January 2020

What it means to be Generous


By Loren Negron When I reflect on the past decade, I am reminded of the many inspiring moments I experienced. Those moments were grounded on empathy, compassion, kindness, patience and understanding. More importantly, they were built on a bedrock of generosity. Generosity, for me, means to offer parts of ourselves to others to help imbue [...]

What it means to be Generous2020-01-26T13:39:22-08:00

A SMART Guide to Resolutions


By Gavin Imes As January comes to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on the beginning of the new year. Did you make any resolutions for 2020? If so, how are you doing with those resolutions? Are you on track to meet your goals and starting to see a change in yourself? [...]

A SMART Guide to Resolutions2020-01-26T14:01:35-08:00

October 2019

Why I Volunteer With HOBY


By Arla Sutton I’m a master list maker—8 different lists are all currently in use on my phone, and I have a bullet journal almost entirely full of daily lists, weekly lists, and miscellaneous lists. One of the easiest ways to describe me, in a word, is organized. Naturally, I was going through the notes [...]

Why I Volunteer With HOBY2019-10-27T17:07:56-07:00

A Reflection on my HOBY Experience


By Brandon Wu, As I stepped onto the HOBY bus, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had never met over 95% of the people there with me, so I was as excited as I was nervous. The latter fell away quickly as I heard someone begin to play something on a stereo; it was [...]

A Reflection on my HOBY Experience2019-10-27T17:11:40-07:00

Embrace, Live and Share your Story


By Loren Negron A family member once told me: “Your story is the hardest book you will read and write. Embrace it.” My story was something I used to fear. I was ashamed of my childhood experiences and the trauma I survived. Growing up, I silenced myself from sharing my story because I lacked self-esteem. [...]

Embrace, Live and Share your Story2019-10-27T17:05:58-07:00