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Skin Cancer Awareness: risks and prevention

Posted on May 19, 2022 by Susan Robinson

As the weather gets warmer and the sunlight brighter, it is essential that our skin health remains a top priority. The month of May commemorates skin cancer awareness to bring attention to various skin cancers and conditions. This is the perfect time to talk about this issue since we are getting into the summer months, where sun exposure is at its peak.

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

Stress Awareness Month: Tips for Preventing and Managing Stress

Posted on April 8, 2022 by Susan Robinson

This month is National Stress Awareness Month. For the majority of us, stress seems unavoidable. However, there are many ways that one can prevent and manage it. Take a look at these five tips for preventing and managing stress in your life.

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

February 2022 Blog

Posted on February 10, 2022 by Susan Robinson

February is the month of love! Valentine’s Day is smack dab in the middle of the month, hearts are depicted everywhere, and there’s a ton of marketing surrounding couples and relationships. Whether you’re single, dating, or married, the pressure to love and feel loved is definitely present this time of year. And I think this pressure makes it very easy to find yourself feeling lonely. It’s important to remember that "self-love" is one of the most important kinds of love to exist. It can be hard, though!

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Susan Robinson

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

Staying Active in the Colder Months

Posted on January 19, 2022 by Susan Robinson

Physical activity guidelines recommend a healthy adult do 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise each week. However, it is difficult to reach those recommendations as it grows colder outside. When the temperature drops, it seems much easier to pull the blanket over our heads and go back to sleep instead of getting up for some movement. Just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a week can help you accomplish the minimum recommendations!

If you can brave the cold, try these activities to help you get to the 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise:

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Susan Robinson

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

Giving the Gift of Experiences

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Susan Robinson

A 20-year study revealed that we should not spend money on things because the happiness they provide fades quickly.  Researchers also found that experiences, though short-lived, deliver more lasting happiness than materials iitems they are a more significant part of you than possessions.  

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

What Do You Think Makes a Good and Fulfilling Life?

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Susan Robinson

Harvard began a study in 1938 that is still ongoing.  It began with 724 volunteers with 60 of the original still participating.  After biometric tests, and brain scans and questionnaires, the clearest message that came from this study is good relationships keep us happier and healthier.  Period.

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Susan Robinson

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

Fresh Air and Sunlight Offer Health Promoting Benefits

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Susan Robinson

Winter is finally over, and the outdoors is beckoning us to come on out and get the fresh air and sunshine.  Harvard Medical School stated that spending time outdoors benefits our physical and mental health.

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Susan Robinson

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

Seeing Through Fresh Eyes

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Susan Robinson

As the new year approaches and you are making new goals for 2019, try making a goal to look at your life and goals with fresh eyes.

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Susan Robinson

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

Holiday Experiences May Look Different for Everyone

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Susan Robinson

Holiday season brings many diverse feelings from great joy and happiness to full-on depression.  I've listed some tips for those who are joyful, such as spreading joy to others as well as tips for those not wanting to face the holidays, such as volunteering.

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Susan Robinson

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

Let’s Get Walking in October

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Susan Robinson

I look forward to this time of year when the air is more crisp and leaves are beginning to change.  October is recognized as  National Walking Month which focuses on gettng people to make a habit of walking which gives you energy and improves health.

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Susan Robinson

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Susan Robinson is a co-program coordinator for “Thrive," and has been with the program since 2007. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctorate of Education in Health Promotion from Oklahoma State University. Prior to her time with OMES, Susan worked in higher education and taught at Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma and Emporia State University. Susan's hobbies include singing in her church and community choirs, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grand dog, Georgi.

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