Halloween is approaching!
Except you've been so busy with schoolwork, activities, and test prep that you haven't even begun to think about what to wear to your friend's Halloween party.
Don't worry. I've got you covered.
Here are my Top 10 Halloween Costumes Inspired By Your Test Prep.
Wear one of these, and you will be the envy of students from miles around.
This week, I’m following up with some insights into a few of the thoughts that may have impeded your progress in Step Three.
It’s a lot.
And it’s totally natural if you feel overwhelmed as you consider the new school year. But today I want to talk you through an exercise that will help you face and process your fear.
The other day I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lori Walsh on South Dakota Public Broadcasting's In the Moment radio show.
Listen to the interview here...
Download of the first chapter of Acing It! for free here...
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...and have a great day!
I've written an article introducing what it means to take a mindful approach to test prep for the blog at Matlack Educational Consulting. You can read the article here.
See you soon with a new post!
Rather than forgoing the New Year’s resolution practice altogether, I encourage you to enter into a version of self-inquiry that will lead you to making resolution(s) that will work for you so that you feel like you are making progress in the year to come.
Here are seven steps to making the New Year’s resolution process work for you:
I've written a piece for the website Grown and Flown, a wonderful blog for moms of teens, on how parents can help their children create and implement a summer plan.
Students, you can apply the article, too. Just follow the steps on your own or with a parent or other adult.
Click here to read "Summer Plan: How to Light a Fire Under Your Kid."
If you want me to personally guide you through the process, contact me for a complimentary consultation.
Last night, I participated in a Twitter Q&A with Jodi Okun, founder of College Financial Aid Advisors, as a part of her #CollegeCash Chat series.
I've included the conversation below to make it easy for you to follow.
Feel free to follow up with any questions in the comments section, through the Contact page of my website, or on Twitter.
Hope you enjoy!
PS: Twitter conversations are great, but by their very nature they require concise responses. I elaborate on some of the topics we touch on here in the following blog posts:
Get Your Z's
Decisions, Decisions... and Distractions
The Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your SAT/ACT Prep if You're in the 10th Grade
Boost Your Reading Comprehension in As Little As Two Weeks
Meditate: Meditation provides deep rest. Certain forms of meditation actually provide deeper rest than sleep does! While I'm not suggesting that you substitute meditation for a good night's sleep, I am suggesting that if you aren't able to get the sleep your body needs, it's all the more reason to take advantage of a 10-20 minute meditation power up! I teach all my students to meditate so that they can feel and perform their best on test day and in life. I also describe a basic meditation technique in my book, Acing It!
Unwind: Whereas meditation fills you with energy and is most effective at the beginning of the day and in the afternoon, there are also practices you can do to unwind at the end of a long day. Lower the lights. Stretch or do restorative yoga posses, like plows or seated forward folds (hold each pose for as many breaths as your age). Sip a cup of nighttime tea. Write a list of things from your day for which you feel grateful.
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