming? In a study recently published in the Journal of Health Psychology, 50 women were asked to keep a diary for one week, documenting every time they were insulted, humiliated, or bullied because of their size. The results: 1,077 instances when people’s reactions made the women feel “less than.” Most […]

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Posted on June 26th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Empowering Girls on the Heroic Journey of Adolescence

By Meg Agnew, SuEllen Hamkins, and Cindy L. Parrish It’s an observable phenomenon for girls in our current society to have strong “voices”—until the age of 11 or 12. Author Carol Gilligan and other social scientists have noted that, at this point in her life, a girl who previously was sure of herself, eager to […]

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Posted on June 16th, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

Free to Be You and Me

Sometimes I think you might be a better, more productive, more interesting person than me. You seem so confident. You know how to make whipped cream from scratch. Or maybe you can build a shed or name the members of the president’s cabinet. And you’re so good with kids. Last week, I went on a […]

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Posted on May 7th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Tapping My Inner Moxie

By Lara Tupper “Don’t be too timid or squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was 39 when he wrote this. I’m 40, pursuing a post-graduate semester in writing at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. His words are my […]

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Posted on March 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Difficult Task of Taking Compliments

By Janet Arnold-Grych There are only a few things that make me really squeamish—nasty cuts, complete disorganization… and compliments. According to the Yoga Sutra and other teachings on personal growth, we’re meant to cultivate qualities like non-stealing and non-grasping. Stepping up to compliments can feel a little like moving into dangerous territory. The question is, How […]

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Posted on February 17th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Living Fearlessly

by Lauren Mackler Imagine what your life would be like if you could move beyond limiting beliefs and behaviors, and fully become the person you were born to be. What if you could “live boldly”—reclaim your magnificence, liberate your authentic self, and activate your potential to create the personal and professional life you desire? When […]

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Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Building Courage Muscles

As a student in Kripalu’s Certificate in Positive Psychology program, I learned about something called self-perception theory. Developed by social psychologist Daryl Bem, the theory states that we form beliefs about ourselves by watching our behaviors, just as we form beliefs about others by watching theirs. We may therefore think of ourselves as confident after […]

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Posted on June 10th, 2013 by in Yoga

Imagining Change: The Power of Visualization

Change is a fact of life. Even if we take no steps to improve our lives, we’ll still grow older. Time will march forward. The question is whether we’ll move in a direction that leads somewhere we want to go or somewhere we don’t. So often, we think that if we want to experience this […]

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