A Valuable Friendship

By: Amanda Baushke I vividly remember the first time I met my best friend. We were randomly paired as roommates our freshman year at a small, private college in Michigan. The school had snail-mailed information cards so we would be able to connect prior to our arrival.  When Nikki called my parents’ house, my mom answered, who proceeded to share […]

Conflicts and Core Beliefs During Covid

By: Dr. Roger Landry, Teresa Beshwate, and Danielle Palli We all have core beliefs, most of which were defined and shaped at a young age: how we view ourselves, others and the world around us. We have biases about what’s good and bad, safe and unsafe, who to trust and who to distrust. And we constantly seek out evidence to […]

Alone but Not Lonely (In Times of Isolation)

By: Danielle Palli Under normal conditions (i.e. when we’re not dealing with a global pandemic), I love being alone. I enjoy silent walks on the beach, doing yoga and meditation out on the lanai, practicing the piano or working on my novel. I can do these activities without talking to a single person all day – and without feeling the […]