Expand your well-being with Dimensions, a blog for students by students. In sharing tips, strategies and lifestyle interests on mental health, self-care and overall well-being for students, we hope to inspire all UNL students to engage in a balanced and healthy life.

Emma Farson, Senior UNL psychology and biology major standing in front of her research presentation

Navigating Healthy Lifestyles at UNL as an Underrepresented Student

Monday, March 20, 2023
by Emma Farson

During the Fall 2022 semester Emma Farson, a Senior Biology and Psychology student as well as a Big Red Resilience & Well-being intern and ambassador, conducted a campus wide study to look at the health behaviors of students on UNL’s campus. She wanted to identify the groups on campus that were underrepresented in well-being and use the data to advocate for those groups and help to connect them with resources. Her research used a random sample of over 9,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students asking them to take the Well-Being Assessment available through the Big Red Resilience and Well-Being Office. The assessment was rolled out three times during the fall semester and received a total of 3,837 responses. This post will discuss these results and some of the resources that are available both on-campus and in the Lincoln community.

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Self-Love & Self-Care on Valentines Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
by Madi Giacomo

On a day that can be amazing for some but overwhelming for others, it is important to practice some self-love and self-care. On this day of love, we want to remind you that it’s just as important to show love to yourself as it is towards others! Follow along for four tips on practicing self-care and self-love on Valentine’s Day this year.

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The Pressure of Resolutions

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
by Madi Giacomo

Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? Here’s a follow-up question– are you still following through on that resolution? A lot of people set a goal for the new year, but following through on it can become a challenge for many. Reflect on your resolutions and setting healthy goals with us in this blog post!

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Making the Most out of Break

Sunday, November 20, 2022
By Madi Giacomo

Thanksgiving break starts on Wednesday, but many students may have the opportunity to start their break early. From taking time to rest and recharge to preparing for internship season, Big Red Resilience and Well-being's Madi Giacomo has tips for you to make the most our of your time off!

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Navigating Thanksgiving and Diet Culture

Thursday, November 17, 2022
by Lydia Coulson

Thanksgiving and its focus on food can be a difficult time if you struggle with your relationship with food or your relationship with your body. We have six tips to help you navigate diet culture this Thanksgiving!

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5 alcohol safety tips from a college bartender

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
by Madison Giacomo

I’ve worked at a downtown college bar for about a year, and have loved it and learned a lot. From a bartender's perspective, going out to bars with your friends can be super fun, but many times I have seen a fun night turn not-so-fun. Here I highlight five alcohol safety tips from the perspective of a college bartender.

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Strategies for Coping with Impostor Syndrome

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Remember, although you may work and study like a professional, you are still a student. Please utilize the university services available to students.

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Why Does Impostor Syndrome Occur?

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The issue covered in this edition is the "Imposter Syndrome." Sometimes it will feel like you're not competent enough to complete an advanced degree or that others are more cut out for it. This is the Syndrome talking, don't listen.

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