Manage Stress Mindfully… Reconnect to your Sense of Calm and Competence

By: Marsha Smith, LCSW I am a therapist, mindfulness, and focusing practitioner. One of the most frequent questions people ask me is, What can I do when I’m emotionally overwhelmed?” Photo by Lukasz Szmigiel on Unsplash When you’re feeling pressured, under stress, or find yourself in demanding situations, it can be harder to keep your emotions balanced. When … Continue reading Manage Stress Mindfully… Reconnect to your Sense of Calm and Competence

WHAT TEENS WANT THEIR TEACHERS TO KNOW

By Ashley London and Sherry Fleydervish Every year, we sponsor an essay and multimedia contest for high school students. In 2016, 150 students entered the contest, most sent essays; others sent artwork or videos. Contestants shared many concerns that affect their mental health and ability to focus in school, such as: Balancing school and other … Continue reading WHAT TEENS WANT THEIR TEACHERS TO KNOW

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING SKILLS HELP CHILDREN SUCCEED IN SCHOOL, WORK, AND LIFE

By Sue Laue, SEL Trainer and Coach To navigate life’s most challenging hurdles, we need to learn skills that help us build relationships, defuse conflict, make wise decisions and plan for our futures.  These are called social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. Children with strong social and emotional skills are able not only to form … Continue reading SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING SKILLS HELP CHILDREN SUCCEED IN SCHOOL, WORK, AND LIFE