How Community Service Shaped My Life Story

Five years ago, as I packed up my residence area and prepared to move back home, I never could have imagined my career path weaving through a term as an elected official or devoting so much time as an active member of a community that I once shied away from as a bashful wallflower.

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Mindfulness and the Self-Narrative

It begins with a log-in, rather than a mantra. Like most things these days, technology has routed its influence into one of our most personal spaces: mindfulness. As reported by Linkedin, numerous apps and website have surfaced in recent years offering users and clients a path to Nirvana, generating millions of dollars in revenue in the process. But can technology truly light the way to the salvation we seek, or are these automated gurus as sincere as a promise of wealth from a princely email?

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The Lost Art of Novelty in Adulthood

There’s something about growing up and reaching adulthood that seems to make people less open to risk-taking. It’s almost as if we reach a state of complacency and comfort in establishing our routines that we no longer see the value of trying new things. Whether it’s ordering the same thing at your local restaurant, taking the same class at the gym close to work, or taking a holiday to the same destination year after year – we’re all guilty of it.

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Police and Our Schools: Exploring the School Resource Officer Program

This post was originally published by MJ on his Linkedin Profile in July of 2015. In light of recent national policy discussions, as well as local discussions specifically pertaining to the implementation of an SRO program, we are re-publishing this piece for greater accessibility.

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Battle of the Temperaments

Introverts or extroverts; which category runs the world? Introverts and extroverts are the yin and yang of society, serving to complement rather than compete with each other’s strengths and weaknesses. This introvert-extrovert friendship details how the two temperaments can work in tandem to rule the world together! In the words of Sophia Dembling, “extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. Extroverts are fireworks, introverts are a fire in the hearth.” 

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