Let’s Play BounceBack: 02/22/18 – Natural Disaster

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Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and tsunamis. We’re far more familiar with these events than we used to be. Severe weather events uncharacteristic of the season catch us off guard. Some of these adversities may even be manmade such as fires and toxic spills. But regardless of the source, these events could easily become disasters if we are unprepared. It is no secret that resilient communities fair better during times of crisis. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 02/22/18 – Natural Disaster”

Let’s Play BounceBack: 02/20/18 – More than Homesick

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Post-secondary education has many advantages. Many students flourish in this new and unique environment. Others feel stressed in the absence of an established support system, experience anxiety related to the need to make critical decisions (independently and almost daily) that will impact their success and become exhausted by the academic demands. Being prepared academically is not always enough. Students must be prepared for the entire college experience. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 02/20/18 – More than Homesick”

Responding to School Shooters

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Our children are being slaughtered. Despite this, no actions are being taken to limit access to guns. I could go on for hours about this. But I know in my heart that this is an issue that clearly will not come into focus for many any time soon. How many dead children will it take? The answer is already too many. Waiting around helplessly to see how many more will die is more than I can bear. Continue reading “Responding to School Shooters”

Let’s Play Bounceback: 02/15/18 – Millennials

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Nearly a decade of research has been done on Millennials or Generation Me. Studies show that millennials are more self-focused than previous generations. There has been abundant debate as to whether this is a good or a bad thing and why this is the case. There is concern about a generation of young folks who have been rewarded for minimal accomplishments and sheltered from conflict and everyday challenges. Continue reading “Let’s Play Bounceback: 02/15/18 – Millennials”

Let’s Play BounceBack: 02/13/18 -Matters of the Heart

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The C.D.C indicates, “About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had one.” We see the heart as the center of both our physical and emotional wellbeing. Strong feelings are associated with its deficiency. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 02/13/18 -Matters of the Heart”