Finals: once more, with (more) feeling(s)!

It’s final paper time, and almost reading week. Time for a fun little break for me, and for you, should you choose to read this. As some of you may know, many of the Peer Eds are huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans. In celebration of this love and as encouragement for the end of…

Ways I calm racing thoughts

I find that this time of year, I can often oscillate between feeling calm appreciation of the beautiful aspects of spring, from nice weather to fun with friends, to feeling sudden, consuming anxiety about some part of my life. In those moments, my mind feels like it’s going so fast that I am overwhelmed by…

Blooms at Barnard: A Scavenger Hunt

I don’t know if you (and/or your allergies) have noticed, but a lot of things have been blooming on campus this week. A big part of being well is being in touch with your surroundings, and, for me at least, nerding out about all living things. So I’ve put together this little scavenger hunt, from…

Nails and Tea + other Staying Present Week events

Tomorrow, Weds 4/24, from 12-2 PM in the Well-Woman office: join Well-Woman Peer Eds for a relaxing afternoon with tea and treat yourself to a manicure with fun nail polish colors (provided by Furman Counseling Center). We have some real nail art experts, so get ready for a fun time. This event is part of…

Periodic

This, my folks, is going to be a classic Well Woman Period Post! (thus: TRIGGER WARNING if periods are a sore subject for any reason) I have noticed that me and many of my friends have gotten synched up this month, so periods are on the brain. First, get in the mood with some tunes….

PSA: Water is awesome

I am bringing you this short and friendly reminder to drink water! With the sudden delightful warmth today, I found myself totally overdressed and overheating. Unfortunately, that also meant I ended up dehydrating — I got a mild headache and was generally feeling bad until I realized the missing ingredient was water. I am writing…

Room Selection 2013

Today was the first day of room selection, for groups of all rising seniors. While Barnard offers some great housing options, the selection process can be incredibly stressful, and doesn’t always turn out the way we hope it will. So on that note, to those who haven’t selected yet, good luck! To those who have,…

Sunny Monday!

I’m writing this from the computer lab in the Diana Center where, inexplicably, all the blinds are closed and all the lights are off, so there’s some good advice for me here about practicing what I preach. STILL, it’s a beautiful day outside. Even (and maybe especially) if things are feeling kind of rough right…

Mental Health Awareness Week

Active Minds and some other great groups have been hard at work to put together what looks like an amazing batch of programs for Mental Health Awareness Week (click for the still-changing event schedule)! There will be panels, tabling with free stuff, and a chance to participate in the What I Be Project. Check out…