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How much should I be moving?

As the end of the semester approaches, it becomes harder to make sure you are still taking care of yourself – getting enough sleep, eating a well-balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and making time to get moving. But it’s just as important as ever to do so!

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#HealthyDawg Hint: The Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk 5K at the UGA Golf Course is a great way to get up and get moving on Reading Day!

 

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UHC Spotlight: Monica Williams

Monica Williams, PhD, is a psychologist on the University Health Center’s Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) team. As such, she asks a LOT of questions and gets to know a LOT of students! Here’s your chance to get to know her…

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Monica (left) and her favorite cousin at a wedding.

What led you to become a therapist?

I enjoy helping people transform pain into empowerment. 

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UHC Spotlight: Matthew Hinton

Matthew Evan Hinton, LMFT, is a member of the CAPS team at the University Health Center. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, he asks a lot of questions…so we thought it was his turn to answer a few!

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Check out what Matthew had to say…

What led you to become a therapist?

I like understanding things. I get geeky about a topic and dive in to make sense of whatever that thing is. When I decided to work toward being a therapist, a big part of that was a desire to understand people. The more people I work with, the deeper understanding I get about the human experience.

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#DVAM Topic: Financial Abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the The Fontaine Center’s RSVP Peer Educators at UGA have been busy hosting events to raise awareness around this issue and encourage their peers to be proactive in helping friends who may be in need. Click here for an event list and to find out how you can get involved!

Below is a note from one of the RSVP Peer Educators, Hannah Maddux, on a lesser-known aspect of domestic violence: Financial Abuse.

A common question that people leaving abusive relationships are asked is “why didn’t you just leave sooner?”. There are many factors that affect decisions to leave or not to leave, but in particular, financial abuse by a partner can be extremely difficult to overcome in cases of domestic violence.

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Fact or Fiction – Mental Wellness Resources at UGA

It’s no secret that mental wellness is a hot topic on campus – and we hope it continues to be! The more you know about maintaining your mental well-being and looking out for that of others, the better. Here are a few common myths around mental wellness and the facts that debunk them.Lets-Talk Continue reading “Fact or Fiction – Mental Wellness Resources at UGA”

Student Perspective: Positive Experience as Part of SHAC

SHAC: a four letter acronym that represents health advocacy for all students at the University of Georgia. The UGA University Health Center is a student-centered facility that offers exceptional health care services to the students and faculty at UGA. It is incredibly comforting for UGA students to know that there is a health care facility focused on the needs of students nestled in the heart of the UGA community. It is also safe to say that at the University Health Center, we strive to keep our Georgia Bulldogs healthy!SHAC-group-2016-17b

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5 More Places to Nap at UGA

1. The Intersection

The Intersection is a relatively new space on campus located in the massive lobby of Tate Student Center. This room is dedicated to social justice on campus and around the world. Being a force for positive change is exhausting, so it’s a good thing the Intersection also has some comfy places to sleep!

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Less Stress, More Ohm

In this busy world of constant distraction, social media, apps for everything and too much to do, couldn’t we all use a little more zen in our life?  Neuroscience research is steadily backing up the advantages of calming our nervous system through yoga, breath work and other mindfulness practices.  Consequently, you may have noticed a recent buzz about yoga, mindfulness & meditation.  So how does it work?

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I’m Not an Undergrad Anymore

A look into the transition to graduate school.

Gaining admission to graduate school is an achievement reflecting your potential to learn and contribute in your chosen field. Aptitude, interest, and passion for the work are good predictors of your future success, but the ability to psychologically transition into this new role will be equally important!

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