Honie Briggs

Seriously!

Talk is cheap, but getting the attention of the educated and informed listener will cost you. Not necessarily monetarily, but certainly time and effort. Everyone has something to say and it is important to be ready when an opportunity comes along to communicate in a meaningful way. Each day I discover just how important as I face the frustrating realities of trying to find that illusive word of mouth I am told is crucial to promote self-published books. It is true, of course, and unless I want to allow compulsive connectors to waste all of my time I have to constantly reevaluate and refocus.

Just this morning I recalled a lesson about being in a state of want. For instance, wanting honest feedback from people I respect or wanting to reach readers who need to laugh, to heal or to get a grip. Wanting very much to publish fresh, interesting content here not only to promote my work, but the work of those who share my desire to make the world a better place.  To reach those goals I need to be in a state of acceptance, not in a state of want.  Well, just as I was filling my cup with all of that, I received an email introducing me to an author who I believe has something important to say. Her work to inspire girls couldn’t be more timely or appropriate.

The headlines clearly show we are not doing enough to give girls positive examples for living a productive life or to help them find their voice so they can discover how to make a difference in a world they don’t understand. How can we expect them to become tomorrow’s leaders if we don’t snap out of our state of confusion and get back to the business of supporting our daughters?  Each one of us knows a young person who challenges us to match our actions to our words. The “do as I say, not as I do” and the “because I said so” DOES NOT WORK. Check out this book; be brave enough to share it. Someone who needs encouragement will be glad you did.

 “I Am More Than Just a Girl”  includes information and resources that will empower girls and young women.

Topics Covered in This Book: *Positive thinking *Self Defense *Beauty and Image *Anger and Stress Management *Confidence *Women’s rights *Career *Education *Empowerment *Individualism *Volunteer and Community involvement *Acceptance of others *Sexual assault *Domestic violence and Bullying

Creative Exercises included in this book: *Journal Pages *Self expression *Affirmations *Inspirational and motivational activities *Meditation *Self defense guide with instructional images *National Hot-lines

This book is part of a project to encourage young women to be strong, independent and to make intelligent decisions. The goal is to help them realize that circumstances such as economic status, race, cultural upbringing and prejudices of others do not have to control their life.

Visit the website here:http://morethanagirl.webs.com/

7 thoughts on “Beyond A Wild Expectation

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thank you for giving me the opportunity to support your efforts Leah, and for reaching out to young women. I appreciate the important work you are doing.

      1. Impower You says:

        You’re welcome. It feels great to have work that I don’t groan about doing on Monday mornings. I actually look forward to and enjoy working instead.

        By the way, I added your book to my book and authors page. http://writewhatuknow.wordpress.com/books/

  1. Impower You says:

    Wow! Thanks for the shout out. I am so happy that you like my message. I feel like girls and young women get so many opposing messages. “Be pretty and thin, but not too thin. Be smart, but not too smart or you will be called a bitch.” It is ridiculous. The messages boys and men receive is not much better. “Be tough or you will be called gay. Women are equals, but you can treat them like objects.” It’s time to start giving people a standard message to follow their hearts and not worry about being perfect. We are all different and we all make mistakes.
    My book can be read for free on my website that you listed.

    I have added you to the sidebar of my website, http://morethanagirl.webs.com/

    I will be adding a post about your blog tomorrow.
    You just made my day even better!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Your comments are accurate and I couldn’t agree more. One thing we have going for us is proven scientific facts that positives cancel out negatives. Hurray! I read your post and I must say your kind words made my day even better too! Peace~~

      1. Impower You says:

        Great! I teach a youth group once a week and this week our focus will be on positive affirmations. I am really looking forward to it.

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