You Be You: Be Proud of Your Authentic Self

“I don’t need a role model or mentor,” protested a proud seventh-grader. “I am my own role model.” Many children believe having a role model or mentor is a sign of weakness. They hide behind invisible screens of confidence to mask fear;...
How to Stand Up to Bullies

How to Stand Up to Bullies

Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Robert Patterson, Miley Cyrus, Marshall Mathers (Eminem), and Lady Gaga share more than celebrity status.  They know what it’s like to be bullied. “Girls can be mean,” said Jennifer Lawrence. ...

Stand Tall with Confidence

 Many people are terrified by three things: fear of public speaking, fear of a painful death, and fear of high school and college reunions. Fortunately, reunions (though sometimes painful) are not fatal. Reunions reintroduce you to those who know your teenage history....

Replace Old Tapes with New Messages

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,” exclaimed Winnie-the-Pooh, “you can be pretty sure that an adventure is going to happen.” Pooh enthusiastically expects his life to be filled with friends and honey pots. Pooh’s optimism is quite different from the bear...
11 Inspiring Quotes When You Need Encouragement

11 Inspiring Quotes When You Need Encouragement

Amy Purdy asks audiences throughout the world, “If your life was a book and you were the author, how would you want your story to go?”  After she graduated from high school, she envisioned a future filled with adventures and opportunities to share stories...

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