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May 29, 2014

Why We Look In The Mirror: A summary of research findings on body image

We are all more obsessed with our appearance than we like to admit. But this is not an indication of ‘vanity’. Vanity means conceit, excessive pride in one’s appearance. Concern about appearance is quite normal and understandable. Attractive people have distinct advantages in our society. Studies show: Attractive children are more popular, both with classmates and teachers. Teachers give higher evaluations to the work of attractive children and have higher expectations of them (which has […]
May 14, 2014

Confidence Coaching Success With Diana S.

“Since working with Suzanne I’ve been really happy! And I’ve stepped up and done things I’ve never been able to do before or for a long time. I’m not afraid to speak out in my classes anymore; I actually got a reference letter from one of my professors this semester for participating in class and being involved. It’s been great! I’ve joined two honour societies, joined their exec team and went through public speeches to […]
May 9, 2014

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

  From early childhood we are socialized, taught and influenced to compare ourselves to others, so we’re rarely aware of how often we’re doing it. Society, culture, religion and upbringing have been forcing us to look at others with feelings of superior and inferior, and forcing us into making comparisons instead of encouraging us to discover our own uniqueness. The desire to make comparisons with other people stems from a need for reassurance. As human […]
April 29, 2014

Confidence Coaching Success with Maryam D.

“Hi! My name is Maryam. I’m a 21-year-old college student. I moved to Canada with my family about four years ago. I always thought less of myself and thought other people were better than me. I used to compare myself to others and cared about their judgment. It was difficult for me to talk to people I didn’t know. Family members and friends told me that I was shy and lacked self-confidence. I didn’t always […]
April 29, 2014

Confidence Coaching Success with Maryam D.

“Hi! My name is Maryam. I’m a 21-year-old college student. I moved to Canada with my family about four years ago. I always thought less of myself and thought other people were better than me. I used to compare myself to others and cared about their judgment. It was difficult for me to talk to people I didn’t know. Family members and friends told me that I was shy and lacked self-confidence. I didn’t always […]