March 24, 2017

CampusTalkBlog posts by Felicia Harlow

About Felicia Harlow

Felicia Harlow, the Heart Ecologist, Life Coach, & College Speaker, teaches women and students how to empower themselves through self care, heart awareness, and self direction. She encourages students to embrace her 4 step Growth in Motion Process™, starting with the Growth in Motion Oath™ and applying it by living a Growth in Motion lifestyle! Felicia is available to speak at campus events year round to help BRING BALANCE TO YOUR STUDENTS LIVES.

Do this to increase alertness when all energy is lost

It could be right in the middle of a 4-hour study marathon... It could be after a long week of campus activities... or even just after a long day of classes. Suddenly - or even not so suddenly - you are drained and all you can think of is finding a place to nap. From out of nowhere it all catches up to you. The worse thing is, you can't afford to stop right now. WRONG! This is the very time for you to stop - just for a few minutes and do this quick exercise for balancing college stress to get … [Read more...]

Thank You, Clemson University!

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at Clemson University for their Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. I was surprised to see attendees ranging in age from late teens to 80 years old! It was wonderful to see the support of approximately 130 undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, and participants from surrounding colleges and universities. I want to thank Carrie Tucker and Lauren Kennedy for extending kind “southern hospitality” to this northern native! It was evident that … [Read more...]

Magnetism: A key to happiness and satisfaction

Have you ever used any of the following phrases to describe another human being? He’s so irresistible! She has a magnetic personality! I feel like I can talk to him about anything! She makes me feel like a million bucks! Each of the above expressions is a different way to express one’s magnetism. You can probably think of so many more to add to the list. Magnetism is another word for charisma, charm, or pull. And you don’t have to be around a person very long to feel the power of … [Read more...]

Having the Courage to be You

In Latin the term "cor" means heart. In French the term "cour" means to be in the process. And in English the word courage means "the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger or hardship resolutely." Therefore, when one is said to have courage, she/he is in the process of connecting with her heart (or core self) as challenges arise so that she is able to understand them and take correct action. When we think about someone with courage, oftentimes we think about a … [Read more...]

Take care of yourself for healthier relationships

Healthy relationships start with a focus on self-care and well-being. That is the philosophy I shared with Voorhees College students during a visit to their campus. When I asked the question, “What is most important to you in your relationships?” I received answers like trust, communication, love and respect. The idea of practicing self-care as a foundation for healthy relationships appeared to be a new paradigm for them. I can understand, though, because several years ago, it became a new … [Read more...]

Don’t make self-sabotage a habit

Do you often get last minute requests from friends or family members just after the moment you decided to carve out quality time for yourself? Have you noticed a habit of giving your time and energy to projects or people and at the end of the day you feel exhausted or dissatisfied with the outcome? Do you frequently think “when is it my turn to get what I want?” If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is a good chance that you are engaging in self-sabotage. When something is … [Read more...]

Are you ready for leadership development in college?

According to The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, "leadership is a relationship" and "leadership development is self development." It is no doubt that this philosophy has been embraced by the women’s leadership conference vision team at Clemson University. It was a delight to witness the manifestation of this vision when I travelled to Clemson, SC to speak at the 2011 annual Women’s Leadership Conference. Students were engaging in discussions about conflict management, … [Read more...]

What is Self Compassion?

Self compassion is a key component of living a Growth in Motion!! lifestyle. It is an important aspect of self empowerment. Growth in Motion™!! = Self Care + Self Empowerment + Self Knowledge + Self Direction The ‘self’ implies a focus on “me” or “I” and can be defined as our personality, identity, or character. Within the word compassion is the word compass. There is also the word passion. When I think of the word compass, I think of a device with a magnetic needle that helps me determine my … [Read more...]

Coping with college by connecting the mind and the heart

College life is filled with one activity after the next one that can stretch you out to the max. By using a few personal techniques and starting now, you can develop a lifelong habit of self-care that will make sure you aren't overly stressed, physically fatigued, mentally anguished or emotionally distraught. Begin now and you'll be balanced and stress-free not only in school, but in your future professional, social and family life. 1. Spend quiet time alone with yourself - When you take time … [Read more...]

Harvest Time: Getting a Return on Your Investments

To have a harvest is to have a return, a yield, a collection of some sort. It also implies that we give, express or put something "out there" and, by nature, receive something back. This past summer, my family planted seeds in our garden. We gave our effort in the form of time, physical labor and patience with a positive expectation that we would receive something in return - a harvest of various vegetables. Question for Reflection: When you give your time, effort and energy to your partner, … [Read more...]

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