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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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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5 Tips to Confront Conflict Between Moms and Daughters

We become strong when we exercise, and I don’t know if it can get any more basic than that. In fact, you may be wondering why I chose to waste space to even share that point. I shared it because I want us to remember it’s important and simple. When we exercise, we become stronger. Now, I have a question for you: why do so many of experience weak relationships with our loved ones? Come on, you know what a weak relationship is: one where patience is absent and discipline is distant. One where your interactions are marked by outbursts and your time together is tense.

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3 Ways to Encourage Empathy and Reduce Drama

3 Ways to Encourage Empathy and Reduce Drama
Two beautiful african american girls smiling, looking at camera. Sisters posing on blue background. Studio shot.

Synopsis: What is it with teen girls? Why are teen girls always enthralled in drama-real or imagined? I know that if you’ve got a youth group, are a mentor, or even teaching a class, you’ve asked one or both of these questions. Most of the young ladies I mentor are friends one moment and ignoring one another the next, but that’s when it’s easy. It’s much more difficult when they’re engaged in a fight on Snapchat or contemplating ways to get even with the other girl.

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