THRIVE! A well-being series by Northbound

With full calendars, overflowing inboxes, and non-stop notifications buzzing on our cellphones, it seems we are living in the age of overwhelm. In the pursuit of getting through our to-do lists, many of us are leaving our happiness and well-being to chance and as a destination that lives at the end of our desired successes. But over two decades of research in the field of positive psychology show that we have this formula backwards.

Join Jaime Weisberg, owner of Northbound for this 12-part well-being series*. Jaime will break down the science of well-being and the key elements known to increase happiness, combat overwhelm, and move us from simply surviving — to THRIVING! Each session will include practical and research backed strategies to build resilience in the face of our modern-day stressors and flourish amidst the busyness.

Check out the latest news story and ‘Tap Into the Power of Positive Pyschology’

Make the move from surviving – to THRIVING!

Each session is being offered from noon-1 p.m. It is being held one Tuesday each month on main campus (114 Bird Library) and one Thursday each month on south campus (202 Skytop Office Building). Each location has a limited number of available spots.

Click the “I’m in for…!” button to register for the location that is best for you.

Part 5: February

Change your Habits, Change your Life: The How of Habit Change

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February 25 or February 27


Part 6: March

Other People Matter: Strengthening the Foundation of

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March 24 or March 26

Postponed until June

Part 7: April

Overconnected: Happiness in the Digital Age

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April 28 or April 30
Did you know that the average office worker checks their email 30 times per hour?

The same technology that was meant to make us more efficient, now inundates us with a constant stream of interruption and obligation.

In this session, we will look at the complex relationship between technology and our well-being, give voice to our unique challenges and build strategies to be more mindful digital consumers.

I'm in for April!

Part 8: May

Managing your Mindset: How to Partner with Your Brain

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May 26 or May 28
If you think you can, you think you can.

Our thoughts affect our beliefs, our beliefs shape our mindset, our mindset guides our behavior, and our behavior ultimately determines our results.

In this session, we will look at the benefits of a growth mindset over a fixed mindset, how to recognize and transform self-limiting beliefs and how to work with judgement, doubt and any obstacles that arise.

I'm in for May!

*Although concepts of each of the 12 parts will build upon one another throughout the series, each session is also meant to stand on its own and attendees can join in at any time.

If you require accommodations, please contact the Wellness Initiative at 315.443.5472 or

Stayed Tuned for More!

  • Part 9: Goal Get It: Why Goals Matter and How to Reach Them
  • Part 10: Go with the Flow: What is Flow and Why you Want More of It
  • Part 11Beyond Bubble Baths: True Self Care & Listening to your Needs
  • Part 12: Real time Resilience: Combatting Stress as it Arises

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