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First Year Fears

Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

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The transition from high school to college is a big step for many teens. Moving into a dorm room, eating in dining halls, hugging your parents’ goodbye, and leaving childhood friends, can be extremely overwhelming for a college freshman. It is a time of change and for many it represents the beginning of adulthood. Many students, like myself, do not do well with change at all. The sudden change of environment and new responsibilities can cause students a great deal of stress and can make the transition difficult.

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Free Therapy in Nature

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Ann Steeves
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Health cost is an unavoidable topic for the future of the Health Care industry. Mental health care, especially, is often neglected because of the perceived cost of treatment.

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Do you suffer from Cyberchondria?

Friday, July 12, 2013

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Haeley Stewart
Friday, July 12, 2013

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Being college students, we get enough anxiety in the form of schoolwork, midterms, work and money issues, and the last thing we need is any more anxiety to add to the pile. Unfortunately, with the increase in technology in the past decade, a new form of anxiety is emerging known as "cyberchondria." Cyberchondria is the internet version of hypochondria where people go online and self diagnose themselves with having certain diseases and sicknesses and think the worst.

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Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Monday, July 8, 2013

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Haeley Stewart
Monday, July 8, 2013

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The weather is getting warmer and everyone is starting to spend more time outdoors, so why not take your workout outside as well? There are tons of things you can do outside to get a good workout in such as running, hiking, cycling, walking, playing a sport, swimming and much more. There are many difference between working out inside versus outside. When you workout inside a gym, usually it is climate controlled, convenient and predictable, which is definitely not the case for working out outdoors.

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Meditation for Mental Health

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Do you often find yourself being anxious, stressed, or tense? Have you ever considered trying meditation to help you overcome these feelings?    Meditation has been shown to improve mental health, physical well being, and achieve an overall feeling of inner peace.  When taking part in meditation you will learn to let go of all thoughts and enter a state of consciousness.  This state can bring you the serenity and clarity you have been searching for.  This is a great way to clear your mind of crowded thoughts that are leading to your increasing stress levels.

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Study shows link between group singing and mental health

Monday, June 17, 2013

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Ann Steeves
Monday, June 17, 2013

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I’ve always loved to sing. I grew up in a musical family, where we were constantly performing for and with each other. There’s nothing I enjoy more than harmonizing with my siblings. There’s something special about singing in harmony with others—your personal responsibility to hold your own part, while acknowledging others and blending with their voices. It’s an awesome experience to produce a balanced oneness among different voices. It requires practice, patience, and motivation, but the end result is well worth it.

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Ways to Beat Anxiety

Monday, June 10, 2013

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Haeley Stewart
Monday, June 10, 2013

Anxiety is defined as apprehension to an upcoming event and as college students, we have plenty of reasons for having anxiety. Anxiety can stem from an upcoming test, ten page paper, an overflowing to do list or even just finding a parking spot in order to make it to class on time. Symptoms to look for in determining if you suffer from everyday anxiety are things like increased heart rate, lack of concentration in school and work, having issues sleeping or just not being your normal self.

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Yoga and Mental Health

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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Ann Steeves
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I’ve always loved stretching and meditating. I can attribute this practice to my mom, who teaches Hatha yoga. Growing up, stretching was a part of my daily life. If I were stressed, I would do some stretches and deep breathing to try to calm down. This practice has followed me to college and has helped me calm down many times when overwhelmed with academic and personal commitments. I usually have practiced on my own, but have recently started taking yoga classes downtown at Three Bridges Yoga .

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Five Steps to Sustain a Relationship

Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Breakups in college are the absolute worst. All you want to do is be home with family, cuddle up with a good movie and a tub of ice cream. The problem is, you have classes and other important obligations to attend to. So how can you avoid this? How can you avoid the heartbreak? These five steps can help you create a healthy, long-lasting relationship and help avoid the painful breakup blues.

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Ways to Beat Anxiety

Friday, May 17, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, May 17, 2013

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Anxiety is defined as apprehension to an upcoming event and as college students, we have plenty of reasons for having anxiety. Anxiety can stem from an upcoming test, ten page paper, an overflowing to do list or even just finding a parking spot in order to make it to class on time. Symptoms to look for in determining if you suffer from everyday anxiety are things like increased heart rate, lack of concentration in school and work, having issues sleeping or just not being your normal self.

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