Tag: College Plus

5 Ways to Combat College Anxiety

Did you know that 1 in 5 college students suffers from anxiety?  It’s true.   The number of students seeking treatment for anxiety has steadily increased year-over-year since 2013.  Depression, also on the rise, follows as a close second.  At College Plus, we have personally found this to be true.  Most of the students we support cite anxiety as one of the challenges of attending college. So, what’s to be done about it? Know the Cause of Your Anxiety First off, it’s important to determine the...

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Merry and Bright

The first Christmas living alone in my own apartment, I purchased and decorated a tree the weekend right after Thanksgiving.  I remember the glimmer of the colorful lights as I cozied up on the couch afterward, sipping a cup of hot tea while admiring my handiwork.  I even left the lights of the tree on at night because I liked the magical glow radiating throughout the apartment. I’ve always loved Christmas lights.  As a child, my dad took my siblings and me for a walk down Jackson Street in Philadelphia,...

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Dear Reader, It’s #GivingTuesday! That means today is the day that you can help raise funds to send additional students to college through our College Plus program! With your help and generosity, we have the ability to support two additional students in the Spring 2018 semester!  Our goal this year is to raise $4,500 to support additional students through our College Plus program. Here’s what YOUR funds will provide: One three credit course FREE Textbook FREE FREE Individualized goal planning...

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Friday Night Enlightenment

A few weekends ago, my husband and I had a (rare) free weekend. So, we eagerly hooked our bikes to the back of our car and headed out for a much-anticipated bike ride along the Lehigh Gorge. To get an early start Saturday morning, we drove up on Friday night to his mother’s little getaway cabin in Parryville PA.   Dusk had settled when we arrived and we expected a quiet and peaceful welcome. That night, however, the echo of drums, trumpets, and cheering reverberated through the crisp autumn air....

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The Drifter: The Final Moment

Please enjoy this special five-part series, called The Drifter, by our returning guest blogger, Emily Vincent. It was white. Most people say they see black. When I looked down, I saw a reflection of my former self. Time stood still on the dark road that led out of Georgia. I gazed down it to see if anyone would find what remained of me. Hours passed as the sun peeked its head above the trees that created a canopy over the road. It hid me well. The white car came back around the bend. Last night...

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