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    Personal Well Being

    Stress is often a part of our daily lives. Relationships, work, holidays, tragedy, special events, school, housework, and traffic are just some of the many stressors we experience at some point. The good news is that there are principles, virtues, knowledge, and research-based information that can enhance our character strengths and improve our personal lives. 

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    Why is Self-Care Important?

    10/27/2020 08:31 AM

    We need to prioritize time for self-care. Relationship expert Dr. John Gottman tells us, “By engaging in proactive self-care, we can create the conditions necessary for deep, mutually fulfilling connections with ourselves, our partners, families, and friends.”

    How can I build and strengthen my relationships?

    08/18/2020 11:45 AM

    As human beings, we need relationships in our lives. We have a need to be connected to others, whether it be with family, friends, or a romantic partner. Studies in neuroscience have found “…this is what our brains were wired for: reaching out to and interacting with others” (Greater Good Science Center, 2020). Since we need to connect with others it is important to know how to build and strengthen healthy relationships to meet that need.

    How can I manage the COVID-19 changes to my family and work schedules?

    06/02/2020 09:00 AM

    The COVID-19 restrictions have wreaked havoc on the daily routines of families and students. These disruptions to activities and schedules can cause a great deal of stress. This means we need extra patience with family and with ourselves as we manage the changes.

     

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