Thrive @ Cornell

Newsletter Supporting Your Health and Well-Being

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Dear Community,

As brighter days conjure up thoughts of spring cleaning, we invite you to not only reorganize your living space but also, your mind.

Those common thoughts that you’re not good enough, awkward, or an imposter? - might not be the house plants you want to keep watering. Instead, consciously design a mental space based on self-compassion, playfulness, and a growth mindset that sets you up to experience joy, gratitude, and success.

As thoughts come and go, we encourage you to wave "hi," sort them, and then choose to swipe left or right. Ask yourself:

  • Is this thought helpful?
  • Is this thought kind?
  • Who would I be without this thought?
  • Would I want this thought as a refrigerator magnet?

Happy sorting and a friendly reminder that you are enough exactly as you are.

In community,

The Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell Health
part of Student and Campus Life at Cornell University

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Take Small Steps to Finish the Semester Strong!

If you try to do everything at once, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Set goals and break tasks into smaller steps with specific deadlines that you can cross of as you make progress. You’ll thank yourself for it. The Learning Strategy Center is an excellent resource if you need help developing a time management strategy. Check out tips on how to finish the semester strong!

Therapy Dogs for Campus Visits

Registered therapy dogs, Numa (left) and Ranger (right) are available to make visits anywhere. Help your students finish the semester strong with a visit from these furry friends! If you're interested, please contact Wendy.

Events This Week

Decolonizing the Body: Menstruation, Sustainability, & Self-Care

Wednesday, April 20 @ 6-7pm

Register here

Decolonizing the body looks like unpacking the expectations and values we have around natural systems, bodies, and social rituals, to better understand how the denigration of women and nature are connected, and how we might find alternate ways to positive, resilient, and sustainable natural cycles. This event will provide free and more environmentally/chemically friendly menstrual products, and include time for learning and connection in a safe and fun space.

Movies on the Arts Quad Returns!

Thursday, April 21 @ 8:30pm | Arts Quad

Join us for Movies on the Arts Quad, an in-person event series on Thursdays, starting with Encanto on April 21st! The first 100 participants will receive a free MOTAQ blanket to use and bring back to future screenings! Bring extra blankets and dress warm.

Big Red Spring Days!

Thursday, April 21 through Thursday, April 28

Celebrate spring on campus! Check out the full schedule via Campus Groups.

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Balance Festival

Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24

Check out the full schedule of events here

Has the grind mindset got you down? Balancing the academic, health, and social aspects of life is difficult. Balance Festival is about exploring your current choices, considering what's working for you, discovering new strategies, and getting connected to resources in a positive, fun, and upbeat way.

What the Eyes Don't See: An Evening Conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Tuesday, April 26 @ 6pm | Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall

Free and open to the Cornell and Ithaca Community

RVSP for a chance to receive a free book copy here

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will explore her memoir What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, on how her research drew the nation’s attention to the widespread lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan. This conversation is intended to promote dialogue on the intersections of environmental justice, public health, medicine, and social activism.

EARS Peer Mentoring

Want to talk to a peer? EARS Peer Mentors are here to provide non-judgmental active listening, support, empathy, and help students get connected to resources. Stop by EARS Peer Mentoring on the 6th floor of Willard Straight Hall!
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Especially for Graduate & Professional Students

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Art Exhibition at the Barn!

Thursday, April 21 @ 7-8:30 pm | Big Red Barn

Join us for Abhinav Jindal's art exhibit this upcoming Thursday! Wine and small bites will be provided.

Know Your Resources for Student & Campus Well-Being

While there’s much you can do to take care of yourself, there are many resources available to help support your mental and physical health and well-being.

Please reach out to any of the resources below for information and support, and encourage your friends to do the same.

Mental Health at Cornell website:

Cornell Health:

24/7 Help:

Campus Resource Highlight: Community Response Team (CRT)

Current Hours: Wednesday-Saturday @ 7pm-4am

The Community Response Team (CRT) is an overnight resource serving on-campus students from 7pm-4am Wednesday-Saturday. CRT staff are compassionate and student-centered professionals who welcome an email, text, call or in-person visit at 103 Appel Commons:, 607-253-2100. Check out frequently asked questions here.
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