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Jeanelle M. Lanham is an Indiana native now residing in North Phoenix Arizona. As a child, her mind was being tormented daily; she'd have negative thoughts and had to learn to get them under control and she did! In high school, Jeanelle graduated with the dream of changing the world for future teens. During her junior year in high school she took the required test(s) needed to join the Army and was one of the few selected to join before she was even allowed to go to basic training. This was an honor for her as she served during the Dessert Storm/Golf War: While there she received the discipline needed to start Iron WoMan Inc® and the nonprofit Hodge Podge® - the teen cafe. Being the mother of two teenage young men and volunteering for and working with churches, schools, and in her community, she saw a need for teenagers to have a place to call their own, a place where they can feel safe to be themselves and dedicated herself to creating such a place. Dr. Jeanelle, the Founder of Hodge Podge®, attended Georgia State for Child Psychology as well as Social Services; while there she volunteered for the Emory Clinic for Families that have Children challenged with Asthma to better her involvement with teens and their families. Jeanelle is a Published Author, Certified Teen Life Coach as well as a Certified/Licensed Yoga Practitioner. She has a love of writing, creativity, the arts, and counseling others helping them find their full potential to be the best. Afterwards she received her Doctorate in Counseling and every day she continues to get educated on what teens need and want. Jeanelle is dedicated to teaching teenagers the power they have within to change their lives, the lives around them ultimately changing the world around them. For more information about Dr. Janelle Lanham, visit her website www.ironwomaninc.com or follow her on Twitter @JeanelleLanham. All teens should visit www.hdgpdg.com.