How to Practice Gratitude: Diving into the Unknown

By: Madisyn Priestley The last year and a half has been a rollercoaster of emotions for all of us. Through all the ups and downs, new rules and social norms and having to cancel/reschedule so many events, it can be difficult to feel grateful. I know gratitude has not been a constant feeling for a…

The Mind-Body Connection: For Improved Health & Wellbeing

By:  Holly Cook Here you go again. Feeling upset, angry, not knowing why. You have been busy lately, and haven’t been taking very good care of yourself mentally or physically. For the first time in a while you sit down and think about what your body might actually need. Where to begin? Well, it’s hard…

Beating Burnout: Respecting Your Limits

By: Cassia Egan-Lawless Talking about burnout doesn’t necessarily feel right at the end of summer when kids are going back to school and maybe you’re going back to work after your summer vacation; it feels like the year is just starting to ramp up. But burnout happens no matter the time of year and no…

Challenging Yourself: Being Bold & Brave

By: Megan Mihelich As a woman, the decision to study sports management in college took immense courage for me. Sports management is an extremely competitive field that is dominated by men. I didn’t keep up with every sport and every game which put me at a huge disadvantage.  However, I knew it would be something…

Body Confidence: Let’s Start Loving Our Bodies

By Megan Mihelich College is a period in people’s lives where bodies tend to change. Hormones are flying, residence hall food choices are limited, and for the first time for many, alcohol is affecting your body.  During freshman year of college, I met six women who quickly became my best friends. We spent every waking…

Gender & Sexuality Acceptance: Acknowledging That Your Identity Can Be Fluid

By: Anonymous There are some identities that you are born into. Your race, ethnicity, and nationality are all parts of your identity that generally do not change over time. While these aspects of identity may be more present during certain stages of life, it is important to be aware of the traits that come with…

Allowing Grace: Accepting Ourselves Wherever We Are on Our Journey

By Taylore Ehlenz “Let go of the idea of perfection – you are not perfect, you are real. Let yourself be flawed and allow yourself to make mistakes. Recognize that you’re not always going to have it all together” – Unknown This quote is from a piece of writing that continuously resonates with me because…

Go with the Flow: Inviting the Flow of Abundance

By: Danielle Budd Trying to make sense of my life situation at the end of 2020, I chose to dive in and gain some perspective on life by reading The Power Of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. Like most of us, I was trying to make sense of the pandemic and…

Uplifting Not Drifting: Women Are Stronger Together

By: Sarah Mahdy “Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another, we’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” – Serena Williams I called her mother, “mom.” I had a toothbrush, clothes and my own bed at her house. I was counted in all family vacations. People would call us if they couldn’t get…

Simplify Your Self-Care; Small Actions Towards Big Change

By Rachel Ruff “This, is the beginning of loving yourself. Welcome home.” -Unknown At the foundation of any positive energy, there is love. I believe that in order to respect the act of self-care, you must have an underlying love for yourself and your livelihood. The relationship with you and self-love is a lifelong process…

Reframe: Make it a Phoenix January

By Geoffrey Ayers If 2020 was the roaring lion, a thrashing and angry cat lashing out at the world, then let’s make 2021 the fiery and defiant Phoenix. I mean, 2020 really kicked our collective butts. From the frontline EMS workers forced to work sixteen hour shifts, to the grocery store stockers keeping the shelves…

Deepening Connection Through Kindness: Staying Hopeful this Holiday Season

By Sarah Mueller With COVID-19 in full swing and the holiday season approaching, some might be wondering “Is 2020 over yet??” The holiday season can really be a stressful and lonely time for many people. And now that we are throwing a global pandemic into the mix, feelings of isolation might be an even more…

Generosity and Gratitude: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By Emma Haplin Gratitude and generosity are more important this year than ever. Right now, it is easy to fixate on the negatives, on the things we can no longer do, and on the things we have had to give up this year. All of our lives have changed in innumerable ways and it can…

Reclaiming Your Routine: A Proactive Approach to Winter

By: McKenzie Hickey When creating a healthy routine for yourself it is crucial to remember that your individual schedule may be different than your family, friends or colleagues routine. You should curate the most beneficial routine that will fit your current lifestyle. Maybe you are someone who needs to have the same routine schedule every…

Turn A New Leaf: Finish Your Year Strong

Written by Rachel Ruff “The most beautiful thing in this whole world is not made up of particles. It’s the strength of a person who has seen the collapse of their world, yet every morning, they wake up and build their life, all over again.” These past six months have been anything but “normal”. What is…

Don’t Settle or Let COVID Define You: Create Your Own Reality

Written by Abbey Witham COVID-19. Never in a million years did I think that five letters and two digits would change my life so drastically. That I would ever understand what a coronavirus is, how it affects the human body, and feel such a strong mix of emotions every time one strain, in particular, is…

Redefining Success: How To Find Freedom In Letting Go of Expectations

By Anna Berger  Something I wish someone told me when I was eighteen and just starting college would be, “Don’t hang onto the expectations you have coming in.” Over the past few months, I’ve had time to ask myself many questions about my own expectations. How did they come about? Are they influenced by society?…

