An asphalt surface with 'you Got This' written in white chalk.
Mindful Minute

Riding the Waves of Our Emotions

We often resist our emotions, pushing them down, avoiding, running, denying, and fighting, perhaps fearful of their power. But just as we cannot swim away from the ocean, we cannot swim away from our emotions.

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A Black man with his hands clasped in front of his face with his head bowed in a prayer pose.
Mindful Minute

The Serenity Prayer

The Serenity Prayer is a great tool to help one learn to let go. By letting go, this allows someone to focus on what is within their control and help alleviate anxiety and stress over what is outside if one’s control.

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A man and woman sit next to each other, backs turned to camera, with the woman resting her head on the man's shoulder.
Mindful Minute

Empathy

Empathy is being able to be in someone else’s shoes, understand their feelings, communicate your understanding, and actively listening to the other person.

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A woman kneeling on a bed, holding a cup of coffee and writing in a notebook.
Mindful Minute

Encouraging Optimism

Facing enormous academic and social pressures can create an attitude of passive resignation that is not healthy.

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Mindful Minute

Support Systems

Support systems are those that will pick you up when you are down, have your best interest in mind, and will not judge your thoughts and feelings

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