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Come see me
when I'm in your area !

Wednesday, March 13, 2012
3:30-5:00pm
High Hopes

CJ continues her workshops
with the girls
Hartford High School
55 Forest Street
Hartford, CT

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
3:30-5:00pm
Pro Access of Bethel

Tao-Girl fun and information
at this first of four continuing workshops
1 School Street
Bethel, CT

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
1:00-2:00pm
High School Inc

CJ continues her workshops
with the girls
275 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 –
3:30-5:00pm
High Hopes

CJ continues her workshops
with the girls
Hartford High School
55 Forest Street
Hartford, Ct

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 -
3:30-5:00pm
Pro Access of Bethel

The Tao-Girl fun continues
at this second of five continuing workshops
1 School Street
Bethel, CT

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 -
3:30-5:00pm
Pro Access of Bethel

The Tao-Girl fun continues
at this third of five continuing workshops
1 School Street
Bethel, CT

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
3:30-5:00pm
Pro Access of Bethel

Tao-Girl fun and information
at this second of four continuing workshops
1 School Street
Bethel, CT

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
1:00-2:00pm
High School Inc

CJ Tao-Girl continues her
workshops with the girls
275 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
3:45-5:00pm
High Hopes

CJ Tao-Girl continues her
workshops with the girls
Hartford High School
55 Forest Street
Hartford, CT

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
1:00-2:00pm
High School Inc

CJ Tao-Girl continues her
workshops with the girls
275 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
3:45-5:00pm
High Hopes

CJ Tao-Girl continues her
workshops with the girls
Hartford High School
55 Forest Street
Hartford, CT

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 -
3:30-5:00pm
Pro Access of Bethel

The Tao-Girl fun continues
at this fourth of five continuing workshops
1 School Street
Bethel, CT

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
1:00-2:00pm
High School Inc

CJ Tao-Girl continues her
workshops with the girls
275 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 -
3:30-5:00pm
Pro Access of Bethel

The final Tao-Girl workshops for this school year.
1 School Street
Bethel, CT

 

 

Would you like to hold your own
Tao-Girl meeting with
CJ and your friends?
JUST LET ME KNOW: thepath@taogirl.com


We can get together when Iím in your area, or, if you live too far for me to drive or fly to, we can meet over the internet.

Tao-Girl News

CJ has created a Tao-Girl program especially for the girls of Pro Access in Bethel, CT!

Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15, from 3:30-5:00

The third Wednesday of every month till the end of the school year will be Tao-Girl Day at Pro Access.

Here's what some other girls your age have to say about how great it is to be a Tao-Girl:

I am a Tao-Girl:
“Life hits me with so many different things every day and all I can do is embrace them and turn them into positive learning experiences. I accept that I am nowhere near perfect and I can learn from my weak¬nesses, mistakes and imperfections and make them beautiful. I try not to give up when life gets me down, or I do something I told myself I would not do because I know I am a work in progress and am always growing.”

–Tao-Girl Lori

“I have experienced a lot of change, both good and bad and I’ve learned that you have to learn to adjust to new situations and well...deal with it. It’s hard and all but you can’t let it overpower you. Don’t let the tough times bring you down. =) I’ve learned to always look on the positive side of situations. I know you hear it all the time and it sounds wicked corny but seriously, it works!”

–Tao-Girl Mandii

Hi CJ,
Its Maggie from the gathering we had last week. I have been using all the tools you have been talking about. I have been confident and I have been loving myself. Thank you so much.You have been an amazing help.

–Maggie

Come meet CJ, get a personalized copy of her book,
TAO-GIRLS RULE!, and see how YOU can be a Tao-Girl!

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The winners of our
Tao-Girl Logo Contest!


Our judges have made their decisions and
Tao-Girl is proud to announce-

All of these winning logos will be featured here on the Tao-Girl website And on Tao-Girl's Facebook page.

