Healthy Living (건강한 살기) – Part 3

Do you strive to live a long healthy life?  Based on the question asked many people would say they do.  But, how many of us (individually) strive to ensure that we place utmost importance on our health? Our focus on our health begins when we start to learn about what being healthy is and how…

The End of the School Year / My Favorite Recent Memories

It’s finally June 1st or June 2nd depending on what side of the world you are residing in. For me June officially marks the end of the school year and my international student’s departures back home to China, Korea, Egypt, Taiwan and elsewhere in just two weeks! In one week the 2016-2017 school year at…

Inspiring Millennials – No.2 (영감을주는 천년 세대)

How many of us aspire to not only make a difference in our communities, but also aspire to lead them? How many millennials between ages 18-35 can see themselves as leaders? As an inspiring blogger and fervent supporter of an open, welcoming, and diverse world I use social media & blogging as my platform to…

Healthy Living (건강한 살기) – Part 2

Are you healthy where you live? A few days ago after the celebration of Buddha’s birthday in South Korea there was a major yellow dust storm that enveloped most if not all of the Korean Peninsula(* from the west to east coast).  In conversations with my expat friends, my boyfriend, and fellow Koreans I know…

Family Traditions(가족 전통): Village Mindset

“You can take the villager out of the village but you can’t take the village out of the villager” this is a well-known saying with unknown original origins as many nations would agree that their villages define the essence of their villagers: always with home in their minds. Like my father and my father’s father…

Inspiring Millennials – No.1 (영감을주는 천년 세대)

In this day and age there is always somebody new, young or old, who is making history  through technology, music, television, films, YouTube/social media, activism/ change, blogging/writing, public speaking, etc.  With the advancement of connectivity and the world continuing to become more globalized nearly all people are able to receive an opportunity to inspire others….

10 Years From Now… (10 년 후)

Always looking forward and never looking back that is how many people live. Focused only on the future whether it be savings, education, family, their focus is what is next rather than what has past. Viewing the lives of my middle & high school students I wonder what kind of adults they will turn out…

Healthy Living (건강한 살기) – Part 1

How healthy is your life?  Since I’ve been back home my diet has changed dramatically than over the last six years. Eating more heavy based carbohydrate meals I have certainly gained some weight this past year. But, I am not worried about the weight gain as much as I am about my health overall. Currently,…

National Identities (국민적 정체성)

In light of on-going world affairs I pay close attention to national news related to the U.S. and its national identity in the 21st century. Over the past century the U.S. has become the well-known melting pot nation that still instills the four F’s Freedom of speech Freedom of worship Freedom from want Freedom from…