Life Balance

Christmas Wishes For Saint Leo's Adult Learners

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Dec 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If Saint Leo student advisors could give their students one thing for Christmas, here’s what it would be.

In 1944, music teacher Donald Yetter Gardner asked second-grade students at his school what they wanted for Christmas. As they excitedly responded, he was struck by how many of them – missing their upper middle teeth – lisped their way through their Christmas wishes.

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Topics: Gratitude

Take A Hike: Walking Meetings Bolster Health And Productivity

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Dec 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

With management, comes meetings. Saint Leo professor offers advice on how to turn the bane of the business world into a physically beneficial experience.

Chances are, you’re looking forward to many aspects of a future business position as you pursue your online management degree — taking on a leadership role, contributing to your company or encouraging employees. But the inevitable meetings managers endure are another story.

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Topics: Productivity

10 Inspiring Quotes About Expressing Gratitude

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Nov 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Expressing gratitude is taking action that can touch others in positive ways.

Gratitude seems to have become trendy in recent years. The intense focus on gratitude lists, journals, books and blogs could lead you to think that we’re only now realizing the value of counting our blessings here in the 21st century.

Actually, the value of gratitude has been around a long time – since the beginning of time, some would say, if you include biblical references to the significance of giving thanks.

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Topics: Gratitude

Sharpen Your Focus And Study Smarter

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Activities, games and apps to boost your brain power and improve your concentration.

Okay, online students, time for a quick quiz.

You have a pile of reading and a paper to write. Do you:

  1. Power through with a lot of coffee.

  2. Play on your phone.

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Topics: Productivity

God Bless America: An Independence Day Tribute [Slideshow]

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jun 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Our country is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. 

As we prepare to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 240 years ago, the Saint Leo community thanks the selfless men and women who serve in the name of liberty -- the members of our armed forces who keep our nation free -- and their family members who serve on the homefront.

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Topics: Gratitude

10 Ways To Honor Our Fallen Heroes On Memorial Day

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on May 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What can you do to honor the sacrifice of those who died serving our country?

Before it became a federal holiday in 1971 and its observance moved to the last Monday in May, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day and took place on May 30th. This year, the last Monday in May actually falls on the original Decoration Day date.

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Topics: Gratitude

Why Resiliency Matters

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Online student Bill Adkins reflects on the need to develop resiliency in order to cope with life's challenges.

By Bill Adkins,
Student, Saint Leo University|Online

As I sit here typing this blog for Saint Leo – counting the number of classes I have left before graduation (four!) – I can’t help but think of my first experiences in college over 17 years ago.

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Topics: Success

Center For Online Learning Staff Shares Joy Of Reading

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Student support staff in Saint Leo’s Center for Online Learning reach out to much younger students than usual to assist in their educational journey.

Hold up a shiny new copy of the beloved book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” in front of St. Peter Claver’s kindergarten class, and students’ exuberance is spontaneous.

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Topics: Core Values

The Secret To Achieving Work-Life Balance

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Two Saint Leo business professors offer insight into attaining work-life balance. Download the podcast to hear their lively discussion.

Whatever you call it – work-life balance, work-life integration, or work-life success – Americans are constantly seeking the elusive secret to having it all: the perfect blend of career and home life.

Professional-personal life nirvana.
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Topics: Productivity

Thanksgiving Reflection: Nature, Beauty And Gratitude

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Nov 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

This popular TED talk about gratitude will touch your heart as you prepare for a day of giving thanks.

What’s not to love about Thanksgiving – an entire day dedicated simply to being grateful.

But with myriad preparations to be made – for the meal, company, house guests, or travel – it’s easy to lose focus.

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Topics: Gratitude