TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: Stressed Out? Calm is Power

Are you stressed out? In today’s fast paced, ever-changing society there is a killer on the loose, a silent killer called stress. Stress is a condition that occurs when we are faced with threatening or unfamiliar situations, challenges, dangers or any unusual demands on our body or mind. We all respond differently to events. What …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: "All the Colors of the Rainbow"

We all know that racism is thriving in our society. Since the dawn of civilization racism of one form or another has plagued mankind. According to Wiki “racism is the belief that there are inherent differences in people’s traits and capacities which are entirely due to their race, and which justify those people being treated differently, …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: We Can Work It Out

“Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.”  DEAN KOONTZ,  I was driving into work Friday morning listening to the idle chatter of some garrulous   K-EARTH Dee Jay who rambled on and on about Madonna’s performance at Staples Center the previous week. After what seemed like …

The Sparkle in Her Eyes: Remembering my Aunt Lupe

We had a rather somber weekend. It began pleasantly enough but by mid Saturday afternoon it became apparent that it was not going to be a good one. A text from my sister informed me that my aunt had taken a turn for the worse and might not make it through the weekend. I was blown away. …

TBT Recollections of a High School Counselor: Is Depression Contagious? 5/2013

I had a very interesting discussion with a parent yesterday morning. She had come in with her son with some graduation concerns. After going over his grades and current grad status I reassured her that he was on track and would indeed be graduating, I sent her son  back to class and mom and I remained …