Thrive Thursdays


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Sarah Nevelus, FAU Sophomore | June 25, 2020

Unfortunately, most–if not all–people will experience grief at least once in their life. Whether it’s the death of a loved one or someone you’ve never met, the loss of human life is distressing and difficult to deal...

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Aniska Casseus, FAU Senior, Thrive Intern | June 18, 2020

There is so much going on right now. We have protests and riots, an airborne virus, virtual graduations, virtual classes, and city-wide curfews! With all these different things going on, how do you find your inner peace?...

Amplifying Melanated Voices: A Personal Blog
Aliesha Daise, FAU Graduate Student and Thrive Intern | June 10, 2020

When you ask me if I'm okay... the answer is no. In a world filled with so much hatred, I'm one of the many voices who can admit that I'M TIRED. I'M TIRED of waking up each day and expecting change, and still seeing chaos....

keep moving
Christy LaFlamme, Alexia Betances, Michelle Cunningham, and Toluleke Famuyiwa, Keep Moving Cofounders | May 20, 2020

The global pandemic has led to a worldwide lock-in. According to Newcastle University epidemiologist, Nicole Valtorta, “Lacking encouragement from family or friends, those who are lonely may slide into unhealthy habits”...

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Robin Rubin, MSW | May 14, 2020

Brene Brown uses the phrase FFT’s. I cannot tell you the real meaning….it is X-rated. The PG meaning is First Freaking Time. I am referring to the idea that for all of us, this pandemic is our FIRST ever! So how do we...

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Dr. Michelle Lizotte-Waniewski, PhD | May 07, 2020

During these uncertain and unprecedented times, we are being presented with some unique trials. One of the biggest of these challenges is maintaining our own physical and mental wellbeing within a landscape of social distancing....

Painting: The Art of Relaxation
Roni Kissil, FAU Freshman | April 30, 2020

There are many ways to get into a better headspace and feel relaxed, among those things is painting. As a matter of fact, painting may be one of the most relaxing activities to do. Why is painting so therapeutic? When we...

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Anna Stern, FAU Senior, and Lara Boerth-Dryden, FAU Freshman | April 23, 2020

This is part 3 of the tips shared by our FAU Thrive team for ways of finding hobbies that bring stability during the chaos of this global pandemic. We may not all fit into one mold, so hopefully you can relate to at least...

College & COVID-19: Pro Tips, continued
Shanneil Blackwood, FAU Sophomore, Mariana Lopes, FAU Senior, and Jason Baluja, FAU Senior | April 16, 2020

This is the part 2 of the tips shared by our FAU Thrive student interns for ways of finding productivity, wellness, and balance during a global pandemic. Not an easy feat—but they, and you, are up for the challenge! 1....

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Dr. Laura Vernon, FAU Professor of Psychology, Abigail Chavez, FAU Senior, Katelyn Macias, FAU Freshman, and Katie Wheeler, FAU Senior | April 09, 2020

The social distancing and remote classes can make our regular pre-COVID-19 college lives feel, well, remote. The challenges that each of us face are different, but the need to experiment to find what works during changing...

 

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