Category: Wellness

Sharing Career Advice

Earlier this summer, I gave some words of encouragement to a student who voiced concerns about pursuing a career. Below is the slightly edited exchange: Me: Nice introduction. Have you thought about yet what you would like to do career-wise…

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Being happy. Such a simple concept. But for many, this concept gets trickier as we get older. We’ve written previously about happiness; it’s a topic that’s always in the news. Below are some more relatively recent happiness-related items that have…

The Importance of Rest

These days, I love to work out. And I work out almost every day. Now, the important word in the previous sentence  is “almost.” Rest is so important when it comes to working out and growing physically stronger. In fact,…

What Motivates You?

When was the last time you asked yourself this question? Has someone else asked you this question? Did you have an answer? I often ask a very similar question to the students that I see: “What is your purpose?”, or…

Have Fun with Colleagues Outside of Work

A colleague of mine had her retirement dinner and celebration last week. After quickly reviewing some dates, I realize that she started working at the college just as I was starting high school. She is a career planning advocate, and…

Re-Energize When Work (and Life) Gets you Down

I was in a funk recently that I finally managed to get out of. During that unfortunate period which lasted about a month, the “down” moments seemed to outnumber the “up” moments both at work and with life outside of…