Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Not All Heroes Wear Capes They say not all heroes wear capes. And they’re right. Heroes come in all forms. Some flashier than others. Some who look like you or me. Each unique in their own way. But the one thing all heroes have in common is their ability to stand up and speak out. […]

Maintaining Student Mental Health During COVID-19

By: Chris Butsch Even before the pandemic, more than two-thirds of American college students reported symptoms of mental illness, such as pervasive loneliness and stress (American College Health Association). Shockingly, being separated from your friends and fiddling with Zoom all day isn’t helping. Since we’re not sure when campus life will return to normal, let’s […]

Me and coffee are friends

By: Ben Hoyer Me and coffee are friends. We weren’t always, but in college, a friend introduced us. My relationship with coffee started with Irish Crème breve and Mint flavored mochas and slowly evolved through lattes and cappuccinos to americanos and black drip coffee. As our friendship turned into a love affair, I happened to […]

Thinking about Women’s History Month

Each year, women’s history month is a time of reflection for me. It allows me time to take inventory on how I’m doing and where I’d like to go. It’s a month where I choose to honor the strong leadership of women who have gone before me. This morning, as I was searching through new […]

What is Going Right?

It is so easy to look around our world or our communities and find the things that aren’t working. People hurting each other, abusing drugs or alcohol, losing their lives from violence and other causes, moral disengagement, anti-intellectualism, and more are common staples of headlines today. As a culture, we spend a great deal of […]

To think big, start small

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” – Peter Marshall In my clinical practice, I am often asked how to get rid of stubborn, bad habits, compulsive behavior, and addictions. People report previous efforts that have been unsuccessful, frustration with halting progress followed by relapse, and feeling powerless under the sway of an […]

Avoid Checking Out

Today’s students are struggling with intense academic expectations, schedules that are filled with activities and with finding the time to spend growing with their fraternity or sorority members. Students view meetings as a required activity—another time and place where they have to be. Instead, students should use these opportunities to share ideas, make decisions and […]