Ready, Set, Grow

Looking for new strategies for relationships, life and career? You're in the right place. Annette Poechman proudly presents Ready, Set, Grow. Tools and techniques to help you understand, cope, and develop personal relationships, career planning and success in life. Subscribe today. Enjoy tomorrow!

Ssh… I am finally sleeping!

Sleep affects the areas of the brain responsible for memory, concentration and mood.  Sleep or lack of sleep impacts our ability to function at work, at school, at home, and especially in relationships. When we do not get enough sleep we find ourselves irritable, impatient, overwhelmed, and of course tired.  For simple tips on improving … Read more

Flashbacks: What are they and what can I do?

Flashbacks or intrusive memories are very common after an accident or traumatic event. They are unwanted, distressing memories that appear at the most inopportune moments, unexpectedly without warning. When this happens, an individual can feel overwhelmed and will typically shut down. There are many strategies to help with intrusive memories. Here are 3 steps to … Read more

Networking Works – My Story

People ask me all the time, “How do I get a job?” It’s not easy for anyone in today’s job market. New grad? High school student? Returning to work? Looking for that perfect full-time or that first part-time job? Job seekers will typically search online, subscribe to job boards, and/or join LinkedIn. For a long … Read more

Student Success: 10 Tips to Improving Grades – Today!

Attend class. Pay attention in class. Participate whenever possible. Take a risk even if you are not sure of the answer. Do the required reading – before class. Take notes in class. Do not spend time on your phone, texting or surfing the net. Review class notes regularly, preferably daily. If you do this, studying … Read more

The Foundation for Post-Secondary Education Planning Begins at Home

Planning for college or university needs to start at home. It begins with a conversation – what would you like to do when you grow up? Most teenagers will have an answer that is either based in entertainment, fashion, sports or no answer at all. Why? Because that’s what they know. The majority of teenagers … Read more