Author Archives: Jade Esmeralda

About Jade Esmeralda

Aloha! My name is Jade Esmeralda. I am currently a senior at Salisbury University at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), and my major is Exercise Science with a minor in Health. I plan to graduate in May 2019, and my long-term goal is to pursue a career in physical therapy. In the future, I would like to combine my passion for dance, martial arts, health and rehabilitation by becoming a Doctor in Physical Therapy.

5 Ways To Develop Mental Toughness

In her books, author Amy Morin explores the concept of mental toughness. Read more to learn about how to develop mental strength in your own life. Continue reading

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

I don’t even know how to begin, but it is with a heavy heart that I write today. I recently received the news of the passing of a dear close friend. This person was one of those friends that you’re … Continue reading

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Achieving Empowerment with Rehab 2 Perform

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, or APTA, the vision statement for the profession of physical therapy is to, “Transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” There is one physical therapy organization which has made this … Continue reading

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Diversity and Inclusivity with Capoeira

Promoting diversity and inclusivity are two core values shared by both my home institution, Salisbury University, and also The Universities at Shady Grove. According to the mission statement of The Universities at Shady Grove, “USG embraces its responsibility to provide … Continue reading

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Exploring DPT Programs in New York

Time flies—it’s almost hard to believe that this time last year, I first started my academic journey here at The Universities at Shady Grove. Now, I am currently a senior, working towards the last stages of my undergraduate program. After … Continue reading

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10 Must-Go Adventures For This Fall

Whether it’s the feeling of a slight chill in the air, the beautiful colors of fall foliage, or simply a cup of apple cider—autumn is nothing short of amazing. There’s something about the start of fall that invites all sorts … Continue reading

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