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“What Is Self-Care?” by Stella Castor

What is self-care?

If we check Wikipedia, the ultimate hub of college knowledge, self-care is defined as “any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated.” That’s a lot of fancy words for “actions done by someone to keep themselves healthy.” In terms of mental and emotional health, self-care is a series of steps and procedures that every person should have in order to deal with troubling events, feelings, or actions.

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“Coping The Day After” by Heather Brody

Today was a rough day for many students at UD. While we all have different ways of coping, and are all at different places in the healing process, I wanted to take some time to reflect on how I got through this gloomy day.

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“It’s not always ok—but that’s ok” by Annie Lee

Half of the world is telling you to get the new iOS update (said with firework effect), but the other half is saying it’s the worst update since the creation of the iPhone. Social media is telling you that these on-campus clown pictures are fake, but your paranoia knows that there’s a squeaky-shoed, red-nosed maniac lurking around the corner. Your friends are telling you how much they hate the song “Closer” because they hear it “literally everywhere,” but then they somehow end up screaming the lyrics when it comes on. What are you supposed to believe?

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“The Humanities Major’s Plight” by Stella Castor

It’s the dead of night, the end of the day. I’ve finally finished all of my homework, went to Caesar-Rodney and ate dinner, and I even procrastinated by playing video games. It’s almost about time for bed, I think to myself. Surely, it must be. I look at my clock – 7:40PM on a Thursday.

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“Breaking the Fast, Keeping the Connection” by Heather Brody

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. It is a day of atonement, a day of reflection, a day of forgiving and forgiveness. Our tradition is to fast for 24 hours so that we can start the new year having reflected on the past year and feeling renewed and ready for a fresh start. This was the first year that I was unable to truly stick to the fast, and it provided me with a different experience than I have had in previous years. Continue reading

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