Category Archives: School

Lessons Learned

As I transition from high school to college, I find that more and more young students look up to me for advice on how to fulfill their four years of high school. Being a mentor in a youth group for kids ages 12-16, a peer…

Seize The Day

I spent last weekend either giggling because I was almost done with college applications or crying because I was so stressed out. Although it’s been about two months since I’ve had the title “senior,” I can say that I’ve experienced enough of high school to…

Surviving High School

High school is a tough place for sure. I’ve been through it all and I can tell you that you will definitely need some words of wisdom to always keep in mind before moving onto this next chapter in your life. So here you go:…

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Martie’s Tips for Preparing for Final Exams

While I look forward to the end of year to enjoy a break from school and beautiful weather, I, like most other students, dread final exams. However, whether you too are studying for end of year exams or preparing for an Advanced Placement test, I’m…

Taking Stress Off Your Plate

Have you ever felt so stressed that you just wanted some time for yourself to relax? Have you ever put so much on your plate that you didn’t know whether to go to sleep or stay awake and deal with all of your responsibilities? These…

Changing Your Mindset on Change

Change has always been scary for me, especially when the change involves meeting new people. I find it daunting because I can never tell how others will react to my character and personality, and I never know how I will react to them. Will I…

Fueling Your Brain

With final exams coming up, we could all use an extra boost while studying.  Your brain is one of the most critical organs of your body, not to mention it is actually still developing throughout your teenage years!  It is essential to choose the best…

The Present of Presence

I have recently been introduced to a new concept: mindfulness. Mindfulness is supposed to help you deal with stress by making you focus on the present. Mindfulness is also supposed to help you relax by focusing more on your body and breathing. I am trying…