Posts tagged "confidence"

First Time For Everything: Buying A Sex Toy

Here at The Frisky, we have been getting all touchy-feely with our emotions for "Love Yourself Week." But what about the more literal and physical side of the phrase "touchy-feely"? You know, the more hands-on approach to self-love. Masturbation, to be blunt. This little act is, uh, an important part of learning to love yourself.

By: Anonymous / August 20, 2010

30 Things I Love About Myself

In honor of Love Yourself Week, each day a Frisky staffer will share 30 things she loves about herself—and we encourage the rest of you to do the same in the comments! Happy Love Yourself Week! To celebrate, I was somehow convinced to come up with a massive list of the things I love about…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2010

30 Things I Love About Myself

In honor of Love Yourself Week, each day a Frisky staffer will share 30 things she loves about herself—and we encourage the rest of you to do the same in the comments! Happy Love Yourself Week! To celebrate, I've taken on the challenge of coming up with an extensive list of things I love about…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 18, 2010

Girl Talk: Lessons In Lingerie

If you could translate my underwear drawer into a pie chart, you'd see one big chunk—some 75 percent -- dedicated to basic black bikinis. A small 20 percent would indicate the ratty days-of-the-week skivvies that are verging on seven years old (I know). The remaining sliver would count for the few "sexy" underthings I own—a…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 18, 2010

What’s One Thing You Want To Learn To Love About Yourself?

We all have those things about ourselves that we have trouble accepting, like, uh, our ugly feet or the fact that we always interrupt people when we get excited about something. I would know nothing about that. Really. In honor of Love Yourself Week here at The Frisky, I've decided to make peace with something…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 17, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I’m An Ugly Beast”

A few days ago, The Frisky posted a link to an advice column where a man had written in to say he was very ugly — a beast. The thing is, I'm a female beast. So what would your advice be to a female in this situation, since men are not known for looking past…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 17, 2010

30 Things I Do Well

For "Love Yourself Week," I'm doing things a little different than some of the other Frisky staffers and instead of writing a list of 30 things I love about myself, I've got a little list of 30 things I do well. Some of these 30 things that I do well I love about myself and…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 17, 2010

Girl Talk: How Joan Holloway Gives Me Confidence

In honor of the season four premiere of "Mad Men" on Sunday, July 25th at 10/9 Central on AMC, this weekend The Frisky is re-posting a few of our favorite "Mad Men"-inspired essays. As a redhead, I've often been told I resemble, well, anyone else who also happens to have red — or even reddish…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 25, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I Got Hot And My Boyfriend Isn’t Happy About It”

My boyfriend and I have been together for a little under two years. About eight months ago, I'd gained some weight, so I decided to get off my butt and start getting back into shape. Before, my boyfriend and I were both cute but decidedly chubby. Since then, I've lost about 30 lbs, my awkward…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 23, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Friends Hate Me”

My boyfriend's friends hate me! I went out of my way to be nice to them, enjoy the things they enjoy, and participate in their weekend activities, but they still hate me.They don't want me around, they say some pretty nasty things behind my back (and to my face), and they make it very clear…

By: Wendy Atterberry / June 24, 2010

Girl Talk: How A Breakup Boosted My Confidence

Monday was my birthday. I turned 28. That would have sounded old to me when I was in college or even as recently as when I was 26. Today, it sounds perfect—young, in fact, and exactly where I want to be. During lunch on my birthday, I took a walk near Central Park and got…

By: Laura Kusnyer / May 6, 2010

The 8 Most Empowering Experiences Of My Life

The other day, Wendy wrote a list of the different things that make a woman feel beautiful, outside of hearing the words from a man. I noticed that many of the items on the list were experiences -- successfully cooking a great recipe, doing yoga, etc. -- and it got me thinking about some of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2010

Girl Talk: Boys Like Bald Girls

When I was 21 I was diagnosed with cancer. It really sucked – and not just because of the whole “life-threatening disease” thing. My prognosis was good, as my doctors had caught it early and the type I had was considered extremely treatable. The worst part about cancer was the wrench it threw in my…

By: Lauren Moore / April 5, 2010

A Fake Tan Gave Kelly Osbourne Confidence?

Kelly Osbourne has talked a lot about how "Dancing with the Stars" helped her gain confidence, but apparently getting a spray tan helped, too. As the newly appointed ambassador for self-esteem issues for tanning brand St. Tropez, Kelly talked about her struggle to feel good about herself in a press release: "It really saddens me…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 15, 2010

How To Fake Just About Anything

Contrary to what your mama might have told you, “just be yourself” is not always the best advice. Almost all of us have something we’re insecure about, and while years of pricey therapy might eventually banish self-doubt, I’ve found that the best way to get over it in the short-term is to refuse to acknowledge…

By: Judy McGuire / February 18, 2010

20 Ways To Feel More Confident About Your Relationship

There are many ways to feel more confident about your relationship, but here are 20 to get you started. Take the reins or the bull by the horns (or whatever else comes to mind), and start feeling more confident!

By: Nancy Lichtenstein / December 1, 2009

How To Go To A Bar Alone

Bars exist to create a world of potential. Yet often, they are self-defeating because it's not all that easy to meet new people in them, especially if you're hopping with a pack of wingwomen (read: competition, intimidation). A notion previously reserved for alcoholics, going to a bar alone can be about creating independence as well…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 24, 2009

Do You Struggle With Your Body Image?

“Do You Struggle With Your Body Image?” If you answer Margaret Ruth’s question with a "No," you’re either a robot or a liar. But according to this guru, weight loss may have more to do with what’s in your heart rather than what’s in your stomach.

By: Simcha / March 11, 2009

Poll: What Aspect Of Yourself Are You Most Confident In?

Personally, I feel pretty damn good about my talent for cooking marinara sauce, my thick hair, my work ethic, and my dog mothering abilities. And you?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 10, 2009
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