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Monthly Archive March 2016

Aim is Everything

In my last blog, I talked about the intersection of dharma (our sacred duty in this lifetime) and flourishing at midlife.The issue that typically arises from someone exploring dharma at midlife is fear. Fear that they’ll have to throw away most everything they’ve created and worked for in order to follow their dharma. Sometimes, that…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Lee Cartwright

Lee Cartwright, M.A. I have a private practice that focuses on helping people resolve the biological/energetic basis of trauma. I feel deeply honored to do the work I do. I am also blessed to be a presenter in the Trauma, Grief & Renewal certificate program and at the College's Annual Transformation and Healing Conference.  Although all of the modalities…
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Flourishing in your Dharma at Midlife

 I'd been exploring the intersection of Stephen Cope's book The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling, and Martin E. P. Seligman's book Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being in relation to Second Act/Career students when this photo quote by Brené Brown came across my Facebook feed.I think she hit the nail on…
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Who’s Who at Southwestern College – Kathryn Harris Tijerina

Southwestern College is really defined by the extraordinary  individuals who work there–the staff, instructors, and the board members. In an effort to give you a more intimate sense of  our school, we are launching the “Who’s Who at Southwestern College”  series so that you will get to know these extraordinary people who change lives.So here…
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Where Do Southwestern College Grads Work? Charmayne Kilcup

How Quitting School Was the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me  Charmayne Kilcup, PhD  www.charmaynekilcup.com    At the young age of twenty-three, I was bright-eyed, bushy tailed, and sure I wanted to be a therapist. I had just graduated college and knew that furthering my studies was the next step in my career. I…
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1st, 2nd, or 3rd Act…How is Your Life Evolving?

Life evolves.I’m in my 3rd Act here in Admissions and Academic Advising at Southwestern College.  My 1st act was also in higher education – as a Residence Hall Director, Director of Student Support Services, and then as a Doctoral student. I advised, taught, managed, and supervised people, programs, and budgets. It was a very left-brained…
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