Resilient Warriors: Let Your (Moral) Compass Be Your Guide

Morals and values are words brought up a lot in today’s society. There are decisions made every day in our lives individually and in the world around us that balance morality and self-interest. In other words, what is the most beneficial choice may not always be the...

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Getting Educated

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and what better way to celebrate than by getting educated? Since I don’t have diabetes I wanted to consult someone with a bit more experience to write this blog. Thankfully my mom, Brenda Solarz-Johnson, is well-educated...

9 Tips for Beating Sickness in the Residence Halls

It’s that time of year again… everyone is getting sick! From your professors who are cancelling class, your favorite cafeteria workers who aren’t there, to your closest friend who basically lives in your room.     Before you catch whatever is coming your way next,...
Sick In The Dorms? 5 Tips For Battling Illness Away From Home

Sick In The Dorms? 5 Tips For Battling Illness Away From Home

The weather is finally cooling down and you’re finally comfortable with living in your home away from home. You might miss family from time to time, but your friends at school are life’s treasure. The sun still shines and your thick sweatshirt is the perfect companion...

5 Quotes For When You Need Some Motivation This Semester

5 Quotes For When You Need Some Motivation This Semester

Syllabus week is long over and now that we are fully immersed in this semesters worth of homework, assignments, and exams to study for, things can get a little hectic for us college students. Finding motivation to sit down and read that 65 page chapter due tomorrow,...

9 Tips for a Productive Day

9 Tips for a Productive Day

It can be difficult getting back into the routine of handling classes, homework, socializing and sometimes work. If you find yourself easily getting stressed about balancing school and life, I have some ways that work for me to implement into your busy schedule....

Advice For Dealing With Change and Managing Stress

Advice For Dealing With Change and Managing Stress

Everyone knows how stressful change can be; and I’m sure many of you are going through a lot of odd transitions at the moment. Living in a new place, new classes, making new friends or maybe even new jobs, can all contribute to stress. These changes occur so fast and...

Managing Social Life With Academic Life

Managing Social Life With Academic Life

To all incoming freshmen (or even those who are living life slightly unbalanced!), this whole concept of school-but-free-time might seem familiar, but it’s quite the opposite. Classes aren’t always one after the other and lunch isn’t an assigned time to catch up with...

The Self-as-Doer: Form New Habits through Changing your Words

The Self-as-Doer: Form New Habits through Changing your Words

I am a strong believer in the fact that it doesn’t have to be January 1st to make a healthy change to your lifestyle. To prove that, I have taken on Dr. Amanda Brouwer’s challenge to make a healthy lifestyle change myself in a matter of weeks. [gallery link="none"...

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