Location TBD, but our final meeting of fall quarter will take place next Thursday the 21st at 6:30pm. Stay tuned for room number! We’ll be talking about the basics of Walk 2014 (exciting stuff!), talking about our other ideas for winter quarter, relaxing, and wishing each other luck on finals. We hope to see you there!
Join us for our second general meeting of the year on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30pm in Savery 131.
We’ll get to know each other better, make plans for the year, and have information about a couple of upcoming events. We hope to see you there!
Do you feel like this sleepy kitten? It’s week 5 of the quarter, so you have lots of company. Remember to take care of yourself — even though this might be the last thing on your mind when you’re stressed. Here are some great de-stressing techniques:
-Go for a 10-minute walk (especially great for this week on the UW campus! It’s a fall wonderland….sorry that’s not alliterative)
-Breathe deeply (Seriously. It might sound simple, but try it. Sit and do nothing but b r e a t h e. Breathing exercises — or even just taking a few deep breaths — can help reduce tension and relieve stress, thanks to an extra boost of oxygen.)
-Step away from the screen. It can feel tempting to just keep going at it for the all-nighter before a big test, but remember to take a break. Your brain and mind will thank you!
-Watch a viral video. Laughing is one of the best ways to beat stress! If you need a place to start, try cuteroulette.com, where we found this adorable sleepy kitten.
Ciao for now!
Music is an incredible way to alleviate stress. If you’re looking for a nice playlist to relax or study to, check out this one created by our friends from Yogis at UW. It has some great variety!
To learn more about the great work YUW is doing, visit yogisatuw.com.
Good luck on those midterms! You’ll do great! Keep calm and carry on <3
If you know HSPA, you know we love to end our meetings with the Awesome Adjournment — a reading from the Book of Awesome. We love to leave on an uplifting, sometimes silly, note! Check out this video that highlights Neil Pasricha’s blog and book.
Serendipity! The day of our first HSPA meeting also happens to fall on World Mental Health Day. Educate yourself about mental wellness, reach out to others, and take care of yourself. Here are a couple of interesting articles written about WMHD:
Hope to see you tonight!
Thank you for supporting the second Out of the Darkness Walk at UW! We are proud to announce that we hosted more than 200 participants and have so far raised more than $9,000! More updates and photos coming soon.
We are continually inspired by the people who choose to make this message a priority. If you are interested in working with us or volunteering with us next year, please fill out the feedback form linked on the left or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In particular, we are looking for UW students who would like to be on the HSPA Executive Board. Contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
-The HSPA Team
The second Out of the Darkness Walk at UW is now just over 2 weeks away. How will you get involved? Walk, donate, speak, volunteer, or a combination? Visit our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com to find out more.
Register for FREE at this link.