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Trapped in an Air Pocket: The Swells of Depression

Sometimes the wave takes me by surprise. Maybe I had my back to the water while watching my family playing on the sand. In the next moment, I’m knocked down, my source of oxygen removed. My mind and body tumble like rocks in the tumultuous surf. Fight or flight systems engage with a thrust into survival mode. READ MORE.

COACH'S CORNER: Prioritizing Empathy in Education

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”  It’s a familiar phrase once offered as an unfortunate playground defense to resolve social conflict. The inaccuracy of this statement is even more apparent now, given the reaches of social media. When we have 24/7 access to destroy a reputation or respond impulsively, empathy is crucial.  READ MORE.