Everyone experiences stress. Sometimes it can motivate you and be just enough for you to handle, and sometimes it can be overwhelming. Responding to life’s challenges affects you physically, mentally, and emotionally. For today’s teenagers, there are a lot of...
Dealing With Test Anxiety
Who likes to take tests? Certainly not Ezra who fidgeted as his teacher passed out a genetics test to his Biology class. While the class got quiet, the noise of Ezra’s pounding heart and racing thoughts got louder. “Why did I even bother studying? I’m just going to...
Sweeter Dreams: Improving Teen Sleep Hygiene
With a new year often comes new resolutions for self-improvement. Since teens often get insufficient sleep, one of the most important, yet most neglected, ways to better take care of themselves is by improving their sleep habits. Wake Up to the Importance of Quality...
Impostor Syndrome: When Self Doubt Belittles Success
“Fake it till you make it” is a classic piece of advice, but what happens if you still feel like you’re faking it after you’ve made it? What if a new challenge or a new environment makes you question yourself and your ability? Doubts such as these are more common than...
How Mindfulness Can Help Manage College Application Anxiety
Contributed by Gail Slogoff For most high school juniors, the year leading up to application deadlines is extremely stressful. On top of keeping up with classes, studying for entrance exams, and visiting colleges, students have the agonizing task of creating “the...
Getting Ready for the Test: It’s Test Day!
(Part Two in a two-part series.) In Part One of this series, we looked at how to plan a restful and productive evening before the big day. Now, that day is here. What can you do to stay focused, alert, and calm? The following suggestions should go a long way towards...
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