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Student Development & Learning: It Takes a Village

October 7, 2019

Human development is a lifelong process of learning. There is a need for collaboration that connects the campus community (academic and co-curricular).

DJ Finds His Forever Home & Best Friend

September 30, 2019

If you're a cat owner or if you know a cat owner…either way you would more likely agree the cat is the true owner. A rescue cat's gratitude is never ending.

Sharing Stories, Sharing Life

September 23, 2019

“Each moment in life can be a story worth telling, because sharing stories isn’t just about relaying information. It’s about sharing life with others."

Storytelling and Education: Tell Me, Show Me, Involve Me

September 16, 2019

Learning through storytelling actively engages adult learners in the process of knowledge acquisition. How does storytelling contribute to adult learning?

Sports: A Spectator’s and a Fan’s Perspective

September 9, 2019

From mental to physical to emotional health, research shows being a crazy sports nut makes you anything but crazy. (Anderson, n.d.). Are you a spectator or a fan or both?

Social-Psychological Aspects of Sports Officiating

September 2, 2019

The training of young adult sports officials must extend beyond rule interpretation & mechanics and include social-psychological aspects.

Keepsakes and Memories

August 26, 2019

Keepsakes of your life are objects that mean something to you; symbolizing a snapshot of life that has personal meaning & enhance a sense of wellbeing.

Recreation & Leisure: Rhythm of Life

August 19, 2019

The value of recreation & leisure is its effect on life itself. The purpose of participation is simply & fundamentally to achieve a better state of being.

Oh the Places You Will Go

August 12, 2019

Lifelong learning & personal development is an individual pursuit. Choices made to guide the path taken differ with each of us…”one size rarely fits all”.

Nature, Wildlife & Well-Being

August 5, 2019

There is a connection between personal well-being and the well-being of the natural world. We need nature & nature needs us.

Play the Ball Before It Plays You

July 29, 2019

Proactive well-being...taking care of your body, mind, & spirit...inspired by Covey & borrowing from goal setting strategies take the S.M.A.R.T. approach.

Mentoring is Enduring…from Bloom to Blossom

July 22, 2019

Teachers change lives…through education, inspiration, & guidance. Who has been/who is your mentor? In what way have you been a mentor?

Run For My Body, Run For My Soul

July 15, 2019

Enhancing body, mind, & spirit throughout my lifetime result from my physical activity. Reflecting on experiences is a key to personal development.

Recreational Sports Contributes to Student Development

July 8, 2019

Recreational sports programming contributes to student development (Chickering’s vectors). The sports environment is a participatory model of life.

Music Matters: Music for Me!! Music for You??

July 1, 2019

Music enriches lives & society through two contrasting but complementary ways. Music is linked to the private self and is a collective, public experience.

Music Matters: Musicians & Athletes

June 24, 2019

Teaching & performing music stem from a similar background as coaching & athletics. Identification of traits and characteristics musicians & athletes share.

Music Matters: Master-Class

June 17, 2019

Artists and audience can benefit from concentrated public coaching. A master-class program provides a guided view of learning and appreciating music.

A Virtual Community Evolves as Members Develop Affective Bonds

June 10, 2019

Belonging to a community can lead to a meaningful life. Affiliation with and acceptance by others provides a sense of belonging.

Together Our Settlement Can Become a Community

June 3, 2019

A virtual community evolves as members develop affective bonds. The goal is to create a community of scholars, practitioners, and pupils.

Memorial Day: Remembering & Honoring the Sacrifice

May 27, 2019

Remember & honor the sacrifice and keep the past alive. Ideas to show respect for the holiday & encourage others to do the same.

My Purpose + Your Purpose = Our Purpose

May 20, 2019

Finding the path to put various life pieces together with insightful balance. How can we live and share our personal well-being legacy?

Next Steps for Me & What’s the Point for You?

May 13, 2019

Introducing Blooms to Blossoms...This blog crosses generational lines to create a community to share ideas and experiences about ways to live a healthy, evolving and enriching life