Thrive Thursdays

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.

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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