Category Archives: Longwood University

One heck of a hot day

As taken from the Longwood University Alumni & Friends website:   One heck of a hot day Sixteen years later, Danielle Karst ’05 shares her experience on campus during a time of campus crisis. BY  DANIELLE KARST ’05 ,  APRIL … Continue reading

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The Art of Resigning

After graduating Longwood University with a Therapeutic Recreation degree, quitting my work at Fairfax Nursing Center nearly destroyed me. I went from trying so hard to complete my high school education, while dealing with the complications of a new disability, a … Continue reading

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20/20 HINDSIGHT

#MONDAYMOTIVATION 20/20 HINDSIGHT If we were all aware of that statement, life would be so much easier.  I went through college without appreciating all the fun that can be had in college.  I mean, it was fun, but I did spend … Continue reading

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You mean LONGWOOD

What was that Mr. Pence (the republican vice presidential nominee under Donald Trump for president)?  Did you just call the greatest small town university by the WRONG NAME? OK, so I guess that tells you the ultimate winner of that … Continue reading

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I WISH I knew

What I WISH I knew before starting college as a Therapeutic Recreation major #1 YOU NEED TO LIKE PEOPLE.  Like working with people all the time, and like working with the difficulties and challenges they have.  Working with other people is … Continue reading

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TR and endless possibilities

I think that I just had the best week in a long time.  At the end of July 2016, my church Messiah United Methodist in Springfield, Virginia had Vacation Bible school.  I volunteered to lead the 1/2 hour recreation session … Continue reading

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Home Run for Longwood!

Picture a Saturday night, some Longwood alumni friends all getting together (and caught in the rain!) over beer, greasy food and baseball.  Sounds perfect, right? We all met up in DC to see a Nationals  baseball game.  Before the game, we … Continue reading

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And in the beginning…

“I think what doesn’t kill you makes you a better human being. It opens your eyes, your heart, and your mind.” – Derek Hough [Dancing with the Stars] Peace out Trevor the Otter ***This cute little otter keeps sending me … Continue reading

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artistic sides

We all have an artistic side waiting to be articulated, and art is a vehicle we can use to heal ourselves and one another. [http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24682/4-ways-to-use-art-to-overcome-anxiety.html ] ART CAN PRODUCE ITSELF IN MANY FORMS.  The concluding result is always the same: … Continue reading

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Reverse discrimination?

     During my second year of taking classes at LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY, majoring in TR (Therapeutic Recreation) everyone in the field of study took a class that we just called Phys Dis, the name of the course is actually ‘Recreation with … Continue reading

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