Well-being resources

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Honoring humanity in the face of adversity

This list of resources for educators, leaders and community members is updated weekly to support well-being as we come together to respond to adversity in a way that puts the social and emotional needs of humans at the center of our solutions.

A certain amount of fear and anxiety is normal in a crisis situation, and we need to honor and value the thoughts and feelings of others as we navigate the uncertainty of this experience. As we take meaningful action to ensure the safety of all humans in our communities, we can engage our hearts, hands and minds to allow us to collaboratively care for and consider the social, emotional and physical well-being of ourselves and of others.

Gratitude for Well-Being:

One way to nurture well-being is to practice gratitude. When we cultivate gratitude, we begin to see positive effects on our physical health, on our psychological well-being and on our relationships with others. In this moment of pause, we have an opportunity to begin creating habitual practices around gratitude with some daily activities. One way you can start is by creating a gratitude journal, which seems simple and basic, but can have overwhelming benefits. Looking for something more? Take this five-day gratitude challenge from TED that also features TED Talks on the importance of each challenge. There are many practices that can be done from home, but don’t forget to get creative with online and virtual options, too. Gratitude definitely has a positive effect on us, and can even have a lasting impact on our brains with many psychological benefits.

We’d love to hear about your experiences practicing gratitude. Send us an email with pictures or descriptions at pi@asu.edu and you may see it featured here!

Access more resources from the university at ASU for You — Options for every learner, at any age.

As we continue to do our best each day amid fear, worry, anxiousness, hurt and heartbreak, grasping for love and healing is critical. Access the document below to share art, readings, videos or other media that have brought you meaning. These words, songs and prayers are offerings that provide radical hope and sustenance for our minds, spirits and souls.

Love and Healing Syllabus

While it may seem as if the difficulties we are all experiencing in this time of uncertainty are pervasive, one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our children during this challenging time is practice gratitude. Gratitude not only helps us shift our thinking in ways that encourage us to recognize the personal support systems in our lives, it can also have a positive effect on the immune system, reduce anxiety, and move us to think beyond ourselves. The intentional practice of gratitude can bring our hearts and our minds together, reducing stress and preparing us for effective decision making.

As we are navigating such an uncertain time in our history, we will be faced with the need to make decisions that not only affect ourselves, but will affect others. It’s essential in times of heightened anxiety that we minimize automatic reactions that can result in unintended consequences that harm others or ourselves. We can take the time to pause, and respond in an ethical way that attempts to meet the needs of all involved.

Practicing compassion and providing opportunities for our children to engage empathy will ensure our choices and our actions are centered on the well-being of all affected by our decisions. Reports of racism and xenophobia often surface during mass panic, and the practice of empathy helps us to remember our common humanity. Empathy can be cognitively challenging for people to exhibit, but it can be taught, and times like this are a prime opportunity to encourage each other and our children to practice empathy for others.

Like gratitude, practicing empathy also helps us to engage in intentional decision making which supports the maintenance of an open mind, integrity and justice in order to respond to morally challenging situations in a meaningful and responsible manner.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought our interconnectedness as humans to the forefront. Our actions as individuals carry consequences — positive and negative — for the larger population and sometimes personal sacrifices for the greater good are necessary. On a larger scale, what’s most beneficial for the collective may exacerbate or create new problems for some groups of people, as we’re seeing with school closures.

While it is our best chance for slowing the spread of the virus, social distancing has a huge impact on businesses and workers, in addition to other unintended consequences. Engaging diverse perspectives helps us recognize the possible unintended consequences and provides an opportunity to work together to generate solutions. Listening to a diversity of voices helps us learn from others’ lived experience, understand where our help is needed and what help actually looks like in a given context, from hospitals to community businesses.

We can look up stories of people who are helping their communities in creative ways and spend time with our children talking about these everyday heroes. This is a great opportunity to share with our children the benefits of being of service to others. Altruism helps the community, and is also a great way to address anxiety and increase happiness.

How do we ensure we are prepared to see the truth in the situation and value the interconnectedness of our actions?

In a time of uncertainty, it is especially important that we value quality of information when seeking the truth. However, we must also take the time to be patient and relax as we pursue the data and facts. As individuals and a society, we must tell fact from fiction in order to inform our decision-making and actions. This allows us to recognize the interconnectedness of our environment and begin looking at the larger system at play. This is an opportunity for us to engage in systems thinking to realize how intertwined we all are.

