lifelong wellness starts in college

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⁣::WELLNESS: Beginning of the semester check in: ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ How's it going academically?⁣⁣ How's your social circle? ⁣⁣ How do you feel emotionally?⁣⁣ What's your relationship like to your physical health? ⁣⁣ How do you feel about your finances? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ On a scale of 1 to 10 what's your level of wellness? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If there's a section here that you would like work on, don't worry; that's normal! Balance is an ebb and flow. Checking in on yourself is an important part of caring for yourself (yes adulting!). ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Want more? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ One-On-One Mentor Sessions: get that support! chat on the phone or hang in person ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Online Monthly Mentor Membership: never before heard podcast, meditation, self-care share, and journal exercises every month on relevant college topics ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What a Time Podcast: getting you across campus one pep-talk at a time ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ All links in bio!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

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so like… what’s mentoring like?

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#mentorminute on what mentoring is actually like…⁣ ⁣ because doing anything for the first time can be intimidating and I want to take some of the stress out of it.⁣ ⁣ First thing first⁣ ⁣ There are different options for mentorship:⁣ ⁣ We can grab coffee, hang out, take a walk, chat on the phone/FaceTime. It's not just starring at each other in a cold room! I know college counseling centers can be busy. With mentoring, we chat at times that work for you whether it's in between classes or on the weekends. ⁣ ⁣ What do we talk about? ⁣ ⁣ Truly anything, everything, and nothing. Nervous about starting a conversation? I got you. Don't want to talk about something? We don't have to. Have a lot on your chest? Vent away! Want to meditate? We can do that too. This is for you!⁣ ⁣ What happens after? ⁣ ⁣ Growth is not linear. I encourage all my students to be gentle with themselves. Mentorship is a form of self-care and know that I have your back (I'll even tell you in follow-up texts)! ⁣ ⁣ Questions? Interest? Let's chat! Link in bio for it all.

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Being a Professional Big Sister on Wise Woman Podcast

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On Becoming a Different Version of Yourself

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On becoming a different version of yourself⁣:

(as I sit in the uncomfortable-ness of my own change!!) ⁣

This has been on my mind lately. Maybe it’s summer turning into fall, but I just feel a lot of change all around me. ⁣

It’s okay to evolve into a different version of yourself. It can be overwhelming to feel sort of unrecognizable to yourself, but it’s all part of growth. I know a lot of my college freshmen feel this way. Any experience that stretches you or helps you evaluate what you want and how to get there, can be uncomfortable. You’re just becoming a more truthful version of yourself. Be patient. Be gentle. Have a dance party. Cry. Call your mentors. Tell the people you love, that you love them. This too shall pass. 📸 by @maja_bee

My Best Advice for Living with College Roommates

 

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on college roommates ⁣ ⁣ a little late to posting this because many of you have already moved into your dorms, but just a note on living with roommates for the first time. ⁣ ⁣ My biggest piece of advice is to have zero expectations. Most of you will be squeezed into a room with a stranger. Don’t put pressure on the roommate situation by thinking that you guys should be best friends, invite each other to everything, have the same philosophies or standards of living. You just have to be open. There can be so much newness in college and being in this major life transition can be overwhelming. Take this time to get curious about yourself, about others, about your needs, likes, and dislikes. College, and freshman year especially, can be an amazing time for self-discovery if you allow it. ⁣ ⁣ ** Bigger piece of advice** Figure out your roommate’s schedule and pencil in alone time. Most places at school are common areas so it can be hard to find time to be by yourself and decompress. Everyone needs time by themselves so schedule it when your roommate is at class and you’re not. 📸 by @maja_bee

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