Archive for January 2016

India 2016: Day 6

Chai – Not just Tea During our stay in India we take Chai breaks each morning and afternoon for about 30 minutes.  We gather together over a deliciously sweet black tea and milk drink that has given my daily “cup of joe” a run for its’ money. As

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India 2016: Day 5

In the words of Forest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” It is an interesting analogy that for me has brought a bit of reasoning and even laughter when life is confusing or seems unfair. Day 5

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India 2016: Day 4

Day 4: Check… And it’s only Monday. Greetings from India! What a trip it has been so far. I always feel overwhelmed when I begin to write these. There is so much to say, so little to know about who is reading, and many experiences to draw

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India 2016: Day 3

Day three: “Travel isn’t always pretty. Travel isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it breaks your heart. By that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks only on your memory, on your consciousness; on your heart, and on your body. You

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India 2016: Day 2

  Day 2 of the Incredible Immanuel University Adventure, 2016, began earlier for some team members than others. Around 7am, several team members met the day with a friendly jog along an ox cart trail, just outside the University grounds. The remainder of us started our day

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India 2016: Day 1

Stepping into the nation is a full experience.  It is not a nation that asks your permission. The decision to hop on a plane is your consent to the full-sensory immersion. Like nowhere else I have been, the nation overwhelms your senses. Once you embrace the journey,

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India 2016: Meet the 2016 CLRD International Team!

Meet the 2016 CLRD International Team! Throughout the upcoming weeks, the CLRD will be posting reflections, personal thoughts, and adventure updates of the team’s 10-days in Hyderabad, India. In short, this team from Seattle Pacific University (SPU) consists of six doctoral students and one MA-alum from the

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India 2016: Why Immanuel University?

Why Immanuel University? Imagine being taught to live below your potential, being vulnerable to social status, and feeling “subhuman.” For India’s 250 million “untouchables,” this is a daily reality, coupled with feelings of rejection, discrimination, subjugation, deprivation, and hopelessness. Fundamentally, the caste system views social status as

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India 2016: Why is the CLRD going to India?

For those new to the CLRD blog, I-O Psychology program, or the general SPU community, Immanuel University is a graduate school near and dear to our hearts. Here is the story of how I-O Psychology at Seattle Pacific University came to be partnered with Immanuel University: In

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