Volunteer Needed!

I am in need of one more volunteer to help out at North Glenmore Elementary School on Wednesdays from April 9th-May 7th, 8:45am-10:15am. Ad is attached below:

 

Youth Mentor for Girls

 Looking for strong female role models between the ages of 18-30 to help run a Courage for Youth program in elementary schools on Wednesday mornings from April 9th to May 7th, 2014.
“Voices” is a program created by young women who are aware of the challenges facing girls as they enter adolescence and who have a desire to help them navigate through these difficult years. 

Topics:
– Relational aggression: how girls bully each other (gossip, rumours, exclusion, humiliation, silent treatment etc)
– Discovering who you are and what you believe in
– Communication skills
– Healthy relationship skills
– Boundaries
– Peer pressure
– Self Respect & Empathy
– Action/Reaction
– etc.

If you are interested in volunteering and for more information please email: voices@courageforyouth.com

For info on Courage For Youth –> http://www.courageforyouth.com

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Every Valentine’s Day I hear varying opinions of the day. There are those who express distaste for this “Hallmark” holiday, those who make big plans with their love for a day of romance, those who enjoy spoiling their children with gifts, treats, cards, and games, and those single one’s who avoid restaurants on this particular day due to the overwhelming amount of PDA and waitlists to get into restaurants.

I personally love Valentine’s Day. For me it’s a day to celebrate the love we have in our lives. I called my parents, messaged my friends, and spent the day with the man I love. It’s a day where I acknowledge the love I’ve recieved from the people close to me and from strangers alike. Yes I agree that you are encouraged to spend money on this day, but the day is what you make it. I had a beautiful day that consisted of no material gifts just quality time and messages of love and kindness.

When I first turned on my computer this morning the first link on my selected news page was to a video of Ellen Page ‘coming out.’ I watched her beautiful speech at the Thrive conference and listened to her message of love, acceptance, support, and courage and thought that this was such a great moment to share with the world on this “day of love.” I wanted to share it with you and I hope you too will find strength in her message. 

Thank you for your courage Miss. Page, we support, love and accept you! Happy Valentine’s Day ❤

Be Courageous! 

 

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Taking a Selfie

This new Dove video is great! It really brings light to the insecurities women feel, and how mother’s have such a huge impact on how their daughter’s see themselves. 

“I think my mom’s insecurities affect me a lot. When you hear her talk about her insecurities you start to focus on your own.”

As women it’s important to remember that our daughter’s, sisters, and younger peers are looking to us to learn what beauty is and how to be confident in our own skin. This video is a good reminder of that. This video also reminds us what true beauty is…

“…beauty is being strong, being brave, and being happy with yourself…”

Take care of each other ❤