Posted on General February 1, 2020 by Mary George


At My Remarkable Self we strive to promote love, inclusion, and diversity. What a better time to do this than the month of February as we celebrate Black History Month and the incredible talents of those right here, right now. We have put together a few of our recent favorites for you below as well as on our Instagram post today! Please feel free to reach out on our Facebook and Instagram and give us your favorites too!

‘Hair Love’– On Sunday, Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver accepted the Academy Award for best animated short film for the project.


“I Am Enough,” by Grace Byers.
A New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner!

“This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another—from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo.” -Amazon


A.L.I.C.I.A – Alicia Keys has announced that she will be releasing a project titled, A.L.I.C.I.A on March 20th. In the meantime check out her newly released singles, “Underdog,” “Show Me Love,” and “Time Machine.”


Every great leader began as a little leader and this book will help remind and inspire!


“The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas, book and movie (available on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Hulu)

Of course a SHOUT OUT to Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monae for their roles in Harriet (available on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu)

Do you have “Decade Goal?”

Posted on Affirmation, Feelings, General, Parenting January 1, 2020 by Mary George


Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that we have entered into a new decade! What a fantastic time to not only think about our resolutions and goals for the year but also our long term goals. It is a wonderful opportunity to introduce this concept to our kids as well. In years past we have blogged about different ideas of how to best make resolutions with our children. As we think about how to also discuss longer term goals with them, consider what can contribute to their happiness and overall well being. Needless to say our children are constantly bombarded with things that cause anxiety and stress and for some it can lead to depression. One theory that experts have is that giving back and helping others allows us to move outside of our immediate world, feel a sense of happiness, and gain perspective. Consider getting them involved in their community. Talk to your kids and find what interests them and figure out how to help them give back this year. Is it helping to build homes, reading to younger children, stocking the food pantry, starting a coat drive, offering to help the older couple on your street? Whatever it is there are a multitude of ways to do something positive for others that will fill them up with good feelings which can hopefully combat the negative. It is a great start to a lifetime of making a difference in their communities, the world, and helping them find a greater peace within themselves. What a fantastic way to begin a new decade! Happy 2020!


**My Remarkable Self is available to give private workshops, school/camp workshops/assemblies and classes for parents, students, educators and businesses. Please contact us at for further information.**