July 16, 2013

Emma Stone Says Confidence Makes A Person Sexy

  In her new movie Help, the actress plays Skeeter Phelan, an ambitious young writer who suffers from low self-esteem in the beginning of the film. Emma says the role made her question how she defines attractiveness. “I think at the beginning, understandably, [Skeeter] is deeply affected by her appearance and her mother’s disapproval of it,” she said. “[Skeeter] was lucky enough to have [her maid] Constantine, who reminded her that she was beautiful and […]
July 4, 2013

How to Be A Gracious Receiver

Are you a good receiver? Most of us were taught to be good givers, but not taught to be good receivers. “It is better to give than to receive.” Sound familiar? Although giving is good, receiving is also good. Besides, if all of us gave, who would receive? Someone has to do it! Receiving is an equally important part of the giving process. It keeps the giving cycle going. If all you do is give, […]
July 4, 2013

Barbie With A More Realistic Normal Body

What would Barbie look like if she were modeled after the average American woman? Very different, it turns out. Artist Nickolay Lamm of MyDeals.com used CDC measurements of an average 19-year-old woman to create a 3-D model, which he photographed next to a standard Barbie doll. Lamm then photoshopped the 3-D model to make it look like a Barbie doll. “If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that […]
July 3, 2013

Halle Berry’s life-long battle with low self-esteem

The Oscar-winning actress — who is widely viewed as one of the world’s most beautiful women — admits she isn’t confident in her own skin. “I think I’ve spent my adult life dealing with the sense of low self-esteem that is sort of implanted in me,” she said. “Somehow I felt not worthy.” Berry also revealed how her crusade to help domestic violence victims comes from watching her mother being abused by her late father. […]
June 21, 2013

Top 10 Ways To Project Absolute Confidence

1) Be authentic by having self-awareness: know who you are, what you like and what you don’t like 2) Know your core values and be in alignment with them, always 3) Be aware of your negative self-talk and focus on the positives 4) Focus on your talents and gifts, not your weakness and faults 5) Dress in a way that reflects how you feel on the inside (no black or gray!) 6) Be aware of […]
June 5, 2013

22 Positive Habits of Happy People

What’s the secret to being happy? You can learn how to do it, just as you can learn any other skill. Those who are happy tend to follow a certain set of habits that create peace in their lives; if you learn to apply these habits in your own life, there’s a good chance you’ll be happy too. 1. Let Go Of Grudges Forgiving and forgetting is necessary for your own happiness, as holding a […]
May 16, 2013

My First Helicopter Flying Lesson

I’ve always been fascinated by helicopters. My earliest memory was when I was about 10 years old, and going with my Dad to the Abbotsford Airshow. Being inside a huge military helicopter and watching them fly around was awesome. Then in my 20’s I took a few flights with Helijet over to Vancouver Island. I’ll never forget the powerful sound of the rotor blades starting up and feeling the power as the helicopter took off. […]
May 10, 2013

How to Express Yourself Confidently

How many times have you been at your workplace and wished you would’ve spoken up and shared your thoughts or ideas with your co-workers. Maybe you are the one that sits in the background at the meetings and hopes and prays that no one asks for your input for fear of having to express yourself and possibly saying the wrong thing, or freezing up and having nothing to say at all. Afterwards do you replay […]
April 12, 2013

Top 5 Regrets People Have On Their Deathbed

As a nurse for many years, my patients were those in palliative care who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, […]