With all of this new information and data being thrown at us from multiple directions and sources, it is also imperative that we take the time to reflect and engage in compassionate practices for ourselves and others around us. This is a time for us to come together and support each other as we navigate the emotions, feelings and actions that come with uncertainty. One way to achieve this is through the practice of mindfulness.

ASU’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience is hosting Midday Mindfulness Sessions: Caring and Connection in the Time of COVID-19, from noon – 1 p.m. (MST). These sessions are free and open to the public.

Join this hour of contemplation on YouTube, and visit the center’s website for the weekly schedule, more information, and additional resources.

Staying centered and connected is essential as we navigate uncertainty. The world is throwing all kinds of curve balls at us right now, so learning how to build resilience as adults will help us to support our children to get back up when they feel like life is knocking them down.

Uncertainty can also bring up a tremendous amount of anxiety, especially right now for teens and tweens who are concerned about the coronavirus and how it may affect them and the people they love. Having strategies to help teens manage this anxiety will help them find some comfort in the face of difficulty.

Many of the structures and schedules students rely on will be interrupted in the coming weeks. It’s essential that our children feel secure. Having resources to help children cope with the uncertainty will allow us as caregivers to foster a sense of safety when our kiddos are feeling ungrounded.

Fear comes when we do not have the information we need to understand a situation. This goes for children as well. Talking with our kids about the coronavirus in a way that is age appropriate and understandable will give them the information they need to understand what is going on around them. Connection and engagement with the important people in their lives such as family, friends, and caregivers, can also provide a sense of comfort. We don’t need to go at this alone, we can help each other to de-stress and let off some steam during these difficult times.

This last point is essential…

Let’s not forget that it’s important to maintain human connection to avoid a feeling of isolation. We can still enjoy the company of others even when we are asked to stay home and keep a physical distance from social gatherings. This is a chance to engage our creativity and use technology in ways that will allow us to stay connected. Remember, even during ominous times, it’s okay — even necessary, to play and have fun.

Virtual dance party, anyone?

Note: The following updates with new resources and activities will now be posted and shared in an every other week format.

Week of June 29, 2020

Activities for Well-Being

The summer heat in Arizona keeps many kids indoors. If you’re looking for fun activities, check out the Activity Books from the ASU Center for Child Well-Being. You can also find a virtual trip to an art museum, a virtual field trip to a zoo and a book list.

ASU offers many free online events as well, like this one about research in the age of coronavirus from the Adaptation, Resiliency and Care series offered by the Institute for Humanities Research.

“Research in the age of coronavirus has come with new and unexpected challenges. What can we learn about adaptation and resilience to continue our research with realistic optimism?”

Keep pushing forward, and never let a crisis go to waste.



Week of June 15, 2020

Activities for Well-Being

If you have a listening ear and a curious mind, there are several recent podcasts produced by ASU departments, including MLFTC’s own Slice of PI, available on Apple Podcasts and other podcast apps. Keeping community conversations going, Project Humanities has now released their podcast, Talking, Listening and Podcasting with Dr. Neal Lester. Learn more and check out the schedule here.

If you’re interested in other digital events from ASU, LearningMan 2020 is an experimental fusion of hands-on learning, storytelling, tech hacks and the good kind of shenanigans. In short, it's a total camp. Summer camp! This weeklong series of events will convene a global community of education changemakers to push the creative envelope for how we serve students and advance learner success. You can even get a summer camp kit!



Week of June 1, 2020

Activities for Well-Being

Paying attention to your mental well-being is just as important as watching after your physical well-being. When we’re stuck in front of a computer all day, or experiencing other stress at home or at work, it may be valuable to take a compassion break, or participate in an activity like Three Good Things from the Greater Good Science Center. This is a way to tune in to the positive events in your life in only about 10 minutes per day. Reflecting on positive things as well as gratitude help contribute to our happiness levels. For an in-depth listen on the Science of Happiness, check out this podcast along with others drawing on connectedness and the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness and awe.

If you’re curious how viruses work, or have other biology-related curiosities, you can “Ask a Biologist” at Arizona State University for more information. The site also includes access to science-related puzzles and games for further learning. To hear about what ASU is doing specifically regarding COVID-19 testing, watch this YouTube video, Testing our way through the COVID-19 pandemic: Devils in the Details: Arizona State University.

