++ You can google this and read a million articles about it if you aren’t familiar with it, and see how it plays out in a variety of aspects of life … +++
THINK WIN WIN #habit4 … ask your daughter about the trick I played on their group with the “game” … to help bring home this lesson! After they discovered it WASN’T a game, and they could have ALL done well if they had only worked cooperatively instead of competitively – we brainstormed a variety of situations where we NORMALLY think we need to “win” and someone else needs to “lose” … but how we can NOW think about these situations in ways where EVERYONE can win! (IT TAKES SOME PROBLEM SOLVING and CREATIVITY … but they can do it!)
YOGA – with Kristina Reese! Ask your daughter to show your her “warrior” poses!
Sage sticks with Glow by Lola! The girls used their creativity to make individual and unique sage sticks (my girls’ room smells SO MUCH BETTER NOW) – as a tool to help them choose their thoughts, and recenter their minds, hearts and spirits when they become fearful or anxious. Have you seen your daughter taking deep breaths to enjoy the smell of the sage while focusing on her own unique beauty and personhood while holding or waving her sage stick?
DONNA DAVIS was our amazing leader/women/fierce girl interview this month. She is a lawyer who works for the states attorney’s office (WOW)! She shared about her winding path to law school. and why she loves what she does, but will also always be a teacher at heart (her first profession!) She also teaches excellent writing classes for elementary students, so if your daughter is interested in expanding her writing skills – I can pass along her info, just let me know!
Finally we worked on our personal affirmation as a group:
I CHOOSE MY THOUGHTS to CREATE MY LIFE and CHANGE THE WORLD!
I encouraged the girls to hang their affirmation card somewhere they would see it each day (I hope they did!) and I shared more with them about ONE.org (check it out and have your daughter upload her number!) and More than Me – an organization that Be the Benchmark supports focusing on providing school opportunities for some of the 130 MILLION girls who do not attend school world-wide.