Don't Let Shyness Hold You Back

by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.

I’ve got a really big problem with our society that gives the message we should all be extroverts. That there’s something wrong if you’re not the life-and-soul of the party. Simply not true!

We’re all made differently and I hate how some feel the pressure to be something they’re not.

That said, I’ve seen the devastating consequences of shyness. Where a shy person feels they can’t talk to someone they’re attracted to. Or make new friends, or put themselves forward for a project at school or work.


10 Tips to Stop Repeating Your Mistakes

by Personal Development coach Carmen Jacob.

There are those moments in life when you discover with stupefaction that you are going in circles, doing over and over again the same mistake: “Ah, no, not again! I was sure this time it will work.”

In this article you will find out 10 tips to stop making, again and again, the same mistake; but first, let’s talk about some of the reasons for doing it.


Agoraphobia: My experience

by Raúl Pérez.

June, 28th of 2013. That is the date when I last wrote for Respect Yourself, I talked about agoraphobia, not as an expert but as a mere sufferer, I was just a 17 years old boy who got the chance of sharing some words about what I had to deal with everyday. And here I am now, a 20 years old man who’s turning 21 this August.


The IICSA : The Force Awakens

by survivor Bob Balfour.

For those of you with a fondness for Star Wars, I hope you’ve enjoyed ‘The Force Awakens’ – or are looking forward to enjoying it. For those of you who are not so keen, I hope you’ll bear with me as I use ‘Star Wars’ references to explore some reflections on The Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse (IICSA) as a male, who is also a survivor activist.


How well do you really understand anxiety?

by blogger Julia Whiting.

With a new year ahead it can seem daunting for a young person thinking about all the different things coming up in the school/college year. Exams and the pressure of project/coursework completion can lead to anxiety and apprehension as can the social structure of a young person’s life in being accepted and keeping up with the impacts of social media.