Raising a Powerful Girl
Summary: A Podcast for Girls AND their Parents. Join Founder Maria Fuller and some incredible guests on this show which takes a look at issues girls face today such as mental health, executive functioning, emotional intelligence, leadership, grit and what it takes to be a "Powerful Girl today" and more!
The best way to change the health of women is to start when they are girls! Stress from an early age is what led rebekah to suffering from adrenal issues in her 20s, which subsequently lead to a number of other health challenges. From the stress of school and activities to the pressures of maintaining and certain weight or image, girls are bombarded with ideals that they have to live up to. While this can push them and cause them to grow, it can also create an environment that leads to future mental and physical health issues. There are ways to support their mind and body to prevent future challenges.Rebekah Fedrowitz is an integrative health speaker, writer, and consultant who helps strong, purpose-driven women restore their mental and physical health so they are free to live their lives to the fullest. Rebekah has experienced many of her own personal physical and mental health challenges so she understand and empathizes with what so many women go through. Rebekah is the founder of You Are Well and the host of the You Are Well Health podcast where she works to change the way women’s health is addresses so we can be better than just “okay.”
Some people seem to think that growing up means we need to become serious and stop playing around.Danielle believes that the best thing we can do for ourselves as adults is to remember how to play. Playfulness is not an activity, it is a way of thinking. Danielle writes about how to have fun. Why?Fun is motivatingFun is universalFun is easy to understandFun is freeFun is engagingFun is… funnyDanielle Radden is passionate about motivation especially in regards to fitness and mental health. She is a full time writer and mother in Colorado. Danielle’s new book, Become A Streaker, is all about fun ways to motivate yourself to get outside and run. (And no it’s not about running naked)
Stephanie LaBonte is a wife, mother, author, and speaker. With over a decade of experience teaching in an inner city school, she found her passion in helping young girls find purpose in their lives. She believes in bringing the community in to inspire and to be a support system for these girls. She has seen great success with her girls empowerment rallies because of the relationships that are formed with other peers and the community. She hopes that bringing these movement packages to schools will nurture the potential and instill a sense of belonging to girls all over. Stephanie enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her family, especially her two little girls, Hailee and Aubrey. She is a co-author of #GirlConfident: Discover Your Most Confident Self workbook for girls.
My daughter and I were playing. She was the doctor, and I was her patient. She pretended to give me a shot. I pretended to be nervous in anticipation of the pain. She gently put her hand on mine, whispering, “Don’t be scared. Be brave… Like a Girl!”I was blown away. Only four years old, she hadn’t heard this expression before. It was one of those moments when you feel like you are just totally winning at the parenting thing. And it stuck with me for the greater picture of raising a girl. - This is an excerpt from Mark Loewens blog. Mark Loewen is a psychotherapist and a dad. He was born in Asuncion, Paraguay and moved to the United States to pursue his counseling career. He met the love of his life shortly after finishing graduate school. A few years later, they became dads through open adoption. Becoming a father to a girl further opened Mark's eyes to the challenges many girls and women face in today's world. Mark is the founder of LaunchPad Counseling, a private practice in Richmond, VA. He also started Brave Like A Girl, a website that helps parents who are raising Brave Girls. With his book, "What Does a Princess Really Look Like?" Mark hopes to add more representation of diverse families in the kid's literature, by featuring two (gay) dads.
They often say that a dog is a man or in our case a girls best friend! Pets can provide an incredible connection for girls teach confidence, independence and responsibility. But sometimes the relationship between children and pets of all ages can become rocky, sometimes scary and dangerous. Lots of dogs are relinquished to animal shelters because their families don't feel as if they can cope with parenting humans and dogs at the same time. Either it's too chaotic or it feels unsafe. But with adequate support from professionals, they can set up strategies and a training plan to help families regain peace of mind and keep their families safe. We can teach children to read dog body language so that they can learn to interact safely with all dogs, not just their family pet, and prevent problems before they escalate and become dangerous.By learning to read dog body language and do basic training, girls can grow up to be confident with the family dog and other canines they may encounter in their lives. We can help to keep them safe, and they, in turn, can feel empowered by helping others learn the same life skills. Michelle Stern is a San Francisco Bay Area native and currently lives in Marin County. She's a mom to a daughter heading to college next year, and a 16 year old son. She also shares her home with her husband, dog, service dog puppy and 4 mean chickens. After teaching high school biology and running a cooking school for children for 16 years combined, she has returned to her first true love. Dogs. Working with dogs also means working with their humans, which she adores. Michelle is a dog behavior consultant, a Licensed Educator for the Dogs & Storks®, and Dogs & Toddlers™ Family Paws programs and a dog training instructor for the Marin Humane Society. She is also a partner with The Family Dog, offering private in-home training lessons for whole families, kids included.
