Lilly and Peter offer some ways to tap into the best motivators to create strong performance in college. They are joined by Kelly Wilcox, Dean for Student Health and Learning Resources, and Nat Ballenberg, Assistant Director of the Fitness Center. This episode features the track “So Far To Go” by J. Dilla.
Transcript to be added shortly.
Our main source for this episode was Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009) by Daniel Pink. This video distills the main points of his book.
If you’re feeling a lack of motivation for your coursework, consider scheduling an academic coaching appointment in the OAR. You can make an appointment on our website here.
If you liked our episode on stress, we recommend the following articles, which informed our approach to this episode.
Although we think our podcast is pretty cool, it’s not a one-stop-shop for stress management. A one-on-one consultation with CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) will do even more to help you personally control your stress.
Stress and college seem to go hand-in-hand. But how exactly does stress work, and how can we control it? Lilly and Peter explore this important topic with the help of Assistant Professor of Psychology Shu-Wen Wang, CAPS Psychological Counselor Adam Edmunds, and Prana Das Yoga’s Derek Hopkins. This episode features the track “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie (1982).
Continue reading “S2E4: Stress”
We had two main sources for our episode on sleep.
The first is Arianna Huffington’s book The Sleep Revolution (Harmony Books, 2016), which distills some of the vast research literature on sleep and makes recommendations for working-age adults. Peter wrote down 23 of the book’s facts that he found the most interesting; you can access this summary here. The second source is the article How Sleep Works by How Stuff Works.
Want to develop a daily schedule that facilitates sleep? Look no further than S1E3 of the Compass, which focuses on time management strategies to facilitate better sleep, wellness, and overall performance.
This episode features interviews with Cory Walts, Director of the Haverford Fitness Center, and Derek Hopkins, co-owner of Prana Das Yoga, located across from campus in Haverford Square. We also hear from two OAR interns, Tania Ortega ‘19 and Alejandro Wences ‘19. This episode features the track “Sleep the Clock Around” by Belle and Sebastian.
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When we talked about how nutrition affects the brain, we pulled some items from this extensive list of brain facts by bebrainfit.com.
For further reading, we recommend Best College’s Student’s Guide to Nutrition, which gives recommendations for daily intake, tips for eating well in a dining hall, and ideas for dorm room cooking.
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What food does your brain need to perform at its best? Today, we consider how to craft a sustainable, enjoyable nutrition plan that will give you the nutrients you need in college.
This episode features interviews with Natalie Zaparzynski, the Dietician for Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, and Kevin Moore, Kitchen Manager at the Haverford Coop. This episode features the track “Watermelon Man” by Herbie Hancock.
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In the opening episode to Season 2, Peter and Lilly offer a new way to think about the brain and preview the next five episodes.
This episode includes interviews with Faith Danglo ‘19, Seanna Viechweg ‘19, Alejandro Wences ‘19, and snippets from our full interviews with Natalie Zaparzynski, Cory Walts, Shu-Wen Wang, Kelly Wilcox, and Adam Edmunds. The episode features the track “Old Roots New Trees” by Made in M.
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In this episode, Peter and Charlie are joined by OAR Intern Vanessa Morales ’19 to discuss ways to make academic spaces inclusive to students from historically marginalized backgrounds.
Continue reading “S1E5: Identity”