This past Saturday my colleague, Mary Kennard, and I spent the morning working with a lovely group of middle school aged girls. This is a wonderful age of self-exploration and independence. With that, there are still so many challenges that girls (and boys) begin to face. Some of the topics we addressed this weekend included body image, self-confidence, social pressures, and what brings us genuine happiness! We discussed gratitude, positive self-talk and also created action vision boards. Overall a great day! A big thank you to Athena Rising for providing such a wonderful space to facilitate our workshop!
There is something so special about the early morning and starting the day with the sunrise! Sets the tone for a good day, whether you are outside exercising, journaling or just sipping a cup of coffee. I find that when I wake up early and engage in self-care of some sort I make healthier choices throughout the rest of the day and am overall in a better state of mind.