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Celebrate International Day of Happiness.

McWell will be celebrating the International Day of Happiness on March 20. What is the International Day of Happiness, you ask? It’s a day to be happy, of course! Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of all people around the world.  Find positive messages around campus and on the McWell Twitter page on March 20.  We invite you to share your own positive messages on Twitter using #happyND.  Feel free to also jam out to our Happiness Playlist on Spotify

McWell's Sleep Awareness Week

Sleep for Success.

McWell is hosting a Sleep Awareness Week to highlight the importance of, and benefit to, prioritizing sleep from March 6-10.  Why March 6-10, you ask?  It's midterms week at ND and we know our students may be tempted to get late night study sessions in before their exams.  However, deprioritizing sleep is not the wisest strategy.  Aiming for 7-9 hours of sleep per night and adding in a 20 minute nap can help your creativity and will help you process memory, regulate emotion, and manage stress.  We encourage you to make time for sleep, especially in the "crunch time" of midterms!…

Rethink Your Drink

Explore your choices with McWell. 

The topic for Spring Break & Beyond this week is "Being Well" and we're emphasizing tips to reduce risk and keep yourself safer if you choose to drink.  Check out an image of the postcard below and stop by McWell this week to collect one!  We also offer great resources and services related to substance use risk reduction.  Here's a quick sampling: …

Smart Social Media

Be wise with your social media.

For our fifth week of Spring Break & Beyond, we chose to highlight Occupational Well-Being.  As you prepare for spring break travels, remember to be smart with your social media usage. Our colleagues at the ND Career Center 

Nurturing Friendships

"Good friends are like stars."

With this week of Spring Break & Beyond focusing on "Being a Friend" and social well-being, we thought we'd share some info about how to nurture your friendships.  Here are some helpful tips, presented by the Mayo Clinic

Prepping for a Safer Spring Break

Spring Break Health and Safety Tips

Whether you are staying on campus, going home, or going to a new destination, it's never too early to start thinking about spring break safety.  Make this year's spring break memorable by having fun and helping yourself, your friends, and others stay safe and healthy. The CDC has recommended a few key guidelines that we wanted to share.  Find more tips on this week's Spring Break & Beyond

What is Financial Well-Being?

Using your dollars and "sense."

By now, you may have found our second collectible postcard for Spring Break & Beyond by visiting us or the Office of Student Enrichment on the second floor of LaFortune.  The featured topic of the postcard this week is Spending Wisely which connects us to our financial well-being piece of the Wellness Wheel pie.  Have you thought much about your financial well-being before?  If not, check out this article

Collect Postcards to Win Prizes: Spring Break & Beyond

Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

Featured Recipe

The Ultimate Burrito

Thinking about your next dining hall meal and wanting to add your own personal flair?  Consider trying this featured recipe utilizing ingredients that already exsist at NDH/SDH.  

While takeout restaurant burritos are delicious and made with natural and generally nutritious ingredients, their large size and generous portions of meat, cheese, and sour cream add high levels of sodium, fat, cholesterol, and carbs.  To make a lighter alternative right on campus, make sure to watch those particular toppings and focus on loading up with vegetables.  …

Facing Holiday Stress?

For some, the holidays can be a stressful time.  This article from Psychology Today suggests that much of our holiday stress stems from perfectionism.  We often will hear phrases along the lines of, "I have to find the best gift," (perfect presents), or "No need to bring anything, I've got it all covered" (perfect host).  This year, instead of aiming for perfection, we encourage you to be better than perfect

Clean Hands Save Lives

Have you noticed yummy soaps in your main Hall bathrooms and in other places around campus?  McWell is sharing these suds with you in hopes that you will take a moment to remember how important handwashing is, in honor of National Handwashing Awareness Week.  Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It's quick, it's simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs.  …

World AIDS Day

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day - a day to acknowledge our progress in HIV prevention and treatment around the world and renew our commitment to a future free of HIV.  To read more information from the CDC, click here. …

Here's a Major Health Reason to Get Outside During the Wintertime

As the days get shorter and the chilly weather rolls in, we all want to curl up in a blanket and hibernate until spring rolls around. But making time to get outside in the sun, even when it’s cold out, could have bigger mood benefits than you might realize. 

