Gratituesday (On a Wednesday)

What is Gratitude? Robert A, Emmons PhD from UC Davis, defines Gratitude as an acknowledgement that we have received something of values from others.  And why is it important? Well, over the past few years the amount of scientific evidence supporting the contribution made by gratitude to psychological and social well being has significantly increased….

How Do They Cope: Helping Others Through Sudden Losses

Dealing with loss is not easy.  Helping others deal with loss can be even harder.  I am not trained to counsel grieving individuals or groups, but what I have learned is that I can still be there. When tragedy strikes, it is usually unexpected.  Our students are often away from their families, their main support…

5 Steps to Self Care

Written By: Dr. Kimberly Sommers Dr. Kimberly Sommers is a psychologist at the Minnesota State University, Mankato Counseling Center.  Her work focuses on student development, multiculturalism, feminism, promoting mental health, and defeating mental health stigma. As a psychologist in a university counseling center, I tell my clients to “go and engage in self-care” at the…

“2017: Your Time, Your Year”Guest Blog Post Feat. Vanessa David

Vanessa is originally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and has her M.A.Ed. in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Western Kentucky University. She currently works in Fraternity & Sorority Life in California, and she absolutely loves working with students. She is also passionate about traveling, living your values, wellness, and fitness. At the start of every New…