Small acts of kindness

Written by Karen Shymanski, communications manager at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis The holidays can bring out the best, and the worst, in people. The best – many are in a giving spirit and look for ways in which they can give back to their community. The worst – […]

Managing holiday stress

Written by Thomas M. Brounk, PhD, director of mental health services for the Habif Health and Wellness Center at Washington University in St. Louis For many of us, the winter holidays can be a welcome time off from our usual routines. There is often more time to spend with family and friends. But the holidays […]

Keeping the calm: Taking your summer vacation mind into the school year

Written by April Houston, MSW/MPH, graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis The start of a new school year is a stressful time for many – students, teachers, and parents included. Summer is often a more laid back time of year, with less deadlines and more daylight available for leisure activities. Perhaps you were […]

Back to school and back to sleep…zzzzz

Written by Karla Keaney, M.D., pediatrics specialist at Esse Health It’s that season yet again! Getting the school supplies ready, the clothes laid out, and juggling multiple schedules are just the beginning of the back-to-school rush. There are a huge range of emotions that many experience – from enthusiasm to anxiety and for some, even indifference. As […]

Your ‘new you’ resolution

Written by Emily Page, employee wellness manager at Washington University in St. Louis As the new year gets underway, many of us feel a renewed sense to align our lifestyle with our personal values and priorities. The fact that time is marching forward, perhaps a little faster than we may want, sparks a desire within […]