Jan. 1: Life Improvement. Check That Off!

I bought my Passion Planner the summer before my freshman year at PLNU, hoping that it would spark some transformation in my college life....

Respecting Our Need to Sleep: Why Short Sleep Shouldn’t Be a...

The sleep-deprived college student is a common trope. But today’s college students aren’t just pulling all-nighters and prioritizing social life over sleep. Many are...

Should I Get a Graduate Degree in Nursing?

As the healthcare industry continues to expand and shift due to an aging U.S. population and increased technological innovation, with one article estimating that...
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Minkyu Park: Indefatigable

Minkyu Park could have given up. He could have given in. But this May, he will graduate from PLNU debt free, ready to help...

Why Are We So Lonely? “Connection” at the Cost of Community

Things worsened. Dave Cummings, Ph.D., PLNU professor of biology, struggled to hold any food down, his body shaking, weak, and aching, head pounding. He...
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Podcast: Why Are We So Lonely? “Connection” at the Cost of...

Do the “communities” we find ourselves a part of represent the type of relationships that are necessary for our biological, social, civic, and spiritual...
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From Addict to Disciple: One Man’s Story Out of Addiction, Darkness,...

Scott Weeman (17) pushed his beach cruiser against the unforgiving sand in Mission Bay, the water shimmering in the sun like a thousand silver...
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Bringing Back Play: What the Loss of Play Means for Our...

In her online Washington Post article “The Decline of Play in Preschoolers — and the Rise in Sensory Issues,” pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom...
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Why We Need More Play, Recreation, and Leisure in Our Lives

The author Stuart Brown, M.D., details the intriguing encounter between a twelve-hundred-pound Polar Bear and a Canadian Eskimo sled dog in the book Play: How...
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Choosing the Right Type of Happiness

No matter our goals, our hopes and dreams for our relationships, careers, and families, we all ultimately desire one thing in life — to...
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After Mass Tragedy: Moving Beyond Our Initial Response

In December 2017, the fires in Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Diego, California, were still burning when the vast majority of news...
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How Empathy Can Change Your Life and Career

Among your friends, are you the go-to person for advice? Are you the great listener? Do you feel what others feel, understand what they...

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