All posts tagged: insecurities

Saying These 3 Little Words Limits Your Self-Love

Saying These 3 Little Words Limits Your Self-Love

[ad_1] We’ve all uttered the phrase, “I feel fat” at some point in our lives, right? Maybe we didn’t think much of it then. After all, it’s a common phrase those around us tend to use. But putting yourself down can lead to harmful behaviors later on. So, why is this phrase so damaging, and how can we learn to connect with our emotions better? Psychologist Dr. Nicole Andreoli explains why saying, “I’m fat” is damaging in our self-love journey. Saying “I Feel Fat” Limits Your Self-Love “The phrase I hear most often is ‘I feel fat’,” says Andreoli, “But this phrase is harmful as it impacts our emotions and what we do next.” We may unconsciously begin to eat less in hopes of getting skinnier. Or we may overeat to become curvier. However, the issue with this phrase extends far beyond the actions we take. Rather, it adds emotion to a word that isn’t supposed to have emotion. “‘Feeling fat’isn’t a thing,” says Andreoli. And you’re pointing the blame in the wrong direction. What …

2 Huge Insecurities Alpha Males Hide, As Written By One | Glenn Harris

2 Huge Insecurities Alpha Males Hide, As Written By One | Glenn Harris

[ad_1] Growing up, blame and insecurity dominated my life. To survive, I learned to remain one step ahead of others and wear strong emotional armor. Today, I accept I am just another rider on the bus of life, and I no longer insist on sitting in the driver’s seat all the time. RELATED: How To Capture A Man’s Heart Without Getting Caught Up In The Myth That Men Should Be ‘Dominant’ Here are two huge insecurities alpha males hide, as written by one: 1. Body image is an endless struggle. Tough on the outside but insecure on the inside, they depend on their physical ability to dominate and compete aggressively against other men. They learn what it takes to rise above their competition physically. While these guys usually don’t verbalize their insecurity directly, their dissatisfaction with body image is detrimental. A body image survey conducted by Today and AOL in 2014 found men worry more about their appearance than they do other aspects of their lives (health, family, relationships, job, finances). Nearly half of the …

The Sad-But-Spot-On Reason You Keep Falling For Bad Men | Lisa Haysmer

The Sad-But-Spot-On Reason You Keep Falling For Bad Men | Lisa Haysmer

[ad_1] What female over the age of 13 (and under the age of 93) doesn’t have a thing for the “Bad Boy?” Whether it was back in the days of James Dean, or more recently you’ve found yourself secretly lusting (or maybe not so secretly) for Norman Reedus or Shia Le Beouf, most of us have fantasized about some “between-the-sheets” time with a well-known “Bad Boy.” Most of us have fantasized about the after-intimacy time with these guys, too, right? Whether it’s pillow talk where you magically get him to reveal his tender side that no one else has seen before, or even becoming “the one” that can get him to commit to a relationship. The fantasies are fun, but most of us have learned (the hard way) that Bad Boys have that label for a reason.  I admit, I’ve been in this club too, especially in my post-divorce days. I often tell others that I had decent self-esteem in most areas of my life: I was well-educated, was working as a psychotherapist, and had good relationships with my …

Loose Women’s Carol McGiffin’s, 63, rare marriage confessions with husband Mark, 42: Insecurities, family plans & more

Loose Women’s Carol McGiffin’s, 63, rare marriage confessions with husband Mark, 42: Insecurities, family plans & more

[ad_1] Carol McGiffin doesn’t hold back when she appears on Loose Women, with her refreshing honesty one of her most endearing qualities, which is why fans were surprised to learn that she had got married secretly. The TV star, who was previously married to Chris Evans, eloped to Bancock with Mark Cassidy in February 2018 but didn’t announce the news until the following year. Since then, she has shared a few rare comments about their marriage, from battling with her insecurities over their 22-year age gap to their thoughts about vow renewals. See Carol’s relationship confessions… First date © InstagramCarol and Mark had their first date at Giglamesh The couple met at the Loose Women wrap party in August 2008, when Mark was 26 and Carol was 48. While little was known about the start of their relationship, Carol shed light on their first date as she celebrated the reopening of London restaurant, Gilgamesh. “When it was in Camden we must have gone there over 100 times and were gutted when it closed in 2018. …

Greg Gutfeld’s sexual obsession with AOC accidentally reveals the insecurities of the MAGA man

Greg Gutfeld’s sexual obsession with AOC accidentally reveals the insecurities of the MAGA man

[ad_1] Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is constantly being harassed by MAGA men, and so it’s no surprise she understands what fuels them: insecurity. “Donald Trump affirms insecure men’s idea of masculinity,” she explained on a recent episode of the “I’ve Had It” podcast. She added that he also affirms “insecure white folks’ idea of race.” Anyone who has been on the receiving end of a MAGA troll’s ire can confirm this, of course. The only people Trump and his fans are fooling with their bullying tactics and false bravado are themselves. It’s especially obvious in the way that right-wing men get fixated on conventionally attractive feminists. Good-looking women provoke sexual insecurities and maximally childish behavior from the right-wing man. It doesn’t take a degree in psychology to see this, just functioning senses and a social media account.  Good-looking women provoke sexual insecurities and maximally childish behavior from the right-wing man. But, of course, MAGA men can’t handle an accusation of insecurity without immediately proving it to be true, which is exactly what happened to Greg …

A Halloween Reading List for Adults

A Halloween Reading List for Adults

[ad_1] Channeling the joy of the most childish holiday Annie Otzen / Getty October 28, 2023, 8 AM ET This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here. “I believe in chasing the ghost of my former lighthearted self,” my colleague Faith Hill wrote last year. And “if there’s one day when I might almost catch up, it’s Halloween: the most ridiculous, inherently childish holiday, and perhaps the one grown-ups need most.” As we get older, experiences of pure, full-body fun and joy become more fleeting. Faith argues that adult Halloween is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with that kind of fun, and the freedom it can yield: “When everyone is wearing a dumb outfit and surrounded by tacky decorations, you all withhold judgment together. You might even remember, just for a second, who you were as a young child: unencumbered by pretensions and insecurities, present …