Do you have a daughter?
Would you like to support her through the changes she faces growing up?
From child to adolescent... and from adolescent to adult...
Would you like to be supported through this time of change in your relationship with her?
Do you want to make this tumultuous and risky time as smooth and safe as you possibly can?
Rites of Passage programs are a powerful way for you to support your daughter, and yourself, through this transition...
I've spent the last 6 months researching girls' Rites of Passage programs in Australia and around the world...
So wherever you are, whatever age your daughter currently is, and whatever challenges you are currently facing... hopefully one of these programs will suit your needs...
What would you do if I told you that:
~ you haven’t earned all your achievements?
~ compared to others in society you’ve actually got it easy?
~ your struggles and challenges were insignificant?
Well, I’m not going to tell you that your struggles and challenges are insignificant – because the times we’re living in are difficult for everyone.
And I know that you’ve worked hard for what you’ve earned and life hasn’t always been easy for you. But, we live in an oppressive biased society, and some people have it easier than others.
White people, for example. I remember first learning about “white privilege” and definitely resisting this idea. I worked hard at school, through university, and in my professional life. Really hard. I definitely have earned the right to feel proud of my academic and professional successes.
However, I am still willing to recognise that being white has made things way easier for me than if I’d been born black.
But what I want to talk about today is male privilege. And this one’s more obvious to me since I don’t have it.
It's so nice to connect with you again. It's been about a month since I last wrote, and to be honest - I missed you!!!
It's been great to have my energy focused on new exciting projects, but now I'd like to reconnect with you. So expect monthly blogs in your inbox starting today. They will include similar inspiring stories and info to what you received in 2016 - but they will be monthly rather than weekly.
Aaaahhhh and the exciting news!!!! It's an opportunity for you to deeply connect with your daughter and inspire her to be the woman she is here to be...
Are you ready to transform your relationship with your teenage daughter and inspire her to new heights?
Authenticity, belonging, full self-expression. This is want we want for teenage girls as they mature into adulthood. True empowerment comes when we as women own our brilliance, celebrate each other, and realise that we are enough.
It's schoolies time!! I live in Byron Bay, Australia and the graduating Years 12s will descend upon us here next week, to party and celebrate the end of an era.
What comes next is a big question for all of these teens. Some will have crystal clear vision and have already been accepted into courses for next year and others will be confused and lost for a while to come.
Have you found your direction? Are you fulfilled by your work?
When I ask mothers where they would like to see their teen in ten years time most say happy, in a job they enjoy, contributing to society, content with their lot, and finished school and uni - or some variation on this theme.
Finding a job they enjoy is essential to their satisfaction in life. If you answered that you are fulfilled by your work I'm guessing that your in a job that utilises your gifts and strengths, where you are valued for what you do, and where what you do has a positive impact on society.