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Gratitude

The phrase “It takes a Village” is ringing loudly for The Girls Empowerment Workshop. Our hearts are full of Gratitude with the amount of generosity we have received over the past few months, and years, and would like to take the time to publicly thank the salt of the earth we are surrounded by in […]

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Do what you can

There is so much to do, to fight for, to work toward, to advocate for… Don’t let your well run dry. Motivate and move from a place that energizes you. Social justice matters, but we must never forget to care for our souls and hearts as we fight. Sometimes that means marching and screaming and […]

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Music to my ears

I have heard some beautiful sounds… Water rolling over rocks, breezes through poplar trees, soft rains on dry oak leaves, Bob Dylan singing “Crooked Highway”, but nothing soothes my soul and rocks my world like the sound of my two teenagers sitting in the kitchen talking to each they about their day.

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My Heart to Yours

    To all the teens girls struggling to find their place, from my heart to yours. I am visualizing my hands on your cheeks and telling you this, “it doesn’t matter If you are beautiful or pretty or fit in – can you play a song which you love and close your eyes and […]

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Reflecting…

As Mother’s Day approaches I’m reflecting on the inspiration behind the creation of The Girls Empowerment Workshop. The unrelenting need to make the world a better place for my daughter and the unrelenting need to make my daughter strong for a world I might be too small to change and in turn she changed my […]

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COURAGE & FEARLESSNESS

  I’ve been thinking a lot about courage lately. Sometimes it might seem as though courage is the absence of fear, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Courageous people appear fearless and confident, and sometimes they are shaking from their boots up. Sharing your passions with the public, trying something you aren’t sure […]

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Candle

Among many important things discussed to day in class, there is one that stands out for me in particular, and I will begin with this quote: “Blowing out anothers’ candle does not make our shine any brighter.” As women, we must remember that when we embrace another woman’s beauty, accomplishments, thoughts, etc… we allow another […]

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Compassion

I was very touched by our class conversation today. Especially by the girls who spoke openly and honestly about the times they have been a bully, what motivated them and how they felt afterwards, as well as their experiences being the victim. The overall theme being compassion, letting go of judgment and competition with other […]

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Impeccable

Some words of wisdom from “The Four Agreements”… “BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”What I love about this, is its not just […]

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Starfish

When I was in elementary school my parents got me a book, I cannot remember the title, but I remember the blue cover with stars on it, and weight of it, the whiteness of the pages. It had a meditation for each day of the year, but there was one in particular that I read […]

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