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Mentoring Girls, Ministry, Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / August 17, 2018

Necessary Endings

Have you ever taken the time to think about all of the necessary endings in your life that have encouraged…

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Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

Socialization over Social Media: Tips to Encourage Healthy Interactions for Your Teen

Let’s face it.Social media has changed our world. For. Ever. Still, there are a few activities that we need to make sure we take along with us in the future, regardless of what other progressions we make. One of those is networking. Read the blog to find a few suggestions about how to encourage networking at an early age.

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Mentoring Girls, Ministry
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

Dare to Dream: Defying the Rules, the Peer Pressure, and the Bullies

When we teach girls to trust their own creativity, boldness, and intuition, we teach them to defy the rules, the bullies, and the peer pressure at a deeper level. Limiting beliefs are hard to break, but the earlier we catch them, the more we can help our little sisters, our daughters, and our mentees to achieve.

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Entrepreneur Life
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

Why I Love Working with Women (and Girls)

It’s Women’s Herstory Month, and it’s time to address those thoughts that so many women share when they state, “I don’t like girls,” and, “I can’t stand being around females.” I’m here to tackle that mindset by reminding you of how amazing we really are! When we begin to reflect on the power in our potential, we’re more willing to engage so let’s chat.

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Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

Leading Like Yara: Influence, Activism, and Extracurriculars

As Black History Month comes to a close, I have to admit I’m hopeful about the future, especially with leaders like Yara Shahidi sharing the importance of the vote, and I’m grateful for the young leaders I know who are doing what they can. As mentors and parents, we can learn a lot from the way Yara was raised to influence the young people in our lives. After all, she didn’t get into Harvard, based on her acting skills, as great as they are. How are you encouraging others to influence the world? Let’s look at a few steps we can use today.

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Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

Making History Like Marley: Rethinking Creativity and Possibility

It’s Black History Month, one of my favorite months of the year, and this year I’m thinking about those who are changing the course of history in front of our eyes! Have you heard of Marley? The founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks Movement, youngest person to be named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, newest editor for Elle with an ezine of her own? We can learn a lot from Marley, so let’s talk a few tips that you can use with your own daughter or mentee which I’ve learned from watching this young leader from afar!

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Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

Maximizing Mentor Relationships: 3 Myths to Debunk about Mentors

Tweens and teens have a variety of mentors available to them in teachers, coaches, youth leaders, and older siblings, but in order to maximize those relationships and make the most out of them, you have to help them monitor the relationships! Let’s talk about 3 myths that may keep your daughter from maximizing her relationship with her mentor.

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Mentoring Girls
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

5 Reasons Why Your Daughter Needs a Mentor

Does your daughter have someone she can talk to? Someone you trust to give her sound advice? Someone she believes cares about her? Someone she doesn’t mind opening up to? If so, excellent! If for some reason, your answer was no, I’d like to persuade you to help her identify a mentor quickly. Why does she need your help? She may need your help because she doesn’t recognize the value, see the need, or feel bold enough to initiate the relationship. Is this something you’ve modeled? Do you have a mentor or do you mentor someone (other than your own children) that she knows about?

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Mentoring Girls, Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

Holiday Break 101: Do Bonding and Books Go Together?

The holidays are here! I hope you’re as excited as I am, but just in case you’re wondering about how to spend your time with your daughter and thinking of ideas, I’ve got one…or four…for you!

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Mentoring Girls, Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

Light Bonding & Hard Conversations: Lessons You Can Learn in the Kitchen

The kitchen was one of the many places my grandma used to teach me life lessons, and I think it was one of the easiest for me to process the info because it gave me something to focus my attention on when I became uncomfortable with the subject matter. I developed anorexia when I was fifteen, a time when I found myself eating fast food more and more and spending less time in the kitchen. You might be surprised by what you find out about your teen when you begin cooking together! Read the entire blog to find more suggestions…

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Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / July 28, 2018

Start With Why: Encourage Responsible Problem Solving

Growing up, I butted heads with my mom a lot. I didn’t recognize that she was a safe place to find comfort and help me problem solve. All that has changed now, thank God, but it was a way of life when I was growing up and it’s my goal to help someone.

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Mother Daughter Relationships
By livdooley / July 27, 2018

Throw Away the Routine

I am all for routine. As a teacher, I’ve learned how much children need consistency. Consistent routines help kids and teens -even adults- feel comfortable. Consistent routines help us to feel a sense of control, as if everything isn’t falling down around us. Every now and then though, we need to break with consistency-especially with a week as many of us have had. Whether you have experienced a recent tragedy or know someone who has, don’t be afraid to throw away the routine!

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Entrepreneur Life, Mentoring Girls
By livdooley / July 27, 2018

It’s the Little Things: Celebrating the Small Stuff

It’s the middle of September. Summer’s ended and the little vacations are scheduled farther apart now. School has been back in for a few weeks, and the routines are becoming more regular. Spontaneity has slowed down and work can become a serious drain if you let it! Celebrations don’t have to be large and time consuming. Your spouse and your children will appreciate it when acknowledge a small success in a special way. Your coworkers may be alarmed that you noticed and cared enough to write a thank you note. Your mentees will light up, and I guarantee you it will make a difference in their day.

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Entrepreneur Life
By livdooley / July 27, 2018

The Organized Lifestyle: Procrastination and Productivity

Growing up, I was focused, but the older I became the more procrastination set in. My mother helped me type a 20 page thesis while I was writing it the night before it was due. Once I began attending college, I thought that I could focus more with a glass of wine in my hand until the glass became a bottle and the only interest I had was in going out. Procrastination had officially hit an all time high as I banged papers out on the keyboard at 4:00AM because I’d officially put it off as long as I possibly could. I’ve got six tips to help you enjoy more productivity over longer periods of time so click the link to read about them.

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Entrepreneur Life, Ministry
By livdooley / July 27, 2018

Rediscovering Worth: Lessons from One Year in Business

It’s been one year since I officially went into business, and it’s been mind boggling. Seriously. I don’t know that I’ve ever cried more in one year than I did this year. I’ve wored harded than I ever have before in my life and it’s difficult to process because I don’t know how much I have to show for it when I look back…if you’re measuring value in the traditional sense by the things you can see.

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