Why it’s important to convince yourself to care.
A few years ago, I was asked to give advice to current high schoolers at my alma mater. I shared how much I’d changed.
I was tired of saying goodbye to help and hello to societal expectations that give me unnecessary pain – so I stopped.
How did I end up with “Illness to Wellness”? Others believed in me – and now I do, too. The name I almost used doesn’t make sense anymore.
“There are places I’ll remember / All my life, though some have changed… / In my life, I’ve loved them all.” – The Beatles
We, your students, long for full inclusion and an embrace of us and our gifts – and that’s different from what we’re usually getting.
We must integrate the reminders “memento mori” and “memento vivere” in order for us to stay present in “ordinary time.”