All posts tagged: self esteem

Strong Independent Women

In honor of July 4th YHM is paying tribute to independence! In such a competitive world, people must take their fate into their own hands in order to achieve greatness and success. Being independent is especially important in Corporate America. More and more, employees are looking for candidates who possess independence that will help their companies grow. Samantha Rodriguez, marketing member for Boston based radio station Mix 104.1 and intern at WGBH understands this concept perfectly. YHM: How important is independence in the work place? In the modern day work force it has become increasingly more important for young women to be independent. I have learned that the easiest way to establish independence in the workplace is to take ownership and responsibility over the projects you are assigned. Independence can also be developed when you make the effort to take leadership positions when working in groups. I believe that independence in the work place has the power to make me feel confident in my abilities. I appreciate the fact that my bosses and co-workers trust me …

Yoga Improves Both Health and Self-Esteem

Living a healthy lifestyle is one way to boost self-esteem and confidence. Noreen Kohl, a group exercise and yoga instructor at Rowan University, shared with us her experience with yoga as it relates to both health and self-esteem. YHM: What are the benefits of yoga health wise? Self-esteem wise? Noreen: Health wise, benefits include improved circulation, less stress and stress induced ailments, and more energy. It eases joint and muscle pain as well as headaches. Yoga is low impact when done properly. Self-esteem wise, yoga is great because it is not a competition, it’s all about doing what is best for you as an individual and honoring your body’s limits while challenging yourself! By Maria Lattanzio | Photo: Patrick Hendry

Getting By With A Little Help From Friends…

Friends are the main source of support for many young women. Erin Mitchell and Kirstin Natale are two lovely young ladies who have a large support system of sorority sisters. Their motto focuses on being themselves and to wear confidence as a natural make-up, however many females struggle with confidence and self-esteem. YHM asked these girls about self-esteem among friends and how friends help each other out.    YHM: Do you and your friends talk about your self-esteem? Erin Mitchell (EM): I have a friend with very low confidence and we talk about it often. We  talked about how her lack of self-esteem effects normal things she does daily and that it’s constantly on her mind. YHM: How do you deal with a friend if her confidence is low? EM: To deal with it, I compliment her when she looks good, I noticed she lost weight, etc. I like to remind her of how beautiful she really is. Also, when something does not look good on her (clothes wise), I tell her in a nice way. If …