You’re Beautiful, Girl! 15 Self-Confidence Boosters To Help You Realize That

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By Jackie Pilossoph, Creator and Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling site, podcast and app, Love Essentially columnist and author

This week’s Love Essentially comes from the bottom of my heart. I think there are countless beautiful women out there who lack self-confidence and self-love and I just don’t understand why! I think all women are unique and beautiful inside and out, and need reminding every now and again about that. So, here are 15 self-confidence boosters that will make you feel beautiful all over!

15 material and nonmaterial self-confidence boosters 

by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group

A woman recently came up to me at a restaurant and said, “I love your dress.”

I replied, “Oh, thank you. It wasn’t expensive at all.”


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“Well, it looks really good on you,” she said.

“Thanks,” I replied in an unassured tone. I then turned to my boyfriend and asked, “Do you really think so?”

Now why would I act like that? Instead of an uncomfortable reaction to not one, but two compliments, the best answer would have been, “Thank you so much!” Period. Listen to the compliment and believe it!

I realized right then that I am like countless other women in society who don’t know how to accept praise, and who lack self-confidence for some unknown reason. Has the world of Photoshopped magazine covers and touched-up Instagram photos ruined our chances of truly appreciating and having gratitude for our authentic beauty and unique traits?

As I get further into my 50s, the struggle to find happiness and acceptance with the way I look gets more and more challenging.

Click here to read the rest of the article, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press.

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Editor-in-chief: Jackie Pilossoph

Divorced Girl Smiling is here to empower, connect and inspire you. Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling, the site, the podcast and the app. A former television journalist and newspaper features reporter, Pilossoph is also the author of four novels and the writer of her weekly relationship column, Love Essentially. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism and lives in Chicago with her two teenagers. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

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