What makes some moments more magical?

On Thanksgiving morning, I took a quick drive to town.  With only a few cars on the road, it was certainly quiet and calm, an unfamiliar feeling in Los Angeles, but there was something else that was palpable in the air.  I couldn’t quite name […]

What’s stressing students out?

Last week I was facilitating a training for high school students at the Youth Advocacy Leadership Conference for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. I was teaching students about the adolescent brain, stress, and the impacts on learning, behavior, mood and choices.  So as […]