so like… what’s mentoring like?

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#mentorminute on what mentoring is actually like…⁣ ⁣ because doing anything for the first time can be intimidating and I want to take some of the stress out of it.⁣ ⁣ First thing first⁣ ⁣ There are different options for mentorship:⁣ ⁣ We can grab coffee, hang out, take a walk, chat on the phone/FaceTime. It's not just starring at each other in a cold room! I know college counseling centers can be busy. With mentoring, we chat at times that work for you whether it's in between classes or on the weekends. ⁣ ⁣ What do we talk about? ⁣ ⁣ Truly anything, everything, and nothing. Nervous about starting a conversation? I got you. Don't want to talk about something? We don't have to. Have a lot on your chest? Vent away! Want to meditate? We can do that too. This is for you!⁣ ⁣ What happens after? ⁣ ⁣ Growth is not linear. I encourage all my students to be gentle with themselves. Mentorship is a form of self-care and know that I have your back (I'll even tell you in follow-up texts)! ⁣ ⁣ Questions? Interest? Let's chat! Link in bio for it all.

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Life Hack for the College Perfectionist

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**life hack**⁣ ⁣ The person who sent me this photo called it, “The View from Alcatraz” because they were at work while people were free outside. ⁣ ⁣ I feel this, but, like, in my own mind. ⁣ ⁣ When I’m in the jail of my own head, I ask myself: ⁣ ⁣ “What sounds fun?”⁣ ⁣ then I get quiet and listen. ⁣ ⁣ Sometimes hanging with my #girlgang sounds fun ⁣ ⁣ Sometimes it’s eating Oreos ⁣ ⁣ Sometimes it's a nap⁣ ⁣ This is self-care. I work with a lot of girls who are really hard on themselves (and I'm hard on myself too). While I love a high bar; it can be exhausting and stop us from being an authentic version of ourselves (oh hey, #perfectionism). If you find yourself in your own stuff today, try #whatsoundsfun and let me know how it goes! ⁣ ⁣ ——————————⁣ ⁣ Does chatting more sound fun? Let's hang! 🔗 in bio

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Being a Professional Big Sister on Wise Woman Podcast

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On Becoming a Different Version of Yourself

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On becoming a different version of yourself⁣:

(as I sit in the uncomfortable-ness of my own change!!) ⁣

This has been on my mind lately. Maybe it’s summer turning into fall, but I just feel a lot of change all around me. ⁣

It’s okay to evolve into a different version of yourself. It can be overwhelming to feel sort of unrecognizable to yourself, but it’s all part of growth. I know a lot of my college freshmen feel this way. Any experience that stretches you or helps you evaluate what you want and how to get there, can be uncomfortable. You’re just becoming a more truthful version of yourself. Be patient. Be gentle. Have a dance party. Cry. Call your mentors. Tell the people you love, that you love them. This too shall pass. 📸 by @maja_bee

My Best Advice for Living with College Roommates

 

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on college roommates ⁣ ⁣ a little late to posting this because many of you have already moved into your dorms, but just a note on living with roommates for the first time. ⁣ ⁣ My biggest piece of advice is to have zero expectations. Most of you will be squeezed into a room with a stranger. Don’t put pressure on the roommate situation by thinking that you guys should be best friends, invite each other to everything, have the same philosophies or standards of living. You just have to be open. There can be so much newness in college and being in this major life transition can be overwhelming. Take this time to get curious about yourself, about others, about your needs, likes, and dislikes. College, and freshman year especially, can be an amazing time for self-discovery if you allow it. ⁣ ⁣ ** Bigger piece of advice** Figure out your roommate’s schedule and pencil in alone time. Most places at school are common areas so it can be hard to find time to be by yourself and decompress. Everyone needs time by themselves so schedule it when your roommate is at class and you’re not. 📸 by @maja_bee

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Self-Care Tips for College Students

 

Self-care is a wellness buzz word that I usually roll my eyes at, but I’ve been focused on what means to take really good care of ourselves in all ways. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed in college and put yourself last, that’s why I’m sharing self-care practices to help you feel better about everything you have going on. In this free gift, you’ll get 28 self-care ideas and a video where I give personal detail on how to implement them in your life. These are EASY (most of them free) things you can do that really make a difference!  For the free mentoring click here.

Mind Body Medicine

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Mind Body Medicine ⁣

Back-to-school can stir up lots of feelings and it’s basically been the focus of all my sessions since the beginning of August. A topic I’ve shared with my students is the mind body connection or how your thoughts and emotions can affect your physical condition. Not as a replacement for medical advice, but whenever I feel out of sorts in my body, I try to think of the emotional component in a literal way. Examples: ⁣

A friend said she had no appetite and I asked, “What’s eating you up?”⁣

I had heartburn and my mom asked me, “What’s burning your heart?”⁣

A student had a neck ache and I asked, “Is anyone in your life being a pain in the neck?”⁣

My hip flexors were super tight and I asked myself, “Where am I being inflexible?”⁣

Mindful questions can help you see yourself or situation from a perspective that maybe you didn’t consider before. Pay attention to how you feel physically. Butterflies in your stomach, tension headaches, tight neck and shoulders can all indicate built up feelings. Your body talks to you all day long, you just have to listen. ✨📸 by @maja_bee