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If you want a true, impactful experience, I encourage you to study abroad. In fact, here are some lessons I've learned from studying abroad.

Lessons I’ve Learned from Studying Abroad

I’ll preface this by saying that I have always loved traveling. As a junior in high school I went on a mission trip to Peru and spent two weeks in Israel with my church,...
Going back to school can be stressful for the whole family. Instead of panicing once school starts, try these back-to-school tips for parents and kids!

10 Ways to Transition from Summer to Back-to-School

Going back to school can be stressful for the whole family. Summer provides a needed break for everyone, however, with the lack of structure, it can wreak havoc when it comes back to returning...
Our sleep needs remain pretty high through childhood and adolescence, which gets more and more challenging when adolescence arrives. Sleep deprived teens...video

Normal Sleep Changes vs. Depression or Anxiety in Adolescence | Psych in 60

Sleep Changes vs. Depression or Anxiety in Adolescence Our sleep needs remain pretty high through childhood and adolescence, which gets more and more challenging when adolescence arrives. There are some changes to sleep patterns that are...
Guilt vs. Shame: Guilt, is considered a healthy emotion as it is motivating. Shame feels defeating, as if we are drowning in our inadequaciesvideo

Guilt vs. Shame | Psych in 60

Guilt vs. Shame I often ask my clients to describe the difference between guilt and shame. They usually tell me that they believe they are on in the same. It is important to note that they're...
Mirror neurons are exactly like they sound- they fire in our brains the same way when we watch someone do something as they would if we do that activity ourselves.

Neuroscience Explains Why You’re a Crazy Sports Fan

Summer camps bring a lot of memories for people- swimming, cliff jumping, canoeing and more. Most people experience significant life moments at camp like when they had their first kiss outside their cabin or...
Flying across time zones can affect your circadian rhythm, causing flight fatigue. Don't know how to get over jet lag? Try out our 9 tips for long flights!

How to Get Over Jet Lag: 9 Tips for Long Flights

How to Get Over Jet Lag: 9 Tips for Long Fights Flying across time zones puts our internal circadian rhythm, or sleep/wake cycle, out of sync with our external environment. Eventually, our natural cycles will...
Being bored is GOOD for your kids; you don't need to entertain your kids all the time. Parents, here's what to do when your children are bored.video

Being Bored is Good for Kids | Psych in 60

Being Bored is Good for Kids: What to Do When Your Children Are Bored If you're a parent, I can guarantee you've heard your kids say, "I'm bored. I don't know what to do." Well, the...
Is there a normal experience of grief? In short, no. Grief is experienced uniquely by each person. Grief and grieving captures a wide range of responses.video

Is There a Normal Experience of Grief? | Psych in 60

Is There a Normal Experience of Grief? Is there a normal experience of grief? In short, no. Grief is experienced uniquely by each person. It captures a wide range of emotional, mental, behavioral, and physical responses...
Let's face it, college is hard. Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, here are 10 ways to survive college academics and succeed in the classroom!

10 Ways to Survive College Academics and Succeed in the Classroom

Let’s face it: college is all about the social life. Gone is your family and provincial high school friends. It’s time to start from scratch; here’s your chance to be the life of the...
Self-Growth Reading List: Rising Strong by Brené Brown, The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, and Spark by John J. Ratey!

Your Self-Growth Reading List

Summer brings the promise of moments with feet up and a good book in hand, hopefully near a lake or the ocean. The night before I leave for a trip, I question if I...