Baron Reflections

The Saint Mary’s Hall community has the reputation of a liberal arts college, with a rich tradition of experiential learning and extensive knowledge in a variety of fields that transcend beyond those of a traditional school.

Baron Reflections is an educational blog dedicated to providing a plethora of valuable advice from our community of experts on topics such as parenting, academics, technology, and wellness.

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Expand Perspectives with Transformative Summer Arts Experiences
By Logan Blanco

In my years teaching, I have found summer workshops and programs to be memorable and beneficial towards elevating yourself as a visual artist.  I embrace the idea of being a lifelong learner and each workshop I have ever participated in (either as a student or professional) has been highly educational, inspiring, and has provided me with a new set of ideas to move my creative vision forward. 

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The Magic of Summer
By Laura Baker

Mar 7 2019

Summer has always been my most favorite season of the year. Family vacations, spending hours at the pool, vacation bible school, and summer camp were the four main summer activities during my childhood, and collectively created my most fond memories.

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Wishing You Well in 2019
By Susan Douglas

Jan 11 2019

One of the things I quickly learned as a hospital Chaplain is that Mr. Carlyle was right. If we have our health, there is always hope that we can change a situation, that things can get better, that we can still steer our life toward our desired outcomes. A new year is inextricably tied to hope.

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Love Without Measure
By Susan Moore-Sickmann

Dec 13 2018

There is a saying in my family: “I love you without measure.” 

As I am writing this, I remember my father, who gave me wisdom and kept me centered throughout my life.  Daddy passed away two years ago at the age of 99 ½.  He was ill for two weeks, on hospice for two days, and surrounded by family during his last hours on earth.  He was a banker, but writing was one of his passions. 

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Attitude of Gratitude
By Khristi Bates

Oct 30 2018

One of the best things we can teach our children is to be grateful and how to express their gratitude to others.  As the holiday season approaches, we begin to think about that for which we are thankful; however, having an ‘attitude of gratitude’ is timeless. Having an attitude of gratitude is beneficial in a multitude of ways.

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What Matters
By Kelly Jorgensen

Oct 22 2018

Anyone who knows me knew I was looking forward to seeing Dean Julie Lythcott-Haims in person and there was no way I was going to miss her! Saint Mary's Hall had invited her to campus to talk at two events to students and the San Antonio Community. I had followed her for years on Facebook (yes, I know, Facebook is a thing of the past), watched TED talks, and read her book How to Raise an Adult from cover to cover.

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