I remember the first time I heard the saying: surviving or thriving. I was an Assistant Director at a school in Northern California and we would talk about the importance of our students thriving and not just surviving. There was an urgency and a passion and I totally bought into it! In my opinion, surviving... Continue Reading →
ResLife, Rest, and Reflection. Looking ahead to 2023.
The end of the semester comes at us like the down track on a rollercoaster. We’ve climbed and persisted up the track and hit some peaks this fall. As we gleefully enjoyed a winter break, it went by so quickly. Before we can fully catch a breath we’re ascending another climb into spring opening. As... Continue Reading →
Giving Ourselves Grace When Working in Student Housing
What does your morning routine entail? Mine involves getting multiple humans ready for the day. Lunch? Check. Clothes? Check. Does everyone smell good? Yes. Then it is out the door. Generally you may be able to say that mornings in my home are busy. One of the things that I look forward to as a... Continue Reading →
5 Apps for Self-Care During Residence Hall Move-In Season
It’s the end of summer, and colleges are once again opening their doors to legions of students lugging their parents and possessions through campus. Many student affairs professionals are energized by the prospect of welcoming the campus community to their "home-away-from-home" and filling the empty residence halls with cheerful commotion. But no matter how much... Continue Reading →