United Through Self-Care
Our mission is to foster connection during these uncertain times. On our social media platforms, we have an open and safe community to discuss how to overcome mental health challenges together. Through our Send a Smile app, we provide a resource for everyone to send care packages and gifts to stay connected to loved ones while supporting online shops advocating for important social causes. Want to learn more? Get started with UniSelfCare!
What Is UniSelfCare?
UniSelfCare means “Universal Self-Care”. We believe that self-care is universal, everyone deserves self-care! UniSelfCare’s goal is to create virtual communities on our social media platforms to openly speak about everyone’s experiences with mental health and encourage self-care and health and wellness within the virtual groups. We also want to help the community during this time in our own unique way! Through our free resource app, Send a Smile, you can “Send a Smile” to your loved ones and friends. You can discover online shops and businesses that support important and relevant causes to you such as mental health, Black Lives Matter, cancer awareness, LGBTQ, women-led businesses, and more! Let’s support each other by “Sending a Smile” and supporting inspiring online shops and businesses!
As I reflected over my four years in college, I realized how important self-care is because it has helped me become the best version myself and given me the confidence to overcome many challenges! I remember arriving at Brandeis University as a freshman and not having any social support networks and feeling lonely during my first semester. A self-care group would have made it easier for me to adjust to college life. This is what I wanted to create: a self-care community that promotes a beautiful mission to help each other grow in our self-care journeys!
Partner with Send a Smile
The Send a Smile app supports online shops and businesses that support important and relevant causes. We feature you on our innovative app platform and we connect you with people that support the cause that your online shop or business supports. Being on our platform means you can make an impact right now and connect people with their loved ones virtually. People can discover your online shop or business and “Send a Smile” to their loved ones with care packages and gifts from your online shop.
Interested in being featured on our platform? Please email email@example.com
The Benefits of Self-Care
Beginning a self-care session is much like taking a nap or taking a break. Changing the course of action from stagnation will refresh and motivate your brain to keep going!
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By slowing down you can improve your overall mental health through relaxation and rest. Knowing the ways to take care of yourself can improve a healthy relationship with your mind.
Increase Positive Thinking
You can begin to turn away thoughts that focus on negative habits, behaviors, or tendencies. Self care encourages a new focus on physical tasks or activities instead of on negative thinking.
After taking time for yourself, it becomes easier to organize your thoughts and push through your workload. A healthy balance of work and play makes your productivity increase and decrease lethargic tendencies.
Studies have shown that mindful practices have statistically proven to improve your physical form alongside your mental state, whether that be yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, and many more.
By increasing your feelings of positivity and self-love, self-care promotes sociability. You feel more encouraged to go out and spend time with others to experience the benefits with friends and family.
Meet Our Team
Frances Maher is a current senior at Brandeis University pursuing a B.S. in Biology.
Alex Rodriguez graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
User Experience Team Lead
Oren Kagan is a sophomore at Brandeis University pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Neuroscience.
Ready to Send a Smile?
Download our app and Send a Smile to your loved ones and support online shops advocating for important causes!