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UREC should beef up outreach on campus

UREC should beef up outreach on campus

GRIFFIN AYERS, Evergreen columnist

May 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Opinion, Wellness

The university should empower students to live a healthy lifestyle. Increased resources for students across campus would lead more students to exercise. Exercise promotes a healthy self-image. Positive self-image can improve mental health. Confident students are more likely to be outgoing and active a...

Study finds 20 minutes in nature reduces stress

Study finds 20 minutes in nature reduces stress

MILA WIDMAYER, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Community, Life, Showcase, Wellness

While it is often talked about in various health programs, infomercials and New Year’s Eve resolutions, research shows going out into nature can actually help your health and mental well-being. In a study published in Frontiers in Psychology called “Urban Nature Experiences Reduce Stress in the ...

Zumba classes combine cultural influences

Zumba classes combine cultural influences

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Community, Features, Life, Top-feature, Wellness

For many Cougs, Zumba is an athletic expression of culture and a way to relieve stress. “We embrace culture in Zumba rather than trying to make everything P.C., we welcome all forms of culture,” University Recreation Zumba instructor Sarah Dossey said. “We welcome people to give us suggestions...

Anthropologist doubles as yoga teacher

Anthropologist doubles as yoga teacher

VONNAI PHAIR, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Life, Lifestyle, Top-feature, Wellness

Yoga and anthropology instructor Tiffany Alvarez made her office on campus unique. She adorned the light-filled room with various yoga-inspired posters and trinkets. Alvarez first experienced the philosophy and physical practice of yoga during her time studying abroad in Bengaluru, India, which is...

Student launches WSU cooking club

Student launches WSU cooking club

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Community, Life, Wellness

Gianna Chen, a junior strategic communication major, was born and raised in California, where her love of food flourished. Chen’s passion drove her to start a chapter of Spoon University at WSU. The small-town girl describes herself as someone always behind the scenes. “It’s something I grew...

Try knitting for your mental health

Try knitting for your mental health

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist

March 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Life, Wellness

On March 3, I learned to knit. I bought some cheap knitting needles, a skein of blue yarn and spent an hour struggling with my first row. I didn’t suddenly age 40 years nor decide I wanted to follow in my grandmother’s footsteps. I wanted to treat my depression. I was inspired to pick up the...

Dance depression away, feel proud of your body

Dance depression away, feel proud of your body

SAM SCHMITKE, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Community, Life, Wellness

Dance is an art, a sport, and a reliever for depression. It can ease depression and give you pride in your body. Shelly Werner, teacher of art and dance classes at Spectrum 11 Art and Dance Studio, has danced since she was 4 years old. In 1995, she began teaching dance classes at the studio. Werner...

Address your pains with chiropractic care

Address your pains with chiropractic care

SAM SCHMITKE, Evergreen columnist

March 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Life, Lifestyle, Wellness

Students should take advantage of chiropractic services to help ease body pain. Shane Carnahan, owner and chiropractor for Carnahan Chiropractic, has run his Pullman general practice for 12 years, and for the last two he’s incorporated nutrition into it. Carnahan said the main issues people have...

Letter from the Life editor: Reflecting on hookup culture

Letter from the Life editor: Reflecting on hookup culture

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen Life editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Life, Lifestyle, Showcase, Wellness

So many college students seem to make a hopeful mistake. We seem to believe hookups are an exception to the rules of human emotion. Hookups are not a ticket to pain-free exhilaration because there’s no such thing. Only the most mediocre hookups will leave you completely unscathed. If you have a...

Local cafe manager runs reiki business

Local cafe manager runs reiki business

SAM SCHMITKE, Evergreen columnist

February 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Community, Involvement, Life, Top-feature, Wellness

Pups and Cups is a cafe for humans and dogs, but its general manager, Steven Mislosky, runs a little-known side business. Mislosky is a Reiki healer and tarot reader, and I suggest you give it a try. Mislosky said he uses Reiki, a no-touching aura massage, to spread good energy to the body, even from...

Moscow shamans lead sonic meditation

Moscow shamans lead sonic meditation

SAM SCHMITKE, Evergreen columnist

January 30, 2019


Filed under Community, Life, Top-feature, Wellness

Jessica Jackson Drollette, a hypnotherapist, runs a hypnotherapy and shamanic sound journey business in Moscow. Hypnotherapy uses different sound waves and breathing techniques to help with relaxation, she said. Drollette has always been intrigued by hypnotherapy and wanted to participate in it when...

Don’t make tripping on psychedelics a daily habit

Don’t make tripping on psychedelics a daily habit

TATIANA MEAOLE, Evergreen columnist

January 30, 2019


Filed under Life, Top-feature, Wellness

Turning to psychedelic drugs is not strange, but if you find yourself craving a trip more than once a week, there might be a problem. If you’re unhappy with your reality, how much of a foreign chemical are you willing to put into your body to alter that reality? “There is no drug that is safe,”...

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