My Secret To Feeling Confident In Any Situation | #MyConfidenceChecklist with The Ontario Dental Association

Hey Beauties!

Confidence is not something that comes easily to me and to be honest, it never really has. Finding my confidence has been a journey and a half but despite all of the ups and downs, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

These days, I have what makes me feel confident nailed down to a bit of a routine and it has become incredibly important to me to make that routine a priority. I was amazed at how impactful it felt to place that importance on me, my mind, my body, and my soul.

So today I want to welcome you to a day in my life and introduce you to #MyConfidenceChecklist because I want YOU to learn how to find your confidence too.

On a daily basis, I find myself in a million different situations that test my confidence. Even a girl’s day out with one of my best friends calls for a run-down of my most important steps towards confidence.

These steps are more than just a cute outfit and a good hair day, these are my priorities that I invest time, money and energy in because I know they will have a deep, meaningful and long-lasting impact on my spirit.


1. I start my day the only way I could possibly imagine – with God. I take a few moments every morning to reconnect with myself, my goals, my needs, and my purpose. If you are not religious just take a moment to think about the beautiful things that make you, YOU!

2. I nourish my body by drinking a glass of water. I love to start my morning with hydration to kick to my metabolism.

3. I pamper my skin with my morning routine that consists of oils, serums, and creams meant to nourish, hydrate, and replenish.

4. Next is one of the most important steps in my routine – tending to my smile. Good dental care is so incredibly impactful, yet it is often left to the wayside and it’s time for that to change.

Your teeth are one of the first things that people notice about you and they are also one of the biggest sources of insecurity in men and women alike. I spent years being ashamed of my smile for a number of reasons but when I made the decision to invest in my smile – everything changed.

Committing myself to a thorough cleansing routine twice a day as well as regular dental appointments has helped me blossom into a more confident woman. I’m no longer afraid to laugh without inhibition, smile without fear, and let my teeth shine through.

Steps 5, 6 & 7 are the perfect finishing touches each adding a bit of strength to my confidence armor. A touch of makeup, a curl in my hair and an outfit that makes me stand tall – now I can walk out the door and face any situation that might come my way.

My checklist gives me the power to be free, feel empowered, and enjoy every second of those girl’s day out adventures (including the multiple cups of coffee).

Now it’s time for YOU to make up your own #MyConfidenceChecklist and to discover what makes you shine. Start today and create your own routine that puts your smile first! Make a change and invest your time, your energy, and your money into your dental health! Your teeth are worth it!!

April is Oral Health Month so visit your dentist or find one in your area today at

Share your smile with me on Instagram using the hashtag #MyConfidenceChecklist and make sure to tag @ontariodentalassoc and @labellesirene_



  1. McKenna Bleu
    April 17, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I love this post! These are great tips!

  2. Melissa Nelson
    April 17, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I love this checklist! I need to create something similar to feel my best. Such a good idea.

  3. Style Domination
    April 17, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Number #1. DEFINITELY. Great post and Happy Easter!

  4. Kristin C
    April 17, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Yes! I need to put more care into my morning routine. Thanks for the tips! #1 all the way!

  5. Rachel
    April 17, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    I always feel more confident and ready for my day when I take that time to start the day with devotions and prayer–I've come to so appreciate that little bit of time in my comfy chair by the sunny window!

  6. Krystin Tysire
    April 17, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    You look gorgeous and I'm so grateful for all of the wonderful tips!

  7. Robert Stukowski
    April 17, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Nice checklist. All I need to do to stay confident is do something successful. Doesn't have to be anything big. Could be just betting a level in a video game. As long as I feel like I did something positive, I can use that to do more work.

  8. Summer @ Coffee With Summer
    April 18, 2017 / 12:02 am

    I love this, girl! I don't know what I'd do or where I'd be without God!

  9. Seersucker Sass
    April 18, 2017 / 1:09 am

    I absolutely love this post! I know that I feel much more confident with a white smile, and a prayer always helps when I need a pick me up.XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  10. Krysten Quiles
    April 18, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Perfect list. And I love Sensodyne, it's the only toothpaste I use!

  11. Larissa
    April 18, 2017 / 2:06 am

    I love these…especially starting off your day with God. That's awesome! I need to start utilizing these. I try to drink lots of water throughout the day, and starting the day with a cup seems like a great idea! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ I'm definitely on a mission for a more confident Larissa, and I need all the help I can get.

  12. Annaliese
    April 18, 2017 / 4:30 am

    I love #'s 5,6 and 7! And of course SMILING :-)xoxo

  13. Christina Saull
    April 18, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Great list! I need to remember #2 more often – I am bad at starting my day with coffee only πŸ™‚

  14. Ada
    April 18, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Having confidence can be a real struggle for some, but learning how to gain confidence and work with it can do amazing things!

  15. Sydney Power
    April 19, 2017 / 1:08 am

    I have been very lucky that I build confidence in myself when I was a little girl, but I can still struggle with being confident in myself

  16. Elly Leavitt
    April 19, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    that skincare regime is clearly paying off, your skin looks flawless! ps now you've got me craving a coffee haha x

  17. RKCSouthern
    April 19, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Love your confidence secrets! Of course it helps being as pretty as you are, i'm sure! XORach |

  18. Leeza Smith
    April 19, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I used to struggle with confidence and these are such great tips!

  19. Marette Flora
    April 19, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    You look gorgeous! I agree; improving my smile has given me more confidence.

  20. Candice Nikeia
    April 20, 2017 / 7:03 am

    Morning routine's are so important! I love your stye by the way!

  21. Alex Carreno
    April 20, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    I need to be better about starting my mornings with a glass of water. A great habit to keep!

  22. Diana Maria
    April 20, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Wonderful post and I couldn't agree more! Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and it's great when you feel confident about your teeth. You look lovely in these photos, have a wonderful day! Sending light & love your way,My Lovelier Days

  23. Candice
    May 3, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    These are really great tips! Taking care of ourselves is so important!

  24. Abby Darlington
    May 3, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Great post!! It's so true that a nice smile can make you feel so much more confident!

  25. The Messy Mommy
    May 3, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    This post is right on time for me. I'm interviewing for new jobs, and a confidence boost is just what I need! οΏ½οΏ½

  26. Apryl @ heart, hope, & hustle
    May 4, 2017 / 1:05 am

    These are awesome tips! Especially, the skin care tip and numbers 5-7!

  27. Barbara
    May 4, 2017 / 2:38 am

    Delightful post, Courtney! You have a beautiful smile. Putting God first and knowing His love is the best way to start the day confidently. Right? Have an amazing day. πŸ™‚

  28. Jennifer
    May 4, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Every woman has a reason to be confident!

  29. Julie
    May 4, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    It really starts with taking care of yourself. You need to feel good in your own skin πŸ™‚

  30. Lubka Henry
    May 23, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    The title definitely caught me here. Very inspiring and so truthful and honest blog post.I absolutely love how you start your day. This is how we all should do it πŸ™‚

  31. Amandeep
    July 12, 2017 / 6:45 am

    What an amazing post. The way is is written on such a beautiful line is really worth appreciating. Your confidence define you.

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