Hey Mohawks! It was another busy week for me. On Tuesday Mrs. Huff, Zach, and I went to Mr. Jackson’s farm to take pictures of the elementary school’s field trip. It was so awesome to get to see all of the younger generations of Mohawks having fun and getting an opportunity that they may not get otherwise. I think it’s so cool that we have a principal that opens up his home to his students and cares so much about them. Friday was the sectional tournament for the tennis team. My teammate Madi Porter advanced to districts so our team will all get to go watch her on Thursday at ATP. I’ve started doing makeup for special events as a way of earning money on the side. Saturday, I got to do three girls for homecoming. Also, this week in my psychology class with Mrs.Folz, we talked about meditation and the potential effects it can have on a person. We also discussed sleep patterns and dreaming. The idea of psychology and how our bodies and minds respond to things is a very interesting topic to me, so I thought I would share some of the things we discussed in class. Meditating gives your brain a chance to recharge, and in return can help reduce stress and anxiety, making you more efficient. I watched a ted talk on the topic that really helps to give a clearer picture of what meditating is. It’s linked below. When it comes to sleep, it is crucial to your body and it’s functions. Your body has four stages of sleep, N1, N2, N3, and REM. To wake up feeling refreshed, your body needs to go through a whole cycle. Mrs. Folz introduced us to the website “http://sleepyti.me/" . This website will calculate the best time for you to go to sleep based on when you will be in between cycles. I think that making sure your brain is healthy plays a key role in your overall happiness. I encourage you to try out meditating or the sleep cycle website and see if it’s something you find helpful and want to implement into your everyday routine!