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Take a Break, Grab a Finals Bag

Those colorful bags you’ve seen in the Learning Commons and the Dean’s suite? Take one! They are finals bags to give you a little boost as you gear up to study for exams this semester. They’re compliments of the Law School Wellness Committee. You can also pick one up when therapy dogs Rune (11-1 in the Atrium) and Thor (7-9 in the Student Lounge) visit us tomorrow, Dec. 1st. Finals bags are available for all CSU Law students.

 

Law Student Wellness Day

Today we celebrated wellness in the Atrium of the law school with Law Student Wellness Day, with the theme “Add Some Color to Your Day.” Students had the chance to –

  • Visit with Rune, the CSU therapy dog
  • Relax and color in adult coloring books
  • Get screened for anxiety and depression from the CSU Counseling Center
  • Do crafts with Jenna Hosier, Director of Bar Preparation
  • Do yoga with Julie DiBiasio, Director of Graduate Studies & Professional Development
  • Check out wellness books from the library >> see more on our wellness guide
  • Learn about the BetterYou Digital Coaching app

Well-Being Week in Law, May 2-6, Friday: Feel Well – Emotional Well-Being

Feel Well: Emotional Well-Being
How to Participate in Well-Being Week Today? 

LISTEN TO THIS: The Amazing Impact of Self Talk and How to Master It, 1:07 hr, podcast interview
of Dr. Ethan Kross, author of bestseller Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It
Matters, and How to Harness It.

READ THIS: You’ve Done Self Care. You’ve Languished. Now Try This, by Brad Stulberg. As the
pandemic slogs on, many of us want to feel motivated and get unstuck. An evidence-
based practice called behavioral activation—committing to engaging in valued
and enjoyable activities—might help.

DO THIS: Vanquish Languishing. After reading the article above, check out the

Vanishing Languishing Activity Guide. It offers guidance on how to use behavioral
activation strategies to incorporate more enjoyable and valued activities
into your life to foster greater engagement and vitality.

“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and
we obey them without realizing it.” –Vincent van Gogh

For more information, see: Institute for Well-Being in Law

For wellness resources in the library, see our Mental Health and Well-Being resource guide and check out our Wellness Book Collection in the Ohio Room.

Well-Being Week in Law, May 2-6, Thursday: Connect – Social Well-Being

Connect: Social Well-Being 
How to Participate in Well-Being Week Today? 

WATCH THIS: Creating More Lollipop Moments, TEDx talk, 6 mins. Drew Dudley talks about how
everyday acts of kindness or social connection can have a large impact.

READ THIS: Want Stronger Relationships at Work? Change the Way You Listen, by Manbir Kaur.
Conversations that encourage cooperation and understanding result in the release
of hormones like oxytocin that reinforce a bonding experience.

DO THIS: Be a Joy Multiplier. Read about how enthusiastically responding to others’ good
news (called Active Constructive Responding or ACR) builds trust and connection.
Then peruse an ACR Worksheet created by the Consortium for Health and Military
Performance (yes, the U.S. military teaches ACR!) and get started today practicing
your ACR skills to build stronger relationships.

“That which isn’t good for the hive, isn’t good for the bee.” – Marcus Aurelius

For more information, see: Institute for Well-Being in Law 

For wellness resources in the library, see our Mental Health and Well-Being resource guide and check out our Wellness Book Collection in the Ohio Room.

Well-Being Week in Law, May 2-6, Wednesday: Engage & Grow – Career & Intellectual Well-Being

Engage & Grow: Career & Intellectual Well-Being 
How To Participate in Well-Being Week Today? 

LISTEN TO THIS: How to Be Happier at Work, 54:29 mins. On the Happiness Lab Podcast, Yale
psychologist Dr. Leslie Santos talks with Dan Harris (from Ten Percent Happier)
about how to find greater happiness at work.

READ THIS: Positive Psychology in the Workplace by Brad Desmond, founder of positive psychology. Dr. Martin Seligman’s “PERMA” model offers five pathways to well-being.
Learn how to apply them at work.

DO THIS: After reading the article above, take the Workplace PERMA Profiler (it’s free on
U Penn’s Authentic Happiness website; you’ll just need to set up a free account).
Make a plan (individually or with your work team) to increase one PERMA element
over the next month.

“Passion for your work is a little bit of discovery, followed by a lot of development, and
then a lifetime of deepening.” – Angela Duckworth, psychologist and author of Grit

For more information, see: Institute for Well-Being in Law

For wellness resources in the library, see our Mental Health and Well-Being resource guide and check out our Wellness Book Collection in the Ohio Room.