Tag Archive: Life Choices

Health and Wellness Thoughts for Grad Students – Inspired by the University of Maryland College Park’s Dissertation House

This week, I am sharing time with the Dissertation House at the University of Maryland College Park.  College Park provides participants with breakfast and afternoon refreshments as well as dining cards for meals… Continue reading

Heartfelt Message & 10 tips for Students — From a Mentor

Dear Students, I write this because I genuinely feel love for you; and when you’re hurt, I’m sad. I am asking, begging, imploring you to follow the advice of professors and mentors who… Continue reading

Artscapes and Shapes: My latest drawing

I draw/paint/color to relax, but I rarely take the time to do it. The fact that this is the second “full” drawing in a 30 day span says something about my usual schedule.… Continue reading

Diet without Deprivation. Thinking about a diet? Don’t put your ice cream in a bowl, use a saucer.

Sometimes we just get the taste for something sweet. And as the days get warmer, ice cream is often the sweetness of choice. But we don’t want to overindulge. And we don’t want… Continue reading

Taking a break from Facebook, Twitter, and email to draw and color.

My husband’s aunt offered to send me crocheting or knitting materials, or a sketch pad so that I wouldn’t get bored. I opted for the sketch pad since I’ve already crocheted 1/2 of… Continue reading

If I’d started when I was younger, I’d totally do Parkour

I used to be the best tree climber in my neighborhood, arguably better than all of the boys. I’d climb the highest and then jump from unreasonable heights just to do it all… Continue reading

Love, Pride, and the Futility of Cowardly Atonement

I saw a movie recently – “Atonement.”   From a literary standpoint, one might say that it was a great story. It had the protagonist heroine and hero who were hopelessly in love, the… Continue reading

Don’t try, just do it!

These words, “Don’t try, just do it,” were spoken by my pastor (Bishop Clifford M. Johnson, Jr., http://www.mountpleasant.org/pastor/index.htm) during his morning sermon yesterday.  It was the first Sunday of the new year and… Continue reading

Love & Understanding Men: Love is a Verb, Choose to Love

I was recently honored to be chosen as the guest speaker for the Valentine’s Day Lunch for the Graduate Student Chapter of the Women in Science and Engineering (G-WISE), UMBC’s campus. By request,… Continue reading