Coping Strategies

Get it Together! – 4 Steps to Getting Out of Your Own Way

--Don't Sleep All Day!

Many young adults come to me saying, I can't get started.

Today a beautiful young girl came in who stated, "I have no coping skills." Of course, this is not true: how did you get to be 25 years old with no skills!?

While she had her share of traumas at a young age, including watching a parent succumb to cancer, she has been to community college and she is working part-time....
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For Valentine’s, He Put Me on Red… 3 Tips to Understand Men Right Now!

...left me hanging, left me on hold, didn't respond, doesn't care, doesn't want to, doesn't have to, double standard, can't be bothered, has a girlfriend, is a senior, hides behind his phone or doesn't care for commitment. Ever.
And why should he, ladies? I'm no rad feminist myself, but it seems somehow in this hook-up culture of ours we were left on red, a giant step backwards for women everywhere.  If this...
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Sleeping, Napping and Chillin’ – 3 Reasons to Avoid It

As mammals we all need rest.  However, it has been shown that teens up to age 25 need even more rest than the average human.  But the rest should be AT NIGHT!  If this is a no-brainer for you, read no more.  But if you're one of those kids who can't give up the nap, read on.  Here's what a lot of teens' schedules look like:

-Late to school/no breakfast, zone out periods 1-3, lunch (early like...
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The Revolution Will Not be Tweeted


It's the post-tweet, post-truth, post-modern, post full-sentences, post-Trump era.  NOTHING MATTERS.
Tell that to the young women standing in DC. Tell that to the young women in pink at the UN, at Trump Plaza, in Charlotte, NC and all over these US of A.  All the news that's fit for him.  Young women everywhere have taken up the mantel from complacent to combative.  This is good.  Good for self-esteem for a whole generation.  They will learn to...
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The Logic of Staying Up All Night – 8 ways to zzzz

Sleep

... you're up all night texting your BFF. Your parents took your phone but you have a used iPod and secret WiFi access. You've been up for two days straight. You bombed the bio mid-term and you don't give a shit. You're too tired to cut yourself or inflict self-harm but you're too awake to put the phone down. Your feelings of confusion are overwhelming and intolerable.  What if your friend, Zak, texted...
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Find Your Friends: 4 Reasons Not To

Real Friends?

If you're a teenager or young adult with an iPhone, finding friends takes "literally" about one second.  See where they eat, drink, and make merry. All without you!  Isn't that a form of torture??

In my life I have always been sensitive to being left out. So much so that I invite others compulsively even when I don't want them there.  At some point in children's high school careers they realize that...
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