Friends: And how to get through tough times with them

Have you ever felt like you do not have any friends or they have all changed and you have not? Well that is how I felt.  I lost 3 of my friends in just one year! At first I thought, “Am I really that bad?”   But then my Mom and Dad both told me that I was the most …

Luna Mountains

The moon peeks out from behind the magic mountains, waiting to say goodbye   A piano is in the middle of a meadow playing a sweet song. The music drifts over to me and I feel relaxed   Fireflies cover the meadow like a floating blanket   Even though there are no flowers, the smell of roses is like a …

What does it mean to have a postive body image?

         The issue of body image is something that many girls will have a problem with in their lifetime. Our society places a lot of importance upon the external meaning of what beauty is, instead of learning to find it from within. From a young age, girls will be exposed to images from magazines, television and will also begin to …

Inner Beauty

I thought it was important to follow up our body image blog with a “rebuttal” of sorts and call it inner beauty. You see, our goal and intention in Girls Elevate is to uplift our girls. And while I believe it is very important for them to recognize what they are “up against”, I also feel like it’s equally important …

The Truth About Body Image

I’m researching videos and articles today for this month’s theme of body image for our Girls Elevate program. I’m not getting paid while I sit here, no-one is holding me to a deadline, and I am more inspired in this moment than any other moment in my day so far. Why? Because the distortion of body image is an epidemic …

Patience: The Lost Virtue

While growing up I had the good fortune of living close to my paternal grandmother. My elementary school was only a few blocks from her house. Every day at three o’clock, I’d run out of my classroom, through the front doors of the building, and find her waiting for me on the sidewalk. We’d meander back to her house where …

Sisterhood

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“Sisterhood is the essence of all the wisdom of the ages, distilled into a single word. You cannot see sisterhood, neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is a pat on the back, a smile of encouragement. It’s someone to share with, to celebrate your achievements.” ~ Anonymous …

The Reflection of Friendship

There’s no doubt about it. A friendship can be one of the most rewarding and valuable relationships. To feel totally comfortable and at ease with a friend is like being home. Feeling her support, knowing you can count on her to listen, understand, and make you laugh are the marks of sisterhood. That kind of connection is a special gift …

Embrace your fears

What are you afraid of? Take a moment to hear what comes up in response to this question. Now answer this, what are you REALLY afraid of. Peel back the layers and see what’s hidden there. Often times we try to escape our fears by distracting our minds or even tricking ourselves into thinking it’s no big deal. But fear …