Student Health and Wellness Programs

October 2021 Stall Talk

Student Health and Wellness Programs Stall Talk: Gratitude

Start each day with a grateful heart...

E mahalo kākou i ka mea loa‘a.
(Let us be thankful for what we have.)
‘A‘ohe lokomaika‘i i nele i ka pāna‘i.
(No kind heart lacks a reward.) #177

What is Gratitude?

Gratitude is the expression of appreciation for what one has.

Why Gratitude?

Feeling grateful boosts happiness and fosters both physical and psychological health; therefore, shifting the emotional tone of our life in profound ways.

How to Practice Gratitude:

  1. Write a list of 3 things that you are grateful for every morning or night
  2. Notice the qualities that you appreciate in your family, friends, and in yourself
  3. Write thank you notes/express your appreciation for those in your life
  4. Notice the sensations of gratitude and allow it to fill your body
  5. Start a gratitude journal

Want to connect more?

  • Connect anonymously with college students around the globe with Talk Campus: talkcampus
  • Connect with us on Instagram: @uhh_shwp
  • UH Hilo Counseling Services is available for in-person and online conversations. *emergency information below

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month._

Check out UH Hilo’s Title IX office to get involved._

In an emergency, call 911

  • UH Hilo Counseling Services (808) 932-7465
  • Student Services Center E-203 7:45 am to 4:30 pm
  • Student Medical Services (808) 932-7369
  • Campus Center 212
  • UH Hilo Confidential Advocate, Kekai Lindsey (808) 932-7958
  • UH Hilo Security (808) 974-7911

Crisis Resources and Support

  • Crisis Line of Hawaii (24-hour, 7 days a week) 1-(800) 753-6879
  • Crisis Text Line Text "ALOHA" to 741741
  • YWCA 24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: (808) 935-0677

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