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Kristen Heath is a Lead Advisor in the Mentoring & Advising Program at IU School of Medicine. She has worked in higher education for over eight years, starting her career off on Air Force Bases teaching Psychology coursework. She is passionate about lifelong learning and devotion to personal well-being. When she is not in the advising office you can find her teaching Zumba, dancing, or riding bikes with her son, Ryder. She is a fan of the outdoors and loves to camp, hike and garden.
It has been over a month since we were told to stay at home. It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it? Yet the amazing reality is that we, as incredibly wonderful and complex beings, have adjusted and adapted so well in such a short amount of time.
Feel the emotions. Recognize them. Give them their time and space, but emotions must eventually move. Then focus on the present, not when clerkships will start again, not September 15, not beyond that. Focus on the present; the day you are in. Take a deep breath. Feel the air come into your lungs.
The Wellness Coalition, in collaboration with Medical Student Affairs, is excited to announce that our new feedback form is now available. This form is a way for students to anonymously provide feedback on past or current issues or opportunities that affect student wellness. On the form, students will be able to identify areas of wellness […]
The Statewide Wellness Coalition is run by an amazing group of students from across the state. The executive team consists of one chairperson, the VP of Wellness (who also sits on the MSC board), vice presidents for all 8 dimensions of wellness, a secretary and a treasurer. Additionally, the coalition has a wide range of […]
Read more about the origins, updates and exciting events you can participate in through the Wellness Coalition at IU School of Medicine. Origins: The IU School of Medicine Wellness Coalition (WC) started in the Fall of 2018. The group brought together existing student organizations who all had a focus on student wellness to operate as […]
Wellness Tip: Mindfulness is not just for Meditation! Try it for your exercise routines this summer and see how your performance improves. Now that it’s warm outside many of you are starting to rev up your workout routines. Instead of “distracting” yourself when you work out, try instead to be mindful during your workout. Doing […]