Sunday, September 21, 2008

coffee shop blogging and not so mean girls

I am very excited to say I am blogging from a coffee shop this morning on our new HP Pavilion dv5-1000us Entertainment Notebook. Yes, little events like the capability of blogging from a coffee shop excite me which is probably one of the reasons I tend to be a happy, contented person in this life. My hubby and I have been discussing purchasing a new laptop computer for a while now, and this week we went ahead and made the buy. Our old laptop was one I purchased over 5 years ago when I began graduate school. In computer years, it was a dinosaur. It also weighed way too much for me to comfortably lug it to a coffee shop to enjoy.

So now, what to write about? How about mean girls? This is something that's been on my mind for the past few weeks due to counseling high school girls who are caught up in mean girl drama. With the advancements in technology and the creation of myspace it seems that there is a whole new venue for female bullying. It makes me sad.

This morning I was reading Body + Soul magazine and there was a short article on gossip. It stated all people gossip and one of the reasons we gossip is in order to create a bond with the person we are sharing the information. I agree with this to some degree; however, I feel it's important to share information that is truthful and with no intention to harm. This is why it is so important when communicating with others we do so from an ego-free place of presence--a place I believe can only come from maturity, introspection, and a commitment to living a spirit-filled life.

Since my intention with this blog is to create a positive, thought-provoking, spirit-filled venue to write and be read, I don't want to focus on the mean girl phenomena, but instead on the wonderful women I have found through the blogging world who support one another, uplift one another, and are about empowering women to be the best we can be by building each other up. My hope is for all of my sophomore gals, as well as myself and all other lovely ladies out there, to find our own power and use it in positive and healthy ways.

Here are my 3 favorite blogs to read that do exactly this:

Here is your yogathought for the day (I think I've used it before, but it's one of my all-time favorites--not sure where it came from though.)

Before you speak, ask yourself:
Is it kind?
Is it neccessary?
Is it true?



Caroline said...

Oh thanks for including my blog as a place for inspiration!

In regards to mean is such a crazy thing. I was back in Chicago for my 20 year reunion and I was not looking forward to seeing the "mean girls" of my high school past. Thankfully, we all grew up! I could write for days about the power of words. The book "The Four Agreements" should be required reading for every teenage girl! Great post!

Yogadiva said...

You are welcome! I look forward to reading your blog daily!

I was actually just thinking yesterday about The Four Agreements and how beneficial it would be for teenagers to read. I will say, though, I am sure there are some parents who would not be ok with their kids reading such a "new age" type book. Even though at its core, the book is about living a life or truth, compassion, love, and integrity.