Archives for April, 2012

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Why Staying In Can Be Best Decision You Made All Week

Last night I had plans to visit with three of my nearest and dearest friends. I’ve been looking forward to it since last week when we made plans. You see, once a month, we get together for some wine, cheese, appetizers and a whole lot of laughter, stories, and catching up. I’ve come to truly cherish this time together; being ourselves and enjoying the moments.

I was looking forward to it...
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Student Issues

April = Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Have you or someone you know experienced some form of sexual violence? In the movies, we see strangers lurking in dark corners, or attacking people on the way to their cars that are parked in dark garages. But in fact, the majority of rapes that occur are known as ‘non stranger’ rape. (This can include friends, acquaintances, family , etc.)

I don’t say this to scare you, but rather to point out the...
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Active Minds 7th Annual Stress Out Day: LAUGH!

In honor of the 7th Annual National Stress Out Day, I wanted to share the stress busters they’ve posted on their site at . We all handle stress in different ways, but it can be really helpful to share some new ideas with each other for alleviating stress.

We’d LOVE to hear from you in the comments section with your favorite stress-busting strategies.

STRESS BUSTERS

Exercise. Physical activity helps your body and mind. Go to the...
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General

Risking a Relationship

You know the feeling:  you lay in bed, wide awake, tossing and turning, and wishing you could sleep.  Instead, your mind drifts to the one.

You know the one: that person you cannot shake from your mind, no matter how hard you try. Nothing steals a good night’s sleep from you like falling in love.

One of the top five issues that get the most Spill ink is romantic relationships. It’s also one of...
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Coping Skills

You Are Not Alone in Your Loneliness

“Man Cannot Discover New Oceans Unless He Has the Courage To Lose Sight of the Shore.” – Andre Gide
Loneliness can be a crippling cycle: students feel alone and isolated so they withdraw from their social lives, making them feel more alone and isolated. As of last February, loneliness accounted for nearly 5% of all spills…Loneliness can feel very isolating.

Most anyone can and does experience loneliness, and we have found that it is...
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