Meet your UAS Wellness Team

Take a look at the staff who are a well-th of knowledge when it comes to student health and happiness. BY JENNIFER MALECHA For the UAS Whalesong College life has its ups and downs. Juggling classes, homework, social obligations, work, and family can get tricky. Throw in a few added stressors like the flu, homesickness,…

A Liquid Experiment – Juicing!

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Aloha, Readers! Perhaps it’s from the upcoming Hawaii trip I’m taking, or maybe it’s my body’s way of telling me to stop eating my weight in pasta, but for whatever reason, I keep feeling as if I can’t escape thoughts of “Healthier Nutrition” these days. If you are…

Mindfulness and the Power of Meditation

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong mind·ful·ness noun: mindfulness 1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. “their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition” 2. a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as…

Health Corner: Grief and Healing

BY MARGIE THOMSON For the UAS Whalesong As a member of the UAS Community, you may have been impacted by tragic news of recent deaths and loss. Our most recent passing of student, Reed McWilliams, who suddenly passed away last weekend, can bring a host of grief and loss feelings including, shock and disbelief, sadness,…

Stress isn’t Actually That Bad For You

BY ANNELIESE MOLL For the UAS Whalesong As students, we all experience some degree of stress. How often and how severe the stress is can change, and is different from individual to individual, but it is still there nonetheless. Since it is still very early in the semester you might not be feeling it now.…

Health Corner: Relationships

BY SARALYN TABACHNICK For the UAS Whalesong Relationships are everywhere, and we know how important they are. Yet it seems we most often look outside for relationships, external to ourselves. At AWARE, we believe the most important relationship you have is with yourself. Your relationships with your family, your Higher Power, your partner, your friends,…

Health Corner: Wi-Fi and Wellness

BY KRISTINA MOORE For the UAS Whalesong A couple of years back I completed a pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago (a.k.a. The Way of St. James). I spent a month in Europe backpacking across northern Spain, sleeping in hostels at night, and contemplating the meaning of my life in the great space of the…

Take Care of Yourself!

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong People often tell you that you should wait to enjoy something or that you should work hard before you let yourself just boondoggle – that you have to gain the right to something or earn it. But what they most often forget is that one’s mental health should…

What to Do if You Have the Flu

BY AMANDA ARRA For the UAS Whalesong Do you have a fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, headache and nausea? If so, you may have the flu. “Flu” is short for influenza, which is an illness caused by viruses of the same name. The viruses that cause the flu are constantly changing, which is why…