Loving the Skin You’re In: How to Embrace your Journey of Self-Acceptance

By: Rachel Ruff “Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.” – Unknown  That quote seems simple, but it really struck me, because I am someone who personally struggles to simply love myself. Self love brings an entirely different definition and perception to the idea and concept of love. Each of us are coexisting as individuals that…

Strengthening Your Community: Ways to Feel Connected During a Pandemic

Add title By: Rachel Ruff After many weeks have passed by in self-quarantine, I have found myself longing for more and more ways to feel connected with humans; a sense of belonging or inclusion. This has put me in a unique situation like no other. It is the first time where I have found myself…

Transform Worry into Wealth: Finding Abundance in Arduous Times

By: Beth Wulf “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey Sometimes it can seem like there will be no silver linings. It is exhausting forcing yourself to find a silver lining when…

The Significance of The Gift of Kindness: How Small Acts Create Big Impact

By: Lizzy Rode My favorite fun fact to tell people is that I have seven roommates – you can imagine how unorganized our household can become in a short amount of time. Last Saturday, I brought out all the ingredients for sugar cookies. I shuffled through the kitchen in search of the correct utensils and…

Gratitude in a Cup of Tea: Tips to Finding True Peace and Happiness

   By: Rosa Johnson I wake up to the sound of an alarm clock playing harmonica sounds on repeat. I attempt to breathe in the cold morning air and open my puffy eyes. The bright, warm sunlight hits my face and it makes my corneas react like I imagine a vampire would, if they entered…

Assembling your digital toolkit: Nailing down your device essentials

By: Maggie Selner If you’re familiar with Find Your Power, you’ll know how much we prioritize effective use of digital resources. While we work towards implementing inclusive, relevant, and accessible technology into our community, we want to share some basic resources for you to add to your digital toolkit. Remember, information access+digital literacy=personal freedom and…

Goals, Rewards, and a Good Mindset: Keys to Leveling Up Your Productivity

By: Natalie Page Finding ways to become more productive is something that is always in the back of our heads. What can we do to accomplish more, get more done in less time and in the most successful way? As I have grown up, gotten my first job, and gone to college, I have experienced…

Bold and Beautiful: Loving Your Body For All It Is

By Nell EnrightBody image in 2019 is a movement. How often have you felt not good enough whenthinking of your own body? In our culture, comparison is a very real thing. It’s so easynot to think you are thin enough, tall enough, or simply, enough. But let me let you in ona little secret: so…

Finding Your Power Across Generations: Empowered Women Empower Women

By: Caleigh Joyce As I search for inspiration in my daily life my mind is immediately drawn to the women in my family. Their stories have been told to me my entire life, typically by other people, rarely by these women themselves, and when they do tell their stories it is always with a tone…

Girls Just Want to Have Funds: Why Women Should Invest

By: Caleigh Joyce Before my mother and father got married, my mother (who has a CFA, has a master’s degree from Harvard in business, and began her own financial consulting business in 1998) had already begun to take over her mother’s finances with the help of her financial advisor. After she married my father (who…

Finding Your People: Key Steps to Cultivating Positive Communities

By: Angela Hugunin Some of us may be familiar with the Jim Rohn quote: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” To some, this may be an alarming idea. Others may find it thrilling. Some of us may be somewhere in between. Since moving from my hometown to…

A Job With Training Wheels: Interning at a Startup

By: Sylvia Deyo If there is one day of work that I feel best captures my internship with Find Your Power it would be one of the last days I was at work before taking a month off for summer break. Ivy (the Founder), another intern named Katie, and I were meeting to discuss the upcoming…

Poetry Jam: Our Biggest Event

By Abby Koshollek As we reflect on 2017, we have much to be thankful for and proud of. One of the things we are most proud of is the great success of our first annual Poetry Jam and Silent Auction at the Urban Growler in Minneapolis in November! We had over 100 people in attendance,…

Brazilian Beach Bod: Finding Confidence Amongst the Most Beautiful Women in the World

Finding confidence amongst the most beautiful women in the world Abby Koshollek Confidence is something I think about a lot. Probably way too much. I know right away when other people have it and I am envious in comparison that I don’t. My default reaction to another woman’s fearless aura is to wish I was…

The Lives of the Party: Find Your Power Gatherings

By Lydia Sather I don’t really like parties. I’ve had a pleasant experience or two at a soiree with close friends or ringing in the New Year, but for the most part, they are terrible and I hate them. For my birthday as a young child, a girl that was invited by my mother would…

Crossroads in Rural Madagascar: Tech Access Equals Opportunity

FYP’s Grant Writing Intern Laura Leeson served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small rural town in Madagascar from 2013-2016. Madagascar, although one of the poorest countries in the world, is most notable for its rich biodiversity and welcoming people, the Malagasy. Those who harvest the most pumpkins are the ones who lack the…

South African Inspiration: The Seeds of Find Your Power

By:Ivy Kaminsky Imagine you are at the edge of the Wild Coast of rural South Africa, in a region called the Transkei, which is two hours by the worst roads imaginable to the nearest doctor. The view is stunning. From the rolling hilltop, you can see the mouth of a small river flowing into the…