February 2022, Week 2


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WBI Weekly Digest

Love Yourself

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love
and affection.” —Buddha

Love Yourself

With Valentine’s next Monday, it is important to talk about loving the most
important person in your life. You. Saying ‘love yourself’ is an easy thing
to say but a hard thing to do. Just like your relationship and love for
others, you need to be realistic and work on your relationship with
yourself. Not every conversation with yourself will be nice. Being able to
feel pain and accept your emotions is a starting point to loving yourself.
If you are numb to your emotions how could you possible love yourself.

After you opened yourself up to self-evaluation, you can begin to learn
from these emotions. Self-reflect on what is the cause of these emotions.
Once you open up a dialogue with yourself, you begin to learn about the
true you.

Then, treat yourself with loving actions. Ask “What can I do to love
myself?”. Look in the mirror and tell your reflection “good morning” or
“good night”. Give yourself words of affirmation. Do activities you enjoy

Lastly, Say no when needed. Saying no when needed can help build
self-respect and personal boundaries that are essential for self-care.

Palentines Event!

WBI is hosting a “Palentines” day event on Monday, February 14th. It will
be during the lunch hour in Auerbach. There will be be candy, games, music,
and some prizes. Come take a load off and enjoy your pals and socialize
with others.

<3 Quit playing logic games with my heart

<3 You violated the 5th Amendment when you took my heart without due process

<3 Are you a trial court? Because I find you appealing

<3 If loving you is a crime, then I’m looking for a life sentence

<3 When it comes to you, there is no logical reasoning

<3 My love for you is more than enough consideration


WBI wants to invite all to come enjoy the Minnesota Winter and ice skate
Saturday, February 12th to Centennial Lake Parks. We will be skating at 3
pm (weather permitting). We have a GroupMe to schedule rides for those that
can’t drive. Join here: https://groupme.com/join_group/85219807/AWyyeyhL

WBI also has a Running Group and a Basketball group for those who want to
be active with other students on times that fit their schedule.

Contact Alex Jones for any inquiry about the groups or general activity
ideas! [log in to unmask]

The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
<https://www.csh.umn.edu/> is pleased to present the first in its Wellbeing
lectures this year, Turning the Tide: Neuroscience, Spirituality and My
Path Toward Emotional Health featuring Dr. Sylvia Bartley

Date: Thursday, Feb 24

Time: 12N-1:30 PM

Cost: FREE

Register here

Dr. Bartley is an amazing change-maker both in her role at the Medtronic
Foundation and within the community. On March 1, there will also be an
informal discussion with her about her podcast, The More You Know Community
Show, how it came into being, and why she's so excited about it. In the
meantime you can check out her podcast here: Apple Podcast
https://lnkd.in/erMKXBwb and on Spotify https://lnkd.in/e4hhn97V

Do you have a professor who is not recording classes? Is it impacting your
learning or making you less cautious about your health than you should be?
We want to help! Please take this anonymous questionnaire
so that we can do our best to change this. Your email will not be recorded.
We want everyone to have the resources to look after their health without
their grades suffering.

Advice Column

Three book recommendations for self-care from Sierra. When it comes to
self-help books, the best advice I ever received was “take what you can and
leave the rest.”

Drop The Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less- By Tiffany Dufu

Do you have too much on your plate? Are you struggling with keeping up with
pleasing everyone that you don’t have time for yourself? This book may have
some guidance for you.

The Gifts of Imperfection- By Brene Brown

I love anything by Brene Brown, but this one is my favorite. Dealing with
perfectionist tedancies can lead to major procrastination and shame. This
book talks about how that happens and what to do about it.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success- By Carol Dweck

Do you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? This book will help you
understand what the difference is and how to implement a mindset shift to
help you focus on skill-building rather than grasping for just talent.

Any questions, concerns, or topics that you’d like some advice on, feel
free to submit them here
You’ll get real advice, and maybe some memes for your situation.

