Author Archives: Sarah Ungerer

Teen Wellness 101: When to Reach Out for Help

If you’re between the ages of twelve and twenty-one, chances are you have a friend whose well-being you are worried about. And maybe you’ve thought about intervening.  Reaching out when concerned about a friend can be incredibly difficult. Our closest friends are those that we trust and confide in, and reaching out to an adult or professional without their knowledge can feel like a violation of that trust. So how do you know if it’s … Read More

Work Life balance, Stress

Making the Journey Count

In a fast-paced and competitive world, productivity is seen as the ultimate key to accomplishment. Having this “drive to strive” for achievement has pushed people to do the most possible so that the best outcome arises. Whether it is about trying to impress our parents or attending the most prestigious college, we often put forth our best effort when there is a grand prize waiting for us at the end. However, isn’t the journey to … Read More

A Discussion About Stress

With the high expectations that are set for students to excel in every area of their life comes stress— arguably one of the strongest emotions that teenagers experience on a day-to-day basis. Whether this feeling is rooted from demanding and watchful parents or the pressure of future college acceptances, students hold a large amount of unnecessary and heavy weight on their backs. Managing this invisible, yet very impactful weight ultimately causes mental and sometimes physical … Read More

Talk and Solve

In the distraction-filled environment of the 21st century, society has fallen to a state where emotions and opinions are not fully expressed by a person in fear of rejection and conflict. With the dominant and false stereotype of vulnerability being stereotypically correlated to weakness, people are continuously discouraged in speaking out their minds and practicing what they value. Despite the argument of this action being a dependable way of protecting oneself and one’s relationships, it … Read More