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Show yourself love this Valentine’s Day

NMU Wellbeing to host Love Yourself Day to help students find their worth.
TREAT YOURSELF — Join NMU Wellbeing for a day of self-care activities. Photo courtesy of Angie Stebbins

Sadness is a somewhat common feeling when Valentine’s Day rolls around, which can ruin the purpose of the holiday. Regardless of one’s relationship status, NMU Wellbeing believes it is important to take extra care of yourself this week. In light of this, the group plans to host Love Yourself Day on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Lodge of the Woods dorms, the event will begin with holistic self-care. Trivia and other activities hosted by Counseling and Consultation Services will follow, with Zumba led by Mark Shevy rounding out the evening.

“When I started as the department head for CCS, I wanted to make sure that we connected with the student body outside of our offices,” Angie Stebbins, director and department head of Counseling and Consultation Services said. “Often when we think about mental health, we think of individual or group counseling as a way to work through issues that have already happened. However, there are many different ways to improve our mental health that do not include therapy and that are preventative measures as opposed to reactive.”
Stebbins came up with the idea for the event, which is planned for the day after Valentine’s Day with the hope of raising students’ spirits and giving them an extra chance to show themselves love.

“Valentine’s Day can be a bummer, with or without a partner,” Stebbins said. “We want to separate our feelings of worth from a holiday or from needing validation from external reinforcement. You are worthy of love with or without a valentine.”

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Amelia Kashian
Amelia Kashian, Features Editor
Being passionate is one of the best parts of being human, and I am glad that writing has helped me recognize that. I have been writing stories since I was a little girl, and over time I have grown to become more and more fond of journalism. Now, I am excited to grow as a writer and build connections as a staff member of the North Wind. In my free time I enjoy running, finding new music, and exploring nature.