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Vitamin G: Benefits of Gratitude and Ways to Practice

Sept. 25, 2023
“Gratitude is affirming the goodness in one’s life and recognizing that its source lies outside the self,” says Robert Emmons, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and author of The Little Book of Gratitude. The article points out the physical and mental health benefits of gratitude, and it includes practical ways to recognize “the goodness in one’s life” everyday: Looking to explore more about gratitude in your life? The counselors at the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you gain additional tools and skills around gratitude practices. The EAP’s short-term counseling services are free and confidential. To schedule an appointment, you can call 512-471-3366 or email
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The Anatomy of Calm

Dec. 1, 2022
Do you wish your nervous system came with an instruction manual?
Lessons From The Science And Power Of Hope

Lessons From "The Science And Power Of Hope"

July 19, 2022
In times of adversity, the idea of having hope can sound far away and out of reach.

Rest is More Than Sleep

March 3, 2021

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Rethink Your Diet Goals

Jan. 11, 2021
With the start of a new year, diet culture wants you to think weight loss should be part of your resolutions.

Embracing the “Bad” When Starting New Habits

Nov. 30, 2020

Christine Carter, author, sociologist and Senior Fellow at UC Berkley’s GreaterGood Science Center takes a look at what life has actually been like in the past months. She notes the difficulty many of us have had establishing new routines. Her insight is personal, practical and funny and ultimately describes an alternative approach to wellness goals.

Nourishment during a pandemic

Aug. 6, 2020

During times of stress, our bodies need additional nutrients to support our mood and immune system. Marissa Epstein, director of the UT Nutrition Institute, shares advice on making thoughtful nutrition choices during these times of collective trauma and collective grief.