Why is Nurturing Self-Discovery so Important Right Now?

If you’ve been following us for a while, you probably already know that everything Lucero creates – from new features in the app to our social posts – is a collaboration between licensed clinical therapists and a team of youth advisors. Hands down, we believe that the best way to address the current youth mental […]

How Healthy Habits Help Teens Navigate Transitions

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Imagine that you’re an explorer about to journey into unfamiliar territory. You have no idea what challenges you’ll face, so you need to fill your pack with tools to help you stay safe and find your way. Adolescence is a lot like that: exciting, scary, and full of transitions. And just like explorers, teens need […]

Why Emotional Regulation is so Important for Teens

The teen years are known for intense emotions with good reason. First, the prefrontal cortex – the part of the brain in charge of reasoning, logic and impulse control – is still developing in teens. Second, the hormones that spark puberty’s physical changes also amp up activity in the emotional and reward-seeking centers of the […]

Turning Negative Self-Talk into Confidence

“I can’t believe I missed that goal. I suck at hockey.” “I’m so fat. Nobody will ever like me.” “I’m going to bomb my algebra test… and probably the whole semester.” If you\’re the parent of a teenager, chances are, you hear more than your fair share of negative self-talk. All teens (and let’s face […]

Helping Your Teen Embrace the Art of Conscious Living

“At its simplest, conscious living is the art of feeling your feelings, speaking authentically, knowing your life purpose, and carrying out effective actions that contribute to your well-being and the well-being of others. The moment we commit ourselves to living consciously, we embark on a journey of wonder through the real world.” – Gay Hendricks, […]

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