Emotional Wellness Articles
This section contains a collection of articles about stress reduction, mental fitness, emotional wellness, and healthy relationships across human differences. Here is where you will also find the "Relax. Reflect. Resolve." blog.
How to weather the emotional storms of your teenager... without losing your cool!
Today happens to be World Mental Health Day, and it turns out that MSU offers a wide range of accessible programs and services that can help improve your mental health. So, why not take care of yourself and try one today?
As teens begin to loosen their ties to their family, they begin the sometimes stressful process of figuring out who their people are.
This episode illustrates that a life well lived is one that involves the full range of human emotions. Knowing how to experience and navigate big emotions is a key component of emotional resilience and psychological flexibility.
One of the primary functions of adolescence is to begin to move away from childhood and into a more adult-oriented way of approaching the world around them. This can be hard on parents, who are used to having more direct influence on our children.
This episode introduces the skill of “Connection” which is an informal mindfulness practice. Shifting our attention to the here and now allows us to release our attachment to our current thought, making space for a brand new ones to come through.
This episode explains how we get “fused” with our thinking and how dangerous it can be to take our thinking seriously. Learning how to “defuse” or unhook from your own thinking is an important part of developing your psychological flexibility.