Girls are impressionable, especially when they're in their young adult years. Teaching them the value of self worth is one of the greatest gifts as parents and supporters we can give them. When you teach your girls that they are the most valuable asset they have, they treat themselves with respect and love. They will in turn share that with their friends and so on. Krista Rizzo is a Certified Professional Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author and the Creator of the #WhyAmIYelling? Brand. Known as the “Relationship Whisperer,” Krista’s passion lies in helping others overcome their fear of change, allowing them to become mindset masters, communication experts, and life balance achievers so they can ultimately step into their power by transforming their lives, careers, and relationships.
Honored with the distinguished “Emerging Leaders” award for her groundbreaking work and thought leadership in education from the prestigious organization, Phi Delta Kappa, Intl., Dr. Carroll teaches parents how to unglue their kids from video games and social media and participate in the real world again! Dr. Carroll delivers actionable steps to parents in a simple format that even the busiest parents can follow and implement to make incredible progress in ending screen addiction at home. Dr. Carroll has spent two decades in public education in New York State as a classroom teacher, elementary principal, director of literacy and assistant superintendent of schools. She received the Elmer P. Schact Award for pioneering research in a doctoral program in the area of educational technology. She was honored in Washington D.C. as one of the top 25 leaders in the nation for her innovative work in literacy and technology with secondary students.Her new book reached #1 bestseller in 3 categories in 48 hours on Amazon this year:Hooked on Screens: How to Get Your 5-14 Year Old to Put Down the Phones, Video Games and Electronic Devices and Pick Up a Book!She is a sought-after speaker for summits, podcasts and radio shows, as well as national and international conferences in parenting and education.
Amanda Walker's mission is to empower women (mostly mother's) to have the confidence to love, trust and feel amazing in their bodies. Much of the work she does in her group and podcast stems from helping women take a stand for themselves in their health and mind. This is KEY to setting an example for the young women in their own lives.Amanda is a health coach (and longtime fitness instructor) that teaches women how to take back their power from food and live a full life. So many women use food as a coping mechanism and they have no idea they are. I teach women to empower themselves by overcoming limiting beliefs and truly reconnecting to their bodies.She loves to talk about the power of putting yourself first so it bleeds into all areas of life. How confidence in self and digging into the root cause of a poor relationship with food and self help create long term change.The mother/daughter relationship is so powerful to create a future for our daughters. We must set an example for them from a young age so they learn to create the life they crave.
Jennifer tolls lives in Oxfordshire in the UK with her husband Ed, their daughter Rosie and dog Leo. She started Not Just a Princess when her eyes opened to gender stereotyping for babies and children. She wanted to create a business that addressed that imbalance. Rosie her daughter has a dinner plate set with a fairy princess on it. Over breakfast one morning, she wondered why she didn’t have a plate with a scientist, surgeon or plumber on it. Research showed Jennifer that those visuals don’t exist in mainstream merchandise, and if they do, they usually show a man doing the job. Next came the clothing. It’s all too easy to find messages like “When I grow up I want to be a mermaid” or “Princess” – but what about an architect, or a doctor? Messaging on girls’ clothing needs to be directly challenged and that’s what they are doing with their Not Just A Princess (NJAP) merchandise. Jennifer aims to expand their range with more aspirational messages, characters, careers and symbols that challenge gender stereotyping. Jennifer wants her daughter to know that when she grows up, her gender won’t impact her career choice. More importantly, She wants her to understand that she doesn't have to be ‘cute’ or ‘sweet’ – she can be brave and ambitious. Not Just A Princess is about raising the profiles of women who are already #notjustaprincess - they are pilots, firefighters, surgeons and often mothers too. They hope that girls, boys, parents and society understand that there are plenty of alternatives to being a pretty pink princess.
