Posts By: Gigi Burkhalter

A Conversation with Kimberly Blackshear 

The start of the year can be an especially stressful time, especially for students taking a leave of absence. We’re excited and proud to highlight one of our Koru teachers this month, Kimberly Blackshear and the unique way of integrating Koru into her work at the time away office at Duke (the office that handles the leaves of absence from campus).

Since the start of the pandemic, Kimberly has been offering online Koru classes to Duke students stepping away from campus — a tricky and stressful time for students. This is a great use of Koru, and Kimberly has had good success with this program. We’d love to see other colleges try out Kimberly’s model.

Read more about her work here.

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Koru in Mindful Magazine!

Moving On with Mindful Magazine As we come to the end of 2017, it’s a great time to dig deep into the true meaning of acceptance. In December’s Mindful Magazine, Holly talks about acceptance in the context of large and small difficulties. It’s important not to confuse acceptance with passive resignation. Acceptance is all about… Read more »

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Amal Fayad

Amal Fayad is not only bringing Koru to her students at ASU, but to her mosque as well. What is your area of work or academic field of study? I am a licensed Associate Counselor working at the ASU counseling center. I completed my Bachelors in Nutrition and my Masters in Counseling. What drew you… Read more »

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Tiara Cash and Student-Athletes

As a former Student-Athlete herself, Tiara Cash of ASU hopes Koru can help other Student-Athletes with the stress of transitioning away from sport. What is your area of work or academic field of study? My degree areas are in Exercise & Wellness (B.S) and Kinesiology (M.S) with a focus on Student-Athlete well-being and transition into… Read more »

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