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Frazzle Free Finals Week

Friday, May 4, 2012

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, May 4, 2012

I’m sure to many of you, even mentioning the word “finals” sends your body into a meltdown as you try and wrap your brain around the million and one things you still need to do this semester. It never feels like there are enough hours in the day during finals week and it can be one of the most stressful time of the year.

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Showing Stress Who's Boss

Monday, September 19, 2011

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Monday, September 19, 2011

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Everyone has felt that anxious feeling starting in the pit of our stomachs and ultimately convincing us that we simply do not have enough time. This reoccurring emotion has a name and it’s called stress. As defined by dictionary.com, stress is the pressure or tension exerted on a particular object. When your body becomes to feel stressed, it reacts by preparing either to “fight or flee” the situation. When this is activated, adrenaline and norepinephrine are released to focus attention on the task at hand.

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How Stressed Are You?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, May 2, 2011

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“Stress” is a word heard often, especially around a college campus. Common stressors include school, family, relationships, work, money…the list goes on. At times, because people may be too busy, or too stressed, they don’t even realize the extent of stress and anxiety on their overall mental health. Stress is on the rise, not only for college students but all Americas as well.

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Food for Thought

Monday, April 4, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Monday, April 4, 2011

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When stress levels get out of control, some of us reach for that tub of chocolate ice cream in the freezer or dive into the bag of chips in the cupboard. While the chocolate bliss may drown out the millions of things on your to-do list, and munching on chips may help to ease the anxiety you feel as you tackle a project, both ultimately leave you with the same level of stress you had before you started snacking. However, some foods are healthy, nutritious, and de-stressing!

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Relax with Reiki

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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We all have different techniques we use to relieve stress in our lives - working out, deep breathing, yoga…but I doubt many of you have heard of Reiki. This increasingly popular stress reduction technique is a Japanese practice that means “spiritually guided life force energy.” The idea behind the method is that there is an unseen energy that flows through our bodies. Low energy causes one to get sick or have a higher stress level where as a high energy allows one to live a happy, relaxed life. Reiki is a natural healing process that promotes peace and harmony within the mind and body.

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What's Homework, Again?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Unfortunately, that nice, long five-week break is over for college students. Gone (for the next four months) are the days of sleeping for as long as you wanted, going to the gym for as long as you wanted, and not having any lingering class projects hanging over your head. Returning to school and resuming classes after a long break can bring up mixed emotions.

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Do You Need an Advocate?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Author: 
Erica Cross
Friday, January 28, 2011

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Everyone deserves a voice. The Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program, SHARPP, is open to anyone in the UNH community (students, faculty, and staff) to help you find your voice. Going through domestic or sexual violence is terrifying.  SHARRP’s advocates work with you to connect you to the right resources to help you get back on your feet.

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Breathe Your Way to Stress Relief

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Breathing exercises have long been considered a sacred and respected tool utilized by many cultures to achieve mental and physical balance within the body. More recently, physicians, therapists and trainers alike have encouraged deep breathing to help ease tension, cleanse the body, boost energy, and relieve stress. Essentially you can “exercise” anywhere at any time to provide relief and relaxation. Breathing exercises last from 5-10 minutes and just require two tools; your body and your mind.

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Tag that as "stress"

Friday, January 7, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, January 7, 2011

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Has Facebook gotten the best of you? Like many others in the world of social media today, people spend excessive amounts of time online…and I’m more than willing to admit that I’m one of them.

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Facial Reflexology for Stress Relief

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Thursday, December 9, 2010

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When you get angry or happy or sad, where do you show your emotions first? Your face, of course! Your face is one of the most expressive parts of your body to the outside world. From talking, chewing, and laughing to grinding teeth, smiling, and frowning, your face gets quite a workout on a daily basis. For this reason, facial muscles hold a lot of stress and tension simply due to living. But what if there was something to do in order to reduce the tension in your face and your overall stress level?

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