Empowering Kids to Be the Hero in Their Life Journey

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What if instead of thinking of our lives as a random series of events, we thought of our lives as a story with each of us as the hero faced with challenges, triumphs and opportunities for growth? What if we not only shared this concept with students, but taught them the power of seeing themselves…

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Creating Calm: Relaxation Strategies

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It really wasn’t that many years ago when people would ask me, “What problems could elementary age children possibly have that necessitates a full time counselor in an elementary school?” Fast forward to the environment of today, and we are all too familiar with the many mental health issues that children face. As elementary school…

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Is It Possible to Create a Zen Like Calm at Work?

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The Secret: Taking Charge of Your Feelings Research shows that two out of every three people are unhappy at work… Are you one of them? Did you know that there are a higher number of heart attacks on Sunday evening than any other day of the week?  Bet you can guess why… Whether your job…

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School Counselors and Journaling with Kids

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  Journaling can be a very effective counseling and teaching technique for kids of all ages. It can be used in small groups, individual sessions and classroom lessons. There are many advantages to journaling including: Each student has a personal book all their own Each student has an opportunity to express, explore, and identify emotions…

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Should You Go Back to School?

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Considering Going Back to School? Here’s a little quiz for you: Answer True or False to the following questions: It’s a good idea to go back to school to earn another degree or certification if you want to change careers and go into a new field. It’s a good idea to go back to school…

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Goal setting: what people don’t know

Moving beyond goal setting to goal getting When I talk with clients about goal setting, there are always a few (okay, a lot) who give up before they start.  They usually say things like: I tried setting goals… and they don’t work for me. I just don’t have any willpower. I’m tired of setting goals. …

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