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Harper Wellness

Harper Wellness

Harper College is committed to providing a campus culture and environment that strives to promote and enhance the overall wellness of its students, staff, faculty and surrounding community. Harper Wellness provides various programs, events and resources so everyone is supported and best prepared to LEARN WELL. WORK WELL. and LIVE WELL.

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Spiritual wellness refers to our ability to develop congruence between our own values and actions. Moreover, this wellness dimensions allows individuals to define purpose in their lives and make meaning of certain life events Spiritual Wellness is about exploring and establishing our own personal morals, ethics and what we stand for as individuals in the world. Read More

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The coronavirus may be making scary national headlines at the moment, but we should all be thinking about ways to protect ourselves from the flu as well. Those that have been affected by the coronavirus thus far have traveled to the region of China where the virus first appeared. The flu, on the other hand, is very active in the US right now. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 15 million people have fallen ill from the flu. Read More

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Own your awesome by checking in with yourself every once in a while and taking some time out to remind yourself of all the things you’ve accomplished as it’s easy to overlook the day-in and day-out progress you’ve made along the way or the successes that have occurred. Read More

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There are plenty of wellness-based mobile apps out there to go around, some more helpful than others. While this is not a complete list, here are a few of my favorites that have helped me with my wellness habits. Read More

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Whether you’re at work or home, ensure that you have some of the essentials on hand at home or at work. Almonds, quinoa, chickpeas, frozen edamame, dried fruit, black beans, almond milk and frozen fruit are some of the items I usually have on hand at home or work as they are easy snacking foods. Read More

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What is well-being?

There are varying definitions for the term well-being. However, to put it simply, Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines well-being as, “the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous.”

Striving to be well and creating a sense of well-being is a lifelong and iterative process. There is no definitive endpoint. Maintaining or striving for positive well-being is the culmination of small things we can do over time to help improve or maintain our overall sense of happiness, health and resiliency.

This doesn’t mean that we can never be sick or have a bad day. Instead, when we experience those difficult moments in life, we have developed a variety of skills, knowledge and behaviors that make it easier to bounce back and manage those moments. To learn more, see our Wellness Dimensions page.

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Contact Us

Harper Wellness
Building M M-2409
847.925.6963

Parking: The parking lot located nearest to the Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (Building M) is Lot 1. Students and visitors may park in parking spaces marked by yellow lines in our surface lots—no parking permit required. Red and blue spaces require a faculty/staff parking permit.

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