Archive for June 2009

Help Me Use My Super Power

Ever since I wrote about Finding Your Super Power, I’ve been itching to use mine in a larger capacity.  As a refresher, my super power is… Challenging women to break stereotypes and achieve their dreams. So what can I do to help YOU break through stereotypes and achieve your dreams?  This is not a rhetorical…

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Bonnie Richardson Wins Track Team Championship By Herself

Recently, I posted about how sometimes you can’t rely on the “team” to get to your goals, but I also know that my band wouldn’t be where we are today if we didn’t act as a team.  Now here is a girl that plays a team sport – without teammates!  Bonnie Richardson of Rochelle, Texas…

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Becca Wants to be an Auto Mechanic

I am 17 years old and i’ve been in school all my life… I finally realized the classroom was not the place for me so I’m not in the process of getting my GED. I am very interested in auto mechanics but feel my family won’t support me in this field choice.. I live in…

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Find Out How David Beats Goliath

While on vacation last month, I read a fascinating article in The New Yorker about a coach who took a team of young girls with no basketball skills all the way to a championship. And nearly won. In fact, they would have won had they continued with their hard-core strategy, but a sour-puss referee made…

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A Moment of Silence for Neda and All Revolutionaries

Today I want us all to take a moment to stop and think about those whose lives are tragically lost in the name of freedom.  The woman in the photo is Neda.  She was an Iranian woman hoping to have a career in travel, leading Iranians on trips abroad.  She was also an accomplished singer…

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Are You Waiting for The Right Play?

My youngest daughter started softball last year. One evening on our way to the game she asked “Mom, if I hit a home run, will you buy me a Nintendo DS?”  Hmm.  That was a tough one.  My wallet didn’t want to commit to that as a reward, but at the same time I didn’t…

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Girls Can’t Play Violin

The violinist design has been on my radar for quite some time as I’ve had multiple requests for it.  I love string instruments but the best I can do on a violin is to play a very scratchy D major scale.  :D So for those of you that play violin, who are your favorite female…

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She Earned That Title So Please Call Her Senator Boxer

I have to agree with Senator Boxer on this one.  She did work hard to earn that title and she deserves to be called “Senator Boxer”.  If she were a medical doctor, I think she should be called “Doctor Boxer”.  If a person works their butt off to earn a prestigious title, then they have…

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What does society say you can’t do?

OK – so I usually steer clear of political and religious topics on here to avoid igniting flame wars, but this speech by Sarah Palin is extroardinary.  Not because it’s pro-life, not because she’s Sarah Palin, but because of what she says at about 2:40. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWr8L7dLylU “We went through some things a year ago that…

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