This section contains a collection of articles about stress reduction, mental fitness, emotional wellness, and healthy relationships across human differences.  Here is where you will also find the "Relax. Reflect. Resolve." blog. 

Emotional Wellness @ Work

The Basic Building Blocks of Empathy

Empathy is not something we either have or don't have. Empathy is a skill we can develop that can help us show up for other people when they are having a hard time.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

SAD: What it is and What can be done.

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Book Review: Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

In the book, Girls & Sex, Peggy Orenstein (who is also the author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter,) frankly explores current sexual trends specifically for young American women who live with unique societal contradictions as they make sexual choices.

Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Turns out the answer is yes. Explore the healing and social benefits of laughing as well as making this healthy addition to your daily routine.

Creative Idleness
Emotional Wellness

Creative Idleness

Tips for increasing Creative Idleness in your day to day life

Emotional Wellness @ Work

Cultivating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

3 ways leaders can create a greater sense of psychological safety in the workplace.

Relax. Reflect. Resolve.

Accessing Creativity to Increase Work Effectiveness

Letting your processing mind rest can actually enhance the quality of your work.

Laughing: Good for your Brain
Mental Fitness

Laughter: Good for Your Brain

Stop me if you heard this one: humor and laughing is really good for you. That's not a joke. It's science!

So many books!  How to choose!?
Emotional Wellness

Parenting Self-Help Books That Might Actually Help!

With so many parenting self-help books to choose from, it's sometimes hard to know which ones will actually help! One of our Emotional Wellness consultants provides you with a list that he recommends to his clients to get you started.

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Emotional Wellness

Be Grateful and Be Healthy

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, take a moment to learn about why expressing gratitude can make you healthier!

Give Yourself the Benefit of a Mid-Afternoon Reset

Thinking of your break as a reset may help you take more of them and likely increase your work-effectiveness.

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Coaching and Counseling Services

Coaching and Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

MSU community members eligible for coaching and counseling services include faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and retirees

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Departmental Services

The goal of department based services is to provide work units and colleagues the opportunity to learn about health and wellness as a group activity or exploration.  

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