A Student’s Life in a World with Guns

Recently, the high school near my home had a “code red lockdown” which is every bit as scary as it sounds:  a code red means that there is an immediate threat to the school and its occupants and that all people will be moved to safe areas and the interior...

It’s Happening Right Under Our Noses

I’ve seen girls change in the 30+ years that I’ve been teaching and in my last 4 years as a coach in the wellness industry.  The confidence level has dropped, the anxiety level has risen, comparing themselves to other people has risen, and the seeming...

What Is A Toxic Friend?

We all have that person in our life who we’ve known for a long time and have always liked spending time with…until we found ourselves realizing that things have changed and we don’t actually enjoy that person anymore.  She makes us feel agitated, she...

Girl Power? Not Until We Change A Few Things

This past Sunday I had an interesting conversation with my friend Jill, who runs a successful choral program in a public school. We were discussing the new school year, the current challenges of the pandemic, and the effect that remote learning had on the kids,...