How often do we take the time to reflect upon ways we overcame hardships? Although such a powerful way to progress through difficulties, I feel reflections are rarely done. When stress hits hard, we tend to hit ourselves harder. We live in a world full of competition, rush, and criticism that often leads to feeling… Continue reading Reflections
To what extent does numbness take over in the academic world? Finals are approaching for FC students, and I observe around campus how the overwhelming pressures with academic tasks can lead to emotional and physical numbness – ouch! (Well I suppose not really ouch, because numbness often dulls out pain to where nothing is felt.)… Continue reading Numbness
If there is a term called mid-life crisis, there should be one in college called “mid-term crisis.” It’s mid-term time, and students are likely feeling the stress with all the academic pressures building up. Countless homework assignments, and time-consuming projects, and numerous study hours required for exams can take a toll on all FC students.… Continue reading Burnout
I remember several times throughout elementary, junior, and high school where teachers deemed me as “slow.” I experienced various difficulties with comprehending class material, how to interpret exam questions, and frequently worried about looking incompetent. Furthermore, I found it hurtful when I compared myself to my peers, many of whom excelled quite well academically. It… Continue reading Meet Them Where They Are
I enjoy FC for its diversity and welcoming of all people. It is truly a community I have enjoyed being a part of. One great aspect of the college that strikes my fancy is the Equity Theory, where all students have an opportunity to succeed. Throughout many college years, I endured many disadvantages that placed… Continue reading How Far?
As a counselor, I have provided support to numerous students with a wide array of concerns. Although many of them can be grouped into categories (e.g., anxiety, depression, self-identity), each student shares a unique perspective. All students are welcome in my room, just as any experience is invited without judgment. So far this week, there… Continue reading Sacrifice For Success
With the political conflicts currently saturating the media, one of the opinions that continue to resonate is that the nation is divided. I spoke about this to one of my close friends, and he shared about the history of the states historically being separate entities. Originally, the country was shared as “The United States of America… Continue reading Cultural Category(ies?)