High School Students Stamp out Sexism

High School Students Stamp out Sexism

The United Way of Lee County sponsored the first Youth Violence Awareness and Prevention Initiative on the spring of 2019.  Given the ubiquity of #MeToo, I sensed an opportunity to focus on violence against girls specifically and how to build empathy for all. Thanks...
Teens Reflect on a Silent Day

Teens Reflect on a Silent Day

Teens talk. That’s a rule. Yet, ten of them remained silent for a school day. With “I’m Silent Today” stickers on their shirts to alert the confused masses, these Speech students walked the din of South Fort Myers High School, and a new day began. Not only did they...
Five trash talk resolutions for 2019…

Five trash talk resolutions for 2019…

Published in The News Press on December 25, 2018 By Nancy Next  Changing how we talk to people isn’t the same as changing who we are. In 2019, let our speech help all people, particularly ourselves, be empowered, confident, loved, and a little bit bigger....

There are problems with apologies

There are problems with apologies Published in News Press on August 15, 2017 People are going to hurt us, intentionally or unintentionally. Ask yourself:  “Can I move on if an apology never arrives?”  If you are spiritually fit, the answer is yes. We are hardwired for...

Dragging the shark

Dragging the Shark By Nancy B. Loughlin Published in News Press on August 8, 2017 That shark video is tantalizing. It wasn’t the brutality of four young men mirthfully dragging a shark behind their speeding boat only to spread its shredded body over social media. It...