Prior the pandemic college campuses had a mental health crisis and in this mini parent pep-talk, I’m chatting one reason college has always been an interesting time for mental health and what self-care for students really means.
Did you know that the ‘time is running out’ feeling might just be an anxiety response? Typically when you’re wrestling with the idea of time you’re feeling OOC (the mentor way to saying: Out of Control). In today’s pep talk we talk about being out of control, how to move through the feeling of being OOC, and tips for staying present when you feel like time is moving too fast.
Something new I’ve seen over the last few years is the freshman year hunt for the roommate. Instead of getting assigned randomly, students are connecting and finding roommates online, which although has definitive positives, it’s also causing stress. In today’s pep talk, I’m sharing some tips for handling a roommate search no matter if you’re a freshman or post grad!
I LOVE an origin story. I deeply appreciate hearing about how someone got to where they’re at. I’m always searching for podcasts featuring someone’s backstory and in today’s pep talk, I share my own mini mentor story. I also give you some homework (not the hard kind) to help you think about your own story. Enjoy!
Are you mad or are you actually RESENTFUL? This is a question, I’ve asked my students lately. Resentment is not a word typically brought up by mentees, but it’s definitely present! In today’s pep talk, we chat about what resentment really is (mind blown), Brene Brown’s definition of the emotion, and a trick to knowing when you’re resentful and how to move through it.
stack stress support
You know when you have a lot going, put caring for your mind/body at the bottom of your list ,then one tiiiiny thing tips everything over? This is what I call stack stress.
If you’ve ever cried over feeling overwhelmed this is the episode for you. In today’s pep talk, I share 3 things you can do when you feel the pressure of stack stress.
Many of my students have high expectations and end up being super hard on themselves. I recently asked a mentee, “Do you feel like you deserve rest?” and she said, “Only if I’ve earned it.” That resonated big time. In this pep talk, I share the two areas I feel like we need to give ourselves breaks in, thoughts around what brings you energy and what takes it away, and a journal exercise to help you figure out what you need break from.
connect with Maggie:
Is there something wrong me? Is this normal? What is going on here? If you’re a human on the planet, I bet these have crossed your mind at one point or another and I know it can feel like a scary place to be. In today’s pep talk, I answer if I think there’s something wrong with you, what I feel coping mechanisms are, and how being sensitive in a harsh world can show up in our lives.
My private practice has been the most heavy I ever seen it and with what’s going on in the world right now, I wanted to share a technique I’ve been using in my 1:1 sessions. It takes only 12 minutes and can really transform negative energy. Sending everyone extra love right now.