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
September 22, 2020
How Can I...
Welcome back! Today’s blog is entitled “How can I protest?”
If you are paying attention, you know there is a lot going on in the country and the world right now. One of those things is protesting. Protesting can look like many things - taking to the streets peacefully, boycotting a company’s products and services, or even starting respectful discussions among your peers. The First Amendment gives people the right to peacefully assemble; it is your right.
Protesting allows our... 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
February 27, 2020
Commit To The Program And Work Out At Least Three Times A Week
Working out while helping graduate and undergraduate students conduct research never seemed so easy. The UNH Employee Fitness Program began in 1988 and is managed by the Department of Kinesiology Exercise Science Majors. All UNH faculty and staff are able to participate in this program. Upon entering this program, you will get an exercise prescription specifically built for your own fitness level. At the beginning of the program,... Read More
November 1, 2019
Easy Ways To Check Up On Your Mental Health
November is all about being present. As the semester goes on and finals week approaches, students will need to check up on their psychological well-being. Today, college students are under a lot of stress and may not make the time to check up on their mental health and prioritize mindfulness. There are many fast and easy ways to complete this important task.
Students at UNH can go to Psychological and Counseling Services, or PACS. Under the Self-... Read More
October 30, 2019
5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Week Healthier
Having a job with fluctuating hours can make it difficult to stick to a certain nutrition and meal schedule. Here are some ways to stick to your healthy habits:
Do your best ot eat three full meals a day. Your plate should be half full of fruits and vegetables, and the other half should be grains and protein. Aim to make your grains "100% whole grain" and for your proteins to be either nuts, eggs, beans, tofu, or meat and seafood.
Resist... Read More
October 3, 2019
The Benefits Will Amaze You
What has you stressed out today? Let’s face it – almost everyone is stressed out with everything on their to-do lists. One of the many reasons people start to meditate is because of the benefits gained from the practice. Mental and physical stress creates a chemical reaction in bodies that causes a higher level of the stress hormone called cortisol, this chemical helps your body deal with stress. By meditating, people’s stress levels will be reduced, an improvement... Read More