Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Emotional Health

Remaining Optimistic After Losing An Important Sporting Event

By Stan Popovich Some athletes who do not perform well at their event may have a difficult time in getting over their most recent loss. As a result, here are a list of techniques that an athlete can follow in staying optimistic for their next event. First, do not make excuses or blame others for your defeat. Many athletes tend …

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Taking the Stress Out of College: Knowing What to Expect

Many college students realize they weren’t realistic about college. Some expect to find it hard living away from home, not only in terms of missing family but also in dealing with practical stuff like washing your own clothes. If anticipated, these issues can be less stressful. Living away from home tends to be the toughest adjustment for first-year students. You’ve …

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Cool 2 Be Kind – Students Against Bullying

On May 1st of 2009, San Clemente was shocked by the tragic loss of 16-year-old, Daniel Mendez. Daniel loved football and skateboarding, and he was an outstanding student and friend. He lost his life to bullying-related suicide. After his death, Daniel’s friends banded together and fought back. They started the Cool 2 Be Kind club to combat bullying on campus …

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What is Success?

The ambiguity of the term “success” can lead high school students and their parents to define it in a number of ways. Whether it be when getting straight A’s, making the varsity team, or gaining acceptance into the top Ivy League. How do high school students actually define the success that everyone is trying to achieve? With numerous self-help books …

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How to Deal With Insecurities as a Teenager

The time is 7:00 a.m. A girl is brushing her hair and fixing her makeup before school starts. A guy pulls on his new sneakers and does a set of push-ups before leaving the door. Both try to spruce themselves up for the day. But, in reality, both try to create a certain facade to mislead their peers from seeing …

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Dealing with Peer Pressure

When you were a little kid, your parents usually chose your friends, putting you in playgroups or arranging playdates with certain children they knew and liked. Now that you’re older, you decide who your friends are and what groups you spend time with. Your friends — your peers — are people your age or close to it who have experiences …

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Body Image and Teenagers

Do you ever notice how the person on the cover of your favorite fashion, teen or celebrity magazine doesn’t even vaguely resemble what most people around you look like?  Retouching techniques, which include airbrushing, create an image of someone that is unrealistic.  Their features become too perfect — unachievable by most human standards.  In fact, it isn’t uncommon for the …

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Online Identity

Ashley is a high-school junior and she and her friends use MySpace to communicate, but she’s very careful about the information, pictures and comments she sends and posts — even though her profile is set to private. She knows that nothing is ever really private online. “I know teens who have gotten kicked off their sports teams because of pictures …

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How to Deal With Stress

Do you feel like there are too many pressures and demands on you? Do you lose sleep worrying about tests and schoolwork? Do you eat on the run because your schedule is just too busy? You’re not alone. Everyone experiences stress at times — adults, teens and kids. But, there are ways to minimize stress and manage the stress that’s …

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