Why Smart Kids do Dumb Things

In one of my grad school classes last week, we learned about dopamine in the adolescent brain. It was so enlightening that I wanted to share! Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate emotional responses. Its production is naturally lower in adolescents which may lead to impulsivity, feeling of bored, being overall blah, and makes kids more susceptible to stress. Check out today’s video for more on dopamine and why it’s important! I wish I had known about this when I was a teen!

 

 

 

 

Stay in your Own Lane

The phrase “stay in your own lane” can be another way to tell someone to mind their own business, but today, I’m talking about it as if you’re saying it to yourself. It’s this phrase that I repeat when I find myself putting a lot of energy into others, which inevitably takes away from some of my own magic. Check out today’s video for more insight!

 

What to do if you feel like you don’t look like everyone else

Over the last two weeks, I helped a lot of girls through back-to-school shopping breakdowns. What to wear on the first day of school can bring up a lot of questions:

What do I want to look like?
What if I don’t look like everyone else?
What looks good on my body?

Check out today’s video for advice on what to do you’re worried you don’t look like everyone else!

 

Do you have the Fall Scaries?

Over the weekend, I met with my mentor and told her I was feeling so sad about summer ending. Similar to Sunday scaries, where I would get anxious about the week ahead, I had the fall scaries. For me, it’s all about dealing with the new and the unknown. Check out today’s video for the trick that got me out of my funk!