Gratitude and Empathy

Colorful sunset over Dana Hall campus.

Thanksgiving provides an important opportunity for reflection and gratitude. Often a time spent with loved ones, the holiday affords us an occasion to take the time to appreciate our lives in whatever way feels authentic — to pause and feel grateful for health, family, friends and community. We practiced this Continue reading Gratitude and Empathy

Break a sweat, increase your brain power!

Field hockey team runs across turf field.

Why should our youth be physically active and play a sport? Well, playing sports helps your brain grow! Research has shown that exercise increases blood flow to the brain. Playing sports helps the body build more connections between nerves, leading to increased concentration, enhanced memory, stimulated creativity, and better-developed problem-solving Continue reading Break a sweat, increase your brain power!

Throwbacks Aren’t Just for Thursdays

Students share snacks in Johnston B dorm.

There is generally something I experience in each of my days working at Dana Hall that makes me remember something fondly from my own time as a boarding student in Sedona, Arizona. The two places couldn’t be any more different, but the heart of the experience is so much the Continue reading Throwbacks Aren’t Just for Thursdays