It is really easy to hang your hat on a singular experience. Or, to spend months, years or a lifetime waiting for that one opportunity,
3 Lessons I've Learned from Virtual Shabbat with Jewish Life at Duke
Felicia Lim is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Duke’s Molecular Cancer Biology program. She also participates in the Global Health Doctoral Certificate Program as she is interested in using her expertise in research to enter science diplomacy and global health fields.
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Australia is the world's sixth-largest country by area and lies between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is made up of the Australian mainland, the island of Tasmania, and several smaller islands. The capital is Canberra, but the cities of Sydney and Melbourne are the economic and cultural centers.
April was supposed to be my time. As someone who had decided to pursue a future career in policy and public sector jobs, I always knew that I wasn’t likely to start getting traction on the job front until late in the Spring semester of my senior year. For those of you who don’t know, for your average policy job, most seniors don’t get hired until April, May, or even later.
Current Duke students, you have had to deal with an unprecedented semester in an unpredictable world. I know some of you may be navigating some change in your summer plans, which unfortunately may include some shifts in your internships or other summer jobs.
This week we are going to West Africa to visit the landlocked country of Burkina Faso. It is bounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo. Its name roughly translates to “Land of the Honest People” J The capital, Ouagadougou, translates literally to “You are welcome here at home with us”!
We have all heard statements like, “I’d cook more if I had the time” or “ cooking just takes too much time” and the next thing you know you’re ordering out, which isn’t a bad thing but
with a little planning and forethought you can actually cook with the intention of having leftovers to re-purpose! For example, let’s take a look at rice.
Practice, Pause and Patience……
Like all Mindfulness activities (meditation, yoga), mindful eating is a practice. The practice involves experiencing eating more intentionally by being present at the meal or snack. With the eventual hope of making peace with food and eating, as well as learning more about how, what and how much you like to eat.
Contrast this with mindless eating which can often result in overeating due to not feeling full or satisfied. Mindful eating helps you eat in a way that allows you to tune in to your body’s signals- hunger, fullness and satisfaction and honor them without judgement. In order to do this though we have to hear these signals.
So what gets in the way of mindful eating?
Generally two things, 1) distraction and 2) speed of eating.
Many international students who are in the U.S. for school and are pursuing a job search may be thinking about staying in the country post-graduation, returning home to work, or moving to another country. If you fall into any one of these categories, your job search will undoubtedly have some unique challenges.