Caitlin is a digital writer and editor who aims to add empathy to health and tech conversations. She has a B.A. in Communication Studies, with additional education in Psychology and Biology.
I used this awesome free tool called O*NET Online. I took a short-ish quiz (about 60 items to rate on a 5-point scale) to build up my professional interest profile. My results: social investigative artist.
Rejection leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, a surprising sensation that shudders through my body. It's abrupt and unpleasant, no matter how many times I taste it. As a recent college grad on the hunt for my career, I've tasted that bitter rejection a lot.
Today’s post is inspired by a personal achievement: I hit my first 30-day run streak on the Headspace app. I’ve been using this app since October, but today marks the first time I have used it for 30 consecutive days. As you can see from the screenshot below, I’ve logged 80 sessions for a total of 19 hours of meditation.
Balboa Elementary School participated for the first time in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients program, raising an outstanding $7766.09 to find cures for cancers.
This was an especially rewarding piece to write, as I was the one to visit the school and deliver 3 assemblies to the students of Balboa, as well as meet with the enthusiast Principal Arakelyan to plan for the fundraiser's success. This school was one of nearly 1000 to participate in the Student Series program during the 2017-2018 academic year across the California Southland area.
Dating violence does not only hurt the people in the relationship. As a child growing up in an abusive home, Lisa is predisposed to dangerous behaviors, such as suicidal thoughts, future drug or alcohol abuse, and possesses a greater risk of being apart of a similar relationship.
I like to pair my reading with an environment. Childhood stories are either read aloud to young ears or consumed silently in the quiet, dim corners of books stores while my mouth forms the words through a smile. Favorite fiction must be read in pajamas by the light of a single lamp (or preferably a flashlight). The nonfiction to expand the reach of my thoughts is pursued only while seated at my desk for serious contemplation and reflection.
The innovative tools I use to craft digital stories and media on my mobile device.
Security blankets in hand, in heart and head, in home.
Sari Lipsett, from the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), came to Pacific for our campus-wide event titled Keep it Consensual. Lipsett presented to a number of people in the DeRosa University Ballroom on Tuesday, Nov. 19, though the audience was mostly composed of adults beyond their college years.
CALCASA was founded in 1980 and has been helping campuses go “beyond compliance” with codes in place regarding sexual assault.
An assignment for my health psychology class: 300 words on happiness, ending with a proposed experiment. I hypothesize that increasing mindfulness and self-reflection - in conjunction with daily "random acts of kindness" assignments - would correlate with happier participants.