Other Side: Beating Burnout

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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 […]

How to Navigate Time Management without Losing Your Mind (or Sleep)

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The start of the semester can be a grueling time for students. With classes, co-curricular activities and work, the idea of keeping everything balanced is not only ethereal, but seemingly impossible. Over the past weeks, I’ve had to act as Editor-in-Chief of Edge Magazine (20 hours per week), attend a full schedule of classes (18 […]

How ‘Any.Do’ can make you a better student

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Like many college students, I struggle with time management. I feel as though there are a million things on my plate at any given time, and remembering every single task, meeting, assignment and event seems to be a Sisyphean ordeal. I tried writing down things in a planner, but I’d often forget to bring it […]

Stop the stress!

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Stress happens to all of us. It’s completely natural to feel overwhelmed and overworked, especially at the end of the semester. However, we can’t let the stress take over our lives. Here are a few helpful hints to help you manage your stress levels and get your work done on time! 1. Make a playlist. […]

The Squid and the Bumblebee: A [redacted] parable

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We go to a Catholic university, so we’re used to hearing parables (short stories that mean something else). I’m now going to tell you one that has to do with two friends: the bumblebee and the squid. Note: Names have been removed to protect those involved. Any resemblance to people (or animals) living or dead […]

Managing my time

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For all students – not just freshmen – classes, relationships and ideas have their fair share of pros and cons. Approaching mid-semester, classes are in full swing, activities are slowing down a bit and the cons are becoming more identifiable. If classes are getting you down, remember to get help whenever you need it. Don’t […]

Spring semester = Second time around

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As the second semester progresses, continued motivation is key. We all know that classes will become increasingly difficult, so we need to become increasingly motivated to achieve the futures we are all working towards. In some ways, this semester will be less of a challenge than last. Being away from home – farther for some […]

Trust me, I’m a doctor. Sort of.

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Welcome! Come in, come in, please. Sorry to keep you waiting – so many patients to see, so little time. No, there’s no need to be nervous. Just relax and tell me what’s wrong. You’ve been feeling both lethargic and anxious lately, all right. When have you felt like this? Lethargic usually, but anxious around […]

Gannon OT alum: GU led me to 'the right place'

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As I look at where I am today, I realize that Gannon has played a major role in defining where I ended up – not just career wise, but also personally. Today my days are filled wearing a variety of hats: mommy, wife, occupational therapist (OT) and friend. And I know that I would not […]

Summer reading helps with "Getting Things Done"

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“You can do anything, but not everything.” This quote has been running thought my head for the past week. To me, it’s inspiring. It reminds me that we don’t have forever. We are given a finite amount of time to do all the things we want to do. Behind this quote is David Allen, a […]