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You Are More Beautiful Than You Think

Dove has done it again with this video that speaks to the heart of the beauty issue for women and girls.  In this three-minute ad, a forensic artist sketches people based on their own perceptions of themselves and then again how others see them.  It brought me to tears. Dove says that only 4% of…

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Why I Choose To Lean In

During my freshman year of high school, after trying to reason with my physics teacher when he said that boys were better than girls in science, I went to the headmaster to request that he be reprimanded. I have been passionate about women and girls in leadership ever since I was young.  Like Sheryl Sandberg,…

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Tweens, Beauty & Instagram

Parents frequently ask me if Instagram is okay for teens/tweens.  Please read this mom’s powerful blog on its downside AND potential. http://www.suburbabble.com/post/46865510969/beauty-is-only-skin-deep-but-instagram-goes-all-the My concern with Instagram and all of the other photo-face-fabulous-or-not obsessions we have these days goes for adults as well as teens.  Through them, we learn to measure our worth in “Likes” –…

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Why It’s Important to Share Your Story

I just wrapped up a full day of powerful middle school assemblies – after each one, lines of students waited to talk.  Some shared encouragement, hope, and thanks for the message; others told tearful stories about being bullied; and others shared their secret pain manifested in being the bully, cutting, eating disorders, depression, and thoughts…

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The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong – TED Talk by Dan Pallotta

We have confused morality with frugality.  Dan Pallota makes the argument that we need to run charities like businesses – and give them the same leeway – if we really want to start taking on the major issues charities should be going after.  For example, we criticize an executive director’s character if a fundraising campaign…

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The Queen Bee & Her Protégé

“If ever there comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known.” – Matthew Arnold, Nineteenth- Century British Poet and Philosopher Do you see the women around you generally supporting one another or…

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Move Over, Miss Perfect

Do you have an internal Miss or Mister Perfect that critiques your choices and desires more harshly than most of your friends or family members ever would?  Does she like to whisper sweet nothings to you about what others might think or whether you’ll measure up?  Or is she constantly on call to evaluate career…

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Crystal Clear: 2013

As we launch into a new year, can you see a clear picture of some of things you would like to see happen in 2013?  The clearer your vision, the more likely you are to reach those stars – whatever they are for you: fulfillment, balance, financial freedom, [fill in the blank]. When we are…

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10 Guideposts to Wholehearted Living by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown 1. Authenticity: letting go of what people think 2. Self-compassion: letting go of perfectionism 3. A resilient spirit: letting go of numbing and powerlessness 4. Gratitude and joy: letting go of scarcity and fear

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Please Excuse the Construction.
(Love can be messy!)

I Choose Love is in transition.  Please excuse the mess. In the meantime, please stay in touch by joining our email newsletter.  For more information on Stephanie’s speaking tour, teaching schedule, or otherwise, contact us! Heart-full Holidays, Stephanie Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JoyceStephanieA Join the Facebook Community: http://www.facebook.com/wechooselove

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