One Extraordinary Person

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 18, 2012 in , , | No Comments

American Katie Davis, at 18 years old, traveled to Africa in an effort to rescue children.

Imagine for a moment you decide to give up your comfortable life, plans for college, say good-bye to family and friends for the African jungle. Could you do it? What if by going there, you would change many children’s lives? One brave young woman did it all–and more.

Mother Teresa Wanna-be

“People would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I always said Mother Teresa, I guess I just loved her heart for children,” Katie Davis explained in Jessica Haberkern’s article, The Embrace of Extraordinary Love, InTouch magazine. 

40th for ‘Chute’

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Sep 8, 2011 in , , | No Comments

What color is your parachute?

It’s been 40 years since Richard Bolles first authored the incredible book for job seekers, What Color Is Your Parachute?, and he’s celebrating with his 2011 edition in book stores now. If you’ve never read any of his ‘chute’ editions over the years, it might be required reading if you take a career planning course. I was first introduced to Mr. Bolles and his masterpiece in college and I highly recommend it since it has so much more than job search methods to offer college students and grads.

It’s Good for You!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 25, 2011 in , , | No Comments

 

Want to improve your health?

Research from CNCS shows that people who volunteer are physically and mentally healthier than people who don’t. That’s quite a statement, isn’t it? They found that volunteers who donated at least two hours per week–or 100 hours per year–had the greatest health benefits. Volunteers have less depression, heart disease and overall better physical health. Other benefits are: being happier, having higher self-esteem, and having a sense of control over their life.

Boost Your Career

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 14, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Whether interning, volunteering, or in your first full-time job…

Here are five simple things you can do to boost your career:

First, ask trusted colleagues to evaluate your performance on the job. This is an excellent way to improve…before the boss evaluates you. The good news is, you’ll probably receive a lot of praise for work well-done. But, be sure to take criticisms as ways to learn and grow, improving how you work. If brand new to the job, ask your supervisor how they prefer you do an important task, or to give you tips on prioritizing projects if unsure.