Story of the Week:

This week’s story of Remote Resilience comes from ASU’s UTO office: Mindful Minutes Keep UTO Centered as ASU Enters Hybrid Modalities



Week of May 18, 2020

Practices and activities for well-being

  1. Looking for things to do with kids and family? The ASU Art Museum is finding exciting ways to virtually connect with the community through weekly storytime and art-at-home projects that are educational and easy to complete with supplies you already have. Learn more.
  2. The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have released their ninth annual compilation of books recommended to students by faculty and staff members. Like every year before, their challenge was the same: choose books that point the way to vital knowledge or teach useful, life-changing lessons — or simply recommend a book with a gripping plot that takes readers to fascinating places and times. See the complete list.

Stories of resilience in the ASU community and beyond 

  1. Are you a leader in your community, your career or in your household? Resilient leaders often have to shift organizational mindsets, navigate uncertainties, and invest in building trust to develop a recovery playbook that serves as a solid foundation for the post-COVID future. Read about the essence of what makes a resilient leader, or, read the first article in this series about resilient leadership and responding to the COVID crisis. 
  2. Parents from across the ASU enterprise have come together to celebrate the ups and help with the downs of this unprecedented time. Here are first-hand stories of what it’s like to run a household, be a teacher, a chef and balance your ASU life at the same time.



Week of May 11, 2020

The Love and Healing Syllabus is now a summer course! HED 598 (47661)

When: Summer Session B (July 1 – Aug. 11)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:25 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.

Course Description: As many of us do our best each day amid fear, worry, anxiousness, hurt and heartbreak, grasping for love and healing is critical. This course provides radical hope and sustenance for our minds and hearts, in higher education and in our homes and communities. This is not a typical higher education graduate course. It asks all of us to deeply reflect upon ourselves and our relationship with others and this land. We will explore love and healing, the incommensurate and often contingent ways love and healing influence how we engage in higher education and the world around us today and into tomorrow.

Practices and activities for well-being

  1. Congratulations graduates! Check out virtual, online ceremonies for ASU Commencement and MLFTC Convocation along with additional celebrations on ASU’s official graduation page. Visit the Commencement FAQs for additional information and support.
  2. With this crisis and the accompanying uncertainty, the lives and jobs of teachers have radically shifted. It’s important to know how to support teachers’ emotional needs and how schools can develop a plan to help teachers who are feeling anxious and overwhelmed.
  3. Thought Huddle from ASU Now is a podcast highlighting thinkers and doers who are devoted to creating meaningful impact. It explores ideas, tells stories and helps make sense of our complicated and beautiful world. The latest episodes have been devoted to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Looking for additional resources to support kids and their learning? Arizona PBS KIDS features an array of programming to help young children master important skills, including reading and basic math, science and problem-solving, and emotional skills.

Stories of resilience in the ASU community and beyond

  1. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting new and unforeseen pressures on all of us. Whether it’s trying to telework while the kids are screaming in another room or dealing with the loss of a job, this new normal is taxing our inner resources. Ann Masten, a professor in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, has spent more than 40 years studying human resilience. In her podcast, Speaking of Psychology, she offers insights and tips on how to tap your inner resilience and build it in your own family.
  2. As the weeks continue, many of us are feeling the stress of working from home. Balancing home and work life can be tricky at any time, but overwhelming emotions and uncertainty can lead to burnout. Check out this article on how to cope from the CDC: Employees: How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic. For more tips on maintaining mental health and wellness, check out this article on workplace mental health.

Staying informed

  1. Some businesses in Arizona will be able to reopen this week, but it is still important to maintain social distancing and comply with sanitation guidelines. From ABC15, read how local businesses are preparing to help the public transition back into public spaces and what to expect when restaurants open. And stay informed with the latest information about the COVID crisis in Arizona.

Other businesses are also trying to protect their customers. Find out how people are flying during the pandemic, and how gyms will reopen when they’re given the go-ahead.



Week of May 4, 2020

The Love and Healing Syllabus is now a summer course! HED 598 (47661)

When: Summer Session B (July 1 – Aug. 11, 2020)

Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:25 – 7:10 p.m.

Course description: As many of us continue to do our best each day amid fear, worry, anxiousness, hurt and heartbreak, grasping for love and healing is critical. This course provides radical hope and sustenance for our minds and hearts, in higher education and in our homes and communities. This is not a typical higher education graduate course. It asks all of us to deeply reflect upon ourselves and our relationships with others and this land. We will explore love and healing, the incommensurate and often contingent ways love and healing influences how we engage in higher education and the world around us today and into tomorrow.

