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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...
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From DEA Agent to Dedicated Disciple: Alfonso Esquer Brings Restoration to...

Alfonso Esquer, M.S.W., had been kidnapped, his head and face covered with a black bag. In total darkness, he waited for what he thought...
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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...

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....
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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...

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...

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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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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What Good is Gratitude? The Role of Thanksgiving in Personal Development

Without effort, feelings of gratitude are often fleeting, passing as quickly as they come.

The Mystery and Power of the Creative Arts

Perhaps most of your experience with the creative arts stems from when you were younger, whether that was learning to play the piano after school,...
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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...

Gratitude that Costs

It is abundantly clear that gratitude is more than just the set of good feelings.

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