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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