Michele Lamoureux is an entrepreneur, lifestyle coach, and mom. She is the author of "Design a Life You Love: A Woman's Guide to Living a Happier and More Fulfilled Life" which is a book about self-love as the gateway to all you that desire in life. As the host of "The Good Life Coach" podcast she elevates the lives of women through inspiring interviews to awaken a woman to her full potential so she can create success on her own terms. A former corporate international brand director, Michele uses her certifications in personality type, health, and life coaching, to guide women to make the most out of this one precious life.Todays podcast has us diving into the topics of the power of modeling behavior, the importance of love and self care. Michele and I also talk about removing expectations on what we think our girls should do and be like and allowing them to show us who they really are. We talk about the importance and power of fostering creativity in girls, living your passion and so much more. This candid and captivating conversation will leave you thinking and asking questions about who you are and what more you want out of life.
Do you cringe when people start to talk about money? Is it one of those things that make you squirm in your seat, makes you uncomfortable and maybe even makes your stomach flop? For many people, women especially talking about money is a taboo thing but this can be a huge problem for your girls who begin to develop unhealthy money stories that can cause them some challenges later in life. Is there a correlation between your confidence and self worth and money?Tina Marie is a Mindset and Success Coach. Also known as, The Numbers Ninja, she’s spent 12+ years in both the restaurant/bar industry and accounting world. She helps her clients empower themselves and take action with clarity and focus by creating a safe space and tools to gain confidence. She has studied and learned from successful millionaires, studied Neuro linguistic programing, Mindfulness Cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology to help her clients. She understands the importance of a positive and healthy money mindset for empowering girls.
What do you think of when you hear the term Olympic weight lifting? Would you think a team of cheerleaders hanging in a gym who can clean and jerk 141 pounds or how about snatch 112 lbs. Do you even know what this means?Coming from a university degree in biology and biochemistry, Chandler walker has developed a practice devoted to creating unique opportunities for young girls to develop athleticism without specializing in sport starting as young as 6 years old in olympic weightlifting. Chandler has the unique opportunity to mentor and coach young girls who desire to be strong and to be proud of who they are. Letting nothing hold them back!He is the Co-Owner of StoneAgeFuel, a facility devoted to fitness for life and youth weightlifting and sports performance. In fact, StoneAgeFuel is one of only a handful of USA Weightlifting Community Training sites.
The concept of Emotional Intelligence is one that we talk about a lot over here at Raising a Powerful Girl and our new platform for girls the Empowered Girl App. I thought today I would do a quick podcast geared to parents of boys and girls on what emotional intelligence is, the importance and how you can foster it in your home! With rates of anxiety, depression and even suicide rising for children these days a huge contributing factor is that children do not have the coping skills they need to manage the situations that arise in life and instead are left with these emotions bubbling and boiling inside of them with no way of being processed which can either lead to making poor choices as a reaction to the behavior or the child retreats, feeling “abnormal” or that there is “something wrong” with them leading to isolation. But before we can even tackle giving children coping skills to manage stress and anxiety we need to start at the beginning and this is Emotional Intelligence.
Social media is ubiquitous in girls' lives. Too often, parents are not sure what parenting technique to use, opting for a to much or too little approach, or brush social media off entirely- demonizing it or tells their daughters it doesn't matter. These misunderstandings can cause friction between parents and daughters. Informing parents can only benefit them!Lindsey Turnbell, founder of Miss Heard Media, wants to live on a planet with teen girls who feel understood and appreciated, coffee that comes from the kitchen tap, and an endless supply of macaroni and cheese.As a girl advocate with close to ten years experience, Lindsey has helped hundreds of girls embrace their most confident, competent selves through the Young Women Leaders Program at the University of Central Florida and MissHeard Media. Using her background in history and leadership development, Lindsey uses her research, writing, and presentation skills to create media and workshop experiences for teen girls that Huffington Post said “chang[es] the global narrative for women.” Her ultimate goal is to help teen girls shape the world by encouraging empathy and global savvy.
Join Founder Maria Fuller as she shares her story of NYC paramedic turned Entrepreneur and how over 10 years of work with women and girls and her own journey has led her to the creation of the Empowered girl. She talks about the mental health crisis affecting children younger and younger these days, prevention strategies and how her own mental health journey has helped to cultivate some of the materials inside of the app. Maria talks about the importance of teaching girls vulnerability through storytelling as the first step to opening lines of communication and how her platform is an incredible way for parents to engage in healthy conversations with their girls. Don't miss this one!