The best-selling guide book also says Irish people’s reputation for having an easygoing, affable nature is justified, but that our reputation for friendliness is mostly a manifestation of our desire to chat, and our lack of self-esteem is our “dark secret”.
With increasing rates of suicide, mental health problems, eating disorders, and at least 300,000 Irish people - a lot of them women - suffering from depression, Irish women's self-esteem seems to have hit an all time low.
Neighboring European women and even our own Rose of Tralee 2010 have been quoted saying "one of the things Irish women do lack to a certain extent is confidence in themselves and their appearance".
Outraged by the negative statistics and reports, local Confidence Expert Anna Aparicio pledged to make it her mission to do all she can to help reduce these damning figures with her "Woman On Top"’ initiative.
Mental health and depression statistics are expected to rapidly rise in the next few years but Anna is eager to ensure that Irish women don't end up with an array of avoidable mental health problems and being unfairly negatively labelled.
Anna, who originates from Spain but moved to Ireland over 15 years ago says, “ reading the negative reports really saddens me. Depression and other ailments linked to low self-esteem can have a detrimental effect on women's physical health too, and being a proud coach of women I’ve decided to do my out-most to help boost Irish women's confidence"
As part of Anna's Woman On Top initiative, she is giving away 100 free copies of her e-book "Woman To Goddess" to female readers in need of a confidence boost.
All you have to do is visit http://www.delite.ie and download Anna's free report "Why you'll never get what you want unless you do this", and you'll receive your free copy of "Woman To Goddess"
"The e-book, which is available to 100 female readers for free until the 30th October 2012; is the first of many give-aways I’ll be doing to simply help women who for one reason or another may not be feeling so good about themselves or their life and don't know how to make things better. Its my way of giving back to the Irish community" says Anna.