Confidence!

Confidence!
Child acts like a brave superhero to save the world

Do you remember her? Do you remember the little girl who enjoyed the freedom to choose her clothes for the first time? She didn't care about what anyone else thought. She wrapped herself in polka dots and stripes without pausing to consider the color scheme. She grabbed the tutu and and everyone's attention as she pirouetted with a cape twirling around her. She made us laugh and squeal with delight at the smallest things and every now and then we remember her, but somewhere along the way, we lost her. It's time to stop comparing ourselves to our friends through social media and trading our confidence in for likes.

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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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The Gift of Gratitude

I was terrible at writing thank you notes when I was high school. I think I have a few thank you notes and phone calls to follow up on from my high school graduation even now because I didn't understand the importance of it. Now that I understand it, I've been running from place to place to deliver these little notes and it has become my favorite hobby! At a time where I could have easily gotten caught up in resentment, I found myself doing one thing: saying thank you and it brought amazing results. Want to live your best life? Dare to focus on all the good parts and ignore the rest! I've got three tips to get you started so keep reading!

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The Exaggerated No!

Last week was rough! I pray about everything I do...or at least the big stuff, because I'm in such new and self employed unchartered territory, but it didn't ease the blow I felt last week.

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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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