Strength in Numbers

Many things possess strength in numbers: Eating too many mini M&M’s can cause a stomach ache (writing this with regret for my most recent food choice) A herd of puppies can increase happiness by 100000% (check the facts it’s true) Social media posts evoking awareness for a topic. As I …

Sex & Meditation

Sex & Meditation- really Madison?! YES, my research article will be about sex education and my applied project will be a mental wellness promotion program for children around self-talk, mediation, yoga, and empowerment. Completely different topics, but that is the spectrum of my Health Advocacy program- studies far and wide …

What to do, what to do…

Here we are, last semester of my college career and I am feeling a bit lost. I have so many ideas, hopes, and dreams, but execution of them seems a bit tricky. I know what I like, I know what I have learned, and I know the demographics I want …

I’m not graduating “on time” & that is OK.

My college education has extended way beyond the walls of the classroom. I am not the traditional college student. I never lived on campus, I never ate a single meal in the dining hall, I did not dedicate myself 110% to the university. I know that sounds like I did …

Peripheral Arterial Disease

**This post is a reference for a project done in a school course**   To view a larger version of the web, click the link to be taken to a PDF! Zoom, scroll, enjoy!   PAD Web of Causation        

Semester Favorites!

As my Health Advocacy program has been officially approved by Plymouth State University (YAY!!), it has become time for me to start learning and thinking like a Health Advocate. Wait, what does that even mean? My new-found love and future career is a combination of health promotion, health education, creation …

Ten Steps to Successful Interdisciplinary Team Work

Interdisciplinary Studies opens doors for students to pursue individualized and innovative work that continuously pushes the limits of collaborative work. Whether you are completing an interdisciplinary degree or a part of interdisciplinary career, working in a team with members across multiple disciplines is necessary. Interdisciplinary work merges methodology and epistemology …

IDS Infographic

        Infographic created using Vennage.com Information for the info-graph inspired by the following readings: The Benefits and Challenges of Interdisciplinarity Standing Alone The world as we know it, has changed Benefits of Interdisciplinarity  

Crocheted Octopi & Preemies- the unlikely duo

Crocheted octopi and preemies go together like peanut butter and jelly or apple pie and ice cream! The unlikely duo of crocheted octopi and preemie babies are gaining attention across the world as hospitals in the United Kingdom are supporting an innovative therapy for the worlds newest members. A CNN …

Public Health Education- More than the dreaded middle school health class

“Health education is any combination of learning experiences designed to help individuals and communities improve their healthy, by increasing their knowledge of influencing their attitudes.” –World Health Organization   When I hear “Health Education”, the first thing that comes to mind is the incredibly awkward, dreaded middle school health class. …