Maria Shine Stewart

Maria Shine Stewart is a licensed professional counselor and adjunct lecturer in writing. She seeks to build bridges between the humanities and the social sciences focusing on writing across the lifespan, wellness, humor, the creative process and the prevention of burnout. “A Kinder Campus" explores human relations in the academy with anecdotal and research support for the idea that when we work kinder, we work better. Civility and collegiality count, so stock up and spread them around. Submit column ideas to [email protected].

"If thou thinkest twice before thou speakest once, thou wilt speak twice the better for it."
--William Penn

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Most Recent Articles

June 28, 2013
Does your campus leave the welcome mat out all year -- or just on red-letter days? Take a good look around, Maria Shine Stewart advises.
February 22, 2013
Practice makes perfect? Not necessarily. Life on campus brings its share of mistakes, Maria Shine Stewart admits.
January 18, 2013
No campus is an island, none of us stands alone. Maria Shine Stewart offers various definitions of a word often used and rarely discussed.
December 7, 2012
As the semester concludes, your battery may be running low. Reflect on the potential energy of humor to help you recharge, Maria Shine Stewart suggests.
November 2, 2012
Blisters may not be career-endangering, at first. Notice such vulnerabilities before they get out of control, Maria Shine Stewart advises.
October 5, 2012
Exhausted so early in the term? Yes, it can happen. Consider recharging with some positivity, advises Maria Shine Stewart.
August 31, 2012
Kinder campuses may be altruistic, but save a little of that kindness for yourself, writes Maria Shine Stewart. There are times you need to be your own best colleague.
August 15, 2012
Maria Shine Stewart offers her two cents to recent discussions about academic couture.
August 3, 2012
Neither playing ostrich nor building a moat will protect campuses from violence. Awareness of the possibilities may help us build safer, kinder places, Maria Shine Stewart writes.
July 6, 2012
Feel like celebrating kindness? Come to the party and enjoy a piece of virtual cake as Maria Shine Stewart ponders the first fledgling year of this column.

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