Health & Wellness

Building a legacy through leadership and service.

Service is an integral part of leadership. Not only do student leaders have the opportunity to inspire and guide their fellow students. They can also model the importance of serving our communities, and giving to those in need. Someone who modeled this for me was my mother. Here is a story about her: It was […]

I cannot make you change. But I can change me.

    “If only my spouse/child/parent/boss would change…” To focus our attention on what we can’t control produces suffering. You and I have limited resources. We have finite time, energy and attention. When we expend those resources on what is beyond our control, suffering ensues. That suffering is a sign. It means we’re out of […]

Lean Into Your Dreams

    Six years ago, in the garage of my old house, I led my very first workshop. There were seven women present who each paid a fee of $59 to attend. This day I gave birth to my first business, bodyheart. When I recently came across the photo (shared below), tears ran down my […]

How Good Can You Stand It?

I shared exciting news last week on Instagram. If you missed it, you can see it here. In essence, I took the advice I shared in my last blog, and decided to stop waiting, and order my dream car: a Tesla. As thrilling as this moment was, it was also terrifying. I was saying “yes” […]

Moving Beyond Mental Health Awareness

Every week I read new studies, reports or articles letting us know what’s wrong with college students. They’re stressed out more than ever. They’re being bullied. They’re killing themselves. They’re not sleeping. They’re abusing prescription medications. They’re overweight. They’re depressed. The list goes on and on. In some ways

How to combat body bashing resolutions

The start of a new year always brings the inevitable feeling of a need to create resolutions that will change you! I’m all for goal planning and going for your dreams. However, each New Year I speak with women who have a laundry list of resolutions to change their bodies. It hurts me to watch […]

Four ways to have a stress-free fall

Welcome back! I hope you had an amazing summer filled great memories that last long after your tan fades. Heading back to school, or to school as an incoming freshman, is an exciting time. New friends, new classes, new activities – it’s a lot to take in! What are you planning to do to make […]

The power of gratitude

It was August and I was listening to my 99 year old friend Victor Tynes sing “What A Wonderful World.” I sat in awe as his smooth tenor voice sang every word with conviction and heart. One year shy of 100 and he sounded like a professional performing in a jazz club. Early in Victor’s […]

Practice gratitude on Thanksgiving and every day

Thanksgiving is coming, and that usually makes us think about gratitude – or perhaps football, turkey and pumpkin pie. Though giving thanks may not be the main focus on this or any day, our lives would all be much better if it were. It is so easy to get wrapped up in activities, thoughts, beliefs […]

Face your fears

I was five, and was going swimming with my father. Every afternoon that summer, my family would visit our neighbor’s pool, but today was different. This was the day I would jump off the diving board. I had been dreaming of this for months, but I still felt scared. Two weeks earlier, I had split […]

Comparison is the thief of joy

by Amber Krzys It seems the story of comparison is never ending—and always manages to find fuel to source it. The one thing I know for sure is that: “Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt It will block you from success 100% of the time. Why? Because it doesn’t allow you access […]

Feeling stressed?

Do you feel stressed-out or exhausted? You’re not alone! Elaine believes in the power of maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle will help students succeed in college. Your health is the most vital component of your success. You can’t take it for granted, because it will catch up with you. It requires that you be committed […]

Ladies, do you play the dim down game?

Tell me three amazing things about yourself right now. GO! No seriously, tell me three things. Express them with confidence, not as you shrug your shoulders and twirl your hair and proclaim uncomfortably “ummmmm, I don’t know.” It’s tricky isn’t it? Now imagine there is a room full of people all listening to you. It […]

How happy are YOU?

by Dr. Erin Foley How happy are you? Do your days feel STRONG and fulfilling? Most of us spend our lives searching for ways to acquire “happiness” the same way we would acquire a new pair of shoes or a new relationship. Happiness seems to live just around the corner. I will be happy when […]

Diversity. Success. Health.

The first year of college is huge. Students start their independent lives in a totally new environment, with new people and new decisions to be made. We all could use a little guidance every now and then—and Elaine Penn strives to help guide students to a place that will benefit them the most in college. […]

Ethan Zohn: Using character to help win in life and in tv

Nothing slows down CAMPUSPEAK speaker Ethan Zohn. He has won a season of the hit reality show Survivor, started his own AIDS awareness nonprofit and has battled, and defeated a rare form of cancer. His ventures now take him back into television where he is competing on this season of The Amazing Race and is […]