The Give it a Rest Movement aims to equip women with the skills they need to have hard conversations-- the kind that confront insecurities and nurture intimacy in female friendships.


Founder: Danielle Bayard Jackson

Tough love encouragement in your inbox,
because life's better with  "keep it real" friends.

© 2019 by Danielle Bayard Jackson and Give it a Rest Movement


The GIVE IT A REST Movement isn't afraid to spark the conversations that women tend to avoid. We're giving you "tough-love truths" and

working toward a stronger sisterhood-- together.

Here at the Movement, you'll find:

  1. Research-based articles giving actionable techniques to improve your relationships with other women.

  2. "Connection events"designed to create an intimate space where women can safely share their struggles in a uniquely personal atmosphere

  3. Coaching to provide personalized, one-on-one help for relationship-building and managing life's transitions.



Danielle Bayard Jackson is a friendship expert, certified women's coach, speaker, and author of Give it a Rest: The Case for Tough Love Friendships. As a licensed educator, Danielle has spent the last ten years of her career teaching, observing, and interviewing women about communication, loneliness, and friendship. She uses her studies as a member of the American Sociological Association to teach women how to form and nurture female friendships.


Danielle is also the co-founder of STRIDE Media group-- a public relations agency working to "give women the shine they deserve".

The GIVE IT A REST Movement  is her love letter to women to help them navigate the nuances of sisterhood in a time when it's more challenging than ever.