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Goals vs. “The Good”

This semester I am enrolled in an ethics class and one of our discussion prompts was an appropriate one for the conversation we’ve been having so far this month. The prompt is “Give an example of how the pursuit of private interests and the public well-being could possibly be in tension.” With that, Professor Eichten,… Continue reading Goals vs. “The Good”

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Failure to Launch

There are a lot of links in this post. I am not gaining anything form linking except to share things that I love with you. I would be remiss, in all this talk about goals, if I did not address failing at meeting your goals. It may surprise you to think about there being value… Continue reading Failure to Launch

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A Day in the Life

There are a few reasons I wanted to write this particular post. First, I know as a reader I appreciate getting a glimpse into the life of the person I’m reading and I assume that you, dear reader, may feel that way about me. Second, the lives of students (undergraduate and graduate) are drastically different… Continue reading A Day in the Life

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Free Time?

There is something about TED Talks that I find to be truly amazing. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I really do love them. I’ve yet to find a TED Talk that I didn’t enjoy. With this love, part of what I’ll be doing this year is to listen to a talk (or… Continue reading Free Time?

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The “other”

We’ve talked about setting professional goals, relationship goals, and wellness goals. What other goals could you possibly want to set? At this point, you might even be thinking to yourself “Rachel, exactly how much time do you think I have in a day!?” And you’re right, time is a finite resource and I think it’s… Continue reading The “other”

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A State of Being

With Millennials starting to run the show in a lot of areas, it’s hardly surprising that more and more information about “wellness” is cropping up in our spaces. But what is wellness, exactly? The University of California, Davis defines it as “an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and… Continue reading A State of Being

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Maximizing Romantic Relationships

We really struggle to talk about relationships, don’t we? I’ll be talking more about building strong relationships next month (it made sense to me, what with Valentine’s Day and all), but since you can (and should!) set goals for your relationship we get to talk about it today as well. We struggle because relationships are… Continue reading Maximizing Romantic Relationships