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. 

Relax. Reflect. Resolve.

What’s up with your Inner Supervisor?

Having a harsh and critical "inner supervisor" can make it harder for you to be your best self both at home and at work.

Embracing Winter Through Hygge

Hygge (HOO-GAH), a mindful positive perspective.

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Emotional Wellness

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 3 - Harnessing Emotions

How to weather the emotional storms of your teenager... without losing your cool!

Emotional Wellness

6 Tips 6 Hours a Week to a Stronger Relationship

Check out these 6 tips for improving your relationship!

World Mental Health Day October 10, 2017
Emotional Wellness @ Work

Take Advantage of MSU Mental Health Services on World Mental Health Day!

Today happens to be World Mental Health Day, and it turns out that MSU offers a wide range of accessible programs and services that can help improve your mental health. So, why not take care of yourself and try one today?

Joining a Tribe
Emotional Wellness

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 2 - Joining a New Tribe

As teens begin to loosen their ties to their family, they begin the sometimes stressful process of figuring out who their people are.

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

ACT Episode 7: Expansion Strategies

This video offers specific skills and strategies to help you navigate powerful emotions.

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

ACT Episode 6: Expansion and Acceptance

This episode illustrates that a life well lived is one that involves the full range of human emotions. Knowing how to experience and navigate big emotions is a key component of emotional resilience and psychological flexibility.

Emotional Wellness

How Was Your Day?

7 Tips for a supportive end-of-day conversation.

Emotional Wellness

The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 1 - Parting with Childhood

One of the primary functions of adolescence is to begin to move away from childhood and into a more adult-oriented way of approaching the world around them. This can be hard on parents, who are used to having more direct influence on our children.

The Emotional Resilience Video Toolbox

ACT Episode 5: Connection

This episode introduces the skill of “Connection” which is an informal mindfulness practice. Shifting our attention to the here and now allows us to release our attachment to our current thought, making space for a brand new ones to come through.

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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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