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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

National Decision Day

(written by Lori McCormick) Today is National Decision Day! What this means is that today is the deadline for high school students to commit to their college....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 1, 2019
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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Match

(Written by Lori McCormick) I like to use the analogy that applying to college is like dating. Like any relationship, you should complement each other, build...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 15, 2019
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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Match

(Written by Lori McCormick) I like to use the analogy that applying to college is like dating. Like any relationship, you should complement each other, build...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 15, 2019
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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

UC Application Redesign

(written by Lori McCormick) The University of California application is getting a new look! The outdated application is being refreshed and new technologies...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 6, 2019
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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Thank Your Counselors. It's National School Counseling Week

Written by John Raftrey Today kicks off National School Counseling Week in the United States. Please, everybody, do two things this week: 1) Stop by your...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 3, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4886 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Decision Day during a global health pandemic

(written by Lori McCormick) National Decision Day is today. This means that high school students across the country have until the end of the business day commit...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 253 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

National Decision Day

(Written by Lori McCormick) March tends to be a busy month for students (and families!) anxiously waiting for the final round of college acceptance notifications....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 1, 2020
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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Colleges still accepting applications

(Written by Lori McCormick) Did you apply to college and are not satisfied with your outcomes? Did you have a change of heart and decide you want to apply...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5767 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

National Decision Day

(Written by Lori McCormick) March tends to be a busy month for students (and families!) anxiously waiting for the final round of college acceptance notifications....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Common Application and COVID-19

(written by Lori McCormick) The Common Application, which is used by over 800 colleges, is adding a new question to their 2020-2021 application this upcoming...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 9342 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Judge Rules UC's Cannot use SAT/ACT in Admissions This Year

Alameda Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman today issued a preliminary injunction preventing the UC's from using test scores in determining admission or scholarship...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 7315 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

March Madness for Seniors

This blog post was written by John Raftrey Every March is always a tense month for seniors as they await their admission decisions. This will be the most gut-wrenching...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4647 Views

MIND MATTERS

Validation: The Black Art of Getting What You Want

The single greatest threat that I see to relationships is a lack of successful validation. And I'm not just talking about marriages or intimate partnerships; a lack...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Feb. 1, 2015
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MIND MATTERS

Adolescent Suicides and Self-Injury in Our Community - How to Help

This post is a follow-up to last week's blog regarding self-injury in adolescents. Last week also included a

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Apr. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 5878 Views

MIND MATTERS

Behind Closed Doors - What Therapy Actually Looks Like

If you're a fan of Mad Men, you're probably familiar with the iconic image of Betty Draper lying on a couch narrating the details of her life to a...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on May. 3, 2015
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MIND MATTERS

Predicting Divorce: How You Fight Matters

Dr. John Gottman can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, if a married couple will end up divorcing after only a few minutes of speaking with them. Gottman's work...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on May. 31, 2015
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MIND MATTERS

Contemplating Day Care

We recently faced a problem that plagues many families in the Bay area - what to do about day care? For a while, we were enjoying a "too good to be true" scenario...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jun. 13, 2015
There are no comments yet. 4149 Views

MIND MATTERS

What Modern Science Has to Say About Age Old Wisdom

Upset? "Splash some cold water on your face." Angry? "Take a timeout." Anxious? "Just take a deep breath." We have been giving and receiving the same advice for...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jun. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 4313 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Reader Guest Post: Life's Map

==I This entry comes from a reader of the blog, who has kindly and compassionately written the following piece about her own experience with losing a loved one....

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Apr. 16, 2018
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STORIES OF HOPE

Hospice, Palliative Care, and the Healing of a Life

==B With the recent holiday season, I've been taking a much-needed break from my research and writing work. To recharge my energy and ideas, I'll be off from writing...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 2, 2019
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