WELLynx at Lesley University

Lesley's heath and wellness initiative supporting staff, faculty, and students.
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Finding Happiness By Cultivating Positive Emotions

Most scientists who study emotions focus on negative states: depression, anxiety, fear. Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson has spent more than 20 years investigating the relatively uncharted terrain of positive emotions, which she says can make us healthier and happier if we take time to cultivate them.


2014 is a mid-term election year. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are contested, as well as 36 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats. Gubernatorial elecetions will be held in 36 states and three territories, along with many state and local races.

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Business leaders pay a great deal of attention to communication. Mastering what you need to say and how you need to say it are important factors if you’re going to be an effective communicator. However, one element of spoken communication is often overlooked—the way you speak.

We’ve all heard people whose voices are too grating, soft, or fake. Some people’s speech is so unpleasant that they undermine the speaker’s message entirely. However, you can take steps to improve the quality, tone, and expression of your voice, and how you express yourself vocally. It just takes a little know-how and practice.

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Cure A Headache

this might actually work!

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Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate in weekly Mindfulness Mondays facilitated by Associate Professor Nancy Waring. Sessions cover Mindfulness Meditation instructions, practice, and discussion.

Upcoming dates:

  • Monday, September 22
  • Monday, September 29
  • Monday, October 6
  • Monday, October 20
  • Monday, October 27
  • Monday, November 3 

Time: 4–5 p.m.

Place: Meditation Room, 3 Phillips Place, Brattle campus, first floor 

Come as you are and as often as you like. Walk-ins welcome! Please RSVP for each session to nwaring AT lesley.edu. 


Tuning out distractions doesn’t mean checking out; in fact, what you’re piping through your headphones may actually help you concentrate.

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You are all cordially invited to attend the “Speak About It” presentation regarding issues related to Title IX.  Lesley is committed to the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff.  

“Speak About It” – Skits September 16, 2014 at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00 p.m. in Marran Theater

Speak About It is a performance-based presentation about consent, boundaries and healthy relationships that is designed specifically for a college audience. Using a combination of humorous yet provocative skits, interactive dialogue, and powerful monologues, Speak About It is an hour-long performance that addresses consent, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. Each of the actors in the five-person show undergoes sexual assault training and speaks passionately, onstage and off, about the importance of sexual assault prevention. Speak About It is the wisdom of an array of mistakes, misfortunes, successes, and perspectives; a compilation of true stories that captures what healthy sex can and should look like, and how to spark dialogues about it.