Conflict and Conflict Styles

Conflict is something none of us can avoid, yet despite the fact that it is a part of life from a very early age,...

Avoiding Avoidance; Strategies to Combat Project and Performance Anxiety Part 2...

When I was in elementary school, we used to write and give speeches every winter. I always found this incredibly daunting, as it involved...

Avoiding Avoidance; Strategies to Combat Project and Performance Anxiety Part 1...

I suspect most of us have, at some time or other, avoided a big unpleasant task until the last possible minute. Some people can...

Friendships, Trust and Healthy Boundaries

I bet we can all remember the joys, pitfalls and stress of negotiating tween and teen friendships. Kids at this age are beginning to...

Relax, Just Do It

We all know that we need to take time to relax, but how often does that drop to the bottom (or right...

Control Your Body, Control Your Mind?

We probably all have memories of feeling really down, and a well meaning adult telling us to 'cheer up'. If you cast your mind...

Getting a Grip on Self Talk

What comes first; actions, thoughts or feelings? Most people believe that feelings drive thoughts and then actions. FEELINGS → THOUGHTS → ACTIONS It seems that way...

Why Am I Feeling So Overwhelmed?

If you ask middle schoolers about what stresses them out, you will likely get a mile long list, with homework and social...

The Power of Acknowledging The Good Things: Balancing Out the Negative

Imagine you are having a great day. You wake up naturally, and fully refreshed; your morning coffee/beverage of choice is delicious; you...