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What Can You Control?

Emmie Brown, Success Coach at Southwestern Consulting, gives professional advice on the importance of controlling the controllables.

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How Can I Get My Girlfriend Back?

She caught me flirting with her friend and broke up with me.  I told her it was just a stupid little thing and didn’t mean anything, but she doesn’t seem to believe me. One place to start is by asking your ex-­girlfriend to talk with you about what happened.  You’ll need to: be a good listener […]

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Living in The Shadow of a Successful Older Sibling

My older brother is 4 years ahead of me.  He was popular, got straight As in all honors classes, and he was a varsity football player. The problem is, everybody expects me to be like him, but I’m not. I don’t play football and schoolwork is harder for me.  How can I make them stop? It is very, […]

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Things Teenagers Say When They’re In Trouble

Multiple times each day, we ask our friends and ask us, “How are you?” It is as common as saying hello. We even ask total strangers how they are doing when go to Starbucks or the mall. Rarely, however, do we answer this question honestly, even when asked by our closest friends and family members. […]

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Why Forgiveness Is Difficult (But Important)

Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well (wikipedia.com). Another definition (Merriam-Webster) is forgive: to stop feeling anger toward (someone who has done something wrong) : […]

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10 Signs You Are Ready To Leave Home

The grass always does seem greener. It is not uncommon for teens to believe that adults have it made. No rules, you can do whatever you want. All you want is to be an adult with no rules. Often, though, you fail to realize all of the responsibilities that come along with that, and adults […]

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Are You Bored? Try These 10 Solutions

It’s finally here. Summer is upon us. All school year, you were so stressed and so busy and all you wished was for summer to come. And now that it’s here, you’re bored out of your mind. While you are used to being over-scheduled and under-rested, it sure didn’t take long for that to wear […]

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Are You a Stressed Graduate?

So, you’re almost there. You’ve made it to your senior year of high school, and by all indications, you will be graduating. You’ve worked hard, hopefully had a lot of fun, and now anxiety about the future sets in. All around you people are talking about testing and prep classes, grades, scores, and AP tests. […]

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How To Make Resolutions Stick

Emmie Brown, Success Coach at Southwestern Consulting, gives professional advice on how to make your New Year’s resolutions stick past February
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