After speaking in so many schools these past few months a theme has been recurring. It is not a new theme. Every school I am in tells me the same thing. The kids are great one on one, but when they get around their friends or groups they change. Of course they do, we all do. It is very hard to maintain your individuality in a group setting. We are all affected by the energy of the group. Be aware of how you act in a group. Are you pulled into the negativity or are you someone who brings peace and kindness to your group or any group. Step outside of yourself, if you can, and check your intentions.