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You Want the Tooth About Marijuana?

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You Want the Tooth About Marijuana?

Wow, all this talk and action to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes has people wondering if it really is safe. As a teen, what you need to know is that it is NOT SAFE for you. The Academy of Pediatrics was not going to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes for anyone under the age of 18 because of the harms it can cause to a developing a brain (That is what you have, a brain still under construction. This is true regardless of how mature your body appears.) They have relented only for extreme medical...

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It’s Not a Race

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It’s Not a Race

Sometimes, life can seem like a race. What is alarming is that sometimes you don’t even know you have entered it. All you know is that you are either winning or losing. If you see yourself as winning, you are desperate to stay number one. If you see yourself as losing, you may either frantically step up your game or pull out all together. Before you do anything, what I suggest you do is become a spectator of you. Yep, start watching yourself! I guess you can call this mindfulness. That is really what it is. Start observing yourself without...

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Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness

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Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness

  Focus – Mindful meditation has been correlated directly with cognitive flexibility and attentional functioning.   Cognitive flexibility – With the help of mindful meditation, you can become less reactive and develop the skill of self-observation. You will begin to develop more adaptive responses to stressful or negative situations.   Relationship satisfaction – By practicing mindful meditation, you are able to respond well to stress in relationships and become better at communicating your emotions to a...

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Give Yourself a Mental Break

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Give Yourself a Mental Break

  High School can be a very stressful time. Applying for colleges, after school practices, unhealthy diets and an awful sleep schedule can take a toll on your body and brain. Resulting in anxiety, depression and mood swings that could possibly affect your connections with others. Here are 10 ideas to improve your mental health! 1.) Meditation Use your spare time in-between classes to close your eyes, deep breath and relax. Doing this will ease your mind and possibly give you a new perspective on your day. 2.) Make Positive Lists Focusing...

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Plan ahead

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Plan ahead

“Your first protector is your parents. Then there are teachers, law enforcement officers  and others. Eventually and most powerfully, there is you.”— Anonymous Planning ahead is the best way to protect yourself.  Start with thinking through how you can tell someone you don’t want to go to their party or hang out before a situation presents itself. For help and a dash of humor, check out how these three people handle telling a friend they don’t want to go to his party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdwQntqI-ts Then, when you are invited to do...

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Naps (AKA Memory Boosters)

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Naps (AKA Memory Boosters)

Did you know short-term memory is limited? That means, you can only fit so much in when you study. To free up space and transfer the information to long-term memory sleep is required. This means nap breaks are great when you are studying and reviewing your notes right before going to sleep at night is ideal. And, if you need proof,  check out who some of the most famous nappers were and see some research to back up the benefits of sleep on memory by visiting Barking Up the Wrong Tree* What’s the easiest way to increase learning and...

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Successful People.

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Successful People.

There are things the most successful people do that make them great. The two most important things: 1. Always push yourself to the edge of your ability. 2. Look at those better than you and emulate them. If you are interested in learning more, check out the full article from Eric...

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Happy and Productive

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Happy and Productive

According to Sean Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, your brain at positive is 31% more productive than at negative, neutral or stressed. Investing in your happiness is worth it! Try these five things to help: 1. Think of three things you are grateful for each day. 2. Journal about positive experiences. 3. Exercise 4. Meditate 5. Perform Random Acts of Kindness To be entertained and find out why   check out his Ted Talk, The Happy Secret to Better Work*. It is about twelve minutes of comedy that can watch over and...

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Eye of the Beholder.

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Eye of the Beholder.

beauty is in the eye of the beholder phrase of beauty proverb:beauty cannot be judged objectively, for what one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another. How would you respond if someone told you you were beautiful? Check out this video of a social experiment one high school student...

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Fear is Natural.

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Fear is Natural.

FEAR TRUTH #1 The fear will never go away as long as you continue to grow! Every time you take a step into the unknown, you experience fear. There is no point in saying, “When I am no longer afraid, then I will do it.” You’ll be waiting for a long time. The fear is part of the package. FEAR TRUTH #2 The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and…do it! When you do it often enough, you will no longer be afraid in that particular situation. You will have faced the unknown and you will have handled it....

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