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2017

25

Mar

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Breaking Bad habits…

We all have them and we all love to hate them. Bad habits can be hard to break, but not impossible. I am here to tell you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Every one has bad habits and I mean everyone. Whether its nail biting or chewing on pencils […]

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23

Mar

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All Miller No Filler: Life (and More College) After College

So in keeping with the name of this cleverly titled blog which will hopefully actually be recurring enough during my last few weeks at Gannon to warrant the snappy title, I’m going to cut the chase. No filler, as it were. As a senior in my final semester, I’ve had to think a lot about […]

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23

Mar

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Garbage Shamrock!

If any of have ever had to pick up trash after a garbage bag ripped while you were walking to the garbage can, you know the struggle of picking up the filth that you have accumulated that week. Well on Wednesday I had to take trash from multiple academic buildings around campus (thanks Palumbo and […]

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20

Mar

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A Open Letter For the Struggling Student

For anyone who is struggling this semester – this is for you. I know you may feel tired or lost. It happens to the best of us. Actually, it happens to all of us at least once in our lives. You have no idea how to fix things and that’s okay. No one has all […]

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20

Mar

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Other Side: Beating Burnout

One of the most challenging aspects of being a fieldwork student or unpaid intern is the continuous pressure to be “proving yourself.” I found that during my level 2 fieldwork experiences, I would constantly be pushing myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. I wanted to prove to my clinical instructors and other members of the staff […]

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17

Mar

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A Wholesome Saint Patrick’s Day Guide

Saint Patrick’s day is a notorious holiday on college campuses throughout the nation. It is that one day you get a bunch of people without any Irish heritage together dressed in all green and celebrate. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day (even if you don’t have […]

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13

Mar

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A Introvert’s Midterm Report

We’re past the midway point of the semester. While I enjoy my much needed week long vacation, I must reflect on the progress I have made so far this semester and look forward to where I will go in the second half of this semester. In my previous entries, I looked at my experiences doing […]

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10

Mar

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Other Side: Do I Really Need These Classes?

One of the most common complaints I hear among college students regards taking core classes. The bemoaning typically goes along the lines of, “This *insert class title* is so dumb; why do I even need to take this?” Well, dear students, as someone who has taken those classes and also whined about them, I’m here […]

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10

Mar

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My First Occupational Therapy Doctorate Fieldwork Experience

My classmates and I have begun our first Level 1 occupational therapy fieldwork experiences. In our occupational therapy doctorate program (OTD), we have to go through three “Level I” placements and two “Level II” placements prior to completing the program. We are on our first psychosocial rotations and have been placed at some of our […]

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07

Mar

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Bucket List before Graduating

Al of us have some sort of bucket list – whether it is a list of things jotted down in a journal or a handful of goals written down on the back of a napkin. I never really thought of a substantial list until now, it always been just a thought in the back of […]

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