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Quote of the Week: Feb.28-March 6

by Arianna Nicolette Shaffer | February 28, 2011


00046-LiveLaughLove“Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller 

Some days it seems like the day will never end and it just continues to go on and on and on….

-After reading this quote it made me think, why do we want to get our days over and done with?  Don’t we want to pro-long it if anything?  I think many people (including myself) take life and our days we have for granted at times and we tend to underestimate how fragile and precious life really is.

If you ever saw the movie “Ferris Buellers day off” (which is where this quote is from), it is easy to see that Ferris was a boy who lived everyday to its fullest.  He realized that life was short and as a result he wanted to experience and do every little thing that life had to offer, so that he wouldn’t miss out on a single thing.  Ferris was someone who never let anything get him down or let anything and anyone stop him from doing a single thing.  He took a day off to live a little.  He wanted to live life, and he didn’t want anything or any opportunity to pass him by. 


-Yes, some of us have major responsibilities such as work, school, families, and other things to attend to, but there is nothing wrong with taking a break every once in a while to: take a breather, clear our minds and thoughts, think about life and what we want to do, and trying out anything new that you have been wanting to experience but haven’t gotten around to doing.  Do whatever you want to do in life so you don’t have any regrets.  Life is too short, but nobody said it was impossible to do it all.  Live everyday to its fullest. 

-When you read this quote, I hope it inspires you to stop, and look around at life, and appreciate every little thing that the world has to offer and may come your way.  Don’t let life pass you by, move with life, live your life.  Just love, laugh, and live, because at the end of the day you can never be too loving to people, and you can never have to many laughs or smile too much, or even have too  much fun.  Live life like Ferris Bueller, take the day off if you have to, and help inspire others to do the same.  Have a great week!!!!

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Categories: Weekly Quotes

Motivational quote of the week: Feb.21-27

by Arianna Nicolette Shaffer | February 20, 2011

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This quote is a great quote to motivate you to go out and achieve any dreams that you have.  Anything is possible and you can make any dream a reality if you just put in the effort and not give up.

“All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Its really easy to have a dream to do something, or accomplish something, and then put in all the effort and energy we have….but then fail.  However, if we didn’t fail at things in life then we would never learn, and grow from it. It’s easy to give up on dreams when we fail the first time, or even a second and third time.  But we don’t grow and learn from our experiences if we give up when we fall down or when the going gets rough.

– For me this quote does nothing but motivate me to keep on waking up each and every morning and pursue all of my dreams, goals, and ambitions.  I have so much I want to do in this lifetime and I strongly believe that nothing is impossible.

It’s also extremely important to remember that making dreams turn into realities requires patience.  Patience is a virtue and ‘Rome wasn’t built over night’.  Everyday you just have to pursue your dreams and just go for it, because eventually your dreams will come true.

Walt Disney’s dreams started off with an idea of a mouse (Mickey Mouse), and now look where he stands in society today! He left an amazing legacy all because he followed his dreams, and pursued them, and never gave up on anything until his dreams came true.  Anything is possible if you just believe and try!!!!!

Its up to you and only you to make your dreams come true.

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Beyond The Brief: Black History Month

by Arianna Nicolette Shaffer | February 16, 2011

Beyond the Brief interviews with Dr. Carmeta Blake, Assistant Professor in the Lynn College of International Communication, and takes a look at Black History Month events.

Dr. Carmeta Blake has been a professor in the college of international communications at Lynn.  She was a Rotary International Scholar for journalism in 1988 and studied and worked extensively in broadcast journalism.

Beyond The Brief: Black History Month

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Categories: Lynn

Motivational quote of the week: Feb.14-20

by Arianna Nicolette Shaffer | February 14, 2011


As this week starts off being Valentines Day, its important for us all to realize that not only on this specific day known as ‘Valentines Day’ should we be loving, but everyday should be a day expressed with love and gratitude that we have towards one another.  This quote of the week is a quote that should inspire you to make someone’s day.  Remember it’s the little things that count.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” –Leo Buscaglia

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Beyond the Brief: Valentines Day

by Arianna Nicolette Shaffer | February 13, 2011

Beyond the Brief Valentine’s Day Edition 2011
Interview with Gail Decina from Lynn’s Counseling Center about relationships
History of Valentine’s Day

Beyond The Brief: Valentines Day

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Beyond the Brief: Egypt

by Arianna Nicolette Shaffer | February 12, 2011

Watch this iBrief edition of Lynn Universities on campus news show “Beyond The Brief”.  A Lynn University Student was interviewed about her family and views on the current situation in Egypt.

 Beyond the Brief: Egypt

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Eat Apples in a New Way

by Arianna Nicolette Shaffer | February 6, 2011


There’s an old saying that ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’.   According to nutritional facts, apples are rich in fiber and help prevent cholesterol from building up.  As a result apples can really help reduce heart disease.  Apples help a person’s body hold water to cleanse the digestive system by having food process quickly.  Not only are apples good for you, but also they taste good, are great to snack on, and low in calories.

I myself definitely have at least one apple a day, its one of my favorite fruits.   As I explore cooking and experimenting with foods that I love, I thought to myself, “what is a good way to eat an apple in a different way, with a bit of a different flavor, but is still healthy at the same time?”  I wanted to try something new when it came to eating an apple, rather than just trying it the old fashion way (cutting it up, and eating it raw).  So I thought…why not bake the apple?  As I explored baking an apple, I found that this recipe has already been established, but I thought I would experiment and do it my way without having to read other recipes.  So this is my healthy version of a baked apple.  It’s a really great dessert to have and I think it tastes great.  If you have a kitchen, and an oven then you should definitely give it a shot and tell me what you think.

First preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

Take an apple and cut out the middle/core, but make sure you don’t cut through all the way to the bottom, leave at least a half an inch so that you can fill the middle with honey.

Fill the middle of the apple with honey or maple syrup if you prefer.

Sprinkle honey around the sides of the apple.

Sprinkle either cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice all around the apple.

Put in the oven for 30 minutes

After you take the apple out you can add more honey and spice to it, and eat it as that.  However if you want to indulge a bit, then add vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, nuts, whip cream, or anything you think you might like.  Bon Appetit!!!!

Motivational quote of the week: Feb.7-13

by Arianna Nicolette Shaffer | February 6, 2011


Here is a quote to help us realize that we should all live life to its fullest and it encourages us to make every single moment in our days count.

“We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here.” – Susan Taylor

For me this quote means that it’s important to find what you are passionate for in life.  For all we know, we are given just this one life and its important to live it to its fullest.  It’s important to think about the things you believe in, love doing, and are passionate about and to go for whatever you want in life.

Some people however, are stuck not knowing what their dreams are or what gets them going, or what they are passionate for.  But even if you don’t know what you want in life, I believe its important to go out, try new things, learn new things, and do whatever it is in life that makes you smile and feel happy.  If your unsure what you want in life, step outside your comfort zone, challenge yourself with new and different things that you never in a million years would think you would enjoy doing.  It never hurts to take a risk to see what you may feel passionate about.  A life well lived is a life worth living.  By exploring the world and environment around you, you can discover so many new things, and activities, and dreams that you never new you had before.  Life is precious and we must not ever take it for granted. Love your life and love to live life.


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