• Dina Clabaugh

    Dina Clabaugh

    Career Counselor
    Littlefork, MN
    BA Public Health, UMD. MS College Counseling & Student Development and Rehabilitation Counseling, SCSU.

    Dina's Bio:
    Whether I am helping a student take the next step after college, facilitating a career workshop or organizing group runs through the trails over the noon hour, I am always working, playing and living well in the great north woods. I came to Duluth and St. Scholastica four years ago. I adore the big city life and still love playing in it, but most of the time I am enjoying the woods and all the beautiful things northern Minnesota has to offer. Connect with me on LinkedIn and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest.

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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

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    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Casablanca, Morocco
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    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

What are your areas of focus for 2013?


I am going to get more sleep this year. I am finally beginning to realize the importance of quality sleep and officially putting sleep in my “wellness” repertoire; right next to exercise, water, meditation and nutrition.

And what a coincidence…today is National Sleep Day!

Naturally when I declared this my new years goal, I began to consider ways of tracking it. I even considered searching for an app for my iPhone. Ha. Then I read Peter Bregman’s article in the Harvard Business Review: Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013 (thanks Pops!)

Instead of creating goals, which Bregman asserts drives behavior that’s narrowly focused and often leads to either cheating or myopia, we should identify areas of focus. A goal is a result; an area of focus is a path. In the end we will likely accomplish more, find the process more enjoyable, and avoid unnecessary stress and temptation.

So rather than downloading the coolest new app for logging my increased sleep in 2013, I am going to simply be more thoughtful about what time I am turning in and waking up each day. And maybe rest my eyes during the daylight hours…occasionally. I’ve never been a napper.

Read Bregman’s short article. It is good! And a great approach for reaching your goals areas of focus this year.

Hello 2013!

Thanks for following, Dina

P.S. An interesting article on wellness retreats from the Sunday paper. I like the myriad definitions for “wellness.” I told my husband that my retirement will include traveling to wellness retreats all over the world. Oh yea!

{Photo from girlhula}

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