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Find science-based wellness tips for healthy and happy living in our weekly feature, The Well Terp. Receive tips, techniques, and strategies for how to improve your own well-being. Learn from certified health and wellness experts in the field using the resources below!

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Virtual Workshop | Self-Care in a Time of Change

Watch for a conversation on prioritizing mental, emotional and physical health as we face election results, co-pandemics and seasonal changes that impact our identities, relationships and well-being.

This event is sponsored by the SPH in coordination with the UMD Counseling Center and UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


  • Brian Medina, UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion, UMD Bias Incident Support Services (BISS)
  • Brielle Merchant, MHA, CHES, RYT, UMD SPH Happiness & Wellness Initiative, Office of the Dean
  • David Petersen, Staff Psychologist, UMD Counseling Center
  • Mariana Falconier, Program Director and Associate Professor, Couple and Family Therapy Master's Program, SPH Center for Healthy Families


4-7-8 Breathing Technique



How to Make a Gratitude Jar

Incorporate the use of a gratitude jar to recognize and manage your thoughts, emotions and feelings. Gratitude increases feelings of happiness while decreasing negative feelings like anxiety or anger. Learn to make your own Gratitude Jar by watching this video!




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