March Edition




Oh sweet, sweet March - the time of Spring Break and March Madness is a beautiful thing.

Safe Spring Break week is over and you're probably ready to party hard and party smart. But, if you missed Pier 21's programs, you can still check out this month's video (to the right) to get a few last minute tips. The Counseling Center is also putting on some great programming for Love Your Body Week - check it out below.

Be well.

Safe Spring Break Tips: Lather It. Pace It. Use It.





Programs at the Herbert Wellness Center




Emergency Care Courses (Click here for Details)

Heartsaver CPR with AED: March 8, 28

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers: March 22

Heartsaver First Aid: March 27


Cooking Classes (Click here for Details)

March 7 - Louisiana and Cajun Cooking

March 20 - Spanish Tapas

March 26 - Everything Puff Pasty


Meditation Classes (Click here for Details)

March 30






Wellness Programs Around Campus



Love Your Body Week Programs


Operational Beautiful - March 5, 4:30-6:00pm in the UC Flamingo Ballroom

Many students struggle with the way they look or how they feel about their bodies, with one out of three normal dieters progressing to pathological dieting. By recognizing the symptoms of eating disorders, and getting help, women and men can end their preoccupation with food and focus their efforts on developing healthy eating and exercise habits. 

To raise awareness of this struggle, the week of February 26 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. As part of this national observance, BARE will be offering anonymous screenings for eating disorders (Breezeway at lunchtime on 2/27 and 2/29) as well as information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

The following week UM is celebrating Love Your Body Week (March 4 to March10) and will kick off the week with Operation Beautiful speaker Caitlin Boyle who will talk about her mission: Ttransforming the way you see yourself one post-it at a time.  Come early for beverages and food at 4:00pm. Visit


Mindful Eating Lunch - March 8, 12:30-1:30pm in the Wellness Center (Classroom 2)

Mindful eating is a way to reconnect to the pleasure of one of the most necessary things we do.  This presentation is based on the seven attitudinal foundations of mindfulness and how they relate to our relationship with food, eating and self-nurturing.


The practice of bringing awareness to your attitude toward eating helps you to find balance with your food intake and teaches you to truly nourish yourself in body, mind and spirit.  We will practice meditation techniques to cultivate a positive relationship with food.  Lunch will be provided.  For more information or questions contact Tammy Sifre at the Counseling Center 305 284-5511. 



Canes Care for Canes: Anonymous Online Referrals

(Click here for Details)

Ever feel concerned about a fellow student, but didn’t know who to tell or what to do? Well, the Canes Care for Canes initiative is all about looking out for your fellow ‘Cane and now offers an anonymous, online referral form that can be used to report a concern. If you are concerned about someone’s safety, well-being, or the safety and well-being of others, but are hesitant about approaching someone about the situation, please use this form to share your experiences with individuals who can help. Visit the Canes Care for Canes website to learn more or make a referral.






Wellness Resources


Hey Norm Goes Online! - If you've ever felt the need to comment about something going on at the Herbert Wellness Center, you probably know about the "Hey Norm" comment cards that are available throughout the HWC. We value your feedback and are now offering "Hey Norm" online so you can write us whenever and wherever! Start commenting now!


Potty Post - The Psychology of a "Good Hair Day" (PDF)

More Safe Spring Break Resources


  Visit the Wellness Enrichment Suite for additional resources, or check out our online resources.  






Joke/Quote of the Month



I "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" – John Wooden



Joke: Cleaning The Attic

While cleaning the attic, Joan and Harry found an old stub for some shoes they left at the repair shop 10 years ago. They thought it would be funny to go to the shop and see if the shoes were still there. So they did. They handed the stub to the repair man who took it and looked in the back. He came out again and said, "They'll be ready on Wednesday."










Wellness Center Homepage


Contact the Editor