Well Done!

On March 4-7, check out the morning, daytime, and primetime lineup as the Counseling Center and cosponsors take you through food, travel, sex, and more via your favorite TV shows with the most entertaining edition of Wellness Week to-date. >>Read More

Who Wants to be a Well-ionaire?
Monday, March 4, 12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Move over, Meredith—we’re saving our lifeline for March 4, as the Counseling Center hosts their own rendition of the popular TV quiz show, addressing a variety of wellness-related topics that’ll help you take care of your mind and body. Prizes will be given.

Safer Sex in the City
Monday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Whether you’re a Samantha or a Charlotte, it’s time to have safer sex in the city. Join the LGBTQA Center and Counseling Center for a talk on safe sex, with a focus on the queer community. Celiany Rivera and Zaneta Rago, the women who created the dynamic safe sex program 69 Ways to Use Saran Wrap, will answer the questions you’re afraid to ask your doctors and discuss what’s really happening in intimate spaces. Open to all.

True Life: The Clothesline Project
Tuesday, March 5, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
This week, True Life tackles an issue that affects most of us—one in every two women will be in a violent relationship. In addition, every single minute of every day more than one woman is raped in America. Whether you’re a survivor or someone who cares about one, stop by the Multipurpose Room to decorate t-shirts with themes related to stopping domestic violence, relational violence, and violence against women to be displayed in the MPR on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Top Chef: College Edition
Tuesday, March 5, 9:00 p .m.-11:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Please pack your knives and go to the Multipurpose Room to compete for culinary domination. Chefs must be either a Maria’s Tower resident or 55 John Street Foodies resident—advance sign up is required. Chefs will pick up ingredients in the MPR at 7:00 p.m. on March 4 and present their dishes to the judges at 8:30 p.m. on March 5. Whole Foods gift cards will be given to the top three dishes. Stop by and see who’s crowned Top Chef! 

Law and Order-Self Defense Unit with Brian Evans
Wednesday, March 6, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Benson and Stabler have nothing on Brian Evans, who does 1,000 one-handed push-ups daily. Inspired by the Clothesline Project: Bearing Witness to Violence Against Women, Housing’s own self-defense guru, School of Education Professor and Faculty-in-Residence Brian Evans, EdD, will teach you how to stay safe and defend yourself.                                                               

No Reservations with Brian Evans
Wednesday, March 6, 9:00 p.m.
E302, One Pace Plaza
In addition to being a martial artist, Brian Evans is also a world traveler, having done everything from helping teachers develop their mathematical problem solving abilities in Uganda to hiking the Himalayas. Find out how you can travel on the cheap and keep a tab on your finances. Refreshments will be served.

HBO Special: Flight
Thursday, March 7, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
An airline captain rolls a plane upside down to save it from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals the condition in which the pilot was flying. See the Academy Award-nominated film Flight starring Denzel Washington, followed up by a discussion on the impact of alcohol and drug use on one’s life and society. Pizza, popcorn, and soda will be served!

<3 Your Student Body

The Pace Counseling Center Wellness Week is partnering with the National Eating Disorder Association to bring you Love Your Body Week, a week’s worth of events including film screenings, panels, and plays, to show you why it’s important to be comfortable in your genes. >>Read More

Love Your Body Week kicks off on Monday, February 27 with Mirrorless Monday. Residence halls across campus will have their mirrors covered to promote positive body esteem. Students and staff are encouraged to write positive affirmations on the covered mirrors as a statement of acceptance and love for their bodies. Help celebrate you!

Does America have an unhealthy obsession with beauty? At 6:30 p.m. stop by the Student Union to see America the Beautiful, a documentary filmed over a four year time period, which follows the life of a teen model, explores the cosmetic industry, and leaves the audience asking themselves important questions regarding their own obsession with beauty. View the film trailer here. A Q&A and panel discussion with eating disorder and body image pyschotherapist Aviva E. Braun, LCSW and Dyson Professor and author of Feminist, Inc. Emilie Zaslow, PhD, will follow.

Also on February 27-March 2, don’t fight your genes, change your jeans! Drop off the jeans you no longer wear at Pace Residence Halls or at the Counseling Center. All jeans will be donated to a local charity.

On Tuesday, February 28, Ask the Dietitian. Have questions regarding nutrition, eating healthy on campus, or how to properly fuel your body? Stop by the nutrition booth in the One Pace Plaza kiosk and ask licensed dietitian, Laura Moretti, RD, with Columbus Park Collaborative, and get free consultation regarding your nutritional health.

Later that evening, the Schimmel Center opens its doors to a story of an eating disorder, loss, and hope. Inspired her journal writings, Someday Melissa is a documentary about a teenager’s struggle with bulimia. Following the screening, a panel discussion will be moderated by WABC-TV Anchor Diana Williams. Panelists include: Judy Avrin, filmmaker and mother of Melissa; Danna Markson, LCSW, Eating Disorders Specialist and Co-Executive Producer; Kimberly Dennis, MD, Medical Director, Timberline Knolls; and Vic Avon, author, activist, and NEDA Spokesperson. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the film begins at 7:00 p.m. For tickets please visit the NEDA website. (suggested donation of $10, but free for Pace students)

On Wednesday, February 29, and Thursday, March 1, the Multipurpose Room transforms into a stage for phat girls by Debbie Lamedman, a full-length play depicting the struggle many women experience dealing with weight and body image concerns. The audience will be transported from childhood to adulthood, witnessing the stories of how real women survive in a body-conscious society and eventually follow their journey toward self-acceptance. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the play will begin at 7:30 p.m. A Q&A and panel discussion will follow with Director Chris Giordano, cast, and Dr. Karen Weiss on opening night.

In addition to Love Your Body Week, the Counseling Center is hosting events as part of Wellness Week. On Monday, February 27, take part in a Jeopardy-style trivia game to test your knowledge and learn some facts about gender issues, gender differences, and sexuality at Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby.

What do Kim Kardashian and Cinderella have to teach us about happily ever after? On March 1, learn about what really makes a relationship healthy at Things People in Relationships Say.

Finally, on March 2, join the Counseling Center for an evening of storytelling about addiction, cravings, and love at Drinking…A Love Story? from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the 2nd Floor Fulton Street Lounge.

For more info or sponsorship opportunities regarding Love Your Body Week, email Heather Frank at hfrank@pace.edu or visit Wellness Week on Facebook.

“Well,” That Was Easy

Feeling good comes from within—let the Counseling Center help you get your mind, body, and spirit in balance during Wellness Week with the help of some four-legged friends, intricate origami, and a stress-free seminar.

The Counseling Center offers some great ways to stay happy and healthy during these last few weeks of winter with Wellness Week, a series of events and activities designed to promote emotional and bodily wellness.

Think your furry friend is only good for tail-wagging and catnapping? Think again. Join the Counseling Center as they team up with one of the nation’s leading animal welfare organizations, BideaWee, on February 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall in Paws for Relaxation: Pet Therapy for Emotional Well-being. Come interact with trained therapy animals and learn about the benefits of creating connections with the natural world. For those interested, there will also be information on how to volunteer with animals in NYC.

Want more? Well stop by the Student Union on March 1 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and craft your way to wellness. Members of the Pace Community are invited to create origami cranes and handmade cards to send to family and friends. Have some fun and express yourself by playing with colors and creation.

Need a break? Chill out on March 2 in the Multipurpose Room from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come learn simple, do-it-yourself techniques designed to help relax the body and mind that can be used anywhere to help reduce stress and improve focus.

And don’t forget to stop by the Counseling Center table in the Kiosk (One Pace Plaza) for the daily event schedule, and free snacks and giveaways.