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The Weekly Spark:  Consider Your Consumption

The Weekly Spark: Consider Your Consumption

Nope, not talking about food here.   Today, we’re talking about your media consumption. Many of my students tell me that one of the most impactful assignments of their collegiate career is the media fast they do for Body Image class, but it is not just the actual fast– where they go days without media- […]

The Happy Sheet: Reflect Your Hopes

The Happy Sheet: Reflect Your Hopes

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting. Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as […]

Lighten, brighten, publish.

Little Photoshop of Horrors

We are in the midst of discussing the media and body image in Body Image class.  While I love every week in Body Image class, this one is especially fun because we spend so much time really examining images that are projected to us in the media that I feel like my students’ eyes really […]

The Weekly Spark:  Processing Mid-Stream

The Weekly Spark: Processing Mid-Stream

When we are in a hairy situation that brings up a lot of feelings, we usually stuff down those feelings with something along the lines of, “Oh, I’ll just think about that when I am done.”  But what if there is no end in sight?  What if you don’t know when you’ll be done?  What […]

The Happy Sheet: The Two Most Important Days In Your Life

The Happy Sheet: The Two Most Important Days In Your Life

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting. Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as […]

It is none of your business what anyone else thinks of you

It is none of your business what anyone else thinks of you

Have you ever had someone in your life just NOT like you? Have you then gone on a full-fledged charm offensive in the hopes of changing his or her mind about you? I sure have.  And I can tell you that trying to make someone like you is both mentally and physically exhausting while being an exercise […]

The Weekly Spark: Rethink Your Nerves

The Weekly Spark: Rethink Your Nerves

Have you ever woken up the morning of an important something and something (test, presentation, meeting, etc.) and the feeling in the pit of your stomach– the nerves- are screaming at you that you are just NOT ready? Do you start scrambling then, trying to figure out how to get out of the situation, because, […]

The Weekly Spark: The Unimaginable

The Weekly Spark: The Unimaginable