Monthly Archives: November 2012

It’s a great day to be alive!

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. I’m not sure I’m completely ready for the slew of family gatherings, holiday parties, and final papers that usher in the coming season. It is also “prime time” for counselors … Continue reading

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“Americans don’t have hairdos” and Other Cultural Insights

I asked a friend of mine from Croatia, an Advertising grad student at BU, to share his biggest “criticism” of American culture, and he vehemently responded with, “Americans don’t have hairdos.” While I am very open about critiquing American culture, … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Free Time

At this point you’re probably thinking, “free time? What is that?” At least, that’s what I thought when I was considering this post. For once, I have nothing on my plate, at least not school wise. It’s one of those … Continue reading

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What happens now?

Sometimes all I think about is helping kids, teachers, and their families. Finding the right resources, creating the correct plan, marshaling a team of caring adults to foster a young student’s academic and emotional success. But what happens when an … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Growth, School Psychology, Social Responsibility

Moving West and The Meaning of “Everything”

As I mentioned before, I am from a rural area in Upstate NY.  I grew up with trees and grass and cows and farms.  When I was in high school, I hated living in the middle of nowhere, and complained … Continue reading


Maybe I should invest in a set of crampons?

8 professors, 1 daunting first-year exam, 35 credits, 11 rigorous courses, a teacher licensing exam, 200 hours of practicum, and uncountable hours of studying later….we had made it! Well, sort of. If you want to be a school psychologist, getting … Continue reading

Not-so-tough Tuesday morning

I tried to wake up at 6:30 this morning. It didn’t happen. I eventually crawled out of my bed around 7 because Ralph sat at the door and cried. It was probably out of jealousy because he knew Lacey had … Continue reading

The Must List (MSPP Style)

Hello faithful readers! On this lazy Sunday evening, I’m lazing on the couch, a steaming cup of tea by my side and Predators on the TV. I’ve been sitting here wondering, what can I share with my current and future … Continue reading

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This Week’s Top Ten (well, ten minus three)

So I originally wrote a post in which – in normal “paragraph” style – I detailed all of the awesomeness that had occurred this week only to realize, after reading it, that I had written the most discombobulating, all-over-the-place post … Continue reading

Unprepared: Our Noreaster and My Experience Coming Straight From Undergrad

Lately, I’ve been feeling really unprepared for life. We had the first Noreaster of the season this week, and it caught me pretty off-guard.  My mom warned me about it over the weekend, but I was caught up in the election excitement … Continue reading

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