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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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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Making Memorable Moments Between and Moms and Daughters

Growing up, I envied some of my best friends and the relationships they had with their moms. When it came to my mom and me, I was that character named Can't-Get-Right. Opening up to my mom was unchartered territory. What if my mom didn't think I was funny or like to laugh at the same stuff I do? What if she thought I was silly or stupid or worse? What if life got worse when I let her in? My thoughts were irrational and unjustified, but they were my thoughts so they became my reality.

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Diaries, Brain Dumping, and Best Friends

The more I dealt with, the more I wrote. I wrote about everything, and the sporadic thoughts, outbursts, and dreams were still there, but there were a lot more summaries of my day. I realize now that keeping a diary has also kept my sanity. Writing about the arguments that I got into with best friends, the betrayal by former boyfriends, and the disconnect I felt with my parents helped me to process my thoughts in a positive way because I was able to vent free of judgement from others. I notice that I'm more prone to share my feelings with people when I haven't journaled about them, and there's always a risk...no a guarantee that I'll hurt someone when that happens.

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