September 14, 2020
Reducing Stress And Anxiety
With the semester under way, some people may start to begin to feel the early stages of stress. Between new classes, new professors, and new protocols for the pandemic, the stress we experience may feel worse than it has during previous semesters. To help relieve some of the symptoms of stress, doctors and psychologists might suggest drinking herbal tea during a stressful day. Herbal tea is the type of tea that contains little to no caffeine and is known to relieve... Read More
September 9, 2020
Understanding Safe Drinking
On any given weekend during a college semester, most people think of things such as parties, socializing, and alcohol. Although there are many new changes surrounding safety protocols this semester due to the pandemic, it is still crucial that we understand what it means to “drink safely,” even if you choose not to attend parties or go out to bars. To understand safe drinking, we need to know what a standard serving of alcohol looks like, how many drinks the body... Read More
September 1, 2020
Resources To Check In On Mental Health
Those who have lived on campus can probably agree that getting the notification from the Granite Square Station that a care package has been delivered for you can be incredibly exciting. This is especially exciting if the care package is unexpected.
Recently, Psychological & Counseling Services (PACS) has decided to created a care package of their own for Wildcats. This is virtual and is "packed" with fun and helpful resources for all students,... Read More
August 25, 2020
How Can I...
Welcome back! Today's blog is entitled "How can I educate myself?"
To get us started, we're going to talk about the idea that what you think you know about American history is probably wrong. Specifically, what you were taught about slavery, the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the civil rights movement; everything that has led us to the existence of racism in today's society IS PROBABLY WRONG.
A 2018 report from the Southern Poverty Law Center indicates a widespread... Read More
August 18, 2020
How Can I...
I have titled this blog series “How Can I?” The idea is that as I offer information and share my experiences about racism, readers might feel motivated into taking action steps to further their education. Today’s blog is entitled “How can I be an ally?”
An ally is a member of the majority group, who works to end oppression in his or her personal life through support of, and as an advocate for, the oppressed population. In plainer words, an ally is someone who sees... Read More
August 10, 2020
Social Activism Series
Hi! I’m Layla, a senior Communication student at UNH. I am using my internship with Healthy UNH as a platform to discuss my experiences with a topic lots of people are having a hard time talking about right now: racism. My family is Turkish-Cypriot, and I am not white passing. This makes me different from most people living in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is one of the top ten whitest states in America...in fact, it’s the 4th whitest. That means that there’s not much... Read More
July 29, 2020
The Benefits Of Growing A Garden
As summer is in full swing, many people head to their backyards and windowsills to take care of their garden. No matter how big or small, gardening can improve our overall health in many ways. Here are a few health benefits you may experience after getting your hands in the dirt to grow your favorite flower, herb, or vegetable.
Improved cardiovascular health: Gardening may not seem like the traditional way to get some exercise, but on a hot afternoon you may... Read More
March 9, 2020
Taking A Technology Break
Social media has taken over almost everyone’s lives. It is so easy to aimlessly scroll through Instagram at the gym, while watching TV, or eating breakfast. While it may seem to be satisfying and pleasurable, too much social media exposure can actually hurt our mental health. It may be isolating, and result in us comparing ourselves to other individuals. It can be tiring to look at other people’s lives every day, and you may end up spending less time focusing on... Read More
February 25, 2020
We can all get caught in that rut of negativity, maybe thinking we are not good enough or we should try harder. Our thoughts can dictate how our whole day goes. For example, if I wake up in a negative mindset, chances are, the rest of my day will be bad. Here are three ways to change your thoughts to increase your happiness and overall well-being:
Start the day off with a mantra. Just the simple act of repeating a positive affirmation to yourself can reduce your stress,... Read More
February 20, 2020
Listen Your Way To A Healthier You
Everyone has that one song that brings happiness as soon as you hear the first lyric. There may be a happy memory associated with the song, or a meaning behind the words that makes everything else around you freeze. It plays in the car, stores, parties, or pumps you up for a big workout. Music isn’t only known for enjoyment; it also is associated with positive health and emotional outcomes.
Here are some examples of how your favorite song can impact your... Read More