Practices and activities for well-being

  1. Sapiens Plurum and the Future of Life Institute conduct an annual short-fiction contest, opening on Earth Day of each year. The purpose of the contest is to entice authors to conceive of the future in terms of desirable outcomes and imagine how we might get there. Learn more about this year’s prompt, prize amounts and submission deadlines.
  2. As most of us continue working from home in a remote environment, ASU’s professional development office offers remote working tips including managing remote teams, parenting and working from home, and virtual meeting tips that are beneficial for anyone working remotely.
  3. Peace on Purpose is a partnership between the United Nations Foundation and Lululemon that provides humanitarian and development workers with mindfulness tools designed to support their own well-being, so they can continue to care for others. These simple, evidence-based practices equip people responding to the world’s biggest challenges with resources to respond to adversity, uncertainty and rapid change.
  4. During hard times like crisis or grief, the typical “How are you?” may ring hollow as we are all dealing with dramatic and widespread stressors. The typical response of “I’m good” or “I’m fine” doesn’t hold real truth or meaning for many in our current situation. So what should we say instead? From The Atlantic: What to Ask Instead of ‘How Are You?’ During a Pandemic.
  5. Are you happy at work? Take this quiz from The Greater Good Magazine. When you're done, you'll get your happiness-at-work score, along with ideas for cultivating more happiness at work.

Stories of resilience in the ASU community and beyond

  1. Innovating Higher Education for the Greater Good is a new series presented in collaboration with Ashoka U, that will highlight a number of case studies from leaders in higher education, presenting stories, strategies and lessons in rewiring higher education’s purpose, relevance and business models.
  2. Are Zoom meetings tiring you out? Here are some ideas for recovery to ensure your mental and physical well-being.
  3. ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions has begun the Watts Care Calling Campaign, in which Watts students volunteer to call their fellow students to find out how they are and how they were faring amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staying informed

  1. You might be keeping up with local Arizona coronavirus news, but how do you stay balanced while also staying informed? Gathering information might make you feel in control, but it can also lead to feeling overwhelmed. An MD from the Harvard Medical School explains How To Limit Your News Consumption While Staying Informed by providing actionable steps to “parent” yourself.



Week of April 27

Practices and activities for well-being

  1. Us in Flux is a new series presented by the Center for Science and the Imagination featuring stories and virtual discussions about community, collaboration and collective imagination in times of transformative change. Read the first short story and learn more about the series
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased uncertainty and anxiety at a global scale. The extended moment we are in provides us with a potentially once in a lifetime opportunity to increase our global empathy — to practice radical compassion — and to pay attention to our collective well-being.
  3. Looking for ways to stay connected to Sun Devil Athletics? Check out their latest page, Sun Devils At Home, which features Zoom backgrounds, at-home workouts, feature stories and more.
  4. With increased anxiety and worry present in our everyday lives, this workbook could be a helpful tool to help you build resilience.
  5. Check out this playlist from Spotify featuring artists from the One World: Together At Home global broadcast and digital special to support frontline health care workers and the World Health Organization. Spotify will donate proceeds from its streams, and it’s free to listen. 

Stories of resilience in the ASU community and beyond 

  1. ASU students create peer support circles in order to connect students who are experiencing the same struggles during remote learning and the changes in their university lives and environment.
  2. The Navajo Nation, hit hard by COVID-19, has come together to protect its most vulnerable. For more stories about how local agencies and employees are stepping up to help those in need, check out these videos from Arizona Horizon on Arizona PBS.

Staying informed

  1. Continue to stay informed from the nation’s most trusted news source, and get live updates about the pandemic, new information about coronavirus, and updates from the U.S. and global news about reopening public spaces with live updates from NPR News.
  2. ASU is staying active in the fight against coronavirus. Researchers from around our campuses are creating testing kits (listen to why testing is key here), analyzing the potential for coronavirus in wastewater and finding creative solutions to support those on the front lines. Learn more about groundbreaking research going on at ASU Knowledge Enterprise

ASU will be celebrating graduation with students and families this spring. Although the ceremonies may be different, we will still have the opportunity to remotely honor what graduates have accomplished. Find more information about online graduation ceremonies here, and check out commencement FAQs for information about which ceremonies will take place and how to attend.

