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EMPOWERED WOMEN, EMPOWER WOMEN

Posted on Affirmation, General, Self-Esteem March 1, 2019 by Mary George

Today kicks off Women’s History Month and as we have done the last few years, we want to honor the early leaders, change makers, and visionary women who have come before us. Take time this month to talk and reflect with your children about the accomplishments of these women and the impact they have had on our lives. See below for a few books about them to dive into this month!

Now, take a moment to consider – How do we help develop the next generation of visionaries and leaders?
Ask questions that will guide them to find what makes them happy, what they are confident in doing, discovering their passion, and learning what they value. Who are the positive female leaders of today that they look up to? Teaching our children communication and conflict resolution skills such as how to have a conversation, listening and appreciating various perspectives, and reflecting as they go along will be paramount for this generation. Our Leadership and Peer Mentoring Workshops focus on these essential questions and skills. Contact us for further information on these interactive, dynamic workshops!

Books for the month:
100 Women Who Made History: Remarkable Women Who Shaped Our World (100 in History)

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – by Elena Favilli

Anthology of Amazing Women: Trailblazers Who Dared to Be Different Sandra Lawrence

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!
 
The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts ​by Becca Anderson ​

—Mary & Claire

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The Journey Ahead

Posted on Affirmation, General, Self-Esteem, Stress June 3, 2018 by Mary George

For many, the end of the school year means Graduation- whether it is college, high school, 8th grade, 5th grade or even pre-school. It signifies growth and change as well as also a time for reflection. A reflection on the positive aspects of the last few years that helped you achieve your goals academically, personally, socially and above all what has made you happy.
Remember who you are and your unique qualities and talents that make you special. Take those with you and embrace them as you gain more independence. Think about the amazing friends that have filled you up along your journey. They will still be there for you – You can live in different places, experience different things but you can come back together and the foundation of your friendship will still there. As you move on there will be situations that arise in which you will feel lost. Remember that it is okay to ask for help. It is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of intelligence. Ask for it, you are not alone. Failure will occur, you are living and learning, it is a part of life. Grow from the experience and forgive yourself along the way.

As a friend so eloquently said to me, “Be brave. Be bold. And do not waste time moving in conflict with yourself. Find your niche in life and begin building in it as soon as you hear the faint voice inside that says, ‘this is who I am.’ And never stop listening to it.”

 

To all of the wonderful young adults and children that we have been privileged to work with –
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION!!!
 
—My Remarkable Self  
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