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Week of June 29, 2020, Theme: Acceptance

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  • About Us: Acceptance

    About Us is a multi-media project intended to provide inspiration and encouragement to our UIUC colleagues as we lean in through these difficult times.

    To view the Acceptance video, click here.

  • Monday, June 29, 2020

    Pets can help your mental health! There’s no question that pets can go a long way toward helping you feel better during this uniquely stressful pandemic.

    To learn more, click here.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    Providing emotional support. It’s not just the companionship that makes a difference. Many pets can pick up on stress and sadness. Simply knowing you’ve got a loyal pet who’s there for you and loves you no matter what can give you an emotional boost.

    To learn more on the emotional support benefits of dogs, click here.

  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    Much of stress comes from worrying about the unknown, which is something most of us are struggling with during this time. Caring for and playing with a pet helps you focus on the present moment and appreciate its joys.

    Learn more on pets stress relief by clicking here.

  • Thursday, July 2, 2020

    Adding laughter and levity. It’s hard to stay worried or upset with a cat purring on your lap or a dog looking to play catch. A pet can remind you not to forget the good in life, even in the darkest of times.

    To learn more about how pets can help you cope, click here

  • Friday, July 3, 2020

    Share the joy. There’s a reason why cat videos are so popular on the Internet. Animals bring smiles to our faces. So, don’t hesitate to share your favorite photos and videos of your pet. They’ll bring happiness to others, especially now, when our social media feeds are dominated by frightening and sad news. As a bonus: it’s a positive and easy way to stay connected.

    To see pet art, click here.