Posts By: rkeith

Mindfulness – Making My World Slow Down

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Students at Valencia wear many hats. Many of you work(some 2+ jobs), are married or in a serious relationship, have children etc. Now you are taking on another role, college student. There are times when the stars are out of alignment and the world just gets crazy- think finals, health issues, loss of job etc. […]

Silence the Craziness

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Many college students feel the same way I do right now: overworked, overwhelmed and anxious about tomorrow. We let all of our responsibilities overwhelm us, impeding the completion of any. What we need is some down time, away from it all, a chance for our brain to re energize and refocus. Take a peek at […]

Mindfulness

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    Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” ~Isabel Allende When you think of a fearless person, you might imagine a real-life James Bond who performs death-defying stunts knowing he could die at any second. But for most of us living “normal” lives, fear operates […]

Bill and Melinda

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Many years ago I worked with a student to help him graduate, all on my free time.I cannot tell you how many hours we spent, but finally success was ours. Years later my mother-in-law came to live with us and was in need of more care than my wife and I could commit to at […]

$$$ and Sense

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I find that many , if not most, students are initially driven by the dollar, as opposed to passion, when looking at a career. This sobering graphic helps put some of the costs into perspective. It might, just might get some to re-evaluate their choices. http://www.infographicsvillage.com/education/infographic-is-your-bachelors-degree-worth-it.html