Monthly Archives October 2013

The Journey of 10,000 steps by Jenny Bloom

Jenny Bloom 11-10Jennifer L. Bloom, Ed.D. is a Clinical Professor and Director of the Master’s degree program in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Program housed in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Bloom also directs the Office of Appreciative Education at the University of South Carolina that sponsors the annual Appreciative Advising Summer Institute, an on-line Appreciative Advising course, the process for Certifying Appreciative Advisers, and other exciting initiatives related to Appreciative Advising and Appreciative Education.

Prior to her appointment at the University of South Carolina in August, 2007, she served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs & the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicin...

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Hooked on Chi Worked for Me by Alyssa Dunlap

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Alyssa Dunlap is currently a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of South Florida.  She is originally from Wyoming and earned her B.A. in Psychology from Boise State University, and completed her M.Ed. at Kent State University.  Alyssa started practicing Chi Running in February 2013 and has run four 5ks and one virtual 15k since then, with the goal of running a half marathon in the future.  She has also been active in Krav Maga, and also enjoys playing sports and hiking outdoors.  


If you would have asked me to go running a year ago, I would have laughed...

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Finding Balance as an Achiever by Heather Neisen


Heather Neisen is a Residence Director at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She completed her graduate work at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and has completed 6 half-marathons and 2 full marathons. Follow Heather on twitter at @HLPie or read her blog on the mental process of running at


The conversation surrounding health typically emerges out of a need to “clean up” our behaviors and routines. We aren’t getting enough sleep or exercising or eating well...

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It’s About the Journey by Kevin Cleary


Kevin is a Student Affairs Specialist at Bellevue University just outside of Omaha, NE.  He attended Creighton University where he received a Bachelor of Social Work, and then the University of Arizona where he received a Master of Arts in Higher Education.  He ran his first half marathon in 2010, and his second in September 2013.  He loves to hate running and can’t wait for his next half marathon in May.


Let me be clear. I don’t like running. In fact, I’ve even gone as far as saying I hate running. I cannot even begin to count the number of things I would rather be doing than running.

Actually, I shouldn’t be so harsh on running. My dislike really extends to most all extended physical exercises...

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