Prior to working as the BuildWell graduate assistant, I thought of health and wellbeing as being physically and mentally healthy. Since working with Buildwell, I have realized the importance of not only taking care of my physical and mental health, but also being mindful of what I put into my body, and the effects that financial stress and my environment play in my overall health.
The Build Well theme seeks to identify, plan, and implement best practices for active and safe transit (especially walking and bicycling); facilitate physical activity in everyday activities, expand clean and green campus spaces; and build campus awareness about the built environment.
Cynthia Maguire, MS, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Jill Eckardt, Director of University Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services
The Eat Well theme strives to enhance nutrition education, increase access and availability of healthy foods and beverages on campus, and support innovative projects, such as gardens, to help reach our positive nutrition goals.
Carolyn Moore, Ph.D., Nutrition & Food Sciences
Kathleen Davis, Ph.D., Nutrition & Food Sciences
The Mind Well theme aims to promote mental wellbeing, resilience, social connectedness, and creative coping strategies throughout the community.
Lisa Grubbs, Ph.D., Counseling and Development
Linda Louden, Ph.D., Dallas Counseling Center
The Move Well theme brings together physical activity programs with the goal of increasing participation by students, faculty, and staff. We hope to inspire additional programming, increase educational opportunities about how to take the lead in improving one’s own physical fitness, and how to support one another in reaching these goals.
Katherine Coffey, Ph.D., Kinesiology
Sarah Gamblin, MFA, Dance
Beth Palmer, Ph.D., Executive Director of Pioneer Hall and TWU Fitness & Recreation
The Spend Well theme seeks to expand financial literacy and wellbeing, awareness of savings, and a culture of abundance.
Catherine Dutton, Ph.D., Family and Consumer Sciences
Karen Trail, MBA, Coordinator Admissions/Financial Aid, TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Science Dallas Center
I started concentrating on finding a healthy life balance through consistent fitness, mindful practices such as yoga & meditation, and self-awareness practices (like a gratitude journal). These don’t take nearly as much effort and sacrifice as it might sound, but they have made a HUGE difference on my ability to navigate school and family and all of the stresses that are associated with that.
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