Healthy Relationships 101: Peer Support Group
Tuesdays (ongoing) at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT
Join Director of Counseling, NYC/SOBE, Jacky Hunt, LCSW in a supportive peer group setting where we will explore and discuss themes related to platonic and romantic relationships. We will discuss developing healthy boundaries, a strong sense of self as well as provide support to one another around relationship struggles.

Anxiety and Stress Support Group: Los Angeles
Tuesdays (Ongoing) at 12 p.m. PT
Join therapist Kathia Rabelo, LMFT in a supportive space for expressing weekly challenges in regard to anxiety and stress, including coping mechanisms and skill-building. This group will explore such themes as managing school, maintaining and developing relationships, safety, and empowerment. Develop a greater awareness of body/mind connectedness and strategies to better understand and manage difficult emotions.

LGBTQI+ Peer Support Group
Wednesdays (Ongoing) at 12 p.m. PT/ 3 p.m ET
Join therapist Kathia Rabelo, LMFT in exploring gender, sexuality, and identity in a supportive space. This group will explore such themes as dating, loneliness, creativity, and passion. Develop a stronger sense of awareness and mindfulness to feelings, exploring limits and boundaries of school, relationships, and self.

Counting Sheep: A Good Night’s Sleep:
Thursdays (Ongoing) at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT
Do you struggle with getting a good night’s rest? Insomnia or stress have you up all night? Join Director of Counseling, NYC/SOBE, Jacky Hunt, LCSW in a supportive peer group setting where we will explore our relationship to sleep, learn tools to reduce stress and anxiety around sleep, and share resources that will improve our sleep hygiene.


Love Your Body Week
February 22 - 28

Love Your Body Week Events

Yoga with Sara Page
Tuesday, February 23 @ 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT
Appreciate what your miraculous body can do in this 60-minute yoga session from the comfort of your home. Sara Page has completed Levels 1,2,3 of rigorous Baptiste training and is currently training in Fit to Lead, the highest level Baptiste training. Sara Page has experience with Trauma-informed yoga, teaching in group homes in Trenton and Toms River, New Jersey. She is also deeply involved with the Africa Yoga Project in Nairobi, Kenya.

Healthy Eating with Talia Kasher, R.D
Wednesday, February 24 @ 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT
Get the facts about good nutrition, learn how to create for yourself a balanced and healthy meal plan, and identify your attitudes about food and diet with Renfrew’s Registered Dietician, Talia Kasher.

Have a question for Talia? Email in advance or bring your question to the event

Exploring Body Positivity through Food, Culture, Physical Movement & Other Forms of Sustenance With Stanley Tam and Kathia Rabelo
Thursday, February 25 @ 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT
With Stanley Tam and Kathia Rabelo

You’ve probably heard about anorexia and bulimia, but do you know about Compulsive Exercise and Orthorexia? While these are not categorized as clinical eating disorders, they can still have a negative impact on folks who struggle with them. Click the hyperlinks and read more!

Know the Truths About Eating Disorders
  • Truth #1: Many people with eating disorders look healthy, yet may be extremely ill.
  • Truth #2: Families are not to blame, and can be the patients’ and providers’ best allies in treatment.
  • Truth #3: An eating disorder diagnosis is a health crisis that disrupts personal and family functioning.
  • Truth #4: Eating disorders are not choices, but serious biologically influenced illnesses.
  • Truth #5: Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes and weights, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses.
  • Truth #6: Eating disorders carry an increased risk for both suicide and medical complications.Submit online application to Student Life
  • Truth #7: Genes and the environment play important roles in the development of eating disorders.
  • Truth #8: Genes alone do not predict who will develop eating disorders.
  • Truth #9: Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Early detection and intervention are important.
  • Truth #10: Anyone and everyone struggling with an eating disorder deserves help
Are you concerned about yourself or a friend? The National Eating Disorders Association can help. Take the quiz or share it with a friend to see if it’s time you find professional help.
Check out this great podcast, Food, We Need to Talk. This podcast explores our relationship to food, body image, diet culture, and more. Get the facts behind food and how it impacts our brains and bodies. Conversational and easy to digest, this podcast is for you!
If you want to hear some great talks on body positivity, health, and eating mindfully by innovative and award-winning speakers, please check out TEDHealth. There is a wide range of speakers and experts who can add insight to your own views of your body and healthy living.
Snack Grocery List
As students, it’s important to nourish and fuel your bodies with nutrient-rich and energizing foods.
Food Attitudes
Remember: there are no good or bad foods! Food is simply fuel Lately, the term “clean eating” has pervaded our social media news feeds. Be mindful of your attitude towards food and the messages you send yourself. A balanced and accepting tone is far more helpful over time than a critical and cruel voice.

Watch Your Words
How we talk to ourselves matters-we are valuable beyond our size and shape.
  • I’m grateful for what my body can do for me
  • I make the people around me feel good
  • I am kind, fun, and funny
Friends, Fun, & Fitness
When we work out, let’s shift our attitude. Rather than focus on the caloric burn, make it social, enjoyable, and about health.
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