Would would it be like if you could say whatever you wanted to people, without repercussions?

Shari Harley, founder and president of Candid Culture and author of How to Say Anything to Anyone, imparted some wisdom about that thought on Friday at the Smart-Girl annual luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Shari told the crowd that you can say what you want, but there needs to be some scene setting first. The message resonated with the Smart-Girl attendees, who learn about self-confidence and strengths. It’s all about perception, and sometimes it can take a lifetime to learn not to let what other people think of you interfere with who you are.

AllHealth Network, formerly Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network, hosted the Smart-Girl annual luncheon as a highlight to one of their critical programs.

The mission of Smart-Girl is to empower adolescent girls to make smart choices and become confident, capable, self-reliant young women. The Smart-Guy program prepares adolescent boys to make smart choices and grow into resilient, confident and upstanding young men.

By promoting these values, the chance of bullying and harmful resulting effects is greatly reduced:

  • Reduce vulnerability to self-destructive behaviors
  • Develop leadership, group and social skills
  • Learn and practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Increase self-awareness and values that lead to success in life

Find out more at www.smart-girl.org and www.allhealthnetwork.org.