The recession has left many of us with low self-esteem, says life coach Sophia Davis.
Miss Davis, 31, is the newly-appointed resident life coach at woman's weekly Look, where she writes a column responding to reader concerns. She tells People: "Due to the difficult economy, people are feeling very unsettled. They are associating their value with money and people who are watching the pennies are struggling with their self-esteem.
British pony showjumper Jessica Mendoza has had a pretty good 12 months.
The 14-year-old has picked up many top awards, breaking records along the way. Last year, she won several Grand Prix, the British Open Showjumping Championship and Olympia - plus a number of European honours.
She holds the John Whitaker International Winter JA Classic title and is the British Showjumping Association's under-16 leading pony jumper of the year, for the second year running.