3 Steps to Self-Forgiveness

When’s the last time you told someone you forgave them? Better yet, when’s the last time you forgave yourself? We spend so much time trying to figure out how to forgive and forget the actions of others, we’ve lost the ability to forgive ourselves. When we learn to forgive ourselves we begin to recognize that…

3 Steps to Master Self-Discipline

There are many important qualities that can contribute to a person’s overall happiness, but there is one that pays invaluable dividends. Whether you’re setting new goals or trying to live your best life, self-discipline is critical to success in every aspect of your life. Despite what you may think, self-discipline is a learned behavior that…

Let’s Talk About It | 4 Common Responses to Microaggressions

Have you ever encountered someone who is challenging to work with? So challenging, in fact, that is it common knowledge, or at the very least a shared perspective, that this individual is difficult to work with? However, when the challenges related to this person are discussed there is a greater emphasis on their identity instead…

5 Ways to Disrupt Your Routine & Have More Authentic Experiences

Do you ever feel like your life is stuck on repeat? Routine can be considered a sign of stability, but the risk that comes with having too much routine is that you’ll look up one day and realize you’ve basically been repeating the same year of life over and over. As I’ve gotten older I’ve…

4 Ways to Stop Being the Annoying Phone Person

Have you ever arrived for a meeting and found that everyone in the room has their nose buried in their phones? You don’t need me to tell you that our relationships with phones range from an extension of self to full-blown addition. You know this, I know this, we know this. Whether I’m in a…

Four Simple Lessons to Thrive in the Workplace

On Sunday, January 12th, I celebrated my fourth year working at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The last four years have been rewarding, as well as challenging, testing my confidence, patience, and faith, but through it all my commitment to learning, service, and excellence never wavered. Every job I’ve had has gifted me with rich experiences,…

Action Through Affirmation: 11 Quotes to Reconnect with Yourself

“Yesterday you said tomorrow” Last year I added this statement as a screen saver to my phone because I realized I had developed a severe case of procrastination fueled by insecurities, overthinking, and a desire for perfection. I, like many others, was paralyzed into inaction (Alan Lightman) and decided it was time to make some…

I’m Think You’re Awesome, You Should Too!

I often tell people that we should be as grateful for having a sound mind as we are for our many other blessings. Recently I was rereading one of my favorite books, You are a Badass by Jen Sincero, and I was reminded of this very concept. She explains: “We’re on a planet that somehow…

Going for the Goal: Tips for Goal Getters

It’s the start of a new year and for most people it’s goal setting season. If you’re like me, you spend most of the year trying to figure out if you’re making progress towards your goals and, more importantly, trying to figure out what risks to take to expand your potential. Goal setting can be…

Using the Holiday Season to Prepare for the Hiring Season

The holiday season is officially upon us! For those of us that work in higher education this time of year brings many highs and lows, but it also marks the eve of our industry’s peak hiring season. As you prepare to close out the semester, I encourage you to dedicate some time to refresh your…