Lark, Hummingbird, or Owl? The Alarm Clock Gene

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.  – Aristotle Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. – Oscar Wilde Everyone has heard of the “night owl” and the “early bird,” but did you know that the two types have distinctly different brain structures?  Or that researchers […]

Easter Renewal

The concept of a universe continually striving to achieve balance and harmony is central to many spiritual pathways and symbol systems.  Some, such as the Taoist and Christian traditions, have primary symbols that envision a dyadic balancing act: light and dark, male and female, good and evil.  Others, such as many of the Native American […]

“Now” and “Not Now”

NACADA Past President Jennifer Bloom frequently begins her presentations with a quote from B. Joseph White, President Emeritus of the University of Illinois: “Education is the most powerful means of increasing individual opportunity and creating more prosperous, fairer, and more just societies. So to have the privilege of participating in that mission is as much […]