Posts in the ‘Life Skills’ Category

Why Are More Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Anxiety???

According to this article, anxiety has overtaken depression as the number one reason that college students seek counseling services.  In 2016, 62% of undergraduate students stated that they feel a sense of “overwhelming anxiety.”  Although researchers are not entirely sure what is causing this increase in anxiety among teenagers, this article makes a few suggestions

How Kids’ Sports Became a $15 Billion Industry | TIME MAGAZINE article

I remember when I was growing up I started playing one sport recreationally when I was 4 years-old. Once a week for two and a half months we would have a friendly game against another team and I remember it being really fun.  For me, sports became more competitive around middle school when I was

The Boys of 1936

This documentary was inspired by Daniel James Brown’s critically acclaimed nonfiction book The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, The Boys of ’36.  It is the thrilling story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany.   In the summer

13 Reasons Why…

The new television series on Netflix, “13 Reasons Why” was brought to my attention by a middle school student and I soon came to find out that lots of people were talking about it which means that this television show is having an impact on a lot of people’s lives.  I decided to watch it

Understanding Our Dreams

People often ask me to interpret their dreams because sometimes a dream can have a deeper meaning and is a way to express our subconscious fears, worries, thoughts and feelings.  There are a few different theories on how to interpret dreams and there are many different books available to read that can help you to

This is How to Love Someone with Anxiety

When it comes to mental illness, the person who has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder is not the only one who is affected by that diagnosis.  It is important to consider that the loved ones or those closest to the person with the mental diagnosis are also significantly impacted in a variety of

10 Things Resilient People Do

Being resilient is an important life skill to have because we all have our challenges in our lives that we need to overcome.  It seems as though some people are more resilient than others…..but why is that?  Regardless of why some people are more resilient than others, if you are not as resilient as you

5 Ways To Make Changes That Stick

Every new year, many of us make new year’s resolutions on what positive changes we want to make in the upcoming year.  Often we start off the year doing well with our new year’s resolutions but then as the months progress we revert back to our old ways.  Creating long lasting positive change can be

Why You Should Never Compare Yourself To Others

It often comes up in my sessions with my clients that they are constantly comparing themselves to other people.  They compare themselves to how successful other people are, how they look compared to other people and what their weaknesses are compared to others strengths.   In an interview with Joe Buck, Kerri Walsh Jennings said,

3 Simple Questions to Improve Your Relationships

Relationships are such a significant part of our daily lives whether it is a romantic relationship, a business relationship, a friendship, or any other type of relationship.  Relationships can be challenging and difficult at times but there are many, simple ways, to significantly improve our most important relationships.   Read this article to ask yourself

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