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We are faced with all kinds of challenges in life. It is easy to get caught up in the daily ups and downs. That is why we prioritize self-care and self-actualization to stop, reflect, and reenergize yourself in the midst of difficult times. From writing poetry to meditating or sharing conversation with good friends, self-care should be personalized to what works best for you. Take the time to get to know yourself and be well.


May
20

#Drinkinggoals: Tips for Having a Healthier Relationship with Alcohol

“I am never drinking again!” Have you said that before? Maybe it was the morning after going a bit (or a lot) harder with partying the night before. Maybe your body’s not feeling so great or your Snap story is making you (and everyone else) cringe. Whatever the reason, we sometimes find ourselves in a lightbulb moment of  Hmm  . . . maybe I want to get rid of some of the annoying/embarrassing/hurtful things that happen when I drink alcohol.

If you have ever decided that you’d like to cut down on how much you drink, you are not alone. There are many benefits to reducing how much or how often you drink. Even small changes can have a big impact on your physical and mental health. Many people find that they can tweak their alcohol habits and reduce the risk and long-term...

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May
2

Celebrating Mental Health Month

A cornerstone to “being well” is understanding what mental health means for each of us. To help students better understand the wide range of mental health concerns that exist, the University Counseling Center’s (UCC) Student Advisory Board (SAB) is hosting the third annual May Mental Health Month at UO.

This year’s mental health awareness month campaign is about change—change for the better. Whether that’s a change in strengthening...

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Apr
22

Why Can't I Sleep?

Why Can’t I Sleep?

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.  Thomas Dekker (British dramatist)

To sleep is the most natural thing. So why can it be so elusive?

In a CDC study more than a third of Americans reported that they regularly don’t get enough sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, ...

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Apr
2

Want Happiness? Try Kindness.

A recent study at the University of Iowa invited students to practice loving kindness for twelve minutes. Students were told to walk around a campus building and wish that anyone they encounter be happy and really mean it.

The students who practiced this brief loving-kindness activity reported lower anxiety, greater happiness, empathy and interconnectedness than control subjects. Moreover, these positive effects occurred regardless of such traits as overall stress, narcissism, and general contentment.

We often imagine that pursuing our own happiness is what will make us the most happy. There is some...

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