The Bully in Us All

  The Bully in Us All A unique conversation was begun between myself (Jena Ball) and Sunny Thakral at the start of October, 2016. As most of you know, October is Bully Prevention month, and I was eager to share both my book,¬†Lead With Your Heart, and my thoughts...

Don’t Hold Back

¬† I’ve been thinking a lot about difficulty. More accurately, I’ve been experiencing and feeling my way through a series of difficulties that my rat race mind is ill-equipped to handle. While this is nothing new (I’ve known for a long time that the...

Books are the Stuff of Dreams

  We all know that books and reading are vital to a child’s intellectual and emotional development. And by books, I mean any form that stories take, any way that we can immerse ourselves in the lives of others, learn empathy and compassion and ignite the...

It’s Too Late to Go Back to Sleep

I must have listened to twelve-year-old Beau Dermott sing, “I’m through with playing by the rules of someone else’s game,” (from Wicked) a dozen times now, and each time the power of her words and voice take my breath away. In them I hear not...

Faige Meller: A Tweet, A Book, A Review

    This is for the shy ones, The introverts, ready to observe. This for the gregarious ones, The extroverts, eager to be heard. This is for quiet ones, The ones waiting for their turn. This is for the noisy ones, Too squirmy to be still. This is for all of...