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Mental Health Awareness
Why is it that physical ailments and diagnoses are met with condolences and sympathy, yet, mental health diagnoses are met with disdain or judgment? According to the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in America experience a mental illness. The numbers related to specific diagnoses among adults […]

Removing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health


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Kelly Bushéy never meets a stranger. Her positive attitude combined with a refreshing sense of humor makes her someone who is easy to talk to and enjoyable to be around. Equipped with this demeanor from a young age, she has carried it with her throughout the years as a student, […]

Faith, Hope and Love Combine to Make a Big Difference


Professional Development
by Jama Thurman, M.A., LMHC, career services manager at Hodges University As students and working professionals, we are always looking for opportunities to grow in our skills and knowledge, and there are certain times when you should stop and evaluate your occupational wellness, which is considered the balance between your […]

Four Ways to Improve Your Professional Development Skills



Professor Liana Calderin with her family.
When her students experience intimidation or doubt, Professor Liana Calderin encourages them by saying, “The sky will always be blue. Everything else that happens is just bad weather that will pass. When you wake up tomorrow, the sky will still be blue.” As a Hodges University alumna, she is familiar […]

Embracing Challenge to Help Build the Future


Anita Penn Daswani
Surrounded by people who have made a career of helping others, it is no surprise Anita Penn Daswani plans to follow in the same footsteps. Inspired by her mother, who is a teacher, as well as her father-in-law, who is a bereavement counselor, she looks forward to graduation and beginning […]

Finding Her Way at Hodges


By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D.  In 2016, as always, we are balancing family, school and work. We want to do our best to ensure that our personal environment provides us with positive support. It is difficult to do sometimes because we interact with a variety of people in […]

Five Ways to Create a Healthy Relationship



Social Wellness
By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D. How good are you at building positive relationships? Do you get along with others? Do you socialize and surround yourself with individuals who encourage and support you? The real question you must ask yourself is do you possess social wellness? If you are […]

Three Strategies to Improve Social Wellness


By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D., director of counseling services Whether you have made the decision to attend Hodges University, or you are expressing interest in becoming a student, that is a reason to celebrate! This step is a new beginning. If you are a Hodges student, a successful […]

Six Ways to Celebrate Life


Experiential Learning
Updated June 20, 2018 Steven Mintz, executive director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, describes experiential education as a type of learning that “is largely an ‘add-on’” in higher education. “These real world, hands-on experiences […]

The Value of Experiential Learning in College