Myth vs. Fact: Marijuana and Alcohol

Marijuana and alcohol are both widely used on college campuses nationwide. There are a lot of different misconceptions about marijuana and alcohol use, including sayings like: “marijuana is safer than other drugs” and “I can just drink some coffee to sober up.”  This post is all about examining those myths and setting the record straight. ... [Read more...]

Seeing Double: Separating Substance Use Fact from Fiction

The Wellness Initiative is hosting Seeing Double: Separating Substance Use Fact from Fiction – a one-day program on January 24th, 2017 that will provide students with information about alcohol and marijuana use.  Join us all day long to “Test Your Vision” in interactive activities, get your questions about alcohol and drug use answered from an expert ... [Read more...]

Vitamin D: Winter Update

As we are now squarely in the winter season; the daylight hours are shorter; the weather is colder; and the end of the quarter – accompanied by all of its stress – is here. Seattle has one of the lowest rates of clear skies in the country, with clear skies occurring only about 28% of the ... [Read more...]

Screen Time Before Bed

Many of us use our smartphones, laptops, or other electronic devices all day long. Technology can help us get our homework done, connect with friends, or entertain ourselves. This can result in spending a great deal of time using screens all the way up until bedtime. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation conducted a poll that ... [Read more...]

A Mindful Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when we spend time with family and friends and can give thanks for everything we are grateful for. For some of us, spending time with family on Thanksgiving can mean navigating complicated family tensions or differing political opinions. Thanksgiving also comes at a time that is close to the end of ... [Read more...]

Fact or Myth: Is Exercise Before Bedtime Bad for You?

Sleep researchers agree that exercise helps you sleep. However, popular knowledge has suggested that exercising too close to bedtime is bad for sleep, keeping you awake longer. Here’s the argument for why exercising too close to bedtime can disturb your sleep: At night, your body temperature lowers slightly signaling to your body that it is ... [Read more...]