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The Village Crier Newsletter of East Campus Village Stay Cool This Summer with These Tips to Avoid Stress!

Volume 6, Issue 9 July 2010

Inside this Issue

Stress will not suddenly disappear in modern day life. It will remain— even increase. Re- Stay Cool ducing and managing stress take commitment. Make an effort to follow any of these tips Try this Recipe! and stress levels will begin to fall to a range where they are manageable and cause no long-term damage to health or relationships. What’s Happening? Breathe Deeply – Inhale deeply through your nose. Pull the air all the way down, deep into the lungs. Hold the breath for a count of six. Exhale slowly through the mouth to the count of six. Do this for several minutes. Be careful not to hyperventilate. If dizzy or light-headedness occur, begin breathing naturally. Express Feelings and Thoughts - Call a friend. Join a group. Join a community on the Internet. If you feel these avenues are not helping, talk to your doctor or seek out a counselor. Use all the resources available through work, church, and your community.

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Important Numbers 24-hour ECV Community Desk: 706-542-1780 ECV Community Office: 706-542-2041 Weekdays 8am - 5pm

Make Time for Relaxation and Fun – Find an activity that makes you feel good. It may be dancing, listening to music, walking along the beach, prayer, hiking in the mountains, working in the garden, taking photographs, watching birds, going to the movies, golfing, swimming, or visiting museums. Make a list of activities that give you joy. Break them down into time segments of 2-5 minutes, 5-20 minutes, 30 minutes to ½ day and ½ day or longer. List the activities under these time segments. Do at least three of them everyday. Most people think they have to do big things, such as vacations of whole days away from work or home to relieve stress. Not so! Small activities that give you joy are the best stress busters. Get Rid of Negative - Take a hard look at the environment you’re standing in. People who are negative and prone to “moods” spread negativity to others. Learn to say no to negativity and remove yourself from it whenever possible. Accept - If you can’t leave a situation that is causing you extreme stress, then accept it as it is. Adjust your approach to it. Look for ways to see positive things. Do not dwell on the negative. Above all, if the situation is abusive, either physically or emotionally, seek professional help through counseling.

Try this Recipe: Greek Style Pasta! You will need: - 1 tsp. olive oil - 4 tsp. minced garlic, chopped finely - 1 can (~28 oz.) “Italian style” diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, oregano

- 1 can (~15-19 oz.) cannellini or other white beans, drained & rinsed - 10 oz. coarsely chopped fresh baby spinach - 16 oz. penne pasta - 1⁄2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1. Fill a large saucepan 3⁄4 full with water. Bring to a boil, add pasta, then bring to a boil again. Turn down to just bubbling and cook pasta for 8-10 minutes (according to package directions). When it’s done, drain the pasta. 2. While the pasta’s cooking, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and cook garlic for about a minute. Add tomatoes (with liquid) and drained beans. 3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to bubbling; cook 10 minutes. 4. Add spinach and cook just until spinach wilts. 5. Combine pasta and sauce in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Top with feta cheese. Makes 6 servings. NOTICE: All ECV summer contracts end on Saturday, July 31st 2010. If you do not have a fall Assignment in ECV or you have a different Fall assignment in ECV, you must move out of your current apartment by July 31st at 10am. You will receive an email with instructions by July 16th.

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What’s Happening? Wednesday, July 7

Wednesday, July 14

Workshop: Outdoor Adventure 101

Workshop: Canning the Summer Garden

6:00pm – 9:00pm

An introduction to the pressure cooker method of

Learn how to enjoy outdoor activities safely to home canning ensure the highest level of fun

$14, $12 members

$15, $12 faculty and staff, $10 students

Visitor Center, classroom 2, State Botanical Garden

226 Ramsey Student Center Contact: 706-542-8030

Contact: 706-542-1244 Thursday, July 15

Sunday, July 11

Terry Third Thursday

Ocoee Raft Trip


Raft on a Class-4 white water river in Tennessee

Speaker: Mark L. Rosenberg, President/CEO of the Task Force of Global Health

$75, $85 faculty and staff, $55 for students Contact 706-542-8030

$30 (includes breakfast) Terry Executive Education Center Contact: 706-583-0397 Saturday, July 24

Sunday, July 11

Kayak Touring Day Trip

Film: Clash of the Titans

8:00am – 8:00pm

7:00pm $2, Free for UGA students who pay activity fee Tate Student Center Theater

Lean to sea kayak on a mountain lake $50, $40 UGA faculty and staff, $30 UGA students

Tuesday, July 13

Contact 706-542-8030 Monday, July 26

Sunflower Concert

Advanced SCUBA Course

7:00pm – 9:00pm


Bloodkin performs. Stewart and Winfield open.

Develop dive skills and experience more of the underwater world Course designed for those with PADI Open Water Certificate $100 faculty, $95 students Ramsey Center Contact: 706-542-8030

$15, $10 Friends of the Garden Light refreshments Flower Garden, State Botanical Garden

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The Village Crier July 2010  

The Village Crier July 2010