A collection of inspiring posts for personal development. Consider them thought-provoking pep talks.

Recap 2020 Texas Conference for Women

Although more men are dying from COVID-19, women are suffering from a “shadow pandemic” economically by shouldering the burden of caregiving and other unpaid jobs, global philanthropist Melinda Gates said at the 2020 (all-virtual) Texas Conference for Women. “The key infrastructure in this society that needs to be built back properly is this unpaid labor, …

Teaching Tolerance Posters Available

The good folks over at Teaching Tolerance have made 33 powerful posters (from The One World series) free to download. Originally featured in Teaching Tolerance Magazine, the posters are 11″ x 17″ and high resolution. Educators can easily print and then place them to inspire both students and teachers in classrooms. In addition to posters, Teaching …

10 Powerful Quotes From Women Latinx Artists

Here are 10 powerful quotes from women Latinx artists that speak of perseverance, possibilities, and staying rooted in who you are. Curious about the term Latinx? Read Shereen Marisol Meraji’s post ‘Hispanic,’ ‘Latino,’ Or ‘Latinx’? Survey Says … for NPR Code Switch. Latinx Heritage Month (Hispanic Heritage Month) is celebrated nationally from September 15 to October …

cover-19 murals

It’s not unprecedented. I am done with that one, seen over and over in headlines, emails, speeches. Unprecedented feels like a poor sloppy stand-in for the word we should be using to describe this time. I’ve heard friends say the universe is done with humanity’s antics; we’ve all been put in the ultimate time out. …

Drawing Prompts to Inspire and De-Stress Your Family

Is your family suffering from stressful vibes? Have everyone sit down to create art using one or several of the drawing prompts below. Prompts let creativity run wild and family members will enjoy seeing what each other comes up with. Take it one step further with having kiddos make a new list of prompts to …

International Women’s Day: Each for Equal

International Women’s Day is today (#IWD2020)! A global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, the day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme #EachforEqual reminds us a gender equal world can be a healthier, wealthier and more harmonious one. Consider These Key Points An equal …

10 Powerful Quotes from Women in Music

10 powerful quotes from women in music. Often it just takes strong words and good songs to lift spirits. If you’re really in a rut, I suggest downloading the incredible catalogs of these artists and putting the headphones on. 10 Powerful Quotes from Women in Music “You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.” ~P!nk …

Think Podcast Episodes Focusing on the Arts

When I moved to Dallas a trusted friend recommended the radio program Think. Hosted by acclaimed journalist Krys Boyd, the show brings on guests to have thought-provoking, deep conversations about history, current events, science, entertainment and more. Here is a list of Think podcast episodes focusing on the arts. Think is produced by KERA (North Texas’ PBS and …

Unique and Thoughtful Gifts

I am always on the lookout for unique gifts and the opportunity to support people/companies that sync with making the world better. This post contains affiliate links. THE THANK-YOU PROJECT book Gratitude is a buzzword right now (and rightly so). The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time tells the story of …

#futureboards

It was serendipitous a review copy of Sarah Centrella’s book #futureboards: Learn How to Create a Vision Board to Get Exactly the Life You Want was placed in my mailbox. A few days earlier, I was blown away by the exhibit “Dior: From Paris to the World” at the Dallas Museum of Art. From a cathedral-like …

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