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Posts tagged with: anxiety

Many of the students I’ve encountered in tutoring have hit the perfectionist block and been quite stuck. This tends to happen with high functioning students, in particular, but not exclusively. I’ve tutored & coached a number of them going to...
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In early February there was a horrific incident involving OWN TV Host’s 16 year-old son. The boy suffered an accidental overdose taking Xanax, which turned out to be laced with Fentanyl. Among the many reasons it was shocking was that...
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The Huffpost recently asked school counselors to speculate what the notable after effects for kids following the pandemic, a group uniquely in a position to predict the outcomes. Three areas emerged recurrently: 1. Being Stuck in ‘Survival Mode’: After being...
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On February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter. Needless to say, after months of digging myself out of snow banks, skidding on ice, and hiding beneath mountains of blankets, I was a little frustrated....
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The pandemic has put a lot of parents across the country into a very difficult situation. School closures and the move to virtual learning has left their children listless and unengaged. But beyond their schoolwork, an even bigger issue is...
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I tend to get seasonal depression. By about February or March, I look out the window and my soul just melts into the glass. Every day feels just pointless, like a grind, like getting out of pajamas and eating breakfast...
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The sixth episode of “Graduating Anxiety,” and final episode of the first season, comes out today. Join us as we speak with a couple of classic cases of teenage and young adults who struggle with anxiety, particularly as they navigate...
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Mind the Meat Suit: In a time of the season where energy is sagging after a long fall of fighting to stave off a number of adversities, including a pandemic, it’s all the more important to take care of your...
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One definition of insanity that is often cited is the practice of repeating the same failed practice over and over expecting different results. Though this doesn’t apply to all academic institutions, all of the time, when it comes to the...
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I found myself, like perhaps many did, unable to turn away from the presidential debates last night, despite it being awful to watch. The gravity of the moment seemed large: with the environment collapsing around us, the economy tanking, foreign...
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