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GOTTA QUESTION? ASK THE EXPERTS

Body changes! Emotional rollercoaster! Fad diets! What to think? Our health & wellness team is here to answer your questions. If you would like to know more about your body, physical health, mental and emotional health, and even nutrition, we are here to help get you the information you need.

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Money Matters
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How to Save for a Car

By M Katie Helle, CPA – As a teen or young adult, there are some things we look very forward to in life.  One for me was my 16th birthday.  I knew this milestone came with a lot of freedom; one of which was getting my driver’s license.  I will never forget this birthday.  I […]

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How to Manage Credit

By M Katie Helle, CPA – As we have learned, your credit is what banks and lenders look at to decide whether to lend you money.  With a general understanding of credit scores and the factors used to calculate your score, you may be wondering is how you can manage your credit.  Managing your credit […]

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Creating a Budget

By M Katie Helle, CPA – With the new year upon us, many people start to think about their finances and how they can set themselves up for a prosperous future. Creating a budget is important because it will help you stay on track with paying your bills, creating a savings cushion, and setting financial […]

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Which ME Do People See?

By Stephanie Brewer — Actions speak louder than words, meaning that the things we do can make a stronger impression on other people than anything we might say. In fact, studies show that most people form an impression of another person within the first seven seconds of meeting! Think about companies like Nike and Coca-Cola. […]

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Working Together

By Stephanie Brewer — There is an old saying that asks this question: “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Try clapping with one hand. It’s not much of a sound, is it? Or, imagine going to an orchestra concert and only a single bass player shows up. It wouldn’t be much of a […]

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How to Talk So People Listen

By Stephanie Brewer — Have you ever been talking with someone and realized they aren’t really listening to you? One of the basic needs each of us has is to be heard and understood. Although it’s not always easy, there are some things you can do to get better at talking with others. Below are […]

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Apps for Real Life

MyPlan

Are you unsure of how healthy your relationship is? The MyPlan app was created to allow users to assess the situation that you’re in, judge the level of healthiness of your relationship and if it’s unsafe, and to help you to create an action plan. The app is anonymous and protected by a pin number, […]

Wattpad

If you’re a writer, this app is for you.  Wattpad is a storytelling platform where you create your own stories, and/or discover other teen writers.

YOU

Looking for daily inspiration and motivation?  Want to grow and develop your positive mindset?  YOU-app promotes the idea of small yet powerful steps that build into significant change in your life. Each day you receive a new action, idea or insight to keep you moving in the right direction.  Who couldn’t use that, right?

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Just for Clicks

Kara McDowell is a Young Adult Author in Arizona.  Just for Clicks is her debut novel. Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they’re expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending a NY fashion week and receiving fan […]

Unfiltered No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me

For so many young woman (and older women too) there is a struggle to accept and celebrate ourselves just as we are. In her book Unfiltered No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, Lily Collins has an open conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and much more.  

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Stories That Inspire

I was asked to write an article for the “Stories that Inspire” section of this website. Wow. I never thought I would have made it to a point where I could inspire and be in a position where I could share my story. I have no way of telling how you wandered to this site and then this article, but I hope you find the support you’re looking for, as well as the words you need to hear to carry on. Read more »

COURTNEY

Like many people my age, I come from a blended family. There’s my mom, step-dad, step-sister, my two brothers and me. I was six when my mom got remarried and I am now 22. While it was challenging growing up in a blended family, it was rewarding, too. Looking back now, I wouldn’t trade my situation because, in the end, it gave me my family, and I wouldn’t change my family for anything in the world. Read more »

SHANNON

I’ve always felt emotions so deeply, seemingly much more than others. Anxiety found me even as a child. I’d cry hysterically to my mom because I was afraid of death and feel sick to my stomach for weeks before sleep away camp. Once my teenage years hit, the darkness of depression started to seep in. These intense emotions were frightening, and so I hid them away. Read more »

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