Janet Brown Scholarship Recipient: Paola Gonzalez

Every year, the Writing Success Program and the Community Program’s Office awards student leaders who have encountered financial barriers, a scholarship in honor of our founding director, Janet E. Brown. We asked applicants for the story behind the most meaningful object in their lives. Read down below for this recipient’s story: The most meaningful object that I own is my ukulele. Three years ago when … Continue reading Janet Brown Scholarship Recipient: Paola Gonzalez

Janet Brown Scholarship Recipient: Nga Mai

Every year the Writing Success Program and the Community Program’s Office awards student leaders who have encountered financial barriers, a scholarship in honor of our founding director, Janet E. Brown. We asked applicants for the story behind the most meaningful object in their lives. Read down below for this recipient’s story:   There is one photo that hangs in isolation upon an off-white wall. The … Continue reading Janet Brown Scholarship Recipient: Nga Mai

Janet Brown Scholarship Recipient: Amelia Vernon

Every year, the Writing Success Program and the Community Program’s Office awards student leaders who have encountered financial barriers, a scholarship in honor of our founding director, Janet E. Brown. We asked applicants for the story behind the most meaningful object in their lives. Read down before for this recipient’s story:   A flat. B. Or was it B flat? The notes all merged together … Continue reading Janet Brown Scholarship Recipient: Amelia Vernon

Janet Brown Scholarship Recipient: Giovanny Machado

Every year, the Writing Success Program and the Community Program’s Office awards student leaders who have encountered financial barriers, a scholarship in honor of our founding director, Janet E. Brown. We asked applications for the story behind the most meaningful object in their lives. Read down before for this recipient’s story: The most meaningful object that I possess is my mother’s silver chain that she … Continue reading Janet Brown Scholarship Recipient: Giovanny Machado

“[Archive]”: Daily Quote: Advice to Better Your Interpersonal Relationship

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. ” –Thomas Merton “What’s the worst thing I’ve stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives. Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the … Continue reading “[Archive]”: Daily Quote: Advice to Better Your Interpersonal Relationship

Daily Tidbit: Healthy Foods You Should Try

Below is a list of some healthy foods I have in or want to incorporate into my diet: Chia Seeds: one ounce contains 11 grams of fiber Asparagus: low in carbs and calories but loaded with vitamin K (regulates normal blood clotting) Tuna: low in fat but high in protein Coconut Oil: can help lose belly fat and is loaded with powerful fatty acids called … Continue reading Daily Tidbit: Healthy Foods You Should Try

Museums to Visit in Los Angeles

If you’re in Los Angeles for the summer, make sure to check out these cool museums: 1. Chinese American Museum-Housed in the oldest building in Los Angeles’ “Old Chinatown,” the Chinese American Museum informs the public about the Chinese American experience and history in Southern California. A majority of the artifacts in the museum come from cherished possessions donated to the museum by Chinese American … Continue reading Museums to Visit in Los Angeles

“Delhi, India, June 2018”

This story was written as a segment of a podcast I recently wrote and recorded, entitled “Pas De Garçon” (No Boys). During one of my segments, my partner and I read our respective stories–we both wrote about women before the night of their weddings, while her story focused on a Southern woman, mine was from the perspective of an Indian woman. The aim of our … Continue reading “Delhi, India, June 2018”

Daily Tidbit + Book Suggestion: The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown

“Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.” -Brené Brown   For more insight like this, read “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brené Brown https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/159285849X/wwwbrenebrown-20?tag=wwwbrenebrown-20 Continue reading Daily Tidbit + Book Suggestion: The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown

On Writing: How to start Journaling for Mental and Emotional Health

You have probably heard of journaling as a cliche therapy practice. Journaling is recommended to help you start to process your feelings and to help you start to get in touch with things from your past that may be affecting your emotions now.   I have spent the latter part of the last few years resisting journaling. I was always afraid of what I would … Continue reading On Writing: How to start Journaling for Mental and Emotional Health