Feeling Overwhelmed?

By karengray

I’ve been working with a lot of people this week who feel like they are just stuck. You know that feeling when you’ve got too much to do and your mind is just full? Your stress levels rise and you end up not making any progress. 


The conscious mind has a limited short term memory, and it has to ...

09.17.20 12:29 PM - Comment(s)

Back to School Survival Guide for Students and Parents

By karengray


Summer is coming to an end and parents and students are preparing to return to homework, tests, and extracurricular activities. Some kids will be learning from home at least part time, changing schools, or going off to college. In an already stressful time, going back to school can add to the tensio...

09.01.20 09:57 PM - Comment(s)

“Those Are The Ones That Stay With You." - Looking at How First Responders Are Affected by Traumatic Events

By karengray

I became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the summer of 2001. After completing my certification, I started working with my town’s ambulance service. I lived in a small town in rural Vermont, and the ambulance calls were rarely anything like you see on TV or hear about from larger cities, but...

02.26.19 10:50 AM - Comment(s)

The Four Characteristics of PTSD

By karengray

Most of us have heard of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and many of us can probably tell you that it affects members of the military, law enforcement, and emergency personnel. Most folks know that PTSD is not something that you should mess with, and that those with PTSD need help to move through it...

04.23.18 05:02 PM - Comment(s)

Relieving Test Anxiety...

By karengray

“Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.”

~  Rose Kennedy


What is Stress?

Stress is the body’s reaction to a challenge. Though stress is often perceived as bad, it can actually be good in many ways. The right kind of stress can sharpen the mind and reflexes. ...

04.09.18 10:55 PM - Comment(s)