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In addition to these tips from Tufts Health Sciences students, try using a mindfullness/ meditation app like Smiling Mind, which is free to use and has meditation options designed by psychologists. Wellness Advising Intern Liz tried Smiling Mind and liked how simple and easy to use it is. It’s also entirely free, and has great settings for nighttime/ bedtime meditations. They produce meditations designed for students, as well as professionals.

Current Wellness Activities:

Embracing Winter in Boston, Tuesday, October 5th

We will offer tips on
Embracing winter in Boston and Shopping for Winter Gear!

 Are you from a warmer climate? Is this your first time in Boston? This workshop is for you!

 Winters in Boston can be tough, so get prepared by learning about the best ways to stay warm and healthy during the winter months. Don’t be caught off guard by our first snow, prepare now!

Tuesday, October 5, 12:00 – 12:50pm

The first 25 participants to sign up and attend will receive a $12.00 gift card to Sweetgreen. Sign Up Here

Ongoing Wellness Activities:

Virtual Drop-in Meditations – two options:

The Mindfulness, Meditation and Wellness Group (MMWG) is open to all students.  If you would like to reach out to the leadership or be added to the listserv for the group you may send an email to: &

 Upcoming sessions:
Wednesday, 10/06– Room: TBD, 12:15pm
Wednesday, 10/13– Room: TBD, 12:30pm
Thursday, 10/21– Room: TBD, 12:00pm
Wednesday, 10/27– Room: TBD, 12:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 940 3960 6817 Passcode: 001232


Dr. Christina Pastan’s Meditation Sessions
The dates for meditation are on Thursdays as follows:
October 7, 2021
October 14, 2021
October 21, 2021
October 28, 2021
November 4, 2021
November 11, 2021
November 18, 2021
December 2, 2021
December 9, 2021
Join Zoom Meeting 


Virtual Restorative Yoga on Wednesdays at 5:00pm. Dr. Pastan is looking forward to seeing you on the mat!  The dates for Restorative Yoga with Dr. Pastan are as follows
October 6, 2021
October 13, 2021
October 20, 2021
October 27, 2021
November 3, 2021
November 10, 2021
November 17, 2021
December 1, 2021
December 8, 2021
Join Zoom Meeting


Free workouts to try at home, anywhere and anytime:

8Fit Workouts:
10 Minute HIIT Cardio

MadFit is my go-to for at home workouts
12 Minutes Full Body HIIT No Jumping Apartment Friendly

Low Impact – Body Project

Bhangra at Home

Upcoming Wellness Activities:

Sixth Annual Apple Picking: Saturday October 9th

Enjoy one of New England’s premiere fall activity – Apple Picking! 

Join us for a trip to Honey Pot Hill Orchards, located in Stow, Massachusetts.  Buses will depart 145 Harrison Ave at 9:00AM. 

In addition to apples and pears there are also other activities at Honey Pot:
Farm Animals, Hedge Maze and Hayrides

Check out Honey Pot Hill here and if you are interested in the Hard Cider tent, you will need to reserve a spot.

Check out Honey Pot Hill Here
Sign Up Here

Turnstyle Spin Class: Friday, October 15th
Located at 310 Harrison Ave at Ink Block, just before Wholefoods.

Join your classmates on October 15th at 1:30PM for a free and private Tufts spin class at Turnstyle!

The class will be 45 minutes of energetic spinning, weights, and dancing along to the music. All experience levels are welcome! Come to celebrate finishing an exam, de-stress to start your weekend off right, or for a fun way to get to know your classmates and colleagues! Bring exercise clothes, a water bottle, and some energy to get moving, and Turnstyle will take care of the rest!

Link to sign up

This week’s community corner is highlighting scenes from the Blue Hills Hiking Trip last weekend!

In the Kitchen

Hearty Lentil and White Bean Soup
 This recipe is perfect for the transition from summer to fall! A hearty, comforting, and vegetarian option


Chicken Harvest Salad
This apple and fig salad makes 4-6 servings and can be prepped to eat for the whole week! Full reciepe 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. To schedule an appointment, use the following link
schedule a Zoom Meeting with Snaggs here, or send an email


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

Have any questions, comments, or contributions? Reach out to our Social Work Intern, Liz Vossen!

Liz is currently attending Boston College for a master’s degree in social work and is our Social Work Intern. She is very excited to be a part of the Tufts Student Wellness team. Liz is interested in student development and mental health, as well as nutrition and community health. Also, if you would like to 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  


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