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Abusive Relationships

Healthy Relationships = Respect & Trust When Brian and Sarah began dating, her friends were envious. Brian was smart, sensitive, funny, athletic, and good-looking. Even her mom loved him. For the first couple of months, Sarah seemed happy. She started to miss her friends and family, though, because she was spending more time with Brian […]

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Am I In a Healthy Relationship

It Feels Like Love — But Is It? Sometimes it feels impossible to find someone who’s right for you — and who thinks you’re right for him or her! So when it happens, you’re usually so psyched that you don’t even mind when your little brother finishes all the ice cream or your English teacher chooses the […]

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Body Image & Self Esteem

Does any of this sound familiar? “I’m too tall.” “I’m too short.” “I’m too skinny.” “If only I were shorter/taller/had curly hair/straight hair/a smaller nose/longer legs, I’d be happy.” Are you putting yourself down? If so, you’re not alone. As a teen, you’re going through lots of changes in your body. And, as your body […]

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Yoga Meditation & Breathing

Yoga: Meditation and Breathing Most people think of yoga as poses and exercises that make the body more flexible and strong. But what many don’t know is that meditation and breathing are important parts of yoga. Want to manage your anger so you don’t feel you’re always on the verge of blowing up? Want to […]

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Yoga For Stress Release

Why Yoga for Stress Relief? Life can be stressful. For starters, there’s your busy schedule — waking up super early for school, studying late at night for tests, juggling sports practice, homework, and meals. It’s a lot to balance! Positive thoughts can reduce stress. Everyday issues can add emotional stress, too — counseling a friend […]

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Stress

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

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Rejection & How To Handle It

Harry Potter was rejected. So were Bella and Edward. If authors J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer hadn’t kept trying with publisher after publisher, we’d all have missed out on some great adventures. Life is about going for things. And when we do, rejection is always a possibility. Big or Small, Rejection Affects Us All Rejection […]

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Good Reasons to Smile

When we feel great, a smile comes naturally. It’s an outward sign of joy, happiness, appreciation, amusement, excitement, or contentment. It’s not natural to smile when we’re sad or upset. But it turns out that smiling might be the best thing to do when you’re ready to shift into a brighter mood. Smiling Can Lift […]

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Dealing With Anger

When Tempers Flare Do you lose your temper and wonder why? Are there days when you feel like you just wake up angry? Some of it may be the changes your body’s going through: All those hormones you hear so much about can cause mood swings and confused emotions. Some of it may be stress: […]

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Choosing Your Mood

Have you ever been in a bad mood that you just can’t shake? Or had a pile of homework but realized you’re not in the mood to get it done? Sometimes we feel at the mercy of our moods — but moods aren’t things that just happen to us. We can influence and change them. […]

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