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 mariashinestewart@gmail.com.

"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

January 27, 2012
Stock up on kindness to confront perils of winter, Maria Shine Stewart suggests.  
December 16, 2011
What should you do when you feel like bursting the cartoon bubble over your colleague’s head? Or your own? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Maria Shine Stewart prescribes.
November 30, 2011
Have you ever had a magical moment on your campus -- when it almost vibrated with a higher frequency of kindness? Maria Shine Stewart revisits the moment that culminated in the birth of her column.
November 4, 2011
As in Dickinson’s famous poem, we don’t generally stop for death. Maria Shine Stewart considers how empathy might ease the pain of loss on kinder campuses.
October 21, 2011
Might electronic devices -- if left to their own devices -- erode human communication? Maria Shine Stewart ponders.
September 30, 2011
Kinder campuses have kinder libraries, Maria Shine Stewart asserts.
September 9, 2011
Outside the perimeter of life’s expected stresses lies the potential for traumatic stress. Maria Shine Stewart reflects as an anniversary approaches.
August 26, 2011
Maria Shine Stewart examines what comedy class can teach instructors about what they do in their own classrooms.
August 12, 2011
Listen up, all you listless listeners: you may want to amplify your attending skills as a new academic year approaches. Maria Shine Stewart suggests why.
July 29, 2011
Childhood taunts may recede into the background of our adult lives, but what should we do on campus when rudeness reigns front and center? Maria Shine Stewart reflects.

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