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How to handle your mistakes mindfully

By Jon Krop Let’s talk about making mistakes. Now, I personally never make them (which I’m sure my editors here at SH101 will happily confirm), but I’ve heard that literally everyone else on earth does. Making mistakes is an unavoidable part of being human. In a way,...

How to help students handle social anxiety

By Renée Morrison and Macaela Mackenzie Almost everyone experiences social anxiety on occasion, but for some, it’s a disorder that manifests itself as an extreme fear—one that can be a hindrance to overall happiness. There’s a difference between feeling nervous in a...

Understanding student depression: How you can help

Renée Morrison Depression can happen to anyone at any time, but college students dealing with an onslaught of new life stressors are particularly at risk. Feeling overwhelmed from time to time is normal, but a student may be suffering from depression if they exhibit...

How to help students feel comfortable with public speaking

Staff writers Stage fright is super common for lots of people, but especially among students who may find themselves frequently being asked to give presentations or perform in front of a crowd. The problem is, students don’t know how to get over the fear. In a 2011...

Try this quick body scan meditation to melt away your stress

Jon Krop This is not just a pop song lyric; it’s also excellent mindfulness advice. (“Put your pinky rings up to the moon”? Less so.) As I’ve said before, when we feel anxiety or some other unpleasant emotion, we tend to flinch away and resist. Unfortunately, this...

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