Wellness Days

Be your healthiest, best self!

To promote the health, well-being, and self-care of the University’s faculty members, below are a variety of webinars, tips, and resources to take care of yourself and recharge.


Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Stress

Frequently, stressful events in our personal and work life are associated with distorted or misdirected perceptions of these events. Thoughts of fear, uncertainty and anxiety can be especially present during a pandemic. Learn to examine events in your life and challenge the stress associated with them. This presentation will assist participants in identifying the most common forms of distorted thinking that lead to feelings of irritation, frustration, and fear. Participants will acquire skills to challenge these thoughts and to replace them with more realistic self-talk.

Developing Resiliency to Meet Life’s Challenges

Resiliency is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity. Possessing resiliency in today’s workplace is a key component to success and productivity. Attend this presentation to identify characteristics of resiliency, discover ways to build resiliency, and create your own personal resiliency plan.

Discover How to Bring Positivity and Compassion to Each Day

In times of uncertainty and stress, it is common to find our minds cluttered with negative thoughts and self-criticism. However, negative thinking is one of the most significant and damaging risk factors that can impede the capacity for resilience. During this webinar, you will learn how to observe your negative thoughts with openness and clarity so that they can be held in mindful awareness and met with sympathy and kindness.

Tips to take care of YOU

These days are about providing you with time and space to care for yourself, stepping away from your computer, tablet or phone is one of the best things that you can do for yourself! So in addition to the webinars and resources on this page, consider taking a walk/hike, spending some time outside, calling to catch up with a friend or family member, or making a healthy meal.

  • Check out one of the numerous locations in Onondaga County to hike, bike, explore and create your own wellness adventure.
  • Choose from the extensive virtual community fitness classes hosted by the Barnes Center at the Arch. Gentle stretching, Tabata intervals, chair workout, beginner yoga, core workouts, and more!
  • Check out a book or movie through your local library or indulge in some Netflix binge-watching.
  • Most importantly, tune in to what you need today! What is your vision of wellness for today? Journal, sleep-in, express gratitude, rest, relax, nourish yourself, make today special, just for you!

Wellness resources

The Wellness Team Videos: The Wellness Team has put together some guided meditations, healthy recipes and exercise/relaxation stretching videos for you. We hope you enjoy it!

WW— How to Stay Healthy:  WW is here to help you navigate how to eat well. From how to stock your pantry to making frozen veggies actually taste good, explore all the ways WW can help you eat well. Learn more and join WW.

Sanvello Mindfulness App (FREE): Through a partnership with Sanvello (formerly Pacifica), faculty and staff have free premium access to the No. 1 mobile app for stress, anxiety, and depression management. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the premium version is available to anyone at no cost.

Fitness Your Way: Fitness Your Way™ by Tivity Health™ is a great way to get healthy and feel good on your own terms. It offers you the flexibility to work out at any network fitness location, on your time and on a budget that you can live with. It’s one of the most flexible, affordable and accessible ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle and remain committed to it.