Health & Wellbeing

  • Wellbeing is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and ability to manage stress. More generally, wellbeing is just feeling well. Below you will find resources to help your health and wellbeing.

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    • Recommended Apps
      • Oak Meditation
        Great for beginners and experts alike. Learn mindful and loving-kindness meditation.
      • Headspace
        Guided meditations focused on stress and anxiety, sleeping, movement and exercise, and more. The free version includes basic meditations and special pack focused on the current events. The Student version is only $9.99 per year.
      • Insight Timer
        This free app offers guided meditations for sleep, anxiety, and stress.
      • Calm Meditation
        Calm – Meditation app with a large library of guided courses, nature sounds, and video lessons on mindful movement. There is a free version and a paid version.
      • Smiling Mind
        Smiling Mind is a completely free mindfulness website and app. Includes programs for adults and for kids.

    Discord App
    This free app, originally designed for gamers, allows groups of friends to create a shared server and host chats on different topics, as well as an open audio channel if folks would like to chat as if you were working or gaming in the same room.

    Netflix Party
    This free Google Chrome extension lets you synchronize what you're watching on Netflix with friends and chat about the movie - or whatever!

    Quarantine Chat
    Want to stay socially connected to other people who are also stuck at home and want to chat? You can speak over the phone to other people around the world toll-free using this app. Click this link and put your number. Download app “Dialup” to redeem your invite so you can receive calls from people all over.

    Cooking at Home in the Time of Coronavirus
    The Bon Appétit staff have compiled a fantastic list of recipes to get us through, highlighting recipes with 5 or fewer ingredients, recipes that freeze well, recipes for comfort foods, and recipes for pantry staples like canned tomatoes, pasta, and beans.

    Tasty
    Tons of recipes with step-by-step video instructions.

    Easy Recipes to Cook While You're Self-Quarantined

    New York Times Cooking
    The New York Times offers recipes for simple dishes that can be made mostly with what you have on hand. This article is part of a larger collection of self-quarantine-friendly recipes.

    Food Network Kitchen App
    This app offers over 80,000 recipes from Food Network experts. There is a free version of the app with access to recipes, and a paid version that includes videos of your favorite chefs cooking live.

    Campus Well Online Magazine at MSUM

    College Pen Pal Program
    As classes go online and we try to socially isolate, we are craving human connection! Students across the country are all in the same boat, and we want to help you connect with each other. Fill out this form and you'll be matched with another college student. Only your email address will be shared with one other person (your pen pal!), and then you two can decide how you'd like to communicate. Happy pen pal-ing!

    Gratitude Happiness Journal App
    This app lets you write and send thank-you notes to people in your life. It also includes features like inspirational quotes, reminders to practice gratefulness throughout the day, and of course, the ability to jot down what you’re grateful for.

    Day One Journal
    This app lets you create entries with words and photos.

    1 Second Everyday – Video Diary
    “Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life”