Mind & Body

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Healthy Buffs: Opting for optimism

Jan. 18, 2017

When we’re going through a hard time, our outlook can be the thing that helps us get to a better place. In positive psychology, learned optimism relies on the idea that we can teach ourselves to overcome negative thoughts to quickly recover from setbacks. Research even shows that college students who participated in learned optimism program experiences less depression, anxiety, and improved health and wellness. Ready to give it a try?Read more »
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Healthy Buffs: Three ways to make a New Year’s resolution stick

Jan. 10, 2017

Doing better in school, keeping in touch with family, feeling healthier—it’s New Year’s resolution season! Psychology research has shown that the way to see progress toward our goals isn’t just the effort we put in: it also comes down to the way we set up our goals and how we take them on. Click through for keys to make your New Year's resolutions stick.Read more »
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Getting festive this winter break

Dec. 14, 2016

From family dinners to ugly sweater parties, the holidays can be a time of celebrating, feasting, and drinking. Whether holiday traditions, ringing in the new year, or just enjoying time at home are on your mind, here are a few things to consider when celebrating over winter break.Read more »
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Healthy Buffs: How to have a difficult conversation

Dec. 14, 2016

Spending time with family and friends can be as stressful as it is enjoyable. Even when people have the best intentions, we can find ourselves in difficult conversations. Here’s how to make these interactions feel more productive and positive this holiday season.Read more »
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Healthy Buffs: Five tips for stressing less this week

Dec. 7, 2016

The right amount of stress can keep us motivated and working hard, but too much of it can take a toll on our wellbeing. It’s important to find healthy ways to manage stress, especially during finals and the holidays. Click through for a quick guide to getting things under control this week.Read more »
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Healthy Buffs: Ask the Expert: How to recognize a concussion

Nov. 30, 2016

Chances are, you probably know someone who’s had a concussion. The college population in particular is at a higher risk because we’re often involved in activities like rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding or biking. Dr. John Breck, a member of the concussion team at Wardenburg Health Services, talks about what we need to know about concussions.Read more »
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Therapy dogs are back in time for finals

Nov. 9, 2016

Do finals have you feeling like you're the underdog? Well, we have a solution that should put you back at the top of the pack: Therapy dogs are back!Read more »

Healthy Buffs: Sexual health

Nov. 9, 2016

When we talk about sexual health, many of us get a little uncomfortable. But why? We aren't afraid to talk about getting the flu virus or strep throat.Read more »
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It's Your CU: How to help a stressed friend

Nov. 2, 2016

With the academic year in full swing, many of us find ourselves juggling schoolwork, social lives and work. It can all be very stressful. Watch a short video on managing stress and anxiety.Read more »
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Feel Good Fridays: Guided meditation

Nov. 2, 2016

Need a stress break? Want to unwind before the weekend? Join Matthew Tomatz every Friday for a powerful, guided meditation practice to undo stress, soothe the nervous system and feel good.Read more »