Finding Healthy Living at Job One by Anne-Marie Hantman


Anne-Marie Hantman serves as the Residence Life Coordinator for the Honors Residence Hall at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Hailing from Kent Island, Maryland, Anne-Marie attended Hood College for her undergrad where she majored in Student Life, the Field Hockey team, and oh yeah- Law and Society. After completing her Master’s at the University of Bloomsburg in Pennsylvania, Anne-Marie found herself working in Gamecock Nation where she currently is completing year one with University Housing. When not hanging out with her amazing students, Anne-Marie loves being by the water, experimenting in the kitchen, getting her ‘Namaste’ on at local studios, convincing herself she likes to run, and curling up with her lovable rescue, Natty.


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Finding my reflection…again by Ron Thompson

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Ron Thompson is the Director of Housing and Residence Life at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He enjoys spending time with his wife and enjoying beautiful South Carolina.


It just made sense to me. I had just begun working at Marquette University, and as I was immersing myself in the campus culture when I learned about the Jesuits’ practice of reflection. My hall minister, Father Grant Garinger, SJ taught me that these highly educated and notably balanced spiritual leaders of the Catholic Church take a few minutes several times daily to ask themselves some basic questions...

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WHY DO I RUN? by Beth Moriarty

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Beth Moriarty is the Director of Residence Life and Housing at Bridgewater State University (BSU).  Beth is also an adjunct faculty member in the Student Affairs Counseling Graduate Program at BSU.  She has worked in the field of Residence Life for over 30 years.  Her top 5 strengths are Learner, Relator, Input, Individualization and Achiever.  Beth is an avid reader, and she enjoys spending time with her family camping, hiking, going to the ocean, and watching the World Championship Boston Red Sox   Beth started running just 1 year ago, she hopes to have a long running career ahead of her.


I’ve always been active but I would not describe myself as athletic...

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Creating New Habits by Pamela Mirabelli


Pamela Mirabelli serves as the Residence Life Coordinator for the Historic Horseshoe and International House at Maxcy College at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Originally from New Jersey, Pam received a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical/Counseling from The College of NJ and a Master of Education in Children’s Literature from Penn State. Prior to starting at Carolina, Pam has previously worked at The College of NJ, Penn State, The School of American Ballet, and Seton Hall University. In her spare time, Pam enjoys yoga, reading, the beach, traveling, visiting friends, and spending time with her adopted Italian Greyhound Mix Stormy.


The light at the end of the tunnel is...

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This Just In: NOs are vital for our lives by Katie Lewis

katie lewisKatie Lewis is a graduate student in the Higher Education Administration program at NC State University. She holds her assistantship in University Housing as a Residence Director. Katie received her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Family & Child Sciences from Florida State University. She enjoys running and exercising, crafting/pinteresting, and baking. Katie can be reached on twitter: @kmlewis6      


Throughout a majority of my life, I always thought being told “no” was a sign of weakness, of failure, of exclusion. I had no problem having it part of my vocabulary toward others, but when it came to being on the receiving end…I couldn’t bare it.

I thought I was i...

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When strong is the last thing you’re feeling – by Becca Obergefell


Becca Obergefell works at Ohio Dominican University as the Assistant Director for the Center for Student Involvement. She started running after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and hasn’t stopped – running 365 miles in 365 days. She has participated twice in the OneRunForBoston cross-country relay from LA to Boston to raise money for the victims of the bombing. Her #RunForBoston project created a community for runners to log miles after the bombing – eventually totaling 4,449 runners and 35,545 miles. Becca also enjoys yoga, scuba, reading, and writing. Connect with her on Twitter @OberBecca


When I selected a deadline for my #SAFit blog post, I didn’t realize that it coincided with the Boston Marathon, but it seems fitting t...

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The Weekly Weigh-In: Finding Your Motivation by Ryan Nolen


Ryan Nolen is a current graduate student at Kent State University in Ohio. Ryan graduated from Marietta College in southeastern Ohio in 2012, and will receive his Masters in Higher Education Administration from Kent State in May 2014. His areas of experience lies in Orientation, Student Conduct, and Residence Life, and is currently on the job search for residence life positions in the New England area. When Ryan’s not working, he enjoys trying to master the art of cooking, exploring local coffee shops, and spending time with his friends with which he will soon part.


Meet the old me, in July of 2011. I came in at a pretty solid 260 pounds. Eating college food every day, I never paid much attention to my weight...

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To Seek After Beauty…by Sharon Stead


Sharon Stead is the Director of Middle Earth Housing at UC Irvine. Yes, that’s Middle Earth as in Tolkien. The students were asked to name the buildings when the community first opened in the 1970’s and the theme has been maintained ever since. Her office even owns it own Gandalf costume (itchy beard and all)! She earned her master’s degree from Colorado State’s SAHE program and her Ph.D. is from Oklahoma State University in Educational Psychology. 


“To seek after beauty as an end is a wild goose chase—because it is to misunderstand the very nature of beauty, which is the normal condition of a thing being as it should be.” ~Ada Bethune

So, #SAFit/#SAHealth/#SAWellness friends, I write my first blog post in th...

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THRIVE Living by Anne Stark

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Anne Stark works as an Assistant Director of Residential Life for Purdue University. Anne is a current PhD student in Purdue University’s Technology, Leadership and Innovation program. Additionally, Anne is an avid runner who regularly completes ultra marathons, a dedicated partner, an energetic mother to a lively (nearly) 3 year old boy, and committed to overall wellness and living an intentional life. Anne takes pride in identifying and unlocking the talent in those around her.


There have been many calls to action as of late regarding the health and wellness of those working in higher education. As workers in a helping profession, it is easy for use to give, give, give and forget to take care of us...

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Hi, My Name is Amy and I’m an Extrovert by Amy Collinsworth

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Amy Collinsworth is the Student Outreach Manager for the Center for Career Development and the Educational Resource Center at Boston University. In her role, Amy manages the Student Ambassador program as well as fosters relationships within BU to encourage student participation in academic support and career development services.  Amy holds a bachelor of arts in marketing from Rockford University and a master of science in college student personnel from the University of Tennessee.  Her professional background includes working in MBA career management and undergraduate student leadership development. Outside of work, Amy enjoys spending time with close friends, playing board games, Zumba and hip-hop classes, live music, and traveling. Amy can be reached on twitter: @amycollinsworth


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