No, this is not a new reality show. Forever ago recently, I read an article on one of my favorite blogs Hello Giggles (if you don’t read this regularly, you should) titled We Are Our Cheerleaders. This article brought me back to the days of high school sports where we would mentor and encourage younger teammates with small signs of support like locker posters and little gifts before important competitions. She brought up the great point that since those days, life has gotten much more stressful but no one is handing out locker signs and the like. She says:
Let’s keep being relentless cheerleaders for each other in this adult life. Continue reading
This Thursday begins Women’s History month. Admittedly, I’m not a history buff. Not even a little bit. This is horrible since both my dad and brother were/are history majors. When I try and think about important women in history, I can only come up with a short list and that’s not cool. In part this is because of my own apathy toward history, but also because the history of women is often glossed over in history books. Continue reading
This is advice I’ve heard many, many times in my life. The first time I remember hearing it is in the dance studio regarding never letting your guard down in front of master teachers who might be critiquing you harshly (the dance world can get a little ugly). I heard it a few times in college and several more since entering the professional world. The recurring thread of when I heard this advice is that whenever it was given I was in the company of women. It makes me wonder two things:
- Is this an actual problem? I mean, do people really DO this on a regular basis?
- (This is the important one) Do people EVER say this to men? Continue reading