As a nonprofit professional, it probably comes as no surprise that I am a firm believer in the importance of helping others and giving back to your community. I love what I do, but it was as a volunteer that I really experienced the mental health upside of giving back.
Remember when “like a girl” was meant to be a burn? Not anymore. The more the achievements, stories and lives of women, both past and present, are acknowledged and celebrated, the prouder we all become of living, loving, thinking and being like the incredible girls and women we are and are fortunate to know.
Is the purpose of life to be happy? If so, that’s a pretty tall order for humans given the range and nuance of our emotions. Plus being in a constant state of happiness might not be as amazing as it sounds.
“Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” – Brene Brown
Purpose. It’s a loaded word, right? As if we all have one or are at least in pursuit of one, something meaningful and definable.
We all face challenges in our lives, but tapping into our resiliency – the ability to manage stress and hardship – can help us continue on in difficult situations.
A Pandemic Bucket List can help us focus on what’s possible in this pandemic life. By trying something new and creating our own mini-adventures, we will remember more from this time than just the pandemic itself.
As chaos and uncertainty continue, leaders need to create and sustain safe spaces where everyone is welcome. Acting with compassion, inclusion and unity is critical now more than ever.
What better way to connect with your daughter than to co-found an organization dedicated to supporting the well-being of young people through kindness, courage and compassion? Well, that’s just what Cynthia Germanotta and her daughter, Lady Gaga, did with Born This Way Foundation.
“I’m feeling flappy,” my five-year-old says, looking up at me. Flappy is our word for feeling restless, or out of sorts, or just not quite right. Whenever that happens, we start by talking about why, but what works better, every time, is hugging him hard, or, failing that, dance parties.