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Body Talk with Friends

Introduction: Our circle of friends is often a safe place to feel included and accepted. We can laugh. We can cry. We can roll our eyes with our friends. What happens when our friendly conversations turn into body bashing–or what I call negative body talk? Ever heard (or made) comments like: “I hate how my…

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Want to De-Stress?

Chill-Time “Just relax! Easier said than done? Being a teen today you know there is plenty to worry and stress out about. Even so, you can fit some chill-time into your day. Use these tools when you’re stressed out AND BEFORE you get overwhelmed. These tips can help prevent the stress from building up…” Take…

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Chill-Time: Ways to Stress Less

Just relax! Easier said than done? Being a teen today you know there is plenty to worry and stress out about. Even so, you can fit some chill-time into your day. Use these tools when you’re stressed out AND BEFORE you get overwhelmed. These tips can help prevent the stress from building up. 1. Seek…

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What’s Up with Friends?

Here are some cool books about some of the difficult parts of friendships and the ways we are treated by other people. Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write about Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy by Rachel Simmons Respect: A Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing when Your Line is Crossed by Courtney Macavinta

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For Girls who Love Sports

Here are some websites to explore: http://www.mgaa.com: Multicultural Golf Association of America, Inc. This organization partners with schools and community-based programs to help inner-city youth. Young people between the ages of 8 and 17 get a chance to learn the sport and its lessons about leadership and discipline. http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org: Learn what the Women’s Sports Foundation…

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Fun Stuff for Girls who Like Science!

Here are some books and websites for you! You can find these books at your school or community library. Or, click on the books to order them through Amazon.com. Girls Who Rocked the World by Amelie Welden Published by Econo-Clad Books Girls Who Rocked the World 2 by Michelle Roehm McCann, et al Published by…

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Quotes about Writing

The role of the writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. — Anais Nin Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. — Willa Cather There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you….

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Mindfulness and Yoga

Yoga and Mindfulness: Cool Ways to Chill ” ‘Yoga and mindfulness can help us  bring our experiences to life!’ Quote from Erin Kelly, Mindfulness Facilitator at the Institute ‘The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.’ Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of…

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Mindful Walking

Our minds wander by nature.  We often go on auto pilot, our bodies eating, attending class, going to work, and walking or driving from place to place, while our minds are a million miles away.  It’s easy to get stuck in worrying about the future or thinking about the past, and to forget to be here,…

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