Wellness Series: Finding the Silver Lining Through Character Building Times

Every cloud has a silver lining

The Ohio State University Office of The Chief Wellness Officer is thrilled to announce our Wellness Speaker Series, Finding the Silver Lining Through Character Building Times. This monthly event, which our Ohio State community can attend in-person and online, features experts and individuals who have overcome many relatable adversities and will share their stories and practical resilience-building strategies to overcome obstacles while prioritizing wellness. Attendees will have the one-of-a-kind chance to be inspired, forge relationships with people with similar experiences, learn valuable coping skills to manage stress and anxiety and explore a holistic approach to improving overall well-being.

Register now and attend for your chance to win an exclusive raffle prize and seize the opportunity to be a part of a conversation that has the potential to change your life forever. If you are unable to attend, the live presentation will be posted on the website 48 hours after the event. 


Rustin Moore Silver Lining Series promotion
"Beyond the Storm" with Rustin Moore, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Discover how Dr. Rustin Moore uses his professional and personal passion to continuously be a service to others.
Jeff Sparr
"PeaceLove" with Jeffery Sparr
Listen how incorporating creativity into mental healthcare practices not only improves your mood but can help connect to others.
Tara O'Brien
"Finding Strength During Tragedy" with Tara O'Brien, PhD, RN, CNE
Learn how focusing on what is important in life can help you overcome any of life's obstacle.
Angus Fletcher's portrait in a sunshine illustration
"The Healing Power of Your Own Story" with Angus Fletcher, PhD
In this talk, we’ll learn why our story can be so powerful–and we’ll do a simple exercise, Maverick Gratitude, that will help put us in touch with the buried power of our own life.

Silver Lining Stories

Hear from fellow colleagues around the university how they found their silver lining.
Paige Okuley in the College of Nursing
Paige's Story
n the midst of character-building moments, checking in with your purpose can help you find the silver lining.
Bern Melnyk thumbnail
Bern's Story
Engaging in wellness can promote positive change from within.
Portia Ziare
Portia's Story
Engaging in social wellness practices can help you overcome your adversities.
Jane thumbnail
Jane's Story
Having a positive mindset in life’s most challenging obstacles can aid in our ability to accomplish anything.

Resources to Address Your Character Builders

The university offers a variety of resources for faculty, staff and students to identify their character builders and implement resources to become resilient.

Contact Us

All events will be live-captioned. If you require any further accommodation to participate in this series, please get in touch with Josh Winn.
Josh Winn headshot
Wellness Program Manager; Clinical Instructor of Practice