#living well


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


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


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



Hodges University Clubs Parade Float
College is more than time spent studying and completing assignments. College is a time for creating friendships, getting involved and participating in activities with others who share similar interests. Dr. Marcia Turner, Hodges’ dean of students, explains, “Student life outside of the classroom can and does make a contribution to […]

Making the Most of Your College Experience


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


Center for Lifelong Learning
Did you know that reading a personal interest magazine, attending a book club or garden show, and participating in a special interest class are all examples of lifelong learning? It may not seem as if your copy of National Geographic could be considered a tool for learning; however, an article […]

Four Benefits to Lifelong Learning



Gratitude is the best Attitude!
By Dr. April Brown, LMHC, NCC, Ed.D., director of counseling services at Hodges University As we start to feel overwhelmed by the various tasks we must complete, it is important to find ways to stay motivated and positive throughout the semester. Did you know that gratitude is a powerful tool […]

Five Ways to Practice Gratitude



Mia Rodgers
Author, artist and professional speaker Mary Ann Radmacher once said, “Unexpected events can set you back or set you up. It is all a matter of perspective.” For Mia Rodgers, captain at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and commander of the Core Facility in Fort Myers, a positive outlook, […]

Captain by Day and Student by Night