Category Archives: Emotional Health

True to Your Heart

Applying to colleges is already stressful enough, so when you add the stress from family, friends, and teachers you can become very overwhelmed. Everyone has a different opinion on how you should edit your college essay, or on the timing to apply to a certain…

Embracing the Body You Have

Most of us say there’s something about our body we’d like to change. It isn’t always easy to accept ourselves and be confident with who we are and how we look. It is easy to create unrealistic expectations for the way you look based on…

Dealing with Stress

When Worrying Turns into Panic

A few days ago, I had a panic attack. For those of you who don’t know, a panic attack is a sudden rush of intense fear or discomfort, which reaches a peak within 10 minutes. My peak was not being able to breathe properly and…

How to Beat the Winter Blues

The rush and excitement of the holidays have passed, but the cold, gloomy weather is still here to stay a while-at least in New England.  These short, dark days can sometimes make it hard to stay cheery and bright, and often leave us wanting to…

Living in the Now

Being a teenager can be pretty stressful and overwhelming. Whether it’s keeping up with schoolwork, practicing an extracurricular activity, dealing with a recent loss or traumatic event, or just making sure to spend time with family and friends as you begin navigating this world with…

two young people hugging

Saying Goodbye

Goodbyes are tough. Sometimes it’s tempting to skip them all together to avoid feeling uncomfortable. However, saying goodbye is important for moving on. Right now you might be leaving friends at summer camp or a summer job. You and your family might be moving to…

Coping With Racism

In another blog, I wrote about different kinds of racism. Here, I will describe some of the ways you might deal with a racist situation at your school or in your neighborhood. I strongly encourage you to talk with a trusted adult about these types…