Key Log Rolling, Bubble Wrap Party, Meditation, and Watercolor Painting are Spring “Take a Break” Calendar Highlights

May 5, 2016
Key Log Rolling in the Wellesley College Pool

To promote healthy habits through reading period, the Wellness Outreach Committee is again offering a variety of fun activities designed to help students relax and recharge.

The Spring 2016 Take a Break Calendar includes wellness classes, like spin and yoga, and opportunities to fly a kite, create watercolor paintings, and even attend a bubble wrap party. Students can seek balance metaphorically through guided meditation, or literally in the pool on a Key Log (a synthetic log that floats, spins, and reacts like the traditional cedar wood logs used in the sport of logrolling. In logrolling, contestants try to knock their opponent into the water by running on the log and spinning it with their feet). The always popular therapy dogs are back as well.

“The Take a Break Calendar offerings encourage students to take some time to focus on their own self-care, which we know enhances their well-being as well as their academic performance,” said Nancy Baden, community outreach nurse educator, and Claudia Trevor-Wright, assistant director of health education.

Programming is supported by The Wellness Outreach Committee, which includes the Health Service, Stone Center Counseling Service, PERA, Wellesley Fresh, The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, The Office of Student Involvement, and The Office of Sustainability.

Activities start today and run through Wednesday, May 11. View the full calendar online.