Southwestern College

Monthly Archive March 2012

New Thought and the Roots of Southwestern College

Many philosophical, spiritual and literary lineages have contributed to the essence and development of Southwestern College, but a primary one remains somewhat unrecognized at our College, even to this day. Although most people affiliated with the College know the name Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, many fewer know about his teachings, and perhaps fewer still know that…
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Why Do People Get Better? Probably Not for the Reasons You Think

People Probably Don’t Get Better for the Reasons You Think     Jerome Frank was one of my heroes in graduate school, and maintains that position in my personal “Pantheon of Breakaway Thinkers.” It was 1961, and representatives of “Schools of Thought” (which were more accurately “cults of personalities”) would argue/debate/discuss  the…
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Final Thoughts on Maras: An Intern’s Farewell to Peru…

Final Thoughts: Maras        By Sara WIlliams  I cried after leaving Maras. It was something like a mixture of sadness and gratitude. Sadness because never again will I have the same experience. It was confusing because it is unusual for me to getsentimental about endings. It is more common to be looking to the future, thinking…
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Becky Brandon, and Her Personal Assistants, Zuzu & Evey…

Here's my blog and my photos.... People often ask me if my little (“little” meaning 50-60 lbs) pack members are assistance dogs. Although I would love to credit this to their good citizen behavior, I know it is a question spurred by the sight of their backpacks. For those of us with energetic…
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Jamie Rogers & Red, or Mr. Fu Manchu, or Sweetpea, Depending on Circumstances…

Ok, here's my story... My cat, "Red", initially arrived in my life to help me through a difficult transition period. He is very outspoken, hates closed doors, loves fish, and generally thinks he should be catered to, as most cats do. Unfortunately, he also seems to suffer from PTSD, causing him to anxiously…
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Remember Home: A Poem by Eric Golden, 2nd Year Student and Intern

REMEMBER HOME Turn back towards God Loneliness, panic, sadness, disconnection Any sufferings Are not punishments They are guides Pointing you back towards God Towards love, towards family How lonely Pluto must be So far out in the darkness and cold With only an almost imperceptible sensation of gravity calling him in Until he remembers And…
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Fund Raiser for SWC Interns Serving Children in Peru…

Fundraiser for the SWC Internship Program Serving the Children of Peru   Join us for an open-mic night event of poetry and music to raise funds for two beautiful SWC interns, Eric Golden and Craig McAdams.  Your donation supports these interns in meeting their travel and living expenses while working with the Andean children in…
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LinkedIn Part 2: Your Profile–Stuff You Don’t Know (Yet)

LinkedIn Part 2: Your Profile—Stuff You Don’t Know (Yet) Your LinkedIn profile should be filled out 100%--it is REALLY in your best interest. (I have lots to add myself—it requires regular updating and upkeep…) For this conversation, you should go log in to your LinkedIn account and have that window open so that you can…
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