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Rachel Simmons

Rachel Simmons is the author of Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives, and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl. As an educator, Rachel teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage so that they—and their relationships—live with integrity and health.

Rachel was the host of the PBS television special, “A Girl’s Life,” and her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Atlantic, Slate, and The New York Times. She’s is a regular contributor to Good Morning America and appears often in the national media.

You can follow Rachel’s work at this link and get a copy of her latest book, Enough As She Is, just released in paperback, here.

In the interview, Rachel and I discuss:

  • Why Rachel dropped out of a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship program to pursue her research
  • How women and girls struggle with an acute fear of failure
  • How parents can build resilience in their children
  • What educators can do in the classroom to help students overcome their fear of failure
  • What you can do to stop overthinking after a failure
  • How you can exercise your failure muscles to build up your resilience
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