Understanding Teenage Risk-taking Behavior

Teenage Risk-taking Behavior is Nothing New Whether you’re reading this article and you’re a teenager or you were a teenager at some point, it’s safe to say that the majority of you engaged in risk-taking behavior during those years. It’s part of growing up, it’s practically expected and you may even have fond memories of some of it! Yet, is …

Identifying the Signs & Symptoms of Teenage Depression

How can you tell if someone is suffering from teenage depression? The body and mind go through a multitude of changes during puberty and teenage years. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a bratty outburst and sincere anger issues. Or, in this case, whether or not your child is simply upset sometimes or genuinely suffers from …

How to Identify and Cope with Teenage Anxiety and Stress

What is Teenage Anxiety and Stress? It is a well-known fact that young people experience stress and anxiety due to a multitude of reasons during their teenage years. It is also typical that these two are actually symptoms of a much larger and often underlying undiagnosed issue. Advances in the fields of psychology psychiatry have defined a wide variety of …

10 Ted Talks to Watch for Personal Growth and Inspiration

10 Ted Talks for personal growth

Looking for some inspiration to improve your life?  These 10 Ted Talks will help you do exactly that. I share them often in my coaching groups and with my clients.  Below are the video links and summaries directly from Ted.com. Simon Sinek- How great leaders inspire action Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting …

A Poem for Workaholics

Workaholic

Meaningless Supreme   I woke early this morning Stepped out and greeted the Sun. Her amber smile glowed against my face, Excited, she gave me a hug.   Little time passed in our conversation Before we rushed to our routines. Father Time, with watch in hand Scolded us to leave!   Daily chores and work required, Deadlines maneuvered to at …

The Role of Executive Functioning and Self-Regulatory Skills in the Behavior of Adolescents and Young Adults

Executive functions are those cognitive processes that direct and organize behavior. These include planning, decision making, directed goal selection, self-inhibiting, self-monitoring, self-evaluating, cognitive flexibility, problem-solving, task initiation and working memory. If the term executive function makes you think of a little CEO in the brain, that’s a great way to look at it. Executive function is in charge of ensuring …

Goal Setting that Works- Lead with Emotion

lead with emotion goal setting

We’ve all attempted to set goals and then not achieved them. I mean, it’s hard to set goals! Where does one even start—let alone work towards something? If you’ve ever struggled with the concept of setting goals, you are not alone. Often times when trying to set goals, we get fed up because we were defeated in the past for …

Stop Slaving Away and Get a Life Coach!

Get a Life Coach

Living and working in today’s day and age seem to have blurred into one of the same. Work is life, and life is work. So when we leave high school, head off to college, then transition into the ‘real world’ we accept that work, work, work, and more work are truths that govern our existence. Well, I’m here to tell …