Week of April 20

As we continue to do our best each day amid fear, worry, anxiousness, hurt and heartbreak, grasping for love and healing is critical. Access this Love and Healing Syllabus to share art, readings, videos or other media that have brought you meaning. These words, songs and prayers are offerings that provide radical hope and sustenance for our minds, spirits and souls.

Practices and activities for well-being

  1. Empathy, kindness and compassion are all essential to our society, especially right now. Access science-based practices from Greater Good in Education for activities in cultivating mindfulness and maintaining social and emotional well-being.
  2. Isolation goes against the very grain of being human. Learn how to regulate your emotions without denying our current reality.
  3. Brené Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of “The Gifts of Imperfection,” “Daring Greatly,” “Rising Strong,” “Braving the Wilderness” and “Dare to Lead.” Check out her new podcast series, “Unlocking Us,” for conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are so we can live, love, parent and lead with more courage and heart.

Stories of resilience in the ASU community and beyond 

  1. The ASU Alumni Association and Sun Devil Athletics invites you to a webinar about resilience: “In these uncertain times, we all need a little motivation to get through the day. On April 30, Join ASU alumnus Anthony Robles for a live Zoom webinar. The NCAA wrestling champion, ESPN sports commentator, author and motivational speaker will share his strategies for overcoming life’s obstacles and staying fit with at-home workouts. Viewers will have a chance to ask questions following the webinar.”
  2. With so much uncertainty and ambiguity occurring in our lives today, it can be helpful to understand the science of why uncertainty is so hard on our brains, and how we can learn to cope with the unknown. 
  3. ASU and the city of Tempe painted the A on “A Mountain” blue to honor health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 crisis as part of the Light AZ Blue initiative. ASU is also supporting health care providers with an initiative to design, produce and distribute critically needed personal protective equipment and other medical supplies. Also, find out what MLFTC’s students are doing to support medical workers in the Navajo Nation.

Staying informed

  1. This story highlights the realities of inequality among college students as the virus is exposing some of the challenges they face. 
  2. Stay informed with daily updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
  3. Scientists, medical experts and state leaders are taking on the tall task of reopening the economy. But what will it take to get back to work safely? Experts detail what it will take to reopen Arizona in this latest article.



Week of April 13

Practices and activities for well-being

  1. Looking for something fun to do at home that supports our local community? The annual Scottsdale Arts Festival has gone virtual this year with online access to various artists’ work and exhibits.
  2. It’s important to continue activities and practices that nurture our own well-being and that of those close to us as well. Suggestions of activities with helpful how-to guides include tools for staying calm, gratitude meditation, expressive writing and steps for navigating kids’ emotions.
  3. With so much of our daily lives occurring on screens and digitally, here is a long list of fun activities you can do at home to combat boredom but that require you to step away from the screen.
  4. Isolation can be challenging for all of us right now. Check out this list of social distancing tips and suggestions from an isolation pro, NASA astronaut and ASU’s Global Explorer in Residence Cady Coleman.

Stories of resilience in the ASU community and beyond

  1. As we “shelter in place,” there may be an opportunity to think a little more deeply about life. In our go-go-go world, we rarely get the chance to stop and consider the big drivers of our happiness and our sense of purpose. Follow these scientific “equations” for a happy life and well-being — even during the pandemic.
  2. Humans adapt to survive, and staying connected has become one of our most important “survival techniques” at this time. This article from The New Yorker observes, “Across the globe, a coronavirus culture is emerging, spontaneously and creatively, to deal with public fear, restrictions on daily life and the tedious isolation of quarantine.”
  3. With many schools moving to distance learning, here are some of the ways kids can make the most of their education to continue learning and thriving in this new environment.

Staying informed

  1. ASU’s Global Engagement and Global Security Initiative brings you tips about combating misinformation, including guidance on what to listen to and what to filter out. ASU Now also offers ways to protect yourself against misinformation and quick tips to determine what is necessary and accurate in the news.
  2. Check the latest local news on coronavirus, with a link to the latest White House coronavirus briefing, and ensure your face mask works effectively by following the CDC Guidelines on the use of cloth face coverings.



