June 8, 2021
The Power of a Growth Mindset
In 2006, Carol Dweck (an American Psychologist) discussed her theories on Fixed and Growth mindsets in her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”. Although her research was mainly focused on school-aged children, her works on Mindset can be applied to people at any age and stage of life.
Simply put, a person has a fixed mindset if they believe that their talents, skills, and intelligence are just fixed traits. Meaning that there is nothing (or very... Read More
May 17, 2021
Although there is so much hope on the horizon with the vaccine rollout and lifting restrictions; there are still so many people who have been struggling with their mental health since the pandemic began over a year ago. Reports of depression, anxiety, and even substance use disorders are at an all-time high for nearly every age group. And the demand for mental health services is up significantly.
One mental health disorder that is up significantly that is not often talked about are eating... Read More
April 27, 2021
How Laughing Can Relieve Stress
Think of all the times that you are with the people you love (whether it be in-person, on Zoom, or on the phone) and all the times you share a good laugh. The feeling after sharing a good laugh with friends and loved ones is so relaxing. All of your muscle tension seems to melt away. You feel a rush of endorphins. You may even suddenly see the world with a “glass half full” perspective.
There’s a reason why you feel this way.
The power of laughter is real,... Read More
April 21, 2021
How Caring for Your Plants Can Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing.
There is just something so special about walking into a fresh and clean house, apartment, or dorm room and seeing a happy little houseplant perched on your window sill or desk. Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way. There’s just something special about it. The air smells just a little sweeter, and a calming wave of emotions seems to wash over you. Taking a small amount of time each day to care for your plants can... Read More
April 16, 2021
How We Form and Break Habits
What is your habit? Maybe you have a few good ones and a few bad ones here and there, regardless of what your habits are though; we can all agree that breaking habits seems almost impossible at times. If you are someone who struggles with breaking habits or are maybe thinking of breaking a habit but are unsure how to go about it, you have come to the right place!
Now there are many techniques to breaking habits, but today I am going to be talking about the Habit... Read More
April 6, 2021
Share my story?
Welcome back! Last month was the 7 year anniversary of being racially profiled. This week’s blog is sharing my story about the racism I have experienced in my hometown.
I want to start off by saying that this is my own experience. I cannot speak for any other Turkish or Middle Eastern people. I can only speak for myself. My intention in sharing is to shed light on the fact that racism exists everywhere. It’s not just where you hear about it on the news or in Facebook posts.... Read More
April 6, 2021
My Favorite Tips and Tricks
On a scale from 1-10, how tired are you right now? Be honest. Now, ask yourself why you are tired. Maybe you stayed up too late studying, or had a really hard workout at the gym this morning, or maybe you had to wake up early for your 8 am. I’m sure all of these things are real contributing factors to why you are feeling tired, but maybe it has to do with the quality of your sleep rather than the quantity of your sleep. This is because even though you spent 10... Read More
March 31, 2021
Do’s and Don’ts of Napping for College Students
With all of the late nights and early mornings that come with being a college student, taking naps throughout the day seems to be the only thing that gets us through the day (besides all that iced coffee). But how many times have you gone to take a nap and ended up sleeping too long, or woken up feeling groggy for the rest of the day, or even had trouble falling asleep later that night? If you have ever experienced any of these things, it can... Read More
March 26, 2021
How to Take Care of Your Physical and Emotional Wellness While Studying
This semester is flying by! I can’t believe we are almost halfway there. After spending 3 ½ years at UNH, I have always thought that the fall semester seems to drag and the spring semester flies by so quickly. Even though we are getting more daylight and warmer weather each day (which is so awesome), I’m sure you are starting to feel a little bit dread like myself. With the semester being almost halfway over, this means we... Read More
March 5, 2021
How One Small Change Made a Big Impact
It has been a while since I addressed chronic stress in my blogs. Since I have started at Healthy UNH, I have written blogs about managing stress during the pandemic, how stress can impact our physical health, and have even written about fun and relaxing techniques to reduce stress.
Now as we are coming up on the one year anniversary of the pandemic, I have been thinking about this “anniversary” the last few days. I have been reflecting on how I have... Read More