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Mindful March is here! For this month we will be showcasing opportunities of kindness and gratitude for yourself and others. First, we are introducing the Appreciation Board!

The Appreciation Board is a spot where you can leave a note of gratitude, love, encouragement, or appreciation to a friend or colleague. Start thinking about who you are grateful for, and then leave a note for someone you care about. Also, we will be holding Wellness Bingo, to celebrate the activities that you have taken part in, the link will follow in next week’s Newsletter. Random Week of Kindness and Gratitude will take place March 14th to the 20th and Mindfulness Week will take place March 21st to the 27th. Keep an eye out for more information regarding these mindful opportunities. More information about the benefits of gratitude here!

Ongoing Wellness Activities:


Virtual Drop-in meditation – two offerings:

The next sessions will be held on Thursday 3/04, and Tuesday 3/09 @ 12pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 940 3960 6817

Passcode: 001232 

  • Every Thursday at 12:30pm, join Dr. Christina Pastan, Director, Mind-Body Wellness, School of Dental Medicine for a short talk followed by a guided experience. 

Join Zoom Meeting:

Virtual Yoga offerings:

  • Restorative Yoga offered by Dr. Pastan on Tuesdays at 5:00pm. Please log on 5 minutes before the start of class and get yourself situated for practice. Participants will not to be able to enter the class after 5:10pm.  Participants video will not be seen, and no experience is necessary.  Dr. Pastan is looking forward to seeing you on the mat! 

Join Zoom Meeting:

  • Yoga Sculpt offered by Julia Citron, TUSM. This is a yoga flow class that incorporates cardio movements, weight training, and upbeat music. All levels are welcome, and weights are optional! Julia has been teaching for one year and is excited to share her expertise with you.

The next session will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd at 5:30pm.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 963 1285 8566

Passcode: 034814

Saturday February 27 at 10:00AM Join us for the last session of our Saturday morning Yoga series!

Facilitated by Kim Daniels, DPT – come find your inner yogi! Zoom link below.

A huge thank you to Kim for hosting these wonderful Saturday morning experiences.  Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities!

Join Zoom Meeting for Saturday Yoga:

Weekly Step Challenge Saturdays – Fridays at 9:00am EST

The weekly step challenge is going strong! Students have reported that “it is the motivation they need to get moving.” Please record your steps below and we will randomly select a winner from each program at the end of the week. To be eligible for weekly drawings steps must be entered by 9:00am on Fridays.

Winners will receive a GC to Grubhub or Sweetgreen.  Let’s get moving, Jumbos!

Record your steps here!

A total of 1,966,120 steps were walked this week. The randomly selected winners are:

Maria Brouard, MD/PHD

Rose Banks, TUSM

Lauren Sallade, Friedman

Hailee Schmidt, DPT

Eliza Hilfer, MPH

Riya Nath, TUSDM

Virtual 5K Run/Walk:

As we celebrate the slightly warmer temperatures and the days getting longer, join us for a virtual 5K run/walk from wherever you are!

Please enter your time here:  Google sheet to 5K!

 Winners will be randomly selected!

Other Free virtual at home workouts anywhere, anytime:

The city of Boston is offering free virtual work out classes that range from dancing to yoga to strength training. Feel free to check it out here!

Les Mills – The Fitness Marshall (hip hop dance):


 MadFit (Free YouTube Channel)

305 Fitness cardio dance classes

Apartment friendly

Have you tried something fun, new, and exciting during the pandemic? Do you have a story you want to share?

 We want to hear from you! We would like for you to share anything you are comfortable sharing with our community, in hopes that we can all feel more connected. Let’s support and inspire each other. 

In the Kitchen:

Thai Salmon Dinner

This is a super tasty recipe that is great to make when meal prepping for the week. Makes four servings and only takes 30 minutes. If needed, omit the peanuts or replace with seed of choice, such as sunflower seeds. Serve with some roasted vegetables, rice, or a fresh salad! Full recipe here!

One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Orzo

Makes four servings and can be modified to be dairy free. This is a flavorful, comforting, and protein filled lunch or dinner.

Full recipe here!


Student Wellness Advising continues to be a friendly and accessible hub of support for all students on the Health Science Campus. The Wellness Advisor, Snaggs, works with all students to offer practical approaches to manage everyday stressors and challenges. Some of the services she provides include:

    • Confidential and private wellness advising
    • Triage and referral to Psychiatrists and Clinicians/therapists as needed
    • Works with students to find Primary Care Physician (PCP) in Greater Boston area

Snaggs is available to talk with you by Zoom or telephone. Any student who would like to schedule an appointment is encouraged to do so. Send an email to

Student Wellness Advisory Committee:

The Student Wellness Advisory Committee (SWAC) acts as a liaison to the Student Wellness Advisor.  SWAC is comprised of a diverse group of student volunteers from all programs on the Boston Health Science Campus.

Student Wellness Advisory Committee Members


Tufts recognizes the importance of easy access to confidential mental health counseling. Counselors are also available by phone for urgent issues.  Please call 1-800-756-3124, there’s somebody to talk to 24/7/365 days a year. To schedule an appointment only, email

f you would like to be spotlighted, or contribute anything at all to the community corner, such as a recipe, book recommendation, favorite tv show, or anything else, please send an email to or

Have any questions, comments, or insights? Reach out to our Social Work Intern, Danielle!

Danielle is currently attending Boston College for a master’s degree in social work and is our first Social Work Intern. She is excited to be a part of the Student Wellness Advising Team and has a lot of knowledge about nutrition, health and wellness and is passionate about destigmatizing mental health. Please do not hesitate to reach out to her at