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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

Health & Well-Being

Stanford undergraduate Elizabeth Nelson Woodson works through an exercise in an open rehearsal at the Cantor Arts Center as other dancers look on. In conjunction with the exhibition Rodin and America, Stanford's Dance Division offered "Rodin and the Dancing Body," a fall course for Stanford. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service


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The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.

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Campus Connections

  • Vaden’s Well-Being and SUPER staff along with SARA staff come to your residence halls, community centers and student groups meetings.
  • Faculty  “Night” Programs create engaging connections outside of the classroom.
  • CCARE investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, academic conferences. In addition, CCARE provides a compassion cultivation program and teacher training as well as educational public events and programs.

Online Courses and Seminars

For Youth and Families

  • Project HappinessPalo Alto organization dedicated to increasing well-being among youth
  • Race to Nowhere: Film about the struggles of high achieving Bay Area high school students
  • Challenge Success: A project of the Stanford School of Education that provides information and strategies for kids’ academic fulfillment

Local Organizations

  • Greater Good: Bay Area university center for research and education offering outstanding public programs about human flourishing


  • Just One Thing: weekly newsletter for happiness, health, and a better world