As colleges and universities across the country officially kick off another academic year, a new class of freshmen is both excited and nervous about joining the ranks as college students. For those feeling some apprehension about starting the next chapter of your lives, I say to you: don’t worry, you’re not alone! One of the […]
The transition to life as a college student comes with many changes and challenges; from new daily routines to exposure to new surroundings, you are responsible for keeping up with more than just your coursework. As the academic year progresses, you will become more and more inundated with schedules and courses, and the work ebbs […]
When I went to college back in the day, people didn’t have these nifty cell phones I see all over the place now. We weren’t texting each other images that cleverly represented our current emotional state, and a “selfie” only occurred if you accidentally wasted a shot on a disposable camera. Back then, it was […]
On the evening of Monday, June 4th, I was sitting in a dimly lit theater enjoying a getaway after finals and graduation. Determined to disconnect for a week, I wasn’t checking social media, I’d switched off CNN, and I was blissfully unaware of what was happening in American pop culture. Until an iPhone screen lit up […]
Jon Kabat-Zinn, a leader in the field of mindfulness, describes mindfulness as, “paying attention in a particular way… on purpose, nonjudgmentally, and with acceptance.” Living mindfully is simple, but not easy. Practicing mindfulness means being attentive to what is happening in this moment, without judging your experience, and without trying to change anything. Just being […]
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