Category: Student Focus

These blog posts are focused on empowering students.

How to Create a Personal Vision: Small Steps; Big Rewards

By now some of us have already broken our New Year’s resolutions. Like goals, New Year’s resolutions can generate feelings of obligation, i.e. “I ought to eat better,” and “I ought to exercise more.” Obligation creates stress. A personal vision, on the other hand, creates hope and activates parts of the brain involved in reasoning and creativity. Hope fueled by self-advocacy “means that we not only imagine that good things are about to happen, but we also believe in our ability to achieve them.”[1]

The concept of the personal vision is certainly inspiring,

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The Power of a Personal Vision and Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

It’s that time of year when the airwaves and the ether are filled with good intentions for behavior in the season and in the new year.

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Thanksgiving Reflection and Renewal

Thanksgiving is an excellent time for reflection and renewal.

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How to Make Difficult Conversations more productive during the Holidays

The holidays are notoriously fraught with difficult conversations.

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So, I Just Failed a Midterm…Now What?

You may not have received your grade yet,

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Appreciative Inquiry: It’s Why Our Approach Works

Simply put,

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What does Focus Collegiate have in common with a Nobel Prize Winner? System 2 Thinking

Psychologists Keith Stanovich and Richard West refer to two systems in the mind,

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Leveraging Your Dreams to Find Academic Success

When our College Life Coordinators talk to students about following their dreams,

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Midterm Survival: Here’s Your Playlist

This is not something you will find on Spotify.

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Adjusting to College Life: Time Management Keeps Everything from Happening at Once

So many First Years in college feel like everything is happening all at once.

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