Moments of Calmness Teach Us the Most About Love, Kindness

Moments of Calmness Teach Us the Most About Love, Kindness

A few weeks ago I was sitting outside a classroom in UCF’s Teaching Academy, waiting for a group to finish a session. It was around 6 p.m., and I had arrived early with the hope of relaxing for a few minutes before leading a workshop. As an educator on topics associated with diversity and inclusion, […]

Love: It May Surprise You

“Reader, I married him”—the classic line from Jane Eyre—may have been the main referent for unusual marriages for more than 100 years. Well, reader, I married him, too, but not until I was 49. What constitutes an unusual marriage constantly shifts. In a way, I represent a trend. The U.S. Census Bureau has shown that […]

Some Collisions are Good, Some are Bad…

When life events collide, sometimes the results are good and sometimes they’re bad. In this case I couldn’t have been more pleased. During my junior year of undergraduate education at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, I participated in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. To be honest, before […]

Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Starting to Fade? It’s Not Too Late to Reset

It’s that time of year again, when we all crack open our New Year’s resolutions vault, sift through the rubble of past goals and evaluate what we would like to see ourselves accomplish this year. I always look forward to this time of year because for me when I was growing up I was taught […]