Category Archives: Emotional Health

Formspring

Cyber Bullying & Form Spring

Cyber bullying has received a lot of media attention lately. In fact, some girls have become so distraught over online taunting and teasing that they’ve committed suicide. In most of these cases the girls didn’t provoke the bullying. They were bullied by others who knew…

Love Your Body

Valentine’s Day: Love Your Body!

It’s February 1st, and Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away. This morning I received an e-mail that had a really awesome pdf attached, titled “20 Ways to Love Your Body” (compiled by Margo Maine, Ph.D. and distributed by the National Eating Disorders Association) that…

Ban Bullying

Ban Bullying

In the recent case of the South Hadley teen who allegedly was tormented by mean girls at her school, bullying had grave consequences. According to media reports, this 15 year old girl was the target of not one, but many girls who apparently made it…

Precious

Precious Self-Esteem

Last week, I went to see the movie “Precious” with two of my friends, primarily because one of my friends really wanted to see it after reading the book. My friends summary of the book sparked our interest, so we all decided to go see it…

To Write Love On Her Arms Day 2009

To Write Love On Her Arms Day

November 13, 2009 was “To Write Love on Her Arms” day. To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is “a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and…

Digitally Enhanced Model

Digital Enhancement = Not Cool

Just about every piece of advertising that we come in contact with has pictures that have been photoshopped. It is very hard nowadays for girls to be able to tell whether or not a computer program has been used to shave off some pounds to make…

School Uniforms

Love ’em or Hate ’em: School Uniforms

Now about this whole school uniform ordeal. A lot of people may argue that school uniforms should be eliminated because they don’t let kids express their individuality, or because they are too expensive. Well, I wore a school uniform for almost ten years of my…

Rihanna

Teen Dating & Violence

So, we all know about the situation with the pop superstars Chris Brown and Rihanna. Regardless of what the tabloids may say, domestic violence is not okay and it should not be condoned in any way, shape, or form. Nobody deserves to be verbally or…