Universities Blog Archive


Helping International Students Acculturate at the Beginning of the Academic Year

As record numbers of international students arrive onto US campuses, I am reminded of how tenuous a time it is for so many students. Arriving in a new country without family, finding and setting up home, becoming functional in a new culture and establishing a foothold in our academic setting --


Opening Your World to the Experience of Difference

It is understandable that we find comfort in the familiar. The route we take to work everyday, our daily routines, the people we hang out with, our certainty that we are right on any given topic. Familiarity allows us to master our surroundings so we can feel safe, confident and


Spring into Your Highest Potential

In my coaching work, I spend a significant amount of time helping my clients find the power and beauty of who they already are. It's only with embracing their core strength that my clients can utilize the new tactical skills (communications or management) to develop to their fullest potential.


Preparing for Your Spring Blossom

Once we own our uniqueness, it is through our persistent work of courage and optimism that our hopes will find its expression in the world.


MLK, My Mother-in-Law and the Freedom to Dream

Yesterday was a holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, a person who enabled so many to believe in and eventually live their dreams. I've learned of his work and the civil rights movement through books and documentaries. But I've had the honor to understand this through the stories of my


A Time of Celebration and Reflection

Yet during these holidays, when a year is about to end, it is such apt time to reflect on the year that has passed. Its moments -- big and small, the ups and downs. To understand the current that flows. To draw learning and meaning from our life this



Sometimes, the most terrifying aspect of change arrives when we are ready to be at one with who we really are. When we dare to accept the grandness of who "I am" and actually live that truth.


Taking a Leap of Faith on the Trapeze

I can’t say for sure about the outcome of this leap I’m taking at this point in my life. But what I know for sure is that fear is not something to be managed or kept at bay. Fear is one of the experiences to be lived through as we take


The Power of Belief and Imagination

Creating something we long for starts with believing. It starts with faith that we have the ability to create based on our imagination and hope. It’s a quality so different from willing our way towards an outcome, doing, doing, doing. Quite the opposite.


Daring Choices in a New Year

There is something magical about the beginning of every year, when we know we can start anew, create a vision for an ideal year and commit to making our goals into reality.