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The Book That's Changing Lives of High-Achieving Student Leaders World-Wide!

Maria at UC MercedCalm college student stress and step into leadership with the 10 mindsets to authentic success and happiness ... in school and in the real world! The college student's step by-step blueprint teaches you how to find "campus calm" at any university and embrace the new paradigm of success characterized by joy, passion, purpose and healthy relationships.

Campus Calm University Wins a Gold Medal in the 13th Annual International Independent Publisher Book Awards






Discover how rewarding it is to:

  • Manage college stress and still excel in demanding academic environments.
  • Ditch your inner perfectionist and embrace lifelong learning.
  • Tap your inner Picasso & be marketable to any employer no matter what your college major or degree.
  • Eliminate confusion by looking inside for answers when the rest of the world is telling you that "you should" be headed down a different path.
  • Use your unique strengths to transform your world on your own terms.
  • Uncover the most important mindset shared by all happy, stress resistant people and learn why you can never be truly successful without it.

"I wrote the book that I didn't have and so desperately needed as an overachieving, stressed-out college student," said author Maria Pascucci. "Some one had to calm millions of other high-achieving young leaders down. I figured I could be the one to do it!"

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I just finished your AMAZING book last night, and I just wanted you to know that YOU ARE MY HERO. I am SO glad I got to meet you in person when I attended your session “Love Your Perfectly Imperfect Self & Lead!” at NCCWSL...I know I was not the only one who felt like you were inside our heads, telling our stories too. I've always been a perfectionist; I remember my orchestra teacher telling me in high school that I was totally Type A, and my own toughest critic. I didn't really dwell about that in high school, for I was learning how to not punish myself over one bad grade, and to reassure myself that I'm not going to be good at every single subject. Well, my inner perfectionist may have left my academic side in high school, but in college, she reared her mean, doubting head and constantly cut down the musician side of me. It's pretty difficult to be proud of yourself as a performer when you dwell on every mistake, or never seem to be good enough, despite the countless hours of practicing and preparing. When my friends, and even my professors, tell me I did wonderful, I think they're lying to me, or just saying that to be nice. How could they POSSIBLY be proud of ME? I can't even be proud of me. After having a heart-to-heart with my orchestra professor/new mentor last semester, I promised myself that this summer, I was going to change the way I think of myself. THANK GOODNESS FOR YOUR BOOK! I adored every chapter of it...especially the ones about ditching that perfectionist and learning to self-love. I will be doing those self-love activities every day :) I cannot thank you enough for all of your work towards making our world a "stress-less" place; you are truly an inspiration. Life is way too short...why not fill it with all the happiness possible?! :) Thanks again...don't ever change!
–Victoria, a music education major from Northern Michigan University who adores Campus Calm :)

Thank you for writing the profoundly life-changing book, Campus Calm University. Your book and all the incredible resources on the Campus Calm website are my instruction guide to being a successful, happy and emotionally healthy undergraduate student. I am so grateful that you shared your inspirational story; university students are in desperate need of the honest advice you give.
–Maria Alkis, York University, Canada

I am a college freshman who has been at the University of New Hampshire for about one month. The first week was the hardest week of my life, I had major anxiety attacks, was throwing up, and couldn't eat or sleep...Words cannot express how much the Campus Calm University book and website have helped me to realize that I'm not alone and that there are ways to deal with the inevitable stress and anxiety that come with such a huge transition as entering college. Whenever I'm feeling anxious or stressed, I come to this website, or read a chapter in the book, and I immediately start to feel better.
–Name was left off to protect student's privacy, University of New Hampshire

Campus Calm University relates to me in so many ways from being uncertain about a college major, to being afraid of the word failure, to finding my passion, and so much more.
–Ashley, Penn State University

Campus Calm University helps so many people: the perfectionist, GPA-stressed high school student; a broken-down, disillusioned college student who sees "Undecided Major" as a death sentence instead of a doorway to opportunities; or possibly an astray twentysomething who thought knowledge ended with the tossing of his graduation cap. Through Maria Pascucci's writings, one can find the true "secrets" to understanding how perfectionism, low self-esteem, and a loss of sleep and nutrition will affect ALL aspects of a person's life. Campus Calm University ultimately speaks that a healthy, happy life filled with love and gratitude is not the key to success, but success itself.
–Alex Jordan, high school senior

