I am honoured to be included in Sparkle, an inspirational handbook for young girls. I'm among 30 British Columbia women who are featured in this outstanding book coming out this fall. Each woman tells their own story of the struggles and attributes of growing up in their teenage years and how they reached their goals, becoming the person they are known for today. This book has resources, exercises and practical advice for creating healthy habits, goal setting and promoting self-image.
Country music singer and entrepreneur, Kristal Barret-Stuart is a testimony to rising above hardship and accomplishing her goals. She is the most positive person I know and is a magnet for happiness. A true giver and caring person who is living her dream by helping young girls.
As a mom of two girls, ages four and six, they are starting to be aware of body image and different personalities among their peers. Building self-esteem and healthy habits is something I'm committed to teaching my daughters. I believe that if we install the positive messages at a young age and continue to teach the importance of a positive self-image, there would be more acceptance and less focus on trying to be like everyone else. Being an individual is how these women have accomplished their goals and dreams.
Here's to the Sparkle project. I wish Kristal a very successful outcome as she embarks on this new adventure and in hopes of creating a positive movement for young girls.