The power of “so what”

The college application process can be quite a reflective, challenging and vulnerable one. Oftentimes leaving you feeling depleted and questioning basically everything. Transcripts, deadlines, college essays, what colleges to actually apply to, the application process itself, depositing and ultimately attending that one university. All without stopping to ask yourself, so what? What’s the point? What’s… Read More The power of “so what”

Creating boundaries with your child at the start of the school year

You have your child’s schedule in hand and your first inclination is to fix it. You have a senior who has yet to start anything…and I mean anything…with their college applications. You have one checked out on Fortnite and won’t leave their room. You have a daughter who is so glued to her phone and… Read More Creating boundaries with your child at the start of the school year

How to handle to-do lists, deadlines, applying to colleges and everything else

As the beginning of the school year nears, it can be tough to tackle projects, tasks, homework and everything else on your plate. I can only imagine a student, especially a rising senior, seeing the calendar and realizing that sweet summer is setting quicker than expected and a looming task list is rising with full… Read More How to handle to-do lists, deadlines, applying to colleges and everything else

How College Admission is Suffocating our Students

Across my desk sits a picture painted of unrealistic expectations. Anxiousness and self-doubt. Ideals of what success should look like. An all or nothing mentality. An average student who feels like a failure. An AP student who lacks hours of sleep and is barely holding it together. A student in love with soccer who quits… Read More How College Admission is Suffocating our Students

Your Game Plan for Crushing the New Year + Prepping for College Along the Way

Resolutions, resolves, to-do lists, fresh starts, reminiscing, planning or just recovering from the holiday season. Ya, it’s a lot. And by the way, school starts back up fairly soon if not already. So maybe you’re hitting the snooze button more than the books, BUT it’s okay, because there are a few easy things you can… Read More Your Game Plan for Crushing the New Year + Prepping for College Along the Way

Every 15 Minutes – Distracted/Drunk Driving Program at BHHS

This week BHHS put on Every 15 Minutes. An intense two-day program to create awareness of the real dangers of drunk/distracted driving. Words cannot describe the level of depth this program reaches. From a car crash scene, the arrest of a drunk driver, to the assembly where students and parents write letter to each other… Read More Every 15 Minutes – Distracted/Drunk Driving Program at BHHS

Steps to Bring Ease to the College Application Process

Today I presented on bringing mindfulness into the world of college counseling. A world that can be…well…full of fear. Fear of not getting in. Fear of failing yourself and those around you. Fear of not being enough. I truly believe that the college admission process does not have to be rooted in fear. How? Keep… Read More Steps to Bring Ease to the College Application Process