The book Campus Calm University is an affirming testimony for the stressed out college student who has lost himself or herself in the process of "making the grade". Maria Pascucci pokes fun at herself and uses her personal experience to encourage students to reconnect with their passion and enjoy the college experience. She encourages students to trust their inner wisdom, find balance, take risks and nurture their love of learning. Her tone is encouraging and her message, very refreshing!
—Eileen A. Niland, LMHC, NCC, Director, Canisius College Counseling Center

Campus Calm University is the perfect recipe to let go of stress and unhealthy attitudes and relish your college experience for the fun journey of learning that it is. I always tell the students I speak to that their major purpose during the years until graduation is to simply enjoy them, for they will never again have the opportunity for unfettered exploration of who they are and what they want to do. And at last, Maria Pascucci has provided an inspirational, easy-to-follow road map to help them do just that.
—Alexandra Levit, author of How'd You Score That Gig?–A Guide to the Coolest Careers and How to Get Them

Campus Calm University meets a very real need in college students—finding a balance between performance, pressure, permission to be yourself, power to follow your dreams and wholehearted participation in the college experience. This is a 'must have' for college students, parents and educators!
—Beverly Coggins, professional organizer, author of Three Steps to Time Management for the College Student

Campus Calm University should be mandatory reading for EVERY college student. This book addresses the issues that aren't covered in freshman orientations or any college classes. Maria's honesty will ease the minds of stressed-out students and anyone who is not feeling 'good enough.' I highly recommend it to college students and their parents who want to learn 10 mindsets to create true happiness and fulfillment.
—Christine Hassler, author of 20 Something Manifesto: Quarter-Lifers Speak Out about Who They Are, What They Want and How to Get it

David MammanoMaria Pascucci has created a 'calming force' for young adults who need a deep breath from today's hectic, crazy world. Campus Calm University is a true resource for students who need a dose of what's really important—their health and happiness. In today's high pressure, 'must be everything to everybody' world, it's easy to forget to take care of your most important asset—yourself! Kudos to Maria for helping to keep our priorities straight!
—David Mammano, founder and CEO of Next Step University

As a professor, I wish every one of my students would read Campus Calm University before attending class. Maria's book is guaranteed to give any student a four-year head start on his or her peers, time the average student can't afford to waste. This book is indispensable.
—Professor Joe Martin, author of Good Teachers Never Quit, Let Your Leadership Speak and Tricks of the Grade

Maria Pascucci's Campus Calm University should be essential reading for all college students today. I wish it had existed when I was in school. With a warm, authentic voice, Maria helps stressed-out college students deal with issues from perfectionism to low self-esteem to fear of failure. This book is bound to help so many young people live happier, healthier lives—and it will help parents and administrators understand and support the college students they care about.
—Lindsey Pollak, author of Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World

Speaking with the assurance born of personal experience, Maria extends a most welcome hand to the pressured, stressed-out and frequently impaired students inhabiting our high schools and colleges. She is direct, honest, helpful and encouraging; her blueprint for reclaiming life comes not a moment too soon. I highly recommend her book for every high school and college student and also for parents who need to understand the costs to their children of our high-stakes, high-pressure culture.
—Madeline Levine, Ph.D., author of The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Materialistic and Unhappy Kids

College is simply one chapter in life's journey, and a grade point average is little more than a sentence in that chapter. Obsessing over this or any single aspect of the higher education process robs students of the fun, richness and true educational benefits available by fully engaging in the overall college experience. Maria Pascucci has created a blueprint that will help students capture the true joy that should permeate every part of going to college. Her advice is invaluable for current and future college students … and great counsel for all of us who may from time to time lose sight of what is really important in life.
—Mark Jacobs, vice president of the Discus Awards Program

Maria Pascucci deserves a standing ovation for addressing topics like student anxiety, poor self-worth and perfectionism in an engaging, even humorous way that young adults can relate to. Campus Calm University is the ultimate resource to help stressed-out students. I encourage every parent to give a copy of this amazing book to their college bound children.
—Nancy Barry, speaker and author of When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent College Graduates to Know

Campus Calm University should be handed out as every student walks into freshman orientation. Maria's personal story and genuine tone make her one of the most relatable authors out there today. Her message is sure to make all students who read remind themselves they are ‘good enough.' If you're a student in college, run—don't walk—to the nearest book store and pick up Campus Calm University; it's a must-read.
—Stacy Nadeau, motivational speaker and Dove model, Campaign for Real Beauty

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