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Dear Frontline and Essential Workers, We see your hard work and we appreciate your dedication in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s to you — we thank you for what you have done to keep our communities up and running, and we support your continued efforts! Amidst this difficult time, we’re happy to know that the people going head to head with this disease are finding ways to stay positive!
Are you looking for uplifting stories that are brought together by a likable guy? Check out SGN (Some Good News) with John Krasinski. These stories are funny, sweet, and inspiring. Currently 5 episodes on YOUTUBE.
- A psychologist’s science-based tips for emotional resilience during the coronavirus crisis: Jelena Kecmanovic is a founding director of the Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute and an adjunct professor of psychology at Georgetown University. She provides insights from when news began to be grimmer.
- The American Psychological Association (APA) has created numerous resources, available on their website, including a new resource on the psychological implications of social distancing.
- Looking for ways to gather with others virtually? It’s already happening. We’re living in a time of virtual happy hours and virtual dance parties, virtual choirs and virtual church services, virtual potlucks and virtual quarantine Shabbat. The Japanese have even coined a term, “on-nomi,” for drinking online with friends.
Mindfulness can help you navigate the coronavirus panic: Your mindfulness practice can help you mitigate not only the fear and uncertainty of COVID-19, but can even help you quit touching your face all day.
Free online live mindfulness sessions available through The Brown Mindfulness Center: The Brown Mindfulness Center offers online live mindfulness practices of varying length that you are welcome to join online or by phone. People from all over the country and internationally pop into these sessions to take a short break from all the “doing” and to cultivate stability and presence. Learn more.
Advice from Fellow Friars…
Hannah McReavy ’22, a psychology major, Eucharistic minister, and member of the PC women’s cross country and track teams, unexpectedly added full-time coronavirus volunteer to her portfolio this spring. The Boulder, Colo. resident is back home helping to run a
In Collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Dator from the Personal Counseling Center, Students in Professor Tom King’s Organizational Theory Class in the School of Business along with other Providence College students created this video on the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 and ways in which they are coping.
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Articles By Jade Roman ’21
As you know, there are many over the counter products that claim to strengthen your immune system. Although I have nothing against these products, I strongly believe that the key to a healthy immune system is what you eat and how you spend your time. Stress, bad eating, and a sedentary life weaken your immunity, making it harder for your body to fight off illnesses and infections.
Stuck in the House? Yeah, me too. Being stuck in the house does not have to be a boring or sad experience. During middle school and some of my high school years, I spent a lot of time in the house by myself due to my mom’s work schedule…
Dr Vance Morgan PH. D, Professor of Philosophy
None of us can control much, especially nowadays, but we can entirely choose how to BE in the middle of even the most challenging circumstances. And maybe that’s the key, at least for me, to becoming a better person.
Insights from sociology major Julia Puzone ’20
Hi my name’s Julia and I’m a senior biology and sociology major here at PC. I hope everyone is making the best out of this situation but just know it’s okay to not feel okay. Let’s lean on each other during this difficult time and have faith that our world will be healed soon. Read More
- As we face challenging times, five PC students share their journey of self-discovery through an independent study with Management Chair, Dr. Matthew Eriksen. Check out their Guidebook to Handling Stress.
- Peer Support for Seniors: Alexa Howell, senior and co-president of Active Minds, has started an online support group for PC seniors adjusting to all the changes during their last semester. Alexa has been trained in peer support by NAMI and will consult with a PC staff member. This is not online therapy, but simply a way to support and be supported by fellow seniors at PC. For more information email Alexa at email@example.com .
Now available: St. Dominic Ensemble for your listening pleasure
The 10:00pm Mass St. Dominic Ensemble has recordings of some of their best songs here on Soundcloud. If you miss the music from the 10:00pm Mass you can get it at home!
Peer Min Digital!!
We wish we were back in Friartown, but that doesn’t mean Peer Min has to end!! Starting this week, you will meet with your small groups on your normal night and time via Zoom! If you haven’t yet signed up and would like to join you can sign up here.
- Feed your body, mind, and soul while on the job: Find some great tips for workplace wellness and working from home shared by Morgan Tullar, Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness
- Free health and fitness apps that may just be what you are looking for to establish a new routine.
- 42 Best Workout Apps: Fitness, Food Trackers, and More: Health and fitness apps make it easier to motivate, track progress, and reach your goals. And with 42 to choose from, there’s gotta be one here you’ll love. Check it out.