Tagged: college

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“Lady Bird” and Moms

Recently I watched the award-winning coming of age film, Lady Bird, on Netflix. Rather than focusing on Christine’s (or Lady Bird’s) portrayal, I found her mother Marion to be more interesting.

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Coping with college

I was a freshman in college not too long ago. I was nervous but excited to embark in my new journey. I struggled my first semester due to academic factors such as classes and exams. The new environment was was another factor.

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Weekend Reads: Starting College

To put it simply: starting college can be one of the most exciting and most stressful times in our lives. Major transitions in our lives like starting a new school, moving, and navigating and...

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Ways to Make Starting College a Little Easier

If you’re starting your first year in college, chances are, you’re thinking about a lot of things. Where to buy your dorm items, getting in touch with your roommate, preparing for a completely different...

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Embracing Failure

“If you’re not failing, it probably means you’re not taking enough risks.” Those are the words of Peter Forkner, director of the counseling center at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, at a recent event...

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Reflections

The blog post includes mentions of suicide and verbal and physical abuse. Please read with caution if any of these items triggers or upsets you. February 21, 2018 was the day I survived my suicide...

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A Quick Guide to Depression in Teens

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) starts out by writing: You are not alone.  There are ways you can feel better. The NIMH has a lot of great educational information on their website,...

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Transition Year

If you plan to go to college, this transition can be one of the largest transitions that will happen in your life. Every aspect of it is new, and it can come with many...