NAMI Connections Group for University of Minnesota Law Students

The NAMI Connection group offers peer-led support for law students living
with mental health disorders who attend the University of Minnesota Law

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group for adults with a mental
illness regardless of their diagnosis. This group is offered free of charge
and is led by trained individuals who are also in recovery – people who
understand the challenges folks with mental illness face.

This is a hybrid model. You can join in-person or via Zoom.

There is a 20 person limit. We still have plenty of room!

No need to register – simply show up!

Who: UMN law students living with mental illness

What: Peer-led support group!

When: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month; 5-6:30pm

Where: Mondale Hall Room 475

This group is completely confidential. It is not therapy.

Click here to see other NAMI Connection Groups offered in Minnesota.

"Character and Fitness" Wellness Group


   Held every Wednesday at 12:30 at Mondale Hall.

   A student-run, safe, strictly confidential, judgment-free, 12-step based
   group welcomes anyone struggling with substance use or in recovery.

   Hybrid meeting. Contact [log in to unmask] for room location and
   Zoom info, or other inquiries.

   In-person attendees must wear a mask while inside the building; see UMN's
   Face Covering Protocol

Let’s Talk  <https://counseling.umn.edu/LetsTalk>


   What: Let’s Talk Counselor in Mondale Hall

   Who: Ms. Kifaya Bishop, Multicultural Counselor from Student Counseling

   When: Every Monday from 9-11am

   Where: N160 Student Affairs suite

   No appointment necessary. Drop in.

Let's Talk is now offered 5 days a week across East and West Bank and
through Zoom. Students are able to pick which location
<https://counseling.umn.edu/LetsTalk> works best with their schedule and
select which counselor
<https://counseling.umn.edu/lets-talk-2022-counselor-bios> aligns with
their personal/professional identities/areas of expertise.

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers <https://www.mnlcl.org>


   LCL offers resources on substance use and compulsive behaviors, mental
   illness, stress, and well-being

   Support Groups <https://www.mnlcl.org/support-groups/#adhd_support>

      ADD/ADHD Support Group: 2nd and 4th Fridays at noon via Zoom
      (Pre-Registration is required for this group)

      Well-Being Group: Thursdays 12:00-1:00 via Zoom

   Need assistance now? Call 651-646-5590 or 800-525-6466

   For 24-hour phone counseling, call Sand Creek
   <https://www.mnlcl.org/services/counseling/> at 651-430-3383 or

      If asked, say you were referred by LCL

Boynton Mental Health


   To schedule your first appointment, call 612-624-1444

   Offering in-person and telehealth

   Individual and couples therapy available (10-session-per-year limit for
   each type)

   Eating disorder services, ADD/ADHD treatment, alcohol and chemical
   health services, and group therapy available

Looking for a Therapist?

Learn about the various types of mental health professionals and types of
treatments available.


   Types of Mental Health Professionals

   Types of Mental Health Treatments

Psychology Today Find a Therapist Search Tool


   Psychology Today is a great resource to find a therapist

   Filter by specific location, accepted insurance, specialty, issues, age,
   gender, sexuality, language spoken, ethnicity, faith, and more

Fast Tracker  <https://fasttrackermn.org/>


   Search tool for mental health and substance use disorder resources in

Crisis Resources <https://counseling.umn.edu/crisis-services>

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



   Text ‘MN’ 741741

   Chat Online <https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/>

   Call any time, for any reason

Sand Creek 24/7 Phone Counseling


   651-430-3383 or 888-243-5744

   If asked, say LCL referred you

Community Spaces - NEW!

Community Spaces is a new initiative at the law school! It is for anyone
who is interested in getting together with other Minnesota Law students and
building community.

Third Thursday of the Month from 12:15-1:15pm in Room 3


Third Friday of the Month from 12:15-1:15pm Virtually (

Dates: Feb 17th & 18th; March 17th & 18th; April 21st & 22nd

WBI has created a Resources Page on our website
<https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/wbi/resources> where law students can
always go to find support.

UMN Law Well-Being Initiative
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