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Thriving Together Series: Know Yourself to Find a Sense of Belonging

  By: Riverly Twardy, a Mason student majoring in Physics  “True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who […]

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Thriving Together Series: How to Foster a Sense of Belonging

  By: Colton Goodman, Assistant Director of Residence Life for Residential Academic Engagement, Housing and Residence Life and Zareena Khan, Assistant Director of Student Well-Being, […]

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Thriving Together Series: How to Enjoy Good Friendships that Last

  By: Suvra Das, a Mason student majoring in Psychology “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits […]

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Thriving Together Series: The Well-Being Benefits of Friendships

  By: Christie Michals, Development Associate, Safe Children Coalition “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be […]

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Thriving Together Series: Social Connection

By: Melissa Schreibstein, Director of Well-Being Programs “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when […]

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Thriving Together Series: Solitude – The Glory of Being Alone

By: James E. Maddux, Ph.D., CWB Senior Scholar “Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word ‘loneliness’ […]