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Connect with Yourself and Others to Cope with Distress

Feel overwhelmed with career decisions, your academics, relationship issues, and or family stress? Know that you are not alone. In fact, research has shown that during the transition to adulthood individuals report experiencing increased anxiety and stressful life events, including relationship issues, financial struggles, or other challenges.1, 2, 3 The majority of college students report […]

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End of the Semester Stress and Self-Care

It’s that time of the semester…final exams, papers, projects, grades, and graduation. In addition to stress associated with school, many students are coping with emotions associated with holidays or gloomy/winter seasonal affect. International students, or those that live far away from family, may be especially at-risk for exhausted financial or emotional resources as they try […]

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Whole Fruits or Vegetables, or Juices: Which Packs the Most Punch?

We all know that fruit and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy diet.  Government health recommendations state that most of us should be eating two cups of fruit and two and a half cups of vegetables each day.  But how many of you choose your servings of fruits and vegetables from juice drinks? While […]

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Ted Talks video reviewed by: Michelle Crary, Graduate Student EIU In this Ted Talks video, “How to Make Stress Your Friend,” Psychologist Kelly McGonigal explains that she spent many years telling her patients that stress was making them sick. In fact, she even thought that stress shortened the lifespan. However, Dr. McGonigal has now changed […]

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Depression May Not Be What You Think!

Anyone can struggle with depression.  Kevin Breel discusses depression in this Ted Talks video, “Depression May Not Be What You Think.” He says that everyone sees him as a typical teenager, but he sees himself differently. He is an individual that battles depression. Kevin makes the point that there are misconceptions about depression, stating that […]

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Alive and Sleep Deprived

There are many things that take up your time: class, work, volunteering…sleeping. With so many responsibilities, sleep hours are often forfeited. You may find yourself asking, “How much sleep do I really need?” Unfortunately, there is not a definitive answer for this question yet. This is partly because it is not yet understood why we […]

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Stress and Food Choices

Stress can influence eating patterns for college students, and eating patterns can influence college students’ satisfaction with how they handle problems (see Cornejo & Cookston).  Eating healthy does not need to end when you leave for college nor should it wait until you are through college.  While life stressors can make healthy eating less of […]

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Stress Management

Although stress can be a normal part of life, especially for those of you who are on the job market and experiencing additional demands and pressures to succeed.  At the same time, too much or frequent stress can negatively influence your physical health (e.g., headaches or weakened immune system), mental health (e.g., mood swings, irritability, […]

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