Category - Claiming Your Power

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Spontaneity Can Reveal Opportunity

In my early teens, we moved to San Diego after many years in Newport Beach, CA. This move forced me to leave the only friends I had known and start a new life. Once in San Diego, I was...

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Changing lives – one girl at a time!

Jaden was born the oldest child in a home of domestic violence. She lived in the home until just before her 4th birthday. Both of her younger sisters had life threatening injuries. ...

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Perseverance

When you were younger, did you ever think that life as an adult was going to be easy? Simple? Full of happiness every day or a Cinderella wedding? Well… that was me. As a child of...

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Empowerment for All

I first learned about Girls on the Run through a healthy living blog back in 2011 and remember thinking “this is a cool program”. Fast forward to 2017, and I am at the helm of our local...

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How GOTR inspired me to change

My 12 year old has participated in GOTR for 3 years, and I have seen such a positive influence this program has made in her life. When my younger daughter started the 3rd grade, I proposed...

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Legacy Lives On

My mother was an incredible influence in my young life. She was my best friend and confidant. I lost her to cancer when my own two girls were very, very young. My husband’s mother, my...

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Weird

Weird. That mostly sums up my social life struggles growing up as a girl. Weird. My family is “weird”, my laugh is “weird”, my sense of humor is “weird” and my personality is...

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Mantras About Me

I am me. With all my quirks, inadequacies, faults, and mistakes. You don’t know the half of them. But I was timid, and intimidated. For a number of years. But I’m breaking free, and by...

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Power of the Scar

I am amazing because I’m a survivor! My story begins at a time when I was a young girl. I was raised by a single mother, and had a drug and alcohol addicted father that was in and out of...

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The Power of Your Voice

The narrative of a woman’s value being in her vagina, ability to do homely chores and care to the family is one that has lingered for a long time. As a girl-child, I believed this and...