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THE BRAIN ON TECHNOLOGY

Technology and cell phone addiction is on the rise, as well as the negative impact such use can have on teens’ attention, memory, multi-tasking, anxiety, depression and an inability to communicate face to face compounded by the excessive use of texting. The more time...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY

According to the dictionary, community is defined as a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interest, and goals. Community is essential for a healthy and happy life. Community can be anything from a friend group, to a sports...

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WHAT IS MINDFULNESS AND BEING MINDFUL?

Mindfulness has many different definitions. Some of these include: The Greater Good: Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. Mindfulness...

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Presence. Passion. Purpose.

In a recent Huffington Post article, "The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager," Thacher School Headmaster, Michael Mulligan relays the status of teens today. On the one hand he extols them as "confident, connected, and open to change." They are...

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Power Down to Power Up!

POWER DOWN TO POWER UP. What does that mean? In essence, there are positives and negatives to technology, the promises and the perils have been espoused throughout history. Even Thoreau warned, “Men have become the tool of their tools,” and today: “Never before has...

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Mindful Test Prep

Attention. Focus. Comprehension. These are skills and traits of a successful student. Daniel Goleman, the author of the national bestseller Emotional Intelligence and newest book Focus, claims attention and focus are the number one predictors of success, yet our...

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Transitions

Transitions are changes, and sometimes changes can be very scary. We want to hold onto certainty, and that might even be the way we do a set of yoga sequences. We can become numb to the intricacies of the present moment as we lose ourselves in thought and just go...

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