To Prospects of Life and an Alive Campus Farewell

February 5, 2014 in Academics, Admissions, Alive Campus, Campus Life, Career, Colleges, Events, Health, Infographics, Love, Reviews, Sports, Style, Tech, Travel

Hello Camper,

Aim and shoot for beyond the stars…

Alive Campus provides an awesome experience for individuals receiving and sharing information about their colleges. It provides an avenue for incoming freshmen, transfers and overall prospects to view an institution in light of the person-student. It is better than a commercial about an institution that attempts to sell the environment to the student. Still- the able, productive and willing student will learn to use an institution as a useful platform: Students excelling in academics and sports will be able to promote their selves through the institution or their merits for their personal reasons. College may be an expensive or inexpensive experience but SallieMae is always willing to assist the educational process toward their profitable return.

Every collegiate institution will vary by academia, cultures, privatization, religions, regulations and traditions. My attendance from Lock Haven University to Centenary College has been a fulfilling and tremendous rollercoaster of experience. El Torro and Kingda Ka in a blizzard cannot compare with my college tumbling experience. After completing then paying for one class and test I will have the opportunity to graduate from Centenary College in May, elated.

It has been a great experience writing for Alive Campus. It will no longer be my place to discuss Centenary College’s environment as I improve away from it. I do have bits of advice for individuals seeking to attend an institution or transfer from an institution. The future is changing dramatically with the variety of institutions available; chiropractic, culinary, dog training, masseuse, music and etc. type of schools exist for individuals seeking a particular career path of growth.

Do not rush any decision about the future. If you feel an inclination toward a different direction for your life then find the avenues prospering in the direction of your inclination. If you are unsure about attending a large university then attend a community college to save money and receive half (or more) of the credits at a four year college. You will have enough time to think and prepare financially for the future ahead of you without risking valuable time especially since community colleges are very affordable avenues. The one class I am taking at Centenary is more than my co-worker’s semester tuition at a community college.

Don’t let others make decisions about your life either: If they’re not offering financial backing and a place in their home with their advice about your future then take their advice like an open wound with a grain of salt; take careful thought thinking about the next steps in your future. Don’t rush your life. Advice is another option to think about especially when various walks of life will have advice readily available for a variety of purposes. Be patient thinking about decisions, and even more patient making those decisions, to enhance your life in the long run.

I hope the future progresses well for every individual!

It will progress well if you take your time for its true value.

Time is not money: It is your life.

Onward and Upward,

Kevin Dufresne

Thank you Radek Janowski and Alive Campers for being amazing and useful!


October 6, 2013 in Alive Campus, Health, Love, Top 10 Lists


The Bright Light

Good Health is Light!

Ten Ways to Increase Your Overall Health

You can improve your overall health by improving your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional planes through a few practices, methods and better habits.

1.       Choose Better Eating Options

Yes- you can make a decision! Three plates of ribs are deniable. Corn dogs are fried trough food. Green symbolizes poison when Poison Ivy is wearing it. If you’re not Batman, stop acting, and put some vegetables on your plate. It will help prevent blood clots unless you want to be a Bloodclot and not practice a simple health task.

2.       Exercise

If you’re eating right then walking a few minutes a day can be very beneficial. Now, if you’re not eating right then why aren’t you touching a few weights? Hold on, are you even doing half-backward sit ups? Nooo? I’m sure those will benefit more than sitting on those Gluteus all day. Chips will always have more curve than your body if you’re not making time to do push-ups or sit ups at the least.

 3.       Choose Healthier Friends

“You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends.” Don’t feel tied down by friends that are “like” family. Chop them off like your old bad habit. Friends that cannot agree with the lifestyle you want are not necessarily your friends. You are probably relating on a comfort scale. Well, break out of your comfort zone. Your friend likes to drink a few more times a week than is necessary, eat multiple ten dollar boxes from Pizza Hut in a week than is necessary, eats more than six whole meals in a day than is necessary and doesn’t work out? Chop-off!

4.       Rest & Nap

Now, you have time to yourself to recuperate from the stressful habits of your old life. Napping is the short version of resting. Resting is recovery and sleeping is for the deep but an ultimately deeper state of rest necessary for growth. Honestly, you can feel the true benefits of a whole life through respecting yourself enough to rest. Pull away from the world calling you all the time. Sit back and respect yourself enough to rest.

5.       Pray

Prayer is a deep form of meditation. Do it before you rest. Don’t wait until you are in a dire situation that may lead to an eternal rest. Noooooo! Clasp your hands, bow your head and acknowledge a higher being than yourself. You don’t have to be a believer to pray and find faith with God. Ultimately, you’ll realize from the Good occurring in your life that you are a child of His. Don’t be alarmed or scared. Prayer is a deep form of waking meditation.

6.       Participate In Positive Communal Events

Get up and about in your community. Don’t sit around waiting for the world to come to you. The world revolves around working energy- NOT stagnant energy. Volunteer your efforts to a charity, soup kitchen, rape home, abuse home, foster care, your old elementary school, your old high school, and watch the effect you have on their lives that teachers, parents and other adults simply CANNOT!

7.       Honestly Assist Children

Oh, someone never came to your assistance as a child? Oh, older kids bullied you as a child while you worked to get where you are? Oh, you’re still making excuses as though you cannot change the ways you know so that a child can enjoy the better ways you intend for them to know; the ways that you want or wanted for yourself? Exactly, share it with the rising world so they may know and have better options to work with. Your spirit will live with those kids. You’ll become stronger for fighting against the voice thwarting you away from them to assist them in some positive way for a day. Smiles and hugs go a long way.

 8.       Honestly Assist an Elder

Not everyone has a parent to take advantage of. I say it in a ruthless manner because a lot of good parents are taken advantage of. They may never see the appreciation of their effort until some Alive Camper visits them in a senior home. I remember sitting with a war veteran senior and chatting with him in his home. He is in eternal rest now but we shared laughs that he could not have had he been alone in that apartment with the various care takers entering in and out. I sat on the couch, he sat in his chair, we watched television, and we talked and shared laughs for a good month or so.

9.       Go To Church

If you can make it every Sunday then fly to it but God works in silent ways. You may be able to make it once that week and BAM. That’s the message you needed. There are messengers searching for God and in seeking provoke you toward the greater aspect of your life whether you are sure or unsure if you need to be there or not. It is great to be in a community of people that agree with the positive directions in your life. You need to find them at times especially because when you leave that service it will be difficult to pinpoint those that agree with your positive directions. You will then need to hold strong with the message God has sent to provoke you onward because you may only find ONE other individual that agrees with your positive directions. That will be all you need along with the message to take you to the FURTHEST part of your journey.

10.   Believe & Think Different

Many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many individuals are shaped to believe and think in a certain way that is toward another person’s agenda. Believing in what you need to do and thinking the way you need to think will get you where you need to be. Don’t let anyone disagreeing with your positive directions guide you an inch away because they want that mile for a reason you may not know. Break away from your old and into your new so long as it leads you to the furthest reaches of your positive progressions in your positive directions.


-Kevin Dufresne