Dealing with Anxiety

Greetings beautiful souls, The semester is in full swing now, and for many of us that means a resurgence in anxiety as we juggle classes, research, work, athletics, clubs, and our own sanity.  And most of all, we juggle our own expectations for ourselves and what our anxiety tells us we shouldn’t do.  Below are […]

Family & the Holidays

Good morning Jumbos! I hope this not-at-all-wintery winter day finds you all well and reasonably sane during this hectic finals period.  Winter Break is fast approaching (and has already begun for some of us) and while many of us are excited for sleep, good food, and a chance to spend time with family, for others […]

Books About Mental Health

Good morning beautiful souls, Finals, otherwise known as the collective zombification of campus, have officially arrived.  And with that comes several sleep-deprived, caffeine-fueled weeks where the need to get work done sometimes means putting mental health on the backburner. Below are a handful of reviews on books related to mental health and mental illness – […]

Tips for Dealing with Clinical/Seasonal Depression

Hello hello fellow leaf-jumpers and cider-drinkers, Despite the 70 degree weather we had there for a bit, I think it’s safe to say that fall, and soon winter, are most definitely upon us.  One of the most tangible signs of this is the darkness that now creeps in at only 5:00pm and shrouds the campus […]

Conquering Oral Presentation Anxiety

Hello hello fierce schoolwork slayers, Today’s topic is the dreaded oral presentation, and how to conquer it.  For the lucky few, oral presentations are just another assignment, but for many of us they are a form of cruel and unusual punishment.  The mere mention of getting up in front of the class and talking makes […]

Reducing School Stress

Hello beautiful, intelligent souls, Last week we talked about how to take care of yourself in the midst of midterm craziness – but we both know that’s easier said than done. Letting go of school-related stress is extraordinarily difficult, especially at a school with such an intense culture of academic achievement. So this week we’re […]