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April 12, 2018

Humans love stories. Stories build empathy, help us feel connected, take us on adventures, and remind us of what is best about being alive. Books have even been written about how our brains are neurologically wired for story.

Some of my recent favorite movies are storie...

April 2, 2018

Savoring, Gratitude, and Sharing- all ways to increase the benefits of vacation and spring break.

December 18, 2017

It’s 2:25 pm on a Thursday afternoon and I have been staring at my computer screen for about two hours strait. I am mentally and physically exhausted! The good news is I am 5 minutes away from the pick me up that will get me through the rest of the work day. In the Lif...

November 20, 2017

It’s the small things, I thought to myself as the plane took off and I glanced at the empty seat next to me.

Sometimes the small things make all the difference, like an empty row to yourself on a flight to a funeral. Or a discount at ChickFilA on a bad day. Or a note fr...

October 23, 2017

“Time spent in preparation is not time wasted.”

The president of the university I attended told us this from the chapel stage. Honestly, I was loving my college experience and didn’t have any plans to leave quickly, so I don’t remember it hitting me personally. But sinc...

October 6, 2017

As a counselor and advisor, I hear a lot of questions throughout my workday. Some questions are easy- How many ministry hours do I need to graduate? Some are a bit more complicated- Can I double major in Psychology and Worship Arts, and minor in Biology? A few question...

September 25, 2017

“O that sounds so cool! I definitely want to do that!” This enthusiastic response is one I typically hear when talking with students about study abroad.

Then the questions set in. “What about finances?” “Can I study abroad and still graduate on time?” “Hmmm…but I want t...

September 21, 2017

It didn’t take too long into my freshman year of college to realize that I was up a creek without a paddle, or maybe a fish out of water, or whatever description there is to describe the immense difficulties that college brings. I was in over my head (I promise no more...

September 14, 2017

If your freshman year is shaping out anything like mine, your first weeks of school have been filled with the following: hikes, volleyball, and a ton of on-campus activities. The first few weeks of school are so filled that it is almost impossible to find yourself with...

September 11, 2017

Don't miss these two conference/networking opportunities to meet people in your industry. These are great options if you are looking to expand your network, learn more about a specific career path, and connect with employment opportunities. 

One Day Immersion is of...

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