Health and Wellness

Facing Life’s Challenges

Dealing with Change

It is natural for organisms in nature to gravitate toward homeostasis or equilibrium. Change, whether positive or negative, requires us to adapt, adopt, alter or accept. Change is inevitable.


According to the National Institute on Mental Health, more than 20 million Americans suffer from depression annually. Of those suffering from depression, more than 80% can be treated successfully.

Email Stress Can Create A Mess

E-mail is a convenient form of communication, but it has its limitations and associated problems. For example, it can be stressful to receive an e-mail from someone that has a "tone" that feels harsh or attacking. The sender may not have intended to convey his or her message in that way, but the receiver may misinterpret or puzzle over the actual intent of the message.

Establishing Effective Personal Boundaries

The term “boundary” is used often but it is not always understood or properly-executed. A physical boundary is a wall or a barrier between two things. It keeps property separated so it is clear who owns it or with whom it belongs. A psychological boundary is not all that different.

Financial Literacy Crossword

​Learning about how to establish financial health can be daunting. Vanderbilt Human Resources has a fun way to help you educate yourself on ways to save money and get the most out of your Vanderbilt benefits.

Financial Resilience

​Becoming stable, fiscally, requires income and a skillset to manage your financial resources.

Healthier Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

The words “holiday” and “stress” do not belong together. A holiday is supposed to be a time when a person relaxes, participates in fun activities, gets some distance from day-to-day hassles, and spends time with family or loved ones. The reality is that even positive events can cause stress, and demands or changes in routine are often unavoidable.

Legal Resources

From time to time, life happens and each of us may have the need for expert legal advice (wills, trusts, divorce, disputes, contracts, and other services.)

Managing Your Cash Flow

The Personal Cash Flow Management video is a taping from a recent class offered at Vanderbilt. The video provides information to give people the tools to think about, design, and implement an effective cash flow for their personal finances.


Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining nonjudgmental awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.

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