Our Grand Prize Winner is 12-year-old Sheila R. from Pennsylvania

Sheila will receive tao Tao-Girl tee-shirts, three copies of TAO-GIRLS RULE! and has the opportunity to ask a personalized advice question of CJ. Her question and the answer will appear here on the Taogirl site.

Our Second Place Winner is 14-year-old Anita B. from Wisconsin

Anita will receive three copies of TAO-GIRLS RULE!
and has the opportunity to ask a personalized question of CJ. Her question and the answer wil apeear on the Tao-Girl site.

Our Third Place Winner
is 9-year-old Brooke
from Connecticut

 

 

 

 

Brooke will receive a copy of TAO-GIRLS RULE!
and has the opportunity to ask a personalized advice question of CJ. Her question and the answer will appear here on the Tao-girl site.

November 12, 2010

Read the review of
"Tao-Girls Rule" book at the Reader View Kids website!

September 6, 2010

Tao-Girl now has a regular column on GirlZone.com
Check it out by clicking here..

Watch CJ and the girls of
Girls Inc of SWCT

Check the "Destination-Tao-Girl" page!

August 28, 2010

WOW! a Tao-Girl Girl
Scout Badge!

The Girl Scouts of SW Mass have instituted a new program based on Tao-Girls Rule and the Tao and its dynamic philosophy.
Here's how the new program is described in their 2010-2011 Ultimate Guide to Programs and Rescouces:
The Ebb & Flow: that's Life
Life is all about striking a balance.  Sometimes you need to discover and blend new philosophies and coping skills to progress to the next level, or to find your unique path.  Sometimes you need new tools to get through the day to day tribulations of life.  We'll explore the concepts of Taoism through CJ Golden's book Tao-Girls Rule! Finding Balance, Staying Confident, Being Bold, In a World of Challenges.  We'll practice and create stress-busting techniques and tools.  We'll discuss issues girls face today and create a plan for taking action in our lives.  Discover who Destination Tao-Girls is, where she can go with you, and how to report back to other girls on your unique life journey.

April, 15, 2010

Here I am with some of the strong, smart and bold
girls of Girl's Inc of SW Connecticut.

We had so much fun that day - learning about being Tao-Girls and even writing our own Tao-Girl songs!




March 20, 2010,

Here's a Tao-Girl song for you from
Tao-Girls:
Fantansia, Nicole, Britt, Alex and Shreya

to the tune of "Sponge Bob F.U.N. Song"

T is for tenacious
Holding each other
A is for accepting
O is optimistic
putting smiles on your faces
G is for greatful wishes
I is for imaginative minds
R is for radiant like the sun
L is for loving you and me


I love it and thank the gals for writing it for us all!


February 2010,

Hey, Tao-Girls, check out DESTINATION TAO-GIRL
You'll find her link on the homepage!


November, 23, 2009

Hey, Tao-Girls,
Here's a very special holiday offer from CJ

If you purchase any two of CJ's books:

"Tao of the Defiant Woman"
and/or "Tao-Girls Rule!"

between November 23 and December 15
you'll get a third book free and CJ will
even pay the shipping!

to order, contact CJ at thepath@taogirl.com


November 4, 2009

The BIG news, of course, is the publication of

TAO-GIRLS RULE!
Finding balance, Staying confident, Being bold
in a World of allenges

Many of you have already ordered your copies and I'm waiting to hear from you with your comments!


January 18, 2009

I just came back from Kalamazoo, Michigan where, even though the weather was unbelievably cold, the people were warm (meaning caring, friendly and wonderful).

I want to thank everyone from Girls in the Wild for allowing me to be there with you at your reunion weekend.  I had a blast! (old fashioned for "great time"!)

CJ


October 7, 2009

For all of you Tao-Girls of Fayetteville!

I will be in your area on November 12th and 13th
and I'm working on a plan to try and get to see you again.

I miss you all!

CJ


June 16, 2008

Dear Tao-Girls,


Yesterday I received, via email, a video of a dog that had been trained to burst balloons.  Now, that could be a metaphor for bringing one's dreams to a screeching halt. 
 Instead I chose to see it as a exercise in patience, determination and taking one's dream a step at a time to its hard-earned and well-deserved final goal.

