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Monthly Archives: April 2014

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 […]

How To Show Empathy

How To Show Empathy What does it mean to have empathy? Melinda Crown gives a great definition: “Empathy is the art of letting the speaker know you not only understand the words used, but also are sensitive to the feeling that is being expressed.” “By trying to hear the student and by avoiding the tendency […]

Be A Beacon

What is the first thing that comes to mind, when you hear “mentor or role model?” This was the question I asked some people today and I received many different answers. Very few people were able to give a definition of what it means to be a mentor or role model, however, a lot of […]

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