Can a Pet Help You Be a Better Student?

Hiya, do you have a pet? You might have a cat or a dog already, or maybe you’ve been thinking about getting one but your parents are worried about the price or the work it might take to take care of them. Or you might be allergic… Recently, two of my clients got...

One Trick to Studying Overwhelming PowerPoints

Do you struggle to learn from PowerPoints? Recently my assistant was perusing my YouTube comments, and we came across a question about how to apply my anti-boring study techniques to classes with overwhelming powerpoints. Good question. On the one hand, I’d need...

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...