There never seems to be a grey area when it comes to transitions. Meaning they either run smoothly or they are doomed from the get go—odds are always 50/50. So when transitioning from summer mode back to super-busy-semester mode how do you make sure the "odds are ever in your favor?” This summer I took a leap of faith and applied for an internship in Alaska with the Alaska Wildlife Conservation … [Read more...] about Transitioning From Alaska to Texas, A Big Move For A Career
I almost decided to move 12 hours away from my home to attend law school. Currently, I am thanking God that I chose a law school that was only three hours away from home. Moving is extremely stressful, but boring when you have no connection to the world other than texting and phone calls. Thankfully, I am going to a law school very close to my undergraduate school. However, this is my first time … [Read more...] about Back to School: Do I Have Enough Patience?
For it is not you or I that is important, neither what sort we might be nor how we came to be each where we are. What is important is anyone’s coming awake and discovering a place, finding in full orbit a spinning globe one can lean over, catch, and jump on. What is important is the moment of opening a life and feeling it touch—with an electric hiss and cry—this speckled mineral sphere, our … [Read more...] about Coming Home: My Journey of Self Discovery
Have you noticed that many women tend to lose their identity once they are in relationships? Is it possible to maintain the “me” while being part of a “we”? The short answer is yes, but there is much more to this occurrence than just simply being lost in love. Psychoanalyst Beverly Engel opines that many women are hard wired and encouraged since birth to be dependent, whereas males are given more … [Read more...] about The Importance of Personal Growth in a Relationship
Doing community service does a great deal to help your community, but did you know that volunteering also benefits you as well? Of course, we volunteer our time and money to help organizations without expecting anything in return, but there are actually many benefits to doing community service that you might not realize that you can use to your advantage. Make Connections in the … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Community Service: Helping Others While You Help Yourself
Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional, have you ever thought about how your personality could help determine what major or job best suits you and your lifestyle? This is true; your personality plays a huge role in finding your true calling. Understanding your personality can help you determine where your strengths and weaknesses lie and identify stressors to your personality so … [Read more...] about Let Your Personality Guide You to Your Dream Job
Last year, instead of coming up with a New Year’s resolution, I chose a “word of the year.” My word was created, and 2011 was indeed full of new ideas and creations. When it came time to choose my word of the year for 2012, though, I felt myself longing to go deeper than “create.” I wanted a word that would serve as a touchstone, helping me during both low times and ordinary ones. I wanted this … [Read more...] about Getting Connected in the New Year
So, another New Year’s Eve has come. You have a resolution or two. Well, how about fifteen? Here are lots of ways to have a great new year. Strive to do as many as you can over the year, month, or even every day. Make this year your best year ever by incorporating these ideas. 1. Eat right. Food is fuel meant to energize your body. Don’t poison yourself with unhealthy choices. Say goodbye to … [Read more...] about 15 Ways To Make the New Year A Perfect 10
I have come to notice that the difference between people who get what they want in life and those who do not is their perspective. Those who meet their goals are the ones who are always speaking about them with excitement. Those who always seem to get the short end of the stick are the ones complaining about how things never go their way. How interesting would it be to say that if we all showed … [Read more...] about The Power of Gratitude
“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.”- Oprah Winfrey January is the beginning of many new things - a new year, new school semester, and a new you! If you’re like most ladies and have been waiting for an opportunity to change an area in your life like eating healthier, starting a new hobby, doing volunteer work, going back to school, the list can literally go on and on. … [Read more...] about New Year, New You!
I’m going to ask you a question, and I want you to answer it right away, without stopping to over think it. Are you ready? Okay, here it is: What is your calling, your true purpose in life? Chances are you already know what your calling is – and you might even have more than one. You have a mental image of your most cherished dreams. But how do you get there? If you haven’t gotten started yet, or … [Read more...] about Follow Your Calling: Taking the First Steps