Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. The author’s objective is to offer an understanding of what leads to these moments, be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab, so that knowledge can be used to enrich people’s lives. Drawing on 100 interviews […]

The Heart of the School Counselor: Understanding Passion over the Span of a Career (Report)

In recent years, school counseling has trended away from some of the vital attributes of the heart, including passion. In this qualitative study, the authors employed a grounded theory and phenomenological approach to understand how school counselors develop and maintain passion over the span of their professional careers. Humbleness and spirituality/religious themes were consistent throughout […]

What Counselors Do in High-Achieving Schools: A Study on the Role of the School Counselor.

School counselors are being challenged to redefine their role to better support the overall academic performance of students. In light of this challenge, counselors need to know characteristics of counseling programs in high-achieving schools. The authors of this study collected information from 63 schools in Kentucky regarding the tasks of the school counselor and the […]

How Music Works

What makes a musical note different from any other sound? How can you tell if you have perfect pitch? Why do 10 violins sound only twice as loud as one? Do your Bob Dylan albums sound better on CD or vinyl? John Powell, a scientist and musician, answers these questions and many more in HOW […]

School Counselors, Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, And Academic Achievement: Are School Counselors Promising More Than They Can Deliver?(Extended DISCUSSION)

The ASCA National Model[R] (ASCA, 2003) suggests that the school counselor’s primary mission is the improvement of academic achievement. This article examines the research literature regarding school counselors’ efforts related to academic achievement and concludes that there is little support for the supposition that comprehensive school counseling programs improve achievement. Conversely, there is a growing […]

Slowing Down to the Speed of Life

“Age-old wisdom presented in a practical, easy to understand manner that can be utilized by everyone.”—Bernie Siegel, M. D., author of Love, Medicine & MiraclesNewly revised and updated to address the increased stress of our modern times, Slowing Down to the Speed of Life by bestselling author Richard Carlson (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s […]