Teens and the Holiday Blues

Teens and the Holiday Blues

Teens and the Holiday Blues Teenagers are not immune to the “Holiday Blues,” the feeling of sadness or feeling down that some of us experience during the Holiday season.   The blues differ from depression or depressive episodes in intensity and duration.  In general, the blues last only a few days or even hours andContinue Reading

The Urgent Need for Democratic Education

Has Democracy failed us?  Listening to the voices of many around the world, it would seem that it has.  President Obama has implored us to continue to have faith in democracy; like him or not his message is profound.  Too many of our citizens today don’t understand how a democratic process works, not because theyContinue Reading

Using Essential Oils for Focus and Attention in the Classroom and At Home

Using Essential Oils for Focus and Attention in the Classroom and At Home This time of the year marks the return to school for many here in the Northern Hemisphere, and inevitably, this brings up discussion about learning and the best ways to support it. Often accompanying this discussion is one’s ability to focus andContinue Reading

5 Simple Strategies for Staying Healthy Through the Rest of Winter

5 Simple Strategies for Staying Healthy Through the Rest of  Winter The Northern Hemisphere is still experiencing the winter season. The New England region has been hit especially hard this year.  As of this writing, many areas have seen record snowfall over the last two months, with possibly more on its way.  Staying healthy duringContinue Reading

What Teachers Really Need to Hear

What Teachers Really Need to Hear This is not another attack on teachers.  Many teachers find themselves in a no-win scenario.  They’re criticized for being too soft, too hard, lazy, dedicated, greedy, elitist, having unrealistic expectations for learners, not meeting every learner’s needs, and the list goes on. This is an appeal to teachers andContinue Reading

Ebola – What it helps to Know

The mission of Youth Transformations is to help young people empower themselves to take charge of their health.  It is my belief that part of this includes being knowledgeable about disease transmission and the actual risks associated with them. Disease transmission is complex and the reality is that it’s difficult to know everything there isContinue Reading

Avoiding Back to School Illness & The Freshman 15

Avoiding Back-To-School Illness & The Freshman 15 This guest post originally appeared on Inspired Health & Happiness What an exciting time of year this is… Fall is upon us, the weather is changing and students across the nation are in the midst of the opening months of school.  Students going back to school — or inContinue Reading

Inspiring Youth to Take Charge of Their Health

Inspiring Youth to Take Charge of Their Health Guest Post: Originally appeared on Just Start Kids From physical health issues, such as obesity and diabetes, to mental health issues, such as ADD and depression, what today’s young people are facing can conservatively be considered a crisis. In a previous article I pointed out some staggering youth healthContinue Reading