This month’s theme: EMPOWERMENT

Article & Blog of the Month

Teaching to Empower During the Coronavirus Pandemic – The more we can learn to appreciate and motivate ourselves to rise to the occasion and relish the challenges, the greater the possibility that we can be models who can influence our students.

3 Empowering Ways To Deal With Adversity – Empowering ourselves to use the negative experiences to drive positive actions strengthens our character and our ability to, not only withstand our struggles, but to rise above them.

Teaching Your Kids To Be Kind In 7 Fun Ways! – The best thing you can do to make the world a better place is to create a culture of kindness in your own home. When our children have a choice to help others, we hope they will. We never want them to be cruel, intolerant, or prejudiced. But let's face it. It's not always easy to be kind, even for us. Consider these ways to show your children why the Golden Rule rules.

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

Edith Wharton

“One of the greatest things you can do to help others is not just to share and give what you have, but to help them discover what they have within themselves to help themselves.”

Rita Zahara

“Empowered people aren’t concerned about competing with anyone, they are busy empowering others.”

Rhona Hendricks

“The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.”

Barbara Coloroso

Act of Kindness

Give encouragement instead of criticism. Dale Carnegie said, “Abilities wither under criticism; they blossom under encouragement.” Every one of us has the magical power of empowering other people simply by generously giving praise and showing encouragement instead of criticism to help them realize their potential.

Question of the Month

The world is facing many serious problems, what empowering message can you share? Share here or in the comments below.

Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

How does this picture represent empowerment? Share your thoughts.

Songs of the Month

“In every encounter we either give life, or we drain it. There is no neutral exchange.” (Brennan Manning) The question is how do we want to be remembered? As someone who empowers and lifts people up or as someone who tears people down. The choice is in our hands.

There are two big messages in Daughtry’s inspirational song. One is that you can find yourself again, even if you may not recognize yourself immediately. Another is that you can challenge the people who don’t believe in you by succeeding.

An empowering song about facing adversity with your head high. Especially given that what breaks you is often when you live without feeling like you’re alive.

Videos of the Month

Educator Sharon Esswein teaches the skills that help us ignite that spark within ourselves and to identify that spark of aliveness in others.

A poem to remind that whatever you’re going through as a woman you have the choice to make for yourself on how gentle and kind you are with yourself.

Books of the Month

Step into Your Power – Jamia Wilson – In this friendly guide, learn how to look after yourself, 'organise, don't agonise', make good choices, get out of ruts, branch out, shake up your mindset and ask for help.

The Power Book – Claire Saunders – With this inspiring and brightly illustrated guide to power, learn about the different types of power, what it means to have power, and what you can do with your own power to create positive change in the world, no matter who or how old you are.

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero – If you’re looking to dig deep within you, tackle your fears, and motivate yourself to reach your greatest potential, this is a must read. Jen will help you figure out what’s holding you back and encourage you to go for gold in this inspiring page turner.

Hey There! What’s Your Super Power? – Jayneen Sanders – A children's book to encourage a growth mindset of resilience, persistence, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem.

Be The Difference – Jayneen Sanders – 40+ ideas for kids to create positive change using empathy, kindness, equality and environmental awareness.

The Name Jar – Yangsook Choi – The Name Jar teaches young readers about immigration and cultural differences. A beautiful, memorable tale, it reminds us all to respect and be kind to one another.