December 8, 2021
Tips to Help You Grieve
The entire UNH community was extremely saddened to learn of the loss of one of our own, Vincenzo Lirosi. Vincenzo was only twenty-two years old and was taken from us too soon. The passing of a fellow student and member of the Durham community strikes pain in the hearts of many. Whether you knew Vincenzo personally or not, it is normal to grieve and mourn this loss.
Grief is a very difficult thing. There are no rules on how to grieve, and you should never be ashamed to... Read More
December 7, 2021
Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa is celebrated starting on December 26th until January 1st. The word Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means “first”. Kwanzaa celebrates the first fruits of harvest, and is celebrated by many people of African descent in America. The kinara, a seven-space candle holder, is a symbol of Kwanzaa, representing the stalk where the people of Africa originated from. Fasting is a custom of Kwanzaa, along with a candle lighting ceremony where all members of the family... Read More
December 2, 2021
Tips for Keeping Your Workouts Fresh and Fun
Think about your workout routine: do you enjoy it? Are you seeing results? Do you look forward to your workouts? If you answer yes to any of these questions, keep doing what you’re doing! There is no need to change something that’s working.
However, if you answer no to any of these, or experience any of these other signs, then it might be time to change up your routine.
Signs it’s time for change:
You’re feeling stuck. If you no longer enjoy working... Read More
November 30, 2021
How Simple Affirmations Can Change Your Life
How do you talk to yourself? Are you nice and complement the things you are doing well? Or are you constantly criticizing yourself and reminding yourself of everything you are doing wrong? The sad truth is that for many people, it’s the latter.
Affirmations are statements that you repeat to yourself with confidence that you perceive to be true. Affirmations are said to work because by repeating them, you are making your mind believe that what you are... Read More
November 29, 2021
Keep Your Mind in Shape!
Mental fitness can be defined as having and maintaining a state of well-being and cultivating awareness of how we think, feel, and behave. The same way that physical fitness provides us with an increased skillset and awareness, mental fitness helps in the same way. Practicing good mental fitness provides with better capacity for decision making, whether coming from external or internal stimuli and therefore less likely to sustain emotional injury. Mental fitness is the... Read More
November 22, 2021
How To Make the Most out of Your Enviroment!
Our environment undeniably affects our mood and capability of completing tasks. If our environment makes us feel overwhelmed or stressed out, we feel this impact. One of the most common causes of an unhealthy environment is unnecessary clutter. Removing or controlling the clutter in our lives allows us to directly reduce these stressors, causing us to feel happier, less stressed, and more confident in ourselves. Decluttering is the process of... Read More
November 22, 2021
Make Your Workout Sessions More Beneficial!
If you’re new to working out or just looking for some new ways to spice up your routine, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Incorporating these tips into your workout routine can help improve your results as well as make working out more enjoyable:
1. Make your own playlist
Everyone knows listening to music can fire you up and motivate you during a workout, but there are more benefits to listening to your favorite playlist... Read More
November 22, 2021
How Accurate Are They Really?
Even though we are a year and a half into living in this pandemic, there is still a lot of confusion over COVID testing. When should you get tested? Where should you get tested? How long until you know your results? The new phenomenon of at-home COVID testing is seen as a solution to these questions. At-home testing is supposed to be a safe and reliable way to know if you have the virus or not so you are able to determine your next steps.
First, you... Read More
November 19, 2021
How to Decide Which Booster Shot to Get
The United States has recently started rolling out booster shots for the COVID vaccine. The booster shot is an additional shot to try and increase the effectiveness of the vaccine. The people who are currently eligible to include booster shots are those who are:
65 years old and older
Any person 18+ who live in long-term care settings
Any person 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
Any person 18+ who live or work in high-risk settings
Any person 18... Read More
November 17, 2021
*Please note, this blog will discuss sexual assault, which may be triggering to some*
Do you feel safe on campus? Your answer to this question may have changed over the past few weeks. Recently, more and more survivors of sexual assault at the University of New Hampshire’s Durham campus are coming forward with their stories. This is extremely difficult to do, and these survivors should be appreciated and supported for their courage and strength to come forward. However, many of these people... Read More