Managing Election Stress

Courtesy of the JED Foundation

If you've found recent political campaigns and the election to be emotionally challenging and dramatic, here are a few tips for you to manage the stress. Click the Jed Foundation link for descriptive details: 

  • Stick to your routine.

Here's an Election-night Meditation to help you Chill in the Final Days

In these last few days of the election, it feels like the air is thinner, and like the stakes have never been higher. According to the American Psychological Association, the election is a source of "significant stress" for 52% of Americans. Another poll, from the University of Minnesota, found that 93% of people surveyed agree this is the worst election ever. 

Why Coloring is Good for You

If you haven’t been swept up in the adult-coloring craze yet, find a few pencils and try it with the mandala (below), a Buddhist symbol of the universe. Feel relaxed? It’s probably not just because you’re getting back into kindergarten brain.

Coloring, especially with complex, geometric patterns, can be its own meditative practice because it involves repetitive motion and enough structure to let you detach from stressful thoughts.

Here's How Study Breaks Boost Learning

Students in school are rarely given opportunities to rest and reflect on the knowledge they’ve acquired, but a new study suggests that giving the mind a little targeted downtime could be a highly effective way to boost learning.

The brain mechanisms that are engaged when the mind is resting and reflecting on previously acquired information can boost future learning, according to research from the University of Texas at Austin, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Fall Break Hours

Spending time on campus over Fall Break?  McWell will be open, but will close earlier than usual.  Next week (October 17-21) we will only be open until 4:00pm Monday-Friday.  Stop by and visit us!…

World Mental Health Day

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, as recognized by the World Health Organization, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.  We're celebrating with you by sharing 31 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health

Events

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Being Grateful

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Being Grateful

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu 

McWell Yoga

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Location: Saint Liam Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Looking for a way to unwind today? Join us every Friday at noon this spring for free drop-in yoga at Saint Liam Hall.  No previous experience is required, no registration is necessary, and mats are provided if you need one!…

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Caring for Our World

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Caring for Our World

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Caring for Our World

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

Koru Mindfulness Sessions Begin

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Sign up for our 4-week mindfulness class to feel less stressed and more rested.

Mindfulness at the Snite

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Location: Snite Museum

Relax and recharge at the Snite Museum this semester through guided mindfulness meditation. Contemplative engagement is a way of connecting to a work of art and a means of turning inward towards the personal and the spiritual. 

No prior experience needed. This meditation series is being led by teacher Megan Smedley. …

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 

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Location: 3rd Floor Hammes Mowbray Hall

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215, The Living Room, Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Caring for Our World

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Caring for Our World

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

McWell Yoga

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Location: Saint Liam Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Looking for a way to unwind today? Join us every Friday at noon this spring for free drop-in yoga at Saint Liam Hall.  No previous experience is required, no registration is necessary, and mats are provided if you need one!…

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Creative Inspiration

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Creative Inspiration

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Creative Inspiration

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 

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Location: 3rd Floor Hammes Mowbray Hall

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215, The Living Room, Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Creative Inspiration

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring Break & Beyond: Creative Inspiration

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu

McWell Yoga

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Location: Saint Liam Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Looking for a way to unwind today? Join us every Friday at noon this spring for free drop-in yoga at Saint Liam Hall.  No previous experience is required, no registration is necessary, and mats are provided if you need one!…

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

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Location: 215, The Living Room

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus are:

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 3rd Fl. Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Fridays, 12:00 PM - Room 215 Saint Liam Hall

For more information visit http://www.michianasober.org/

Rethink Your Zen Workshop

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Location: Saint Liam Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Stop by Saint Liam Hall on the first Friday of the month from 3:00pm-4:00pm for an interactive workshop to discuss all aspects of stress – what it is, where it comes from, and most importantly how to deal with it. You will learn about and practice a variety of stress-relieving activities and consider ways to implement them into your daily lives. …

Monday, April 10, 2017

Turn Off, Tune In Challenge

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Take a pledge to disengage from some (or all!) of your social media and tune in to the bonds with friends around you.

 

Spring Break & Beyond: Wrap-Up

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Join RecSports and McWell as we travel through 10 weeks of wellness! Each week through April 3, we'll highlight a different health topic to consider integrating into your everyday life.  Stop by campus offices/events to pick up your collectible postcard filled with resources and tips for a healthier you.  Postcards and locations will change each week, so stay tuned to mcwell.nd.edu