Bullies Need Support, Too!

With Pink Shirt Day happening on February 22, a lot of emphasis is placed on bullying and those who are being bullied. It is no secret bullying is a big issue facing our kids – both online and off. Empowered Me, a local organization that inspires and empowers youth in schools, believes some consideration should be given to bullies themselves. Just recently, Lady Gaga was a victim of cyberbullying and body-shaming after her halftime performance at the 51st annual Super Bowl. Despite her incredible performance and talent, her body became an ugly undercurrent to the show with some taking to…

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Girls With A Purpose Workshop

This Self Esteem and Body Confidence workshop will discuss the three components of Self Esteem and also include tools that cover these topics: 1. Self awareness of her ability to create her own path 2.  Awareness and trusting her own instincts 3. Accountability in making her own decisions 4. Claiming your own strengths 5. Appreciating your powerful, natural and amazing body 6. Cyber bullying and bullying 7. Discussion on issues impacting our teens today February 18, 2017 12.00 pm to 3 pm @McCauley School 9538 107 Avenue For girls ages 13 – 16 Six week program Feb 18, March 4, 11,…

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Looking Towards An Empowered 2017!

2016 is drawing to a close and 2017 gives us hope for a better future. Or does it? Some people like to disagree but Empowered Me likes to think positively and look towards new possibilities.   A new year allows us all to start fresh, start anew. It gives us the power to look back at all the good things we’ve done in the year and then think about where we want to be in the coming year.    In 2016, we helped hundreds of kids feel better about themselves, empowered them to help others in their community as leaders and worked…

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Tragedies Make us Resilient

Dalai Lama quantified that tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength. Having been faced with a tragedy, I was naturally compelled to ask- why me? So I reverted to what many told me to do. That is, ‘Be Positive.’ I realized that this ‘Be Positive’ attitude which is widely broadcasted and is successful as well, is exactly what prevented me from staying knocked down and from getting knocked out. The utmost wonder in living exists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. At times, we don’t realize how strong we are until we are…

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Self Esteem and Healthy Relationships

Two Major Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem to Have a Better Relationship   Likely you may have heard that you have to love yourself in order to have a successful and loving relationship with someone else. But what does it mean to love yourself, and how do you achieve it? Self-love is a contemporary term that is related to understanding yourself, having confidence. This requires independence. The two methods below are tied and true to help you maintain the independence that is important to reconnect with yourself and gain self-esteem:   Take a Break: These might be dreaded words in…

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15 Signs Your Child Is A Victim of Bullying

Bullying rates in Canada are two-thirds higher than other Western countries1. In over ninety percent of these situations, bullying could have been put to an end by an innocent bystander2. In today’s technology and connected environment, teenagers are more likely to pull out their cellphones than attempt to assist a fellow student that is being subject to bullying behavior. Parents need to stay educated and help guide their children on appropriate ways to deal with these difficult situations. Bullying can occur in many forms and situations. Cyber bulling takes place over the internet and often experienced by the child while…

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Teen Self-Esteem – An Important Tools for Success

The teen years are a turbulent and confusing time. It is also often when self-esteem is determined. Self-esteem can create confident successful adults when developed properly, or it can wither under lack of confidence during the crucial move into adulthood. Whatever path a teenage takes during these next few years can define how they live the rest of their life. Many teens today are experiencing low self-esteem and is it a natural part of finding their way. The real question is, how can you rise above this? Self-esteem improvement is obviously easier in theory, but it is well worth the…

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