Words of Wellness

Here are the latest issues of our Words of Wellness newsletter, bringing you the latest on the eight dimensions of wellness. You will find updates on the science of wellness and relevant research, as well as tips and strategies for your own wellness and for supporting others.

Words of Wellness, July Vol. 12 No. 9

Barbara Stewart started “Socks for the Soul” in 2014 as a way to give back. She also discovered how doing so contributes to her own wellness. Learn more about her meaningful journey of helping others– and herself.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 12, No. 8

Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media in a variety of forms. Media include television, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, social media, memes, gifs, and more. Media literacy skills relate to intellectual wellness and can help us stay up to date on what is happening around us in a mindful way.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 12, Number 7, Special May-June 2020

A common theme has been emerging from casual conversations, about the therapeutic value of…gardening! Some have even claimed to enjoy weeding! Considering the challenges so many are experiencing now, it is refreshing to hear of the joy so many are getting out of their gardens…and music!

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 12, No. 6

An important component of wellness is focusing on the strengths and discovering the lessons and meaning in our challenges and adversities. Now more than ever is it important to keep ourselves focused on the wellness model to help regain a sense of balance and order since our habits and routines have been disrupted due to the pandemic. Read more about the wellness model in this issue of Words of Wellness.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 12, Number 5

Maintaining a journal has used for centuries to support emotional wellness, but also can benefit many of the other dimensions of wellness. While our lifestyles have changed journaling may be helpful as a new habit in your life. In this issue we discuss the many ways to use journaling in your life. There are also other activities conducive to the new rules around social distancing as well as virtual resources and ‘Life Skills for Tough Times’. Click here for more.

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Words of Wellness: Volume 12, Number 4, Special Issue March/April 2020

Wellness in Times of Crisis: During these difficult times, we can still focus on our wellness. Many of us are staying at home, following the guidelines to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Some people may continue to go to work but find they feel anxious about the risk. Some of us are feeling social isolation, disruptions in our usual habits and routines and interruptions to our wellness. Continue reading to help re-focus on your wellness during this crisis.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 12, Number 3

As the saying goes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, referring to the harsh weather at the beginning of the month and the
(usually) more gentle weather at the end. Don’t forget to change your clocks! It’s “spring Worahead,” so you lose an hour.

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Words of Wellness, Vol. 12, Number 2

February is National Heart Month. Some experts suggest that there is a loneliness epidemic in the US. Loneliness is complex and can be felt even when surrounded by other people. Many people with mental health challenges encounter loneliness. Traditional behavioral health services are not equipped to deal with loneliness, but there are resources available, like Compeer. To learn more…

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