How can teens REALLY be happier? 

It’s no secret that scientists condition lab mice to act certain ways by offering them a big incentive—food. When the mice reach it, they get to eat, and are satisfied. In human terms, we’re also conditioned to act a certain way throughout our lives in order to obtain the “cheese” being… Read More 

  • Gina Biegel
  • February 27, 2012

Advice for Teens: Living Your Dreams 

After participating in the Wisdom 2.0 Youth conference, blogger Gina Biegel reflects on the power of perseverance. There are times when fear can prevent us from following our dreams and goals.  Fear or other such feelings are like monsters under our beds or in our closets and might lead… Read More 

  • Gina Biegel
  • October 14, 2011

Now and Then 

People often ask me how to introduce teens to mindfulness. One of the best ways to answer that question is to illustrate it through a story from my own life, such as the snorkeling adventure I mentioned in my last post. I find that mixing stories with real-life examples from… Read More 

  • Gina Biegel
  • July 8, 2011

Under the Sea 

I recently went to Hawaii for the first time, and a friend suggested we go snorkeling to experience the beautiful tropical fish firsthand. I try to be open-minded about checking out new things and I enjoy seeing with fresh eyes, so even though I had learned to swim only a… Read More 

  • Gina Biegel
  • June 13, 2011


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