Mind & Body by Samantha Nichole

Mind & Body by Samantha Nichole

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mind-Body Connection

It is my belief that everything people do is mind-body related. When we breathe, our brain is thinking about the physical act of breathing. When we speak, our mouths are moving while our brain is working. For this blog post, I would like to share with you my most-prominent mind-body connection: my career. Teaching, training, and helping people; my statement and philosophy of what I do and what I wish to accomplish. I could simply write a blog post about various exercises you can do to improve your stamina, strength, etc., but today I would like to focus on the mind. So, here I am. This is me:

Coaching a dance team of 14 diverse and energetic college-age women is not an easy feat, but the reward of simply being a coach is astonishing. I have the rare opportunity to instill confidence in young women by helping them achieve their goals and by being a mentor on-and-off the dance floor. These skills are essential for success in the workplace--and in any field.

In addition to being a coach, I am also a part-time Academic Assistant for Alverno College; I specialize in Professional Communication, and for the courses I tutor my focus is in the Adobe Suites and iMovie. I work with students of all ages and backgrounds one-on-one and in groups to help them successfully complete their courses while achieving an in-depth understanding of the material.

Furthermore, I am a graduate student at Alverno studying for an M.A. in Adult Education. I fell in love with teaching when I fell in love with learning, and not matter where my professional career takes me, I am confident that I will be challenged cognitively. For me, a career is a way of life--it is not simply a job. My work does not end when I leave at the end of the day; there will always be more people to help and inspire.

Each of these aspects of my life make me who I am. I am engaged in my education and helping others achieve an education.

Questions to think about:
What are you doing? What are your goals? Who inspires you, and how can you make a difference?

If you would like more information about the Alverno College Dance Team, here is the blog site:

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