The Speaker’s Voice

Game Your Brain – Control Your Biases

Game Your Brain – Control Your Biases

I have implicit biases, lots of them, and so do you! The absolute first thing we should recognize about implicit bias is that we all have it I have it you have it my mom’s got it everyone does. Every person with a functioning consciousness has implicit biases....

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Feeling Crispy? 5 Tips to Embrace Your Burnout

Feeling Crispy? 5 Tips to Embrace Your Burnout

I have been a researcher in wellness and burnout recovery for almost 20 years, and this past year I have seen more use of the word burnout than ever before. People are now naming their burnout, and we are moving beyond the hustle culture mentality that production is...

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The Impact of “Light Hazing” and the Snowball Effect

The Impact of “Light Hazing” and the Snowball Effect

“But we aren’t doing anything close to what has been reported on the news or like what they are doing in that other group!”  I have heard this statement so often in my 24 years professionally advising fraternities and sororities.  In fact, one of the first times I...

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Get Involved! Just Don’t Overcommit.

Get Involved! Just Don’t Overcommit.

Getting involved as a new student is both exciting and challenging. I know it was for me. You likely have heard repeatedly how important it is and it’s likely splashed in big, fun font across banners and yard signs around your campus. Everything they shared is true!...

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Finding Your Why: Recruit With Your Why

Finding Your Why: Recruit With Your Why

As a leader of your organization, you are excited to help it continue to grow. One way to do this is through recruitment. Organization fairs, informational meetings, tabling, and social media are all great ways to attract new members. But, they all require you to...

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Elephants & Onions: Peeling Back the Layers

Elephants & Onions: Peeling Back the Layers

For so many of us, diversity is often the Elephant in the room. We notice differences, we see differences, and we know that differences are there. However, our need to say the right thing and ensure that we are not offensive can create a fear in us that makes us not...

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The Beauty of Belief

The Beauty of Belief

“Belief is so easy we make it hard.” Marilyn Trotter. Marilyn holds a special place near-and-dear in my heart because she is the woman who gave birth to me. My mom has had unprecedented belief in me since day one. In fact, she was the first person who...

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