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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Life 101: Mental and Physical Self-Care by University of California, Irvine

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About the Course

This course will cover various topics that would teach students healthy lifestyle choices, the importance of mental and physical health and self-care. For each topic, an evidence-based lecture that would include scientific evidence will be presented and then students will be provided practical methods to practice what they have learned from the lectures. One of the main goals of this course is to inspire students to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Considering that stress levels and poor lifestyle choices in college students are increasing at an alarmingly fast pace, this course may serve as an effective educational tool to teach healthy lifestyle choices, promote students’ well-being and help them to recognize and manage their stress. The course is taught through a combination of lectures, multimedia videos, workshops and group discussions that would foster active learning. This course will encourage, challenge, motivate, and inspire students to make positive changes in their lifestyle and the way they interact with others and their environment....

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Nov 26, 2021

i was having a really hard time due to university and this course was like getting therapy lol. Really helped me cope better, feel better, be more grateful, and taught me valuable life advice.


Oct 9, 2023

Very much good and informative materials are included in this course.some fantastic and grateful materials are found to learn here.thanks for accessing this course on free of cost.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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By Kathleen C

Jan 3, 2022

Dr. Jafari made you want to go to class ! She made the subjects interesting and relevant to her students. I would love to have her for another class!!!

By James L M

Nov 19, 2021

The course includes generalizations with very little academic support. The "readings" each week will be TED and TEDx talks that are a similar theme. If you're familiar with TEDx especially this is clearly a problem for content being presented as a university course. A lot of time and promotion is given to questionable self-help gurus or individuals that are pitching their book/program and evidence based content is less common.

No one uses the discussion forums and the quizzes have frustrating errors. There doesn't seem to be a way to talk about or report these. The content of the course is comparable to watching random self-help videos on youtube.

By Mokshi J

May 23, 2022

this course gave me food for thought. I am mindfully observing myself as well as my surroundings.

Thank you Professor

By Pooja J

Oct 3, 2021

Super awesome course, very practical and easy to learn! Instructor is very energetic and superb in connecting! Thanks!

By Fathima M

Nov 27, 2021

i was having a really hard time due to university and this course was like getting therapy lol. Really helped me cope better, feel better, be more grateful, and taught me valuable life advice.

By Jeffrey L

Aug 25, 2023

Great course learned a lot. I do not need a certificate but cannot finish the course. So it remains open, Would be good if this were an option rather that not finishing. Just a suggestion.

By Barbara A S

Jun 3, 2022

Excellent Class! Great Instructor! Learned a lot about practice living healthy. Mindfulness of nutrition, exercise, the environment and conservation.

By Yuldasheva S

Nov 8, 2021

This is really interesting and beneficial for us, managing stress and healthy life

By Chandler H S

Jul 25, 2021

Great information!

By 1NT19IS143 - S D

Apr 13, 2022

A short and crisp course for anyone, espeacially students who want to get back on track in their lives for better.

By Andreja V

Sep 1, 2021

Fun, interesting with useful information


Jun 7, 2024

El auto cuidado mental y físico es esencial para llevar una vida equilibrada y satisfactoria. En mi opinión, dedicar tiempo regularmente para cuidar tanto de la mente como del cuerpo es una inversión invaluable en nuestro bienestar general. Esto puede incluir actividades como la meditación, el ejercicio físico, la alimentación saludable, la socialización con amigos y familiares, así como también el descanso adecuado. Personalmente, considero que el auto cuidado mental implica cultivar la atención plena, aprender a manejar el estrés y practicar la gratitud y el perdón. Estas prácticas ayudan a fortalecer la resiliencia emocional y a mantener una mente tranquila y positiva incluso en momentos difíciles. En cuanto al auto cuidado físico, creo que es importante mantenerse activo físicamente, ya sea a través de la práctica regular de ejercicio, la atención a la nutrición adecuada y el descanso suficiente para permitir que el cuerpo se recupere y se regenere. En resumen, el auto cuidado mental y físico es una prioridad en mi vida, ya que creo que es fundamental para disfrutar de una buena salud y bienestar en todos los aspectos.

By Maria S

Jan 28, 2022

It's a very informative and necessary course for all of us. The title "Life 101" is truly the best description for it. We usually don't pay enough attention to our everyday routine, and sometimes it causes many problems. This course & and Dr. Jafari say to you "Wait for a moment, take a deep breath, look around and change everything you don't like in your life. Because you're strong enough to change it and good enough to deserve something bigger and better than you already have. But, always remember to be grateful for what you have." I think we all need these words from time to time. Moreover, these are not just words. Dr.Jafari gives you very powerful but easy tips and tools for changing. She doesn't tell give up on everything and start all over again. Change it piece by piece. This way is easy, better, more productive, and less stressful. Many thanks to Dr.Jafari for this (one of the best I've even taken) course. It's so wholesome! Be kind to yourself, mates, and take care <3

By andrea w

Apr 14, 2023

I greatly appreciated this course. In some ways, it confirmed values and principles that I was already living by, and in some cases, it introduced new concepts of life's principles. These principles apply to everyday living and if practiced, enhance the holistic quality of life. Also, there were balancing mechanisms taught where we were taught to balance studying with other aspects of life and to make wise, holistic choices. We were also taught that everyone should have equal opportunities to maximize their potential, regardless of sex, religion, or ethnicity. Thank you, Coursera for this awesome opportunity to complete this course at my pace. I am a teacher by profession, but also a counsellor and life enhancer. The opportunities presented each weekend to review and comment on each other's posts were also very good. Finally, I am grateful to Almighty God for opportunities like this to sharpen my skills and help others to do the same.

By Rupali G

Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Mahtab Jafari is a very passionate and great instructor, enjoyed every bit of this course. The course is simple and structured to teach us mindfulness in all aspects of life, be it the food you consume or the amount of exercise you do or even good financial practices. I have already started trying some of the simple practices. I wish to use this knowledge to help others. Thank you:)

By Emmanuel I

Jan 14, 2024

Thank You Dr Mahtab Jafari for this Course and the collaboration with your Guest speakers, I've learnt how to manage my finance, how to stay happy always, I won't forget Dr Giovanni Douresseau talk on pattern builders and interrupters which teaches me how to break bad habit. I hope to meet you Dr Jafari one day, Thank You Coursera for providing this learning platform for me.

By Caroline L

Jan 22, 2022

Very fun and informative class overall. The professor knows what she is talking about and pulls together guest lecturers to cover a variety of important topics for optimal well-being. The professor doesn't view stress the way that Kelly McGonigal does in her TED talk.

I agree with the review that said that there are errors in the quizzes, but they are minimal at this point.

By Brenda R

Jun 5, 2023

This was a great reminder on how to take care of both your mental and physical well being. Dr Mahtab Jafari was very easy to listen to and very knowledgeable on all aspects of the course. There were great guest speakers throughout and the extra reading materials were very helpful. Thoroughly recommend :-)

By Christine G

Oct 28, 2023

Schools in general teach us how to perform well academically. Only realise how important the basic life skill is after leaving school. Without a healthy body and mind, we will not be able to pursue anything else. This course is one of a kind. I really enjoyed the class and gained benefit from it :)

By Anna G

Apr 4, 2023

Excellent presentation and very useful information. The lecturer was very good and to the point! I highly recommend this course. It was structured and very comprehensive. It made me improve my quality of life in terms of exercising, eating healthy, and managing stress and personal finances.

By Sini R

Mar 14, 2022

Excellent course. Dr. Mahtan Jafatri's style of teaching explanation is so simple & easy to understand. She uses good examples