This body. First seizure at 11 months old. Bloody noses, ear infections, psoriasis Heart murmurs. Shingles at 7 and 12…14…15 Hyperactive thyroid diagnosed at 17. Kidney disease diagnosed at 18, with total renal failure. Ruptured intestine at 19. Years of illness, followed by years of determined lifestyle change. After my last labs, my doctor finally… Continue reading This Body
As it is Earth Day, it seems fitting to take a moment and contemplate the earth’s current situation. However, as a Student Affairs professional, my mind is always focused on the continuing growth of college education- and of course it’s accumulating debt. As these two ideas converge in my head, a new thought comes to… Continue reading Will Student Debt Save the World?
Civil rights and social justice are terms which have been thrown around in my education and profession constantly. However, the state of our country today suggests that these need to be much more than classroom buzzwords, but instead should turn into action and initiative. In every social justice movement throughout history, we can see a… Continue reading A Response to the National Climate
Some of these may seem a little odd, or be a little hard at first. But soon they will nestle snuggly into your daily routine and you will be fantasmic and feel sweetastic! 1.) Get up when your alarm goes off. Go on, practice self-discipline. You are strong! You can do it! I believe in… Continue reading Tips to Feeling Better about Yourself