How to Get Around Your Parent’s No

Do your parents nag you too much? Or say “no” to your requests far too quickly? I have a client who has experienced her fair share of parents being “on her” to get her work done, and often won’t allow her to have fun until that’s...

One Way Self Care Has Changed This Year

I talk about self care a lot with my clients. Students desperately need to be more intentional about caring for themselves in ways that are invigorating (like getting good sleep) rather than depleting (like playing video games late at night). Grown-ups also need to...

What Snorkeling and School Have in Common

Do you have “school trauma”?I don’t, but I do have “water trauma.” I almost drowned twice; So I’m skittish around water, the same way some students with terrible experiences at school are skittish in their academics! The problem is,...

5 Steps to Turning a Sucky Situation Around

Are you in a school situation this year that is less than ideal? So many of us are in that boat, thanks to COVID and distance and/or hybrid learning. This summer I learned an interesting lesson about how to turn a sucky situation around, and I thought it might apply...

Will you take this anti-racist pledge with me?

Last week an email from a white colleague landed in my in-box. I couldn’t ignore it.  That evening there was going to be an online Town Hall entitled “Reimagining Small Business: A town hall to listen, learn and commit to building equitable, anti-racist...

Integrating the Body Into Racial Justice Work

Expecting a cute little study skills video this week? Sorry, but not sorry. Those are on hiatus for the summer, and will be back in August. There’s something more important for us to talk about as a community. Today I want to uplift a black healer and author who is...

A Heartfelt Message Honoring High School Graduates

Are you a high school senior? Are you, or a senior you love, inches away from your high school graduation? I know some of you just finished your final exams; others are supposed to try and focus on final exams & projects in the midst of a national upraising...

Powerful Voices of Black Teenage Leadership

On Monday of this week, I had the honor of being led by black students from Oakland Technical High School.Under their leadership, we walked and chanted — 15,000 people strong! — several miles from their high school to the Oakland police station. We...