Good News For Girls: Sesame Street + Grandma’s Food + Surfing



Swazi-girls-washing-dishesWhile spending time with kids you love this summer (like these great girls from Swaziland):

How to talk to girls.

“Be who you already are” and 11 other things your daughter needs to hear you say.

Resources for those raising their children in the way of peace.

For young children in your life who may be facing a hard time while their parents are in jail, Sesame Street has developed a tool kit to help explain things in a way young children can understand.

To think about while you’re in your garden or at the farmer’s market:

14 organizations who are empowering women to achieve food security.

Grandmothers around the world with their signature dish (caterpillars, anyone?)

Empty lot in your world that can use a little beauty?  Seed bombs.

Folks making the journey , loving well:

A doctor doing aid work in Haiti learns “The best gift of this trip has been receiving the thanks and love of the people I was attending to, even though in some cases I wasn’t able to help alleviate their physical need or sickness. I was only able to offer a smile, a hug or words of encouragement and with that they were happy.”

Simple ways to start living kindness.

Three messages this man (and pastor) wants women to hear.

A beautiful response when a friend confesses she is suicidal and can’t go to her parents.

Singing your song:  “The [African] tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment; it is love and the remembrance of identity. When you recognize your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another.”

And lastly, a beautiful picture of what it is to live life together … a paraplegic woman is able to go surfing when she’s duct taped onto a young friend’s back.  Truth.