I urge you to please click on the link and 
see this pooch as he attacks (literally) the work in front of him.

This little dog has much to teach us about tenacity, patience and focus.

Media/BalloonDogMay2-2008.wmv


April 16, 2008

Hi Tao-Girls,
This is just in from former Tao-Girl of the Moment, Mandii:

Hey guys,
I am a new member of www.one.org the campaign to help save poverty stricken countries that are lucky to receive one meal a day while we gouge ourselves on McDonald's and Burger King.  Recently, the price of food was raised so high that it is predicted that the poorer people will either be thrown into extreme poverty or starvation.  This is no joke.  Click on the following link to sign the petition going to President Bush to help take a stand.

I just took action with the ONE Campaign and you can too, here:

http://www.one.org/hungercrisis?rc=hctaf

Dear Mandii,

This is what being a Tao-Girl is all about...caring and helping others.  Way to go!


April 12, 2008

Hey, Tao Girls,
I just heard from former Tao-Girl of the Moment, Lori and she is headed for a very interesting 30 hours.  Here is part of what she wrote to me:

Around the world, millions of children go to bed hungry every night. But it doesn't have to be that way. Last year, over 100,000 teens across the country did the World Vision 30 Hour Famine. They raised over $4.5 million to help children and communities in need around the world.

This year, I am joining them. By taking part in the 30 Hour Famine, I will raise funds to help provide nutritious food, clean water, medicine, and shelter for children in countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, India, Cambodia, and Ecuador.

During the Famine, I will fast for 30 hours which lets me get a taste of what millions of others go through every day.

If you need more information about the Famine and how it helps children around the world, please visit www.famine.ca or contact me at xx-lor@hotmail.com or 902-883-5567.

Lori, I am so very proud of you and hope you reach your goal of raising, not only money, but awareness to help end hunger throughout the world!

If any of you Tao-Girls would like to help support Lori in this terrific endeavor, please email me for information

thepath@taogirl.com

CJ

Tao-girls, let us know what special activities you are involved in and I'll post it here for all to see!

December 26

One of you Tao-Girls out there sent me this quiz question.  I think it's so great that I want to post it here and have you all send me your thoughts and responses.
How would a Tao-Girl handle this situation?
What do YOU think?

"When A New Girl Comes To School And All The Boys Want Her What Should We As Girls DO?"

Here are some great Tao-Girl responses:

It is only natural for the rest of us girls to be jealous of all the attention the new girl gets from all the boys. But this is not the end of the world! We have to remember to be tenacious, accepting, radiant and optimistic like the tao girls we are!
Sooner or later the "new girl" will become "old news" and probably become friends with you if you give her the chance. In the mean time try to make the best of the situation and understand that boys will be boys, and boys are silly!
- Lori

I think that we should remember Te and be the best we can be and the boys will start to be interested in us again. - Lauren

When someone new comes to school she is always more interesting because she is new and new is interesting. If the other girls are patient the boys will be want to be with us again. - Morgan


January 2, 2008

I just heard from Tao-Girl Lori:

Hey, I also got a few books for Christmas on Taoism and wanted to share this poem from one of them I really liked.
 
Tao Follows Its Own Nature
 
Something unformed and complete
Both heaven and earth were born,
Solitary and silent,
Stands alone and unchanging,
Prevading all things without limit.
It is like the mother of all under heaven,
But I don't know its name -
Better call it Tao.
Better call it great.
 
Great Means passing on.
Passing on means going far.
Going far means returning.
 
Therefore,
Tao is great,
and heaven,
and earth,
and humans.
 
Four great things in the world.
Aren't humans one of them?
 
Humans follow earth,
Earth follows heaven,
Heaven follows Tao.
 
Tao follows its own nature.
 
Lori


December 13

This came from Tao-Girl Whitney:

it was fun having you come to uniquely me and we thank you for your time so I got to go so bye!!

