Live Well, Be Well at Forbes
Welcome to Live Well & Be Well @ Forbes! The focus of this program is to empower students and inspire a healthy lifestyle and sense of well-being. We recognize this is an active, ongoing process and, we do not expect you to figure it out on your own. Wellness is not merely the absence of illness or distress - it is striving for positive physical, mental, and social well-being. It is a life-long process of making decisions that support a more balanced life and enable you to maximize your potential.
To support Forbesians' wellness, we are proud to offer a variety of informal and formal student-centered wellness programs and experiences throughout the year, and we welcome the participation of all Forbes residents. These will all be under the umbrella of Live Well & Be Well @ Forbes.
This is a fun, creative, inclusive program that allows all Forbesians to learn and practice lifelong healthy habits--whether you are new to wellness or a wellness warrior. We don’t expect you to figure it out all on your own! Throughout the semester we’ll offer a variety of formal and informal activities that will empower you to build practical skills in the areas of nutrition, sleep, stress management, and mindfulness. We will also have special giveaways, fun events, educational materials, and wellness workshops.
KEY GOALS FOR LIVE WELL & BE WELL:
😄 Enjoy frequent, fun, safe, and effective stress-busting activities at Forbes
💤 Optimize your sleep habits and learn how to stay well-rested
🧘 Learn how to build mindfulness practices that allow you to be more aware of the present moment
💡 Develop and improve self-monitoring skills to better cope with the demands of college life
❓ Have Questions? Contact your Assistant Dean for Student Life
Wellness Resources on Campus
- Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS)
- CPS services support the psychological well-being of the Princeton University community and are available at no cost to currently enrolled Princeton students and their eligible dependents. If you are not sure whether counseling can help, make an appointment for an initial consultation to talk about it.
- University Health Services
- Sexual Harassment/Assault Adivising, Resources, & Education (SHARE)
- The SHARE Office is a survivor-centered, trauma-informed confidential resource on campus. SHARE provides crisis response, support, short-term counseling, advocacy, education, and referral services to those dealing with incidents of interpersonal violence and abuse including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. You can call, email, https://uhs.princeton.edu/share or stop in the SHARE office to schedule an appointment or access any of the services. You can disclose as little or as much as you choose.
- Emotional Wellness
- Every first and second year Forbesian has either an RCA or an ARCA. YourA/RCA can guide you in finding the assistance you need.
- There is an RCA on-call (for non-emergencies) from 10 pm - 8 am on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during the academic year (except fall break, Thanksgiving break, winter break, and spring break). The Forbes RCA on-call number and email address is posted on the college office door or is available from your RCA. In case of an emergency, call Public Safety at 609-258-3333, or call 911.
- The Director of Student Life is available to assist students in locating the appropriate resources.
- Social and Cultural Wellness
- Stop by the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality & Cultural Understanding. The Center works to to empower, engage, and educate individuals and institutions within the University community to develop, implement, and support systems of inclusion.
- Spiritual Wellness
- Visit the Office of Religious Life.
- Sexuality & Gender Expression
- Visit the LGBT Center. The center supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students by providing community-building, education, events and initiatives.
- Visit the Women*s Center. The center's mission is to recognize and redress historic and persistent gender inequality at Princeton and beyond.
- Physical Wellness
- Check out Campus Recreation at the Dillon Gym.
Other Wellness Resources
- Take the UMatter Wellness Assessment and learn more about the Wellness Wheel.
- Free guided meditations online in English and Spanish.
- Free QuietKit meditation for beginners.
- Try these one-minute stress strategies or listen to stress reduction audio guides.
- Try these self-compassion exercises.
- Watch Brene Brown's TedTalk on The Power of Vulnerability.
- Wellness Phone Apps