Bad idea?

I recently had a conversation with a retired police officer about teaching girls self-defense. He – yes, it was a male - approached me at...

No Take Backs

When I hear the phrase “no take backs” I think of 2 things: food and the internet. First, I flash right back to seventh grade lunchroom,...

Night Creepers

Something about the darkness. One minute I feel perfectly fine – calm, secure, carefree – and then the sun goes down, and the bogeyman...

Bathroom Buddies

Ha Ha…it’s the butt of the joke: Girls can’t go to the restroom alone. Why do they always bring a friend. Or two. Do they think they...

The Gift of Fear

It never fails. I’m walking through the store and something tells me: buy that. You need that. Now I’m not talking about a bag of candy...

#Awareness

One of my pet peeves is the constant view of the top of people’s head. Everywhere I travel, all I see is that. No more eye contact. No...

Standing Tall

How do you present yourself to the world? Do you stand upright, chin held high, eyes straight ahead? Or are you counting the lines in the...

Space Invaders

We all know what it feels like to have our physical boundaries crossed. There you are, in line at the mall, purchasing clothes you will...