Week of April 6, 2020

Practices and activities for well-being

  1. Mindful media consumption means choosing what your children watch. Reviews from Common Sense Media give you the information you need to make the best choices for your family. CSM’s picks are entertaining and rated to help you decide whether they're age-appropriate for your kids. For continued learning at home, check out this New York Times list of family-friendly documentaries that illuminate the wonders of the natural world.
  2. Feeling stiff while working from home? Use this YouTube video, “Yoga At Your Desk,” for a quick, 10-minute stretch.
  3. During stressful times, we need the arts more than ever. ASU Gammage’s Digital Connections offer free access to open mics, virtual masterclasses and lunchtime talks with Broadway stars.

Stories of resilience in the ASU community and beyond

  1. In Talking, listening and connecting from a distance, Project Humanities’ Neal Lester explains how showing humanity to our fellow human beings is crucial at this time.
  2. With the closure of many schools, there are now children at home who counted on schools for daily meals. Some school leaders are working hard to make sure kids have food to eat.
  3. With stay-at-home guidelines extending through April, ASU professor and researcher Michael Berstein shares tips for staying sane and thriving at home from his own self-quarantine experience.

Staying informed

  1. The health of the Sun Devil community is a top priority at ASU. The ASU Health Services website, the university’s official source of information about the novel coronavirus, is updated weekly with information and important tips and precautions you can take to stay healthy.
  2. The spread of the coronavirus, the constant stream of news about it and social distancing are taking a toll on many people’s mental health. Anxiety, stress and depression could be on the rise for some of us, so it’s important to know how to rein in our worrying so that it's helpful, not debilitating. Listen to this roundtable discussion to find coping methods and strategies that work for you.



Week of March 30, 2020

Practices and activities for well-being

  1. This time of uncertainty can be even more challenging for children who may have many questions about the coronavirus. In the podcast, The Daily: A Kids' Guide to Coronavirus, experts answer questions kids ask, such as “What color is coronavirus?” and “Can dogs get it?”
  2. Feeling overwhelmed, unsure and maybe even irritable? You’re not alone. In times of stress it can be helpful to understand our own reactions and those of others, and what we can do to create a greater sense of resilience and balance in our lives. Watch a recording of a virtual workshop from ASU’s Employee Assistance Office, “Stress and Resilience with COVID-19.”

Stories of resilience in the ASU community and beyond

  1. ASU’s University Technology Office continues to gather success stories of “Remote Resilience.” This week, UTO features a story on how members of ASU’s staff and faculty are utilizing the communication tool, Slack, to stay connected for work-related updates as well as social ones.
  2. A smile is our best weapon. A sense of humor when facing adversity is our most useful and gratifying tool. Read about growing through adversity using humor and a positive attitude.

Staying informed

  1. Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research. The Mayo Clinic News Network site is updated regularly with information on the crisis from Mayo Clinic experts.
  2. Psychologists say what a lot of us are feeling these days is a form of grief. Two recent articles provide ideas on honoring that feeling and regaining equilibrium: from NPR, “Coronavirus has upended our world. It's OK to grieve,” and from the Harvard Business Review, “That discomfort you’re feeling is grief.”



Week of March 23, 2020

Practices and activities for well-being

  1. The ASU Center for Child Well-Being offers “The Germfighter's Guide to COVID-19,” a free resource with cute illustrations, activities and puzzles that teach kids best practices for staying healthy.
  2. Greater Good magazine shares scientific research that can help promote a happier, more compassionate society. Their resource page, updated regularly, is Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus.
  3. The Phoenix Symphony is partnering with ASU’s Central Sound at Arizona PBS to broadcast concerts on Monday evenings at 7 (MST). Gather with family and friends remotely for performances from the Phoenix Symphony’s “Classic Series” concerts.

Stories of resilience in the ASU community and beyond

  1. The collective innovation of ASU faculty and staff has demonstrated remarkable adaptability during this crisis. To celebrate the good, the University Technology Office gathers stories of “Remote Resilience” from the ASU community.
  2. An ASU alumnus at the local restaurant chain Someburros is delivering food to first responders and health workers in our community.

Staying informed

Conscientious consumption of news and mindful media exposure can reduce anxiety and stress during a crisis. Here are two resources for putting the news in context:

  1. Arizona PBS and ASU offer information for families, children and educators, including the Coronavirus reporting and resource collection and PBS NewsHour answers your questions about the coronavirus.
  2. Equitable and inclusive contributions to the discussion about the crisis are important. KJZZ sought a variety of voices for “Why Coronavirus Coverage Makes High-Risk Individuals Feel 'Disposable.’”