Thrive Thursdays


You're Going To Be Fine Garage
Cassidy Brydon, FAU Graduate Student | August 22, 2019

Welcome to FAU (or welcome back)! We hope you had a fantastic summer. As the semester starts, school comes rushing back into our lives. For me personally, my mental and physical health tends to take a backseat throughout...

Airplane
Yarinez Batista, FAU Senior | August 07, 2019

Let’s talk about life for a second. Just when you think life is going great...BAM! Some stressful event comes right at you. This time, it was travel anxiety. I traveled internationally for the first time last month and...

This is a sign
Jason Baluja, FAU Senior | July 25, 2019

We have all thought at one point or another: “I really need to stop doing this.” Bad habits are common and most people have at least one while many have multiple. A bad habit is any repeated behavior that results in a...

Phone and cactus
Jenna Molen, FAU Graduate Student | July 11, 2019

A keystone teaching of mindfulness is to avoid comparison. For example, to be mindful is to recognize when you’re comparing your progress to your classmate’s progress, and instead of dwelling on feelings of inadequacy,...

good enough
Jason Baluja, FAU Senior | June 27, 2019

Sometimes after achieving a goal that you have been working hard towards, much of the pride and sense of accomplishment goes out the window because someone else did something better. Sometimes you are just minding your own...

Give Thanks
Cassidy Brydon, FAU Senior | June 13, 2019

I say “thank you” at least 50 times a day. Sometimes it's a casual polite “thanks” after someone opens a door or says “bless you” following my sneeze. Other times it’s a truly grateful and heartfelt “thank...

Mindfulness Word
Cassidy Brydon, FAU Senior | May 30, 2019

Mindfulness is a common concept in popular culture and found in varied references to religion, yoga, self-care, and psychology. When I was first introduced to mindfulness, I thought it was great for other people and understood...

coffee and hand holding
Cassidy Brydon, FAU Senior | May 16, 2019

Social support is key to feeling good on a daily basis and bouncing back after tough times. Some people already use social support in dealing with stress without even knowing it. Some call their social support family, friends,...

 

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