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Thinking of making a change for the better? Trapped by old behaviors or old ideas and ready to try something new? See what self improvement resources are available, hear from women who've made similar changes, and find out what you need to do to make the change permanent.
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New Year's Resolutions - What are Your New Year's Resolutions?
Readers share their New Year's resolutions and describe successful past resolutions and ones they're revisiting again this year.

"Why Don't I Do the Things I Know are Good for Me?" by BJ Gallagher Book Review
Book review of "Why Don't I Do the Things I Know are Good for Me?" by BJ Gallagher.

Confidence Rx for Women - How to Boost Your Confidence
Advice from a public speaking professional on how any woman can convey confidence and project presence in her professional and personal life.

'Dancing at the Shame Prom' Book Review
A book review of "Dancing at the Shame Prom" an anthology edited by Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter. The collection includes the work of 27 writers who -- with honesty and candor -- tell the hidden stories of shame that kept them small.

10 Voice Tips for Women to Be Heard More
A lot of women don't like the sound of their own voice and want to improve speaking skills and lower pitch. Nationally known voiceover talent Lora Cain offers 10 voice tips for women to be heard more that include strategies to sound better and to improve speaking skills, and speaking tips on how to get your point across and make people listen to you.

You Are What You Say - Speaking with Self-Confidence
Like, you probably know this already? But women sometimes sabotage themselves when they like open their mouths to speak, and it's sort of like a problem? How to overcome speech habits that often work against you, and learn ways to put your best words forward.

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