Koru Training

Heading to Harvard to begin exciting Koru Training,which is evidence-based meditation and mindfulness for college aged adults 6/3/15-6/5/15

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Essential Life Skills For a Confident College Experience: #5 Time Management

Throughout the week we are highlighting one essential life skill daily, with pointers for parents of teens and college students. You can truly empower teens to be real about their lives and build the muscles for the college experience, and competent independence. The fifth essential life for a confident college experience is: Time Management: Parents […]

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Essential Life Skills For a Confident College Experience: #4 Self Awareness

Throughout the week we are highlighting one essential life skill daily, with pointers for parents of teens and college students. You can truly empower teens to be real about their lives and build the muscles for the college experience, and competent independence. The fourth essential life for a confident college experience is: Self-awareness/being realistic about […]

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Essential Life Skills For a Confident College Experience: #3 Coping With Stress

Throughout the week we are highlighting one essential life skill daily, with pointers for parents of teens and college students. You can truly empower teens to be real about their lives and build the muscles for the college experience, and competent independence. The third essential life for a confident college experience is: Coping With Stress: […]

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Essential Life Skills For a Confident College Experience: #2 Making Healthy Choices / Decisions

View original article written by Maureen P. Tillman on kids.baristanet.com. Throughout the week we are highlighting one essential life skill daily, with pointers for parents of teens and college students. You can truly empower teens to be real about their lives and build the muscles for the college experience, and competent independence. The second essential life […]

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Essential Life Skills For a Confident College Experience: #1 Assertiveness

View original article written by Maureen P. Tillman on kids.baristanet.com. The first essential life for a confident college experience is: Assertiveness/Self-advocacy Familial Social Academic Expressing needs, concerns in an effective, direct way using “I” Being persistent when necessary Essential because students will need to navigate their own life in college in all arenas. Parents can develop this by being […]

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Essential Life Skills For a Confident College Experience

View original article written by Maureen P. Tillman on kids.baristanet.com. There are only two months before school gets out for the summer and for high school seniors, a big transition awaits. What makes transitioning to college such a great experience for some students and so overwhelming for others? There is no simple answer. Certainly there are predictors […]

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Addressing suicide among seemingly successful college students

Thanks to Susan Snyder for reporting on a complex and incredibly important subject. It baffles people that college students who are talented, attractive, intelligent and successful commit suicide. The important piece is to understand clinical depression, which can be an invisible illness. By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer | POSTED: February 10, 2014 Christopher Aiello broke into […]

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Student’s Suicide Highlights Challenges of College Transition

Thanks Patricia Alex, of the Bergen Record, NorthJersey.com for interviewing me on a complicated and important topic: Depression and Suicide during the college years, particularly during the initial transition to college.  Each of us can make an impact. SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 | BY  PATRICIA ALEX | STAFF WRITER The very public suicide this month of athletic standout Madison Holleran sparked […]

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Making Schools a More Tolerant place

Maureen is featured in this article published by NorthJersey.com on October 24, 2013, BY  KATHERINE MILSOP. October commemorates Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) history month, and for public schools throughout New Jersey, it does not go by unnoticed. But even with faculty-led initiatives like the “Week of Respect” and “Unity Day”, which seek to end harassment […]

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