ED­I­TOR’S NOTE

CEO Tar­ran Carter & Pres­i­dent Leo Carter

DREAM TEEN Magazine - - Contents - By Tar­ran Carter CEO & Leo Carter Pres­i­dent DREAM TEEN Magazine DTM Tar­ran Carter

My motto is Dream Big, Reach High

Dreams are not just for lit­tle girls, but those who be­lieve in them­selves and are not afraid to go to the next level, in spite of the odds. It is fear and anx­i­ety that pro­hibits a per­son from ful­fill­ing their dreams.

Fear is an un­pleas­ant, of­ten strong emo­tion, caused by an­tic­i­pa­tion or aware­ness of dan­ger.

Anx­i­ety can be in­tense, ex­ces­sive, per­sis­tent, worry and fear about every­day sit­u­a­tions. A fast heart rate, rapid breath­ing, sweat­ing, and feel­ings of tired­ness may oc­cur.

Both can high­jack the mind and plant doubt which can hold you in bondage from your fu­ture.

The Anx­i­ety and De­pres­sion As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica (ADAA), re­ports that anx­i­ety dis­or­ders are the most com­mon men­tal ill­nesses in the U.S., af­fect­ing 40 mil­lion adults in the age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the pop­u­la­tion ev­ery year. Anx­i­ety dis­or­ders af­fect 15.1% of chil­dren be­tween 13 and 18 years old. Re­search shows that un­treated chil­dren with anx­i­ety dis­or­ders are at a higher risk to per­form poorly in school, miss out on im­por­tant so­cial ex­pe­ri­ences, and en­gage in sub­stance abuse.

Prayer and the proper treat­ment is the key to peace and tran­quil­ity in your mind and emo­tions.

As we are ap­proach­ing the hol­i­days, what bet­ter time to draw closer to God and find your place of seren­ity. If you are deal­ing with stress and anx­i­ety, talk with your par­ents or guardian. Do not try to han­dle this by your­self.

Spend time with fam­ily and refuse to al­low stress to con­sume you. Take this op­por­tu­nity to en­hance fam­ily tra­di­tions. If you don’t have a tra­di­tion, then start your own

Here are some things to do dur­ing the hol­i­days:

• Game night with fam­ily and friends.

• Movie night with fam­ily at the near­est mati­nee.

• Cook a spe­cial recipe to share with the fam­ily.

• Have a girls day or night with pam­per­ing and fun.

• Plan a week­end get­away with fam­ily to a cozy cot­tage. These are all fun things to do and will keep your mind free from stress. Most im­por­tant, have some me time and rest be­fore go­ing back to your nor­mal rou­tine.

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