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Adina Glickman is the CEO of Affinity Coaching. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Academic Resilience Consortium, an international association of higher education faculty, professional staff and students who actively promote academic resilience in higher education. Adina was a psychotherapist before shifting into educational consulting, and was the director of Stanford University's Academic Coaching Program for 15 years. In addition to being a certified professional coach, she has a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and a B.A. in Music from Reed College. Adina is a mom and step-mom and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband of 25 years, two turtles, two cats and maybe someday a dog but only if someone else will walk it.

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    CollegiateParent
    I have a box. A special box. Tucked away in my closet, in a very safe place. A box full of love and pain, reminders of lost hopes and dreams. A reminder of what was and what could have been. Cards, poems, photos, dried flowers, a precious knit cap that sat upon her little head. On Mother’s Day, her birthday, or just because, I visit my box and bring it somewhere to sit quietly and look through the contents and reflect.Reflect upon a short lifetime of memories. It’s who I am. It’s part of me. An unbearable loss. A pain that changes over time yet never goes away. I have a box. A special box. I visit it now and then. It’s all I have of her. Our precious Julia Grace. Born still, but still born. 7-3-2003-shared with love by Shari Reiser McStay ... See MoreSee Less
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    A great opportunity from CollegiateParent writer Jennifer Sullivan of Fast Forward College Coaching.Do you know a high school grad or college student who would love an IKEA blue bag filled with college essentials? The IKEA blue bags are A MUST for college campus living. Parent-tested, they're perfect for move-in, as a laundry bag, or to store cleaning supplies and extra sheets under the bed. The bag also includes a FREE COPY of the book Sharing the Transition to College!ENTER HERE:www.fastforwardcollegecoaching.com/collegegiveaway ... See MoreSee Less
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    MOTHER'S DAY for a SANDWICH GENERATION DAUGHTERI’m hoping it’s not the case, but I hold deeply within my heart the thought that this may very well be the last Mother’s Day that I have my Mom here with me.She is over 90 years old and slowing down a great deal. Her mind is sharp, but her body is starting to betray her spirit. She has been loved fiercely by so many throughout her lifetime and she now wonders aloud why God has let her live this long.I know why.Because she has served as an example of what a wonderful mother does and does not do.She is patient. I struggle with this in my own life, as a mother and a wife.She is gracious and truly lives by the adage, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” I try to embody her generosity, but often have difficulty holding my tongue.She is full of faith and has no doubts that when she leaves this Earth, she will find herself in a place of heavenly peace, reunited with loved ones who have gone before her. On many days I grapple with whether such a place exists.She willingly and joyfully raised a brood of children, putting aside her own wants and needs for decades, solely for the happiness and success of her husband, children, and grandchildren. I am sometimes melancholy about opportunities I gave up while raising my own children.And as I think about a Mother’s Day without her next year, I wonder if I’ve been a good enough daughter. As a mother myself, I know how much I cherish my children’s presence and the various ways they reach out to me. Could I have done a better job of reaching out to my own mother over the years?Have I thanked my Mom enough? Can you ever thank a Mom enough? For all their sacrifices and comfort measures? For their concern and unconditional love?And I wonder if my children think I’ve been patient enough. Do they wish we could have a do-over on some of the days of their childhoods, like I do?Did I listen enough? Did I try to sweep away uncomfortable feelings too quickly? Did I let them get away with not doing enough chores, because they had so many activities on top of schoolwork? Did we reward enough of the right behaviors or promote any that really weren’t valuable?Now that my children are adults, is it too late to mold them any further? To set good examples that might still affect their lives?I do not think it’s too late.My own mother’s bravery and positivity serve as a beacon for how I want to move forward into old age.I know I am beyond lucky to be her child, and I strive every day to be as good of a mother to my own children as she has been to hers.-Shared Anonymously via CollegiateParent ... See MoreSee Less
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