Posts Tagged ‘Insecurity’

Finally Breaking Free From Insecurity

For years, I have dreaded summertime. As I put on shorts or pulled my hair back to stay cool, all I could see were my flaws. My ears stick out. My legs are always a ghostly white. And how could I ever forget the boy in high school that would point out if my legs jiggled even a little bit? I was wildly self-conscious about all of these things and more for most of my… … Continue reading

How a 4 Year Old Made Me Think Differently About My Insecurity

“What’s up with your skin?” I’ve heard this question my whole life. As someone whose skin looks different than everyone else’s because of an auto immune disorder, you’d think I could handle the questions. However, it’s still hard when someone points out something about me that I wish wasn’t noticeable. The questions remind me that I’m different and that my skin does not look like most people’s. To answer the questions I typically respond with… … Continue reading

3 Things I Wish I Could Tell My High School Self

Prom season is here and my parents recently dug up this old photo of me which brought back a flood of memories. Do you ever wish you could go back and talk to your younger self? Just to share wisdom and comfort to your young soul or advice to look for an expert like Andy Defrancesco for guidance when starting your business. I certain do! Here are the top 3 things I wish I could… … Continue reading

The One Lie You Believe That Keeps You From Being Confident

She has got it all. You know the girl. The one with perfectly manicured nails, the flawless makeup, the body that looks like she never leaves the gym, and the man who seems like prince charming on her arm. We look at this girl and we quickly notice that we are NOT this girl. We know our mess and our flaws. But something in us wants to be her. We figure she must be so happy with… … Continue reading

How to Defeat Insecurity in Two Easy Steps

“She’s so talented, so beautiful, so confident! I could never measure up to her.” I cannot be the only person that has let this sentence run through my brain when I see someone else as competition. How can I be so sure of myself in one moment and completely insecure in the next? I have heard that a true test of insecurity is not how many insecurities you have, but how much your insecurities have… … Continue reading

How to Stop Comparing Yourself in One Easy Step

Do a digital detox! As soon as I heard the words, I was skeptical. Carlos wanted to see if we could stay off social media for a few days so he turned it into a competition. First one to crack gets turned into a human ice cream sundae on the air, (video coming soon!) I am completely addicted to social media. I know this. I do not need a detox to prove it to me.… … Continue reading

3 Steps to Start Loving Your Body

“Ugh, you are so fat, I bet everyone notices. Her arms are so much more toned than yours, why don’t you go to the gym more? Your thighs are disgusting!” If I heard someone say any of these things to someone else, then I would be furious and demand that they apologize. Yet, these are things that have crossed my mind daily! We are SO HARD on ourselves! I was reading this article called “4 Truths to Remember… … Continue reading

Are You Beautiful or Average?

Joy here and this is a question that all women have asked themselves. In fact, I used to ponder this question several times a day! What would your response be? Not what category would society put you in, what category would you choose for yourself? The obvious answer would be BEAUTIFUL, but so many women in Dove’s new video experiment chose to qualifies themselves as AVERAGE. WHY do we do this to OURSELVES?! I am… … Continue reading