May 19, 2020
Finding Hope From Declining Cases
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak within the United States, the state of New York has been hit the hardest by far, both in the number of cases and number of deaths. Breaking a total of 335,000 cases, New York is now reporting a decline in daily cases and deaths as of May 10, 2020. With a new sense of hope, NY governor Andrew Cuomo has put in place plans to reopen some of the more rural areas of New York that have not seen as many cases or deaths as the more... Read More
May 12, 2020
Random Acts Of Kindness To Help Us Through
These unprecedented times are scary, there’s no doubt about it. With no definite end date to COVID-19, it can be hard to stay positive. Along with all the sad and frightening news, there are communities, families, and friends coming together to bring some joy and happiness to the world. Big or small, any act of kindness goes a long way especially in times like these. Here are some random acts of kindness currently happening today that will be sure to... Read More
May 11, 2020
Staying Healthy Through Sleeping
While most of us are in self-quarantine at home, we may be finding it easy to get sucked into the Netflix binge until 4 am. As fun as this may seem, it could actually be taking a toll on our body’s natural circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm in our body is what tells our brain when it’s time to wake up and time to fall asleep. This is also heavily influenced by the times that the sun sets and rises. So, if we fall asleep at the same time every night and wake... Read More
May 7, 2020
Finish The Semester Strong
Like most people, I was expecting that Frazzle Free Finals would not be put on by Dimond Library, Health and Wellness, and Healthy UNH this semester due to remote learning. To my surprise though, it is still happening, and they are offering a lot of cool virtual activities!
I was able to find the Frazzle Free Finals link on the Dimond Library Instagram and Twitter pages. On the homepage, there are a lot of different tabs that contain the different activities that UNH... Read More
May 4, 2020
Turning Emotions Into Art
Are you feeling some stress and anxiety, but you're not into meditation? Try some art therapy! According to the American Art Therapy Association, “art therapy is a specialized area of mental health that uses art materials and the creative process to explore emotions, reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem, and resolve other psychological conflicts.” There are many other benefits to art therapy as well. It can work to reduce some symptoms of depression, and increase our... Read More
April 27, 2020
Limiting Screen Time These Days
Now that we are limited in what we can do and where we can go in this uncertainty, it's easy for us to turn to our screens to pass the time. Although scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram may seem like a decent way to kill a few hours, it can actually be taking a toll on our mental health. Though it is a great way to stay connected with others and see a few funny memes, it is easy to get sucked into the negativity and hate that is being shared right... Read More
April 23, 2020
UNH Health and Wellness Daily Recharge
Did you know that UNH Health and Wellness still has its Daily Recharge series? They are still held Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. Just like at school, you can join Health and Wellness staff in meditation, napercize, and other activities to pause, unwind, and recharge.
This week, I participated in napercize with Dawn Zitney, one of the Mental Health Counselors/Educators. I was a little apprehensive at first, because I was not sure that these... Read More
April 22, 2020
Feel-Good Stories From Around The Globe
If you turn on your TV, search the internet, or open any social media – chances are you are interrupted with many negative news stories that are only highlighting the bad things going on in the world. Yes, it is important to be informed of all the consequences arising from COVID-19, but it is also very detrimental to our mental health and well-being if that is all we are hearing. Though it may be hard to find the silver-lining in the world's current... Read More
April 16, 2020
Keeping Yourself Busy At Home
Now that it has been several weeks into quarantine, the excitement of working from home and having more free time has worn off. I know it certainly has for me. Thankfully, the weather is getting nicer, so there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself, both inside and out.
Try a new workout. Since all the gyms are closed, why not experiment with your exercise routine? There are plenty of at-home workouts available online, and many gyms are releasing virtual... Read More
April 10, 2020
Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation!
Just because we all have to stay 6 feet apart does not mean we have to socially isolate ourselves from our family and friends. Here are some ideas to stay connected with your friends, families, and others!
Video call your friends. Zoom happy hours and other themed parties are more and more popular, but a regular call will be just as fun.
Call your family. Nothing like a good, classic phone call to catch up with loved ones.
Write a letter to... Read More