Welcome to the second episode of a special Learning Communities series focused on self-care. This series features insights and advice on a variety of topics and success habits well-suited for the summer, when you have plenty of time to get started on the tips and tools for success before classes start in the fall.

This session is our second take on a concept called the Superwoman Schema, also featured in Episode 17 in Season One. In sum, research in social work and public health practice revealed a phenomena of women, especially women of color, feeling obligated to take care of everyone and be successful at everything, even when they are stressed and tired. This can be especially true for students who are supporting their families and focusing on college.

Join us as Ms. Felisa Smith, Nursing Instructor in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health, shares her take on this dynamic based on her expertise and experience. She follows up with a variety of tips and tools for how students can take care of themselves and facilitate academic success.


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Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of everything or everyone else.

With preparation, you can do this!


Apps Mentioned in the Episode
(not an endorsement)

  • MyFitnessPal (health and fitness)
  • My Diet Coach – Weight Loss (set goals, get reminders, track eating, etc.)
  • Symple Sympton Tracker (track how you feel, monitor health, etc.)


This episode was hosted and produced by Ms. Angel Eason, with an assist from Dr. Felicia Mebane.

Photo: Ms. Angel Eason, Ms. Felisa Smith and Dr. Mebane. Screenshot taken by Ms Eason.