Life Lessons

Empowering all women https://www.jamesmillerlifeology.com/sharing-your-inspirational-story-harriet-tinka/   We all have watched or read inspirational stories of people who have overcome incredibly difficult obstacles in their lives. However, did you realize that you also have life lessons to guide others? Regardless of who you are, your life can inspire others and teach them how to overcome and avoid daily struggles. You are an inspirational person. Harriet Tinka is described as a “Super Woman” and “A Woman Who Wears Many Hats.” She is a perfect example of finding a need in the community and filling it. Her students know her as a “Powerhouse…

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EPISODE 11 WITH KAJAL DHANESHWARI: MY QUARTERLIFE CRISIS.

My December Youth of the month wrote a blog on her experience on the podcast: Here is her blog: ********************************* Recently, I was recognized as the Youth of the Month for December on the Dandy Lion Perspective Podcast hosted by Harriet Tinka, the founder & CEO of EmpoweredMe Co. Tinka texted me on messenger, an app I mostly (unintentionally) end up ghosting people on. When I came across her message, it took me a while to respond. I didn’t think I deserved the honour she was gracing me with for various reasons. Firstly, I took a minute to recall what…

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Master Your Mind with Dr. Erika: Self-Esteem Passport authored by Harriet Tinka

My very special guest Harriet Tinka is back. Harriet is the founder and CEO of the award-winning Social Enterprise, Empowered Me Inc. Her mission is to inspire and empower girls and women. Her latest International Bestselling book, “Self-Esteem Passport,” has readers embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Harriet’s passport provides 29 travel VISAs that lead to self-empowerment and will enhance anyone’s life. Harriet shares her story of tragedy with magic. She continues to inspire me on… Self-Esteem Passport: Embark on your self-discovery journey

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EPISODE 9 WITH TESSY OMINA: TURNING BLACK GIRLS INTO ENTREPRENEURS & FUTURE CEOs.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar If you are an entrepreneur growing your business, you know that there are days when things are going so well, and you are on cloud nine getting things done. As a business owner, you have moved a great idea to market, and it’s been profitable. But now, business is slow. Perhaps your clients have decided to use someone else, or the economy has slowed down, or the big “C” has impacted your business. What can you do? You are…

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Is Bullying Still a Thing?

While students were virtually learning, was cyberbullying still going on? What are the latest statistics on cyberbullying? The research was done and might shock some of you. Cyberbullying is a conversation that never seems to get old. Here is a video to highlight the impact of being bullied. https://youtu.be/YKHxF3VirUI Below is some statistics on the research: https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/cyber-bullying-statistics View article


EPISODE 7 WITH ARYANAH OLDENBURGER: I FAILED, BUT I GOT INTO NURSING SCHOOL.

“Could you please tell me the reason why you failed your math final?” Aryanah’s mother asked.  “It’s because of the Pandemic. I wasn’t motivated and I don’t like online schooling. I don’t get to see my friends. I feel lonely,” Aryanah replied to her mother. Meet Aryanah Oldenburger, our July Dandy Lion Youth of the month. She just turned eighteen years old this month. Like many teens, she has been anxious to go back to the way it was in 2019.  We are all lonely now since the lockdowns began, and using terms such as “social distancing,” “self-isolation,” and “shelter…

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EPISODE 6 WITH IFEANYI AGWAZIA: HOW TO LOVE AND HAVE HOPE IN CHAOS.

Father’s Day is the third Sunday of June. Empowered Me is making available two-week 3-hour Father-Son workshops. One on June 19, and the other is on June 26. Both from 10 to 1 pm. The link to register is  https://empoweredme.ca/product/father-son-workshop/  Effective communication is crucial in building strong relationships. A few months ago, we facilitated conversations between fathers and sons. Not surprisingly, the perspectives between parents and the youth were uniquely different. Some youths indicated that their parents’ style of communication darkens the only light they have at times. Obviously, not the outcome either side desires.  So,…

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What Do Women Want?

It’s been a tough week, and I suspect more than a few women are feeling the added pressure from the COVID restrictions.  What COVID has done is highlight, rather than create, the disproportionate burden that falls upon women. Freud was a man of his times. He once said, “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?'”  Studies tracking both paid and unpaid tasks indicate that women spend close to three hours more working than…

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EPISODE 1 WITH JANAYA IVERSON: IMAGINE A WORLD OF KINDNESS

JANAYA IVERSON She stood alone on stage in front of a sold-out auditorium, delivering her inspiring message. As I sat amongst the crowd listening to her speech, I remembered a memorable poem by Linda Ellis entitled “The Dash.” My favorite part of the poem is: “For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.”  The “dash” refers to the gap between the beginning and end of our life.    The young lady on stage continued. She made it clear to the…

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EPISODE 5 WITH RAYYAH SEMPALA: STILL PROCESSING MY LIFE – SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ACTIVISM.

Are You a Parent of a Youth Activist? If it seems many youths today are putting their words into action, you are correct. In the past two decades, we witnessed youth-led activism from Malala Yousafzai’s advocating for girls’ education. 18-year-old Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg, a Swedish environmental activist, challenges world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. How about 24 years old Larissa Crawford? A Métis and Jamaican woman from Calgary began her humanitarian journey at 16 when she launched a fundraiser to start a library at Let Us Shine Academy in Ghana. These young people are…

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