Finding Myself In The Middle Of Two Cultures

After leaving my home in Florida and moving to Paris, France I was haunted by a deep and undeniable feeling that only part of me had arrived in this new land; some pieces of the person I had been, perhaps most of who I was, had been left behind. It can be terrifying...

Wearing a Badge of Shame

Joy. More than anything in the whole world, I wanted joy. From the outside, I’m sure many people believed that I was genuinely happy. But internally, I sensed my thoughts darkening and my heart burdened by a heaviness I couldn’t explain. I walked through the halls of...

Leadership Defined

What is the definition of leadership? There are many responses to this question. Leadership can often be considered in terms of a position. Leaders are then viewed as individuals with rank and authority, such as a president of a university or CEO of a company....

Happy Old Year

“Happy Old Year!” said no one, ever. Have you ever thought about how strange it would be if people said that greeting instead of “Happy New Year”? Americans value innovation and change. New things are usually valued higher than old things. This is reflected in...