Language changes. Words can come and go. We make up new ones and we forget some of the older ones. Then there are some older words that we might want to reclaim and use more often. Delight is that kind of word. It isn’t just about the things that make us happy, although happiness is part […]
Compassion is not easy. It’s demanding. It is more than pity or feeling sorry for somebody else. “Walk a mile in somebody else’s shoes.” That sounds good, but it doesn’t sound quite like compassion, especially if they are really nice shoes that fit us too. When we say that we know how somebody else feels….well, most […]
“I’m bored.” That’s what we say when we are stuck with nothing to do. We think that boredom is about how uninteresting the world can be. But, that really won’t work when we stop and think about it. To be bored means that we are waiting for the world to come and entertain us. It means […]
There is a thing in psychology known as the Adolescent Fantasy. It is the belief that nobody knows how you feel and that you are all alone in that feeling. It is sometimes a fantasy, and many times true. At Smart Girls we simply try to let girls know that even though they feel alone, […]
Here we go y’all! Tell us the Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls actions YOU are going to take.
I was fortunate to grow up in a family where giving back to others was part of how we saw the world. My dad is an Episcopal priest and my mom has had the harder job of being the spouse of an Episcopal priest. Together, they were humanitarians and activists. Mom volunteered with gravely ill […]