• Body,  Life

    How we can Help our Children with Confidence

    I am no expert and I’m not a parent but what I do know is that the stats are scary – more than half of our younger generation (girls and boys) suffer with low self-esteem and a negative body image. And what was clear from the Dove Self Esteem project event I attended is that they need our help. We, as the ones who have been through changing bodies, bullies and low self-esteem need to step up and do whatever we can to build them up. I want you to take a moment to think about this; How you felt in your teens (before the likes of social media and…

  • Body,  Life,  Self

    What I Don’t Want For Our Young Girls

    I often wonder how the younger generation of girls is doing, how are they feeling about their bodies, how are their self-esteem levels, are they okay? And then I think back to when I was a girl and I immediately doubt that they’re okay. I really struggled and that was without any social media influence. My body and weight issues started from a young age and while I didn’t technically start dieting until I was about 17, I did hate my body towards the end of primary school and right through high school and it never stopped, until now, sort of. Let me paint the picture for you. I would…