In short, these practices facilitate the development of self-awareness, minds that tend toward stillness and hearts that grow in compassion.
Before I left for the SPJ conference on Friday morning, I had planned to write a piece on how being gluten free while traveling/at a conference where most of the food is provided is really difficult to obtain. It was definitely possible, but I was not prepared at all.
College is extremely stressful. It leads us to binge eat junk food, drink spastic amounts of coffee, pull all-nighters and spend countless hours in front of computer screens without exercise. And many of us, myself included, feel our future careers hinge on the quality of our performance in these four years. Talk about pressure.
Much of my work over the past decade has concerned the ways careers are navigated in tandem with commitments that exist off the job.
Sophomore Derryk Williams talks about how he balances club volleyball with four other activities on and off campus, all while keeping up his grades.
But where’s the balance? When do we lose our power over food? When does food stop being compelling to us? And why does it all matter? If only I could answer all those questions in a blog post. Instead, I’ll offer an example. Throughout high school, I was a star at getting in 3+ healthy…