Are Teen Girls Falling Flat From “Leaning In” Too Far? Ambition, Socialization and Technology

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Category: Myth of the Perfect Girl, Setting Goals, Social Networking, Success Stories, Technology, Teenagers

“What do you like to do for fun?” I often pose this question to the over-scheduled and stressed out teenage girls who come into my office. Some give me a look as if to say the last time they did something seemingly fun and frivolous was a spontaneous trip to the ice skating rink years … Continue reading

Summer Workshop Highlight: Wellness Warriors: A Day Camp for Girls

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Category: Back-to-School, Success Stories, Summer Plans

This group workshop for girls focuses on all aspects of good health and overall wellness. The exercises are based Ana Homayoun’s book, The Myth of the Perfect Girl. The girls will reflect on their abilities and their interests, and learn different strategies for overall wellness and finding a sense of purpose and happiness in everyday … Continue reading

The Summer 2013 Workshop Schedule Has Arrived!

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Category: Back-to-School, College Corner, Success Stories, Summer Plans, Technology

Our Green Ivy Summer 2013 Workshop Schedule is now available to view on our website.  We offer many wonderful workshops for Middle School and High School Students in a range of different subjects.  Each workshop is done in small group setting to maximize the individualized experience for each student. Because space is limited in each … Continue reading

Green Ivy In The Schools

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Category: Success Stories, Teenagers, Uncategorized

We have had such a wonderful past few weeks at Green Ivy – between welcoming new and returning students back to our office and working directly with schools, it has been the best and busiest back-to-school season! The past few weeks we have been working directly with Notre Dame des Victoires School in San Francisco … Continue reading

I’m Back from Vacation – Just in time for College Admissions!

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Category: College Corner, College Counseling, Success Stories

Over vacation, I read Piero Ferrucci’s The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life, a wonderfully written reminder for the mental, physical and emotional benefits of appreciating the simple gifts we have been given and not trying to control events or outcomes for which we have no direct control. Much of … Continue reading