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Wellness Education


What do all Smithies have in common? Stress.

Stress is the opposite of relaxation. It is the physical, emotional, and mental response to changes in our lives.  Sometimes we need stress - it causes a burst of adrenaline which may help you finish a paper at 3 a.m. 

However, if symptoms of this acute stress do not subside, your stress may build up. Headaches, indigestion, fatigue, and insomnia are signs of acute stress triggered by life’s bigger problems.  Our immune systems are more susceptible to colds and the flu.  Sometimes, when problems in our lives seem out of control, our body responds with chronic stress symptoms like confusion, forgetfulness, over-eating, or alcoholism.  When your body is suffering from chronic stress, you feel burnt out

Managing Stress

Daily Strategies

Meditation Practice


Deep Breathing

Progressive Muscle Relaxation




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