December is upon us, and the students I’ve spoken with in the past days are struggling to keep up with their end-of-semester assignments, prepare for final exams, and in the case of college applicants, finish their applications! Students who filed Early Action or Early Decision applications are finding it hard to concentrate, as they wait for that first decision.

Click on the picture or the text link below for assurance that you are not alone.

If the image link doesn’t work for you, try this: https://youtu.be/sh-VPEgrQ9E

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So now that you know that even the adults in town have trouble facing their responsibilities, what practical advice do I have for scheduling the holiday season? Click on the image or the text link below.

Here is a text link to the second video: https://youtu.be/qES_m3TEikI

Athena Advises

Eat sensibly. Drink less. Dress warmly and get more sleep. Above all, let go of the idea that everybody but you is having an unspeakably fabulous time.

Decide what is most important in your life and do that!

Dr. Marlena Corcoran
Founder and CEO