Meet Our New Speaker: Gary Xavier

When we started martial arts, we were tiny. Our foreheads would heads would barely reach our instructors belt knot. But as all of us little ninja’s scurried the dojo running with our kicks, punches, screams, and tripping over our oversized belts, we were corralled in by our martial arts instructor, Tom Callos. We we were trained that at any moment …

Girl Rising: 5 Reasons

It does not take the highest IQ in the world to figure out that a woman on a mission is unstoppable. While watching the documentary, Girl Rising, that idea became more and more clear. Women are strong beings and can withstand much; oppression, mistreatment, and obstacles. We know this because in many countries around the globe woman are standing firm …

Super Heroes Don’t Wear Spandex

It has been especially hard to watch the news lately.  We can find stories of natural disasters, chemical explosions, and unthinkable, intentional acts of cruelty towards humanity on every channel.  At times like these, when things seem so dark in this world, it is easy to despair.  But, times like these are precisely the moments when we must pay close …