A Heart for Resilience: In Review
March 19th, 2019 – Notes From Jenn
Four weeks ago, we celebrated and shared the U!Shine story at the A Heart for Resilience fundraising event, and it was a lovely success! We had over 100 friends join us that evening at the beautiful Skyline Building to hear about how they can start shifting the conversation around mental health in their communities and at universities across the country.Read More
Growth: Excruciatingly extraordinary
January 9th, 2019 – U!Shine Vienna
From Holly Kooi and Michelle Terese Hrvat, Co-Founders of U!Shine Vienna.
If you’ve been following our dream for U!Shine Vienna from the beginning, then you know 2018 was a huge year for us. It was a year all about building: Working to get U!Vie (our self-dubbed nickname) founded as a legal entity, gathering a team, opening a bank account, creating a website, finding our voice on social media, and networking among a number of other exciting moments.
2018: Jenn's Year in Review
January 3rd, 2019 – Notes From Jenn
It’s hard to believe another year has whizzed by! The U!Shine team continues to be so grateful for all you do to support our mission of bringing mental and emotional health programs and resources to high school and university students. The past year has been full of connecting with students and the community, as well as starting new programs. I know it's a lot to keep up with, so here’s a quick recap --a highlight reel, if you will-- of what we’ve been up to this past year and what you’ve helped build:Read More
On forming new goals: Set yourself up for success.
January 1st, 2019 – Conversations
Well, it’s that time of year again-- I don’t know about you, but I get a thrill from drafting my New Year’s Resolutions every January. There’s something about the possibility of becoming a better, more well-rounded person in the upcoming year that energizes and inspires me.Read More
A Note from Jenn on Depression
October 17th, 2018 – Notes From Jenn
Today, I will admit, is a heavier article than I generally share, but in light of the loss our culture has experienced over the past several months, I thought it was fitting to spend a little time with the realities of depression.
Here I am not discussing “the blues,” but diagnosed clinical depression. The “blues” is generally situational and usually doesn’t last very long. We ALL experience blues at one point or another. However, depression is different. Depression occurs when symptoms like hopelessness, irritability, or feelings of emptiness last longer than two weeks and affect daily functioning.