Setting Goals

The Importance of Teens and Tweens Having Physically Active Lives

When we meet with students at Green Ivy, we coach them about more than just academics. We also have them reflect on their overall lifestyle habits, from stress management and nutrition to sleep and functional exercise. It’s recommended that teens get at least one hour of physical exercise a day, but recent studies have shown … Read more

Tangible Ways for Students to Become Better Writers

Students often ask me how they can become better writers. Many would like to write more effectively, and writing essays is their toughest and most dreaded academic assignment. I tell them they can become better writers (we all can) but the “how” is filled with both the good and tough truth. The tough truth: the … Read more

The Importance of Spending Time Outdoors No Matter the Season

 Studies have shown that spending time outdoors, even just a trip to the backyard or city park, provides a range of health and psychological benefits. Spending time is the natural antidote to everyday stress – and research shows our time in nature can reduce stress and aggression and increase creativity and empathy. A key component … Read more