Whitney, 
I loved being with you and the girls at Uniquely Me and hope we get to meet again.
CJ


November 29

This came from Tao-Girl Casey:

name:  Casey
age:   15 1/2

i would like to say hi i was at the great escape this october and i remember you and after that little speech you gave i have lived my life alot more better living the tao girl way (remember that song) lol well g2g bye


And this one from Lori
age:  14

Hey CJ,
Ive actually read your book "Tao Of The Defiant Woman" even though im sure its for older women. I beleive it really changed me, in a good way. It let me accept my curvacious, not so small body and to love myself more. i would love to talk with you more. Thanks.
-lori

Hey Cj,
 
My good friend Vanessa lent me the book. she told me how much it helped her, and her lively grandmother who gave it to her.  I discovered Tao-Girl because I was doing a novel study on your book, it inspired me so much. I made three models. one of a voluptuous curvy woman's body made out of clay. another as a wooden ying yang. and the last a cube with symbols relating to the book.


November 23

I received this from Tao-Girl Quavisha last week.
I think it's a wonderful way to remember 
Thanksgiving.  Don't you?

(Look for Quavisha to be a Tao-Girl of the Moment in the near future.)


November 1

How was your Halloween?  I was in New Jersey with three of my grandkids trick or treating.  I dyed my hair orange and black, put bright orange polish on my finger nails and wore dangly pumpkin earrings with bells in them.

I had my kids take  a photo - I think I must have looked hysterical and very very strange.  I'll post it on this page when they email it to me.

Do you have a Halloween photo of yourself you can share?


October 30
This past week I was in Florida and spent Saturday, October 27 with some of the amazing girls from the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida.  

You girls down there gave me some fabulous feed-back on your questionnaires and I thank you so very much.

Actually, all of you girls who I have met are so helpful and such fun to be with!

Please stay in touch - I want to hear from you!


October 23
What did you all do this past weekend?  I spent Friday overnight and Saturday at Camp Wind in the Pines in Plymouth, MA with the girls of the Southeastern Massachusetts Council.  

The weekend was the Great Escape Weekend - and it was, indeed, a great escape.  We were in the most gorgeous place, having a grand time, enjoying each others' company and participating in a wide assortment of activities.


I had the chance to meet with all of the girls there and they were a big help to me.  They all got into the excitement of a Tao-Girl book and gave me great information about what to include in the book and even what the book should look like.


We took some fun photos and when I can, they'll go up on this page.


The girls also wrote Tao-Girl songs and a cheer.
Thank you Tao-Girls of the SE Mass. Council!  


October 18
Hi Tao-Girls,
I've just come back from the best visit to Spring Lake Middle School in Spring Lake, North Carolina. 
I met the best group of Tao-Girls there and want to thank all you for being so terrific and fun to be with!

The girls gave me wonderful ideas for the book I'm writing for you all and I look forward to getting their questionnaires back.

We've taken some photos - they'll be put up on this page very soon, so keep checking back.

I received this great comment from Kiara 
at Spring Lake.  Thanks, Kiara!!!!

name: kiara
age:  14

Hi tao-girls i wuz just stoppin' by. and lettin' u know u stay with ur dream and don't never gave up that's what ms.cj told us.

And this came from Quavisha, also from Spring Lake 

I just love the way you taught us at spring lake middle. Hopefully you come back to teach us more about life.


October 15

Did you ever get so tired and have so many places to go that you can't even remember where you are supposed to be?

That's just what is happening to me lately.
But it's all been great fun.

Last week I was hiking in two of our national parks - Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. They're both in Utah and, wow, are they gorgeous!

Here I am (in pink) with some of my hiking buddies.

Have you ever gone hiking or walking in a place that was so gorgeous you will remember it forever?
Where was that? Who did you go with? 
I'm sure the other Tao-Girls would love to know about your trip and see your photos.

 

If you email them to me, I'll put it up on this page.