self esteem

  This is three-year-old Kylie. Adorable, right? Her parents submitted this beautiful photo of her to a popular natural hair site with the hopes of broadcasting their daughter’s beauty, in turn, lifting her self-esteem in a world where Black girls are being called “nappy-headed hoes,” and impressive Black girls like Gabby Douglas set golden records […]

Busy parents have become master multitaskers. But as making dinner, cleaning the house and doing laundry are all underway, the TV is often on in the background, which could be a disservice to your kids, experts say. Research from the University of Cincinnati finds that children are watching TV while their parents are trying to […]

Black women view themselves as especially self-confident and independent-minded-more so than Caucasian women. In a recent poll conducted by beauty mag Allure magazine, Black women rated themselves three times as likely as Caucasian women to rate themselves at the ‘hot’ end of the spectrum. Tell us something we don’t know! Black women have always viewed […]

Whether rooted in the old "big boned" theory or a reluctance to work out for beauty sake, researchers say that black women's perception of obesity differs from that of white women. Tiffany L. Cox, and her team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, ND, and Obesity and Quality of Life Consulting in Durham, NC analyzed data between 2000 and 2010 and found that most obese women are dissatisfied with their quality of life when compared to women of "normal" weight, but black women report a higher quality of life than white women of the same weight.

Affirmation For Today: “Today my own well-being is my top priority.” An affirmation is a great way to start training your mind toward a positive way of thinking.  Coupled with other positive thinking exercises, a positive affirmation will help you overcome any obstacle that is put in front of you.  The object of these positive […]

Affirmation For Today: “I change the world around me by changing myself” An affirmation is a great way to start training your mind toward a positive way of thinking.  Coupled with other positive thinking exercises, a positive affirmation will help you overcome any obstacle that is put in front of you.  The object of these […]

Affirmation For Today: “As I Love Myself, I Allow Others To Love Me Too” An affirmation is a great way to start training your mind toward a positive way of thinking.  Coupled with other positive thinking exercises, a positive affirmation will help you overcome any obstacle that is put in front of you.  The object […]

It’s a new year and a great time to think about what really makes you happy. What motivates you? What are your career goals? Relationship goals? Financial goals? Having a clear sense of who you are, what you stand for and where you want to go in life can definitely help boost your self-esteem. Granted […]

Reinforcement is a great way to remind yourself  daily how great  a person you are.  If you don’t, who will?  Having self-confidence  is necessary while tackling the world. 

Dear Blackman, What is your best advice for lethargy in life relationships and motivational passion to pursue worldly goals? -VH The Black Man: Hi VH, My first suggestion is to create a list of your goals so that you have a guideline and time line for achieving them. Second, you should create a team around […]

As I was reading the news recently, I came across an interesting article that says that women “peak” at age thirty-one in key categories such as beauty, confidence and personality. This contradicts many of the phrases that we have in our society such as “after thirty, it all goes downhill” or that the older a […]