Student Health 101

Take a Minute to Stop and Smell the Roses

We’ve all heard the cheesy old adage “just take a minute to stop and smell the roses.” I’m really not a fan of corny phrases; they tend to get so overused that they lose their meaning, and this one is no different. However, corniness aside, this phrase actually has a lot of validity and wisdom in it. We often move through life on autopilot; we go through life so quickly that we aren’t even aware of where we are, how we got here, what our conscious thoughts were to make … Continue reading Take a Minute to Stop and Smell the Roses

Are You Stressed Out?

Are you feeling overwhelmed with life, school, finding balance, and money or relationship issues? Do you ever experience sleep issues, headaches, stomachaches, muscle tension, anxiety or have high blood pressure? Chances are you are one of the approximate 70% of people who would have answered yes to at least one of those symptoms. According to Statistic Brain, 77% of people report experiencing physical symptoms caused by stress, while 73% of people report regularly experiencing psychological symptoms caused by stress. If you are in fact experiencing stress in your life, clearly … Continue reading Are You Stressed Out?

Stop Multitasking and Start Being Present

Cultivate A Mindfulness Practice! Our lives are so busy and we attempt to do it all! We are constantly in a juggling act between school, homework, jobs, family, friends, relationships, exercise and personal time. Often we are successful in getting through many items on our to-do list, however, merely crossing off an item doesn’t mean you were actually paying attention or engaged with it! Chances are, due to limited hours in the day and feeling overwhelmed with responsibility, you have fallen into a pattern of multitasking. At first, there doesn’t … Continue reading Stop Multitasking and Start Being Present