Stress Relievers

Is stress making you frustrated and irritable? Stress relievers can help restore calm and serenity to your chaotic life. You don’t have to invest a lot of time or thought into stress relievers. If your stress is getting out of control and you need quick relief, try one of these tips.

- Get Active
– Breathing Exercises
– Meditation
– Guided Imagery
– Visualizations
– Yoga
– Exercise
– Music
– Get Organized

Homecoming Week!

This week at Benedictine from September 15th to 20th is Homecoming Week! This is the one of the funnest weeks at school, because there is something to do every day.

Monday: Carnival in the Quad! This is one of my favorite days because it is so fun and laid back. There is FREE food, a mechanical bull, a velcrow wall, bouncy house, and a obstacle course.

Tuesday: Mission Improvable! There will improv for all students to be apart of in Coal Ben.

Wednesday: There will be FREE ice cream in Coal Ben for students at 7:30 pm. (Who doesn’t love ice cream?)

Thursday: Okay I lied, this is my favorite day. TIE DYE T-SHIRTS! At noon, there is a huge line of people getting free homecoming t-shirts and tie dying them. I love making them! Float decorating for the parade on Friday takes place at 8pm in the parking garage third floor.

Friday: At 12pm the homecoming parade will take place. At 12:30 in Neuzil parking lot, is when the pie eating contest and homecoming events will take place. Today is the dane at Harry Carry’s in Lombard. There is free transportation, full course meal, music, and a good night all for $10 per person. The dance takes place from at 7pm-12am.

Saturday: Today is the day that we have all been waiting for, the football game! The football game begins at 6:30pm, but there will be tailgating begins at 4pm for families and students that are older than 21. After the game, there is karaoke night in Coal Ben at 9:00 pm.

If you are an incoming student and would like to RSVP to the event, you can RSVP at https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/BDU/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=178864

Hope to see you there!

Physical Therapy/ Occupational Therapy Club

Hey there, so this blog is about anyone who is interested in learning more about what it is to be a physical therapist and or an occupational therapist. Here on campus, we do have a club dedicated just for physical therapy and occupational therapy. This club gives you a chance to meet some professional physical and occupational therapist along with university admission administrators who will be able to answer any questions you have in mind such as how you can get a head start on the application process for graduate schools, what courses should you take in order to get into those grad schools, and etc. At the club events and meetings,  we also have an event where you  can practice for  the GRE exam that you will be taking in your junior or senior year of college, this prepares you for when you take the official exam. Not only do you learn more information about physical and occupational therapy, but you also get the chance to meet other students who are interested in the same field as you which allows you to make new friends and also it creates a special family too :)

Letters

Letters.

Not like the alphabet, but the ones that you can send in the mail. It is obvious that we have lost them in the process of converting to email, social media and texting! Even though we can reach our friends and family in mere seconds by texting them, why not send a letter just for fun. It doesn’t have to be long, just talking to them about whatever your heart desires! You don’t have to send it through the mail. Slip it under their dorm door, leave it on the windshield of their car, or hand it to them in person.

When I know I’m going to be studying for a while in Kindlon, I bring my letter-writing materials because it’s a great way to relax your mind from all the information you’re trying to cram into it. Plus, my letters always consist of either drawings or funny poems and that is always a great way to take a break. In order for the letters to be fun I use crayons and colored pencils to make it all colorful! My signature picture is a tree because it is the only thing that I can draw and it actually looks like what it is supposed to.  

Another reason why I love to write letters is because they can be informal. I have to write multiple research papers, news reports, reports on musical performances, book reports, and so much more. I am graded on grammar, punctuation, style, and everything else! When I write letters, the only thing that matters is that my spelling is decent enough that the person reading it can understand what I am saying. If you wanted, you could make each sentence a different color. It doesn’t matter! You could make each word a different color or even each letter!

Writing letters can be a lot of fun! They become even better when someone writes you back! Reading them is exciting; opening them is just as awesome! I write letters to everyone in hope that this form of connecting with someone does not die out. Can you imagine a world where people don’t get excited about receiving a letter? I can’t and I hope I don’t have to. :)

The pictures below are of stacks of letters people have received. Think ten years from now…You’re looking through all your old things and you open up a box to find a stack just like the pictures. Letters last forever while text messages can be deleted.

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Catch Up on Latest Music Hits

Getting bored of the silence of your room? Sick of the same old, same old songs on your iPod? Want to hear about some the hottest songs this year? You’re in luck! :D

Here are some of the Latest Music Hits of 2014:

  • Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

  • Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

  • Ariana Grande ft. Zedd – Break Free

  • Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora – Black Widow

  • Charli XCX – Boom Clap

  • Sam Smith – Stay With Me

  • Maroon 5 – Maps

  • MAGIC! – Rude

  • Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne – Rather Be

  • Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars

  • OneRepublic – Ordinary Human

 

If you want to check out more songs, go to Billboard’s website:

http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100

Also, if you have any songs you enjoy or think are awesome, please share in the comments!

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