Thrive Thursdays

Self-compassion has many positive implications.
Katie Wheeler | October 08, 2020

Self compassion is not to be confused with self-esteem. Per a Goop Podcast titled “The Science of Self-Compassion”1 Kristen Neff, PhD, elaborates on what the difference is, plus how to cultivate self-compassion and it’s...

 Caring, compassion, and community needs to take its place.
Lexis Barbieri | October 01, 2020

I am the daughter of a retired law enforcement officer of 35 years.

Protect your inner child.
Camilla Andrade | September 17, 2020

As a college student, I see caring for myself as a privilege rather than something necessary and vital.

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change” -Bob Kerrey
Anonymous | August 27, 2020

We usually perform random acts of kindness when we first meet someone or for a stranger. We buy our new friends’ food and offer to drive them places, we compliment strangers and hold the door for them. But what happens...

The health and safety of any individual is a priority.
Malaika Bates | August 20, 2020

The Center for Disease Control defines health disparities as “preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged...

Social media is a staple in our lives.
Jourdan DeFrain | August 13, 2020

If you were to catch me outside class, odds are I’m on my phone and on social media. I would say the same goes for my peers, as most of the time we feel compelled to see what Lizzo just posted on Instagram or what our...

Feeding your body includes feeding your mind
Jae Molen | August 06, 2020

Brain food. We all use the term now and then, but what criteria do you use to decipher what is and what isn’t brain food?

All it takes is one step.
Jiana Barker-Waters | July 30, 2020

I come from a cultural background where mental health is viewed more as something you’re supposed to deal with from within. Talking about your feelings, especially ones such as anxiety and depression is viewed as too vulnerable...

Being humble takes a few steps.
Jason Baluja | July 24, 2020

In a world becoming ever-more dominated by social media, there is a greater focus on one’s self-image.

Irene Gatimi | July 09, 2020

These past few weeks have been frustrating, disheartening, uplifting, and empowering, all at the same time.


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