Social Well-Being

  • Prioritize Your Well-being!
    GMHEC is proud to announce the launch of a new wellness program – Movejoy! Movejoy has created a wellness check-in program for employees of our member colleges and registration is open now. Movejoy matches employees from our member institutions based around compatible schedules and wellness goals. Together the matched pairs … Continue reading Prioritize Your Well-being!
  • Don’t Let Stress Stress You Out
    Stress …. Just thinking about it causes our body to tighten, our heart to beat faster and our breathing to become shallower. April is stress awareness month so it is the perfect time to talk about stress and identify strategies and resources we can use to manage it.
  • Six Ways to Stay Safe and Enjoy Yourself This Holiday Season
    Turn on the radio or television or log in to your social media accounts and you’ll likely see messages about the holidays being “the most wonderful time of the year”.  While that may be the case for many of us, we may also find this time of year to be … Continue reading Six Ways to Stay Safe and Enjoy Yourself This Holiday Season
  • The Power of Gratitude
    A couple of years ago I read a fascinating and very practical book called “Positivity” by Barbara Fredrickson, PhD.  In the book, Dr. Fredrickson discusses her Broaden and Build Theory of positivity and the power of positivity to transform our lives.  Her theory states that positive emotions such as love, … Continue reading The Power of Gratitude
  • Managing Your Post-Covid Re-entry
    Over the last eighteen months, many of us have settled into life as remote workers.  While we had concerns at first as to what remote work might look like, we found that remote work brought significant benefits for our work–life balance, allowed for improved work efficiency, a greater sense of … Continue reading Managing Your Post-Covid Re-entry
  • Managing overwhelm and enhancing our mental well-being
    It is not news that there is a mental health crisis in our county.  We have been hearing about it a lot lately.  In August of 2020, the CDC reported that among U.S. adults, symptoms of anxiety had tripled, and symptoms of depression had quadrupled since 2019.  Pandemic fatigue, job … Continue reading Managing overwhelm and enhancing our mental well-being
  • Living on a foundation of values
    I have been enjoying a lot of time alone in the woods lately hiking up mountains, breathing in the cold, crisp air and being in awe of the magical wintery scenery unfolding before me.  These forays into the wilderness have afforded me the opportunity to reflect on 2020 and consider … Continue reading Living on a foundation of values
  • Giving thanks
    I am about five years old and am sitting on my dad’s shoulders in my one-piece red snowsuit and big winter boots.  I’m waiting with great anticipation for the parade to start.  My dad said Santa will be here!  It is Thanksgiving and we are at the parade of all … Continue reading Giving thanks
  • Fire and the power of gratitude
    5:30 am on a hot, hazy summer July morning.  I sit down on my favorite spot on the couch with a cup of coffee and look out the window.  I take a deep breath.  I love this time of day.  It always feels so peaceful…like the whole world is still … Continue reading Fire and the power of gratitude
  • Be here now
    Have you ever felt distracted or found it difficult to stay focused on the task at hand?   Do you start a task and then find yourself starting something else halfway through?  Have you told yourself you’re going to do this or that and then forget what it was you were … Continue reading Be here now
  • Grief and our mental well-being
    Over the past week I’ve had many conversations with our faculty and staff.  Common throughout many of those conversations were people articulating feelings of overwhelm, worry, anxiety, a sense of hopelessness and a general sense of malaise.  Someone recently shared a comment made by her supervisor who said, “we are … Continue reading Grief and our mental well-being
  • Coping with the anxiety “virus”
    By now, you’ve heard about COVID-19 and its impact on world health. While the news media is filled with sensational stories designed to grab your attention, the coronavirus is real and you should take appropriate precautions based on the best data out there. Please visit the CDC website for the best, most … Continue reading Coping with the anxiety “virus”
  • Simplify
    Over the last month I’ve been talking with many of my health coaching clients about what they would like to see in their lives in 2020 and what they would like their theme of 2020 to be.  Many spoke of their desire to simplify, to connect more authentically to others … Continue reading Simplify
  • Building resilience against holiday stress
    Ahhh …the holidays …a time for friends, family, fun, parties, food, shopping and gifts.  A time to enjoy some much needed time off and, unfortunately, for many of us, a time of great stress.  The holidays can be a wonderful time of year but they can also bring plenty of … Continue reading Building resilience against holiday stress
  • Laughter really is the best medicine
    Why couldn’t the pirate play cards? Because he was sitting on the deck! Bahahaha…..oh come on….go ahead and laugh.  April is National Humor Month so there is no better time to make a commitment to interject more laughter into our lives.  Laughing is one of the best things we can … Continue reading Laughter really is the best medicine