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Building Healthy Relationships

Building Healthy Relationships by Joi Harris Building healthy relationships and learning how to maintain them is an important part of growing up. It is vital that girls learn how to form peer relationships that offer support and positive environments and foster growth and self esteem. Just like with everything in life, we must learn when building healthy […]

Tracking Milestones for School Projects

Tracking Milestones For School Projects  by Benjamin Marta Tracking Milestones To Keep School Projects On Course For Success Got a big class project due this school year? Feeling intimidated? Feel like you don’t know where to begin. Usually, teachers break big projects up into smaller sections to help keep us on track. What? Oh, they didn’t […]

Meditation: A Relaxation Technique for Clearing Mental Toxins

by Benjamin Marta Anxious? Trouble sleeping? Depressed? Yeah, I was too. After deciding to finish school, I became exhausted, anxious, and stressed from college life, but didn’t know any relaxation techniques for coping with stress. My mindset was filled with unhealthy mental toxins. Trying to balance a job, social life, and school were overwhelming. It […]

Demi Lovato, The X Factor, and Girls In Power

I just read an article by Leanne Aguilera, “News/The X Factor: Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell Sound Off on Who Holds the Power This Season—Watch Now!” Demi Lovato, the sophomore judge on The X Factor this season, says “the theme of this year’s show is definitely girl power.” Simon Cowell is looking overwhelmingly outnumbered and […]

How To Improve Self Esteem

How to Improve Self Esteem “Everyone has talent, it’s just finding what you enjoy doing and what makes you happy and healthy”-Anonymous When I was five I was mesmerized by Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller. I remember doing cartwheels and handstands trying to be just like her.  Shortly after, my mom enrolled me in gymnastics class. […]

How To Cope With Stress

How To Cope With Stress How to Cope With Stress was the buzzword at a recent Girls in Power workshop! With exams fast approaching, many teens are feeling stressed, and that stress can negatively affect their lives! How to cope with stress is an important skill for teens, and the use of this skill in daily life can […]

Being Vulnerable

Being Vulnerable Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote: No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without eventually becoming bewildered as to which is the true. Last week, at one of my very first Girls In Power meetings, I sat and listened as some of my fellow interns […]

Youth Leadership Training

An advocate of youth leadership training, Jacqui Irwin, former Mayor of Thousand Oaks and a remarkable California mentor to young adults, recently spoke to Melinda Crown on Girls in Power Radio. Jacqui is currently a member of the Thousand Oaks city council, and works with various youth outreach groups to try and provide positive opportunities for youth leadership […]

Keeping A Journal

“The nicest part is being able to write down all my thoughts and feelings; otherwise, I might suffocate.” -Anne Frank, from The Diary of a Young Girl After reading The Diary of Anne Frank in middle school, I decided that I would also keep a diary/journal. I’m not sure of my reasoning in wanting to do this; I […]

You Can Overcome

Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only […]

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