The Power & Meaning in Our Shoes

One of the places we often express our confidence is on our feet. From athletic shoes to heels, our footwear helps us express ourselves and can be as unique as we are. Our shoes as ourselves: A study by researcher Russell W. Belk (University of Utah) speaks to the power of our shoes in our lives far beyond a cute boot. Our shoes influence how we feel about ourselves and others. They have been shown to super-charge performance. They define us and they represent our personal histories. The image of a pair of beat-up old Converse in the corner can ignites the sights, sounds, smells and angst associated with being a teen; of pick-up basketball games and old friends; or that skateboard incident w

Self-Confidence: Fuel for Action, Success and Well-Being

“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin to Winnie-the-Pooh Before the month of love slips through our fingers yet again, let's turn our attention from the many efforts to find (or keep) that special someone, to the person most fundamental for a happy life and relationship: you. “Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” - Gloria Steinem As usual, Gloria is right. If you do not start from a place of loving and appreciating yourself first, how will yo

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