Author Archives: Brandon Hunt

About Brandon Hunt

There are so many great aspects to my job, but working with students is my favorite. I teach graduate students in Counselor Education and undergraduate students in Rehabilitation and Human Services. They are smart, funny, and committed to working with people in a helping capacity, and I’m proud to work with them. I value professional and community service. I serve on the National Board for Certified Counselors, and previously served on the CACREP Board. I also serve on the board of Strawberry Fields, Inc., which is a local agency that provides services to people with intellectual and mental health disabilities. In addition to board service, I served on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling & Development for 19 years, most recently as the Qualitative Associate Editor. I think qualitative inquiry is such a good match for counseling research, and I particularly gravitate toward phenomenological inquiry.

30 little ways to motivate yourself to write, RIGHT NOW


“Let’s be real.

Writing is gratifying when our thoughts gush out of our heads like cream from a cake. When we pump out a good piece by the end of the day.

Those are our BEST moments.

But every so often, we fall into a pit. Our minds blank out. We burn out. And no matter how hard we force ourselves to jump back into writing, we can’t.”

The 3 Words Used By Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

Sorry. Please. Thank you. #KindnessMatters

What should we really start with having in mind that emotional intelligence is nothing but just a list of things to check or exams to pass? Where can I start when I don’t have time to read books, perform EQ tests or develop new skills? Three words are enough!

Source: The 3 Words Used By Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

“Work Email Is a Task That Needs to be Tamed, Not Ignored” – HigherEdJobs

Make email a visible task. Emens refers to admin work as invisible labor because it’s not recognized as work tasks but something people do compulsively on devices while multitasking. Try giving this task a name, that is, build it into your to-do list or time on your calendar.”

Source: “Work Email Is a Task That Needs to be Tamed, Not Ignored” – HigherEdJobs

Six Habits of Highly Compassionate People | Greater Good Magazine

“When we’re tempted to be harsh, critical, and judgmental with ourselves, can we instead choose to have compassion: acknowledging our suffering, noting how this makes us human and that we are not alone, and trying to be gentle or kind with ourselves (or at least refrain from beating ourselves up—’if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all’)?”

Source: Six Habits of Highly Compassionate People | Greater Good Magazine