How To Participate
Scroll down to read our key messages, hear from experts in the field, try a new health behavior, and submit your reflection to earn your free t-shirt and enter the raffle for a 1 year subscription to Headspace.
Be Your Authentic Self: Give yourself permission to be open, honest, and vulnerable with yourself and others
Establish a solid support system: Rely on more than one person to meet your needs, find mentors, and people you truly connect with
Practice Positive Communication: Use “I” statements, show empathy and respect, and be an active listener
Set Boundaries: Know your dealmakers and deal breakers, and what makes a healthy relationship
Live wholdheartedly: Know you are worthy and enough as is
Be Mindful, Prayerful, and Reflective: Stay present, sel-aware, and practice self acceptance
Cultivate Gratitude: Take time to appreciate what you have, rather than always wanting more
Celebrate and Connect: To a power greater than ourselves
Find joy with others: Spend time with people who are important to you
Find your flow: Get involved in activities that make you lost track of time
Be inclusive: Be proactive in celebrating and including others
Have fun: Leave time for play, things you do because you want to not because you have to
Contribute: Your skills, talents, strength, and time
Care: Give to others and make your world a better place
Conserve: Respect the planet you live on and what impact you can make
Strive: To be authentic, curious, and non-judgemental towards yourself and others
What messages do you receive related to your soul and the ways in which you connect to yourself, others, and the world? Listen to these new perspectives, reframing the way we think about our soul with the hope of cultivating more balance in our lives.
Too many people try and take care of their emotional health on their own. Listen to Guy Winch’s TED Talk to hear why he thinks we should practice taking care of our emotions with the same diligence that we take care of our bodies.
Ted Talk: Before I Die I Want To…
Our most important institutions, such as schools and workplaces, are designed mostly for extroverts. Being social and outgoing is often prized above all else. Listen to Susan Cain’s TED Talk about why introverts should be encouraged and celebrated too.
TED Talk: What makes a good life?
Podcast: Beat Your Isolation Loneliness
Listen to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk to learn about the importance of having multiple perspectives and hearing many stories.
Bonus: Agape Latte: Father Jack Butler on community (2 min video)
The ability to love is a skill we can all build and improve on over time. Listen to Katie Hood’s Ted Talk to recognize the five signs that you might be in an unhealthy relationship and learn what you can do to love with respect, kindness, and joy every day.
Article: How To Be a Better Friend
Bonus: Agape Latte: Father Himes: A Lesson in Love
Are you willing to do an experiment to help fuel your soul and connectedness? We would like to challenge you to try something new in the hopes of building new skills for your toolbox.
What have you learned as a result of listening to new perspectives and engaging in new practices related to fueling your soul and connectedness? Submit your reflection to be entered into the raffle!
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We want to help you find joy in your journey, wherever you’re at. We have many resources within OHP and throughout campus to continue this conversation—we’re here to listen, reflect, and help you set and achieve health goals that feel intuitive, sustainable, and balanced.