National Health Corps Florida Blog

"This has been a year of challenge for me. Not only did my host site, fellow Corps members, and program director challenge me to grow, but I even challenged myself to develop as a stronger person."
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“I” statements are such a simple way of showing compassion and connecting to someone else – recognizing that we’re all human and, more often than not, that there’s a reason behind why we do certain things or behave in a particular way."
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"When I have moments of doubt or feel completely out of my depth, I remember, “challenge by choice”. I remind myself that I’ll get out of this experience what I put into it. I may be scared, but if I choose to push myself, the pay-off will definitely be worth it."
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"This year I have learned what systemic poverty is like—educationally, locally, etc. As a result of my experience and understanding, I think it is pertinent for the impoverished to maximize their problem solving abilities. Unlike life, chess starts with opponents at an equal position."
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"Each day that I go to my host site, I go knowing the impact and gravity of the education that I provide to my clients. The resources and information that I offer allows them to take action to care for themselves and their babies physically, mentally and emotionally. It shapes them to become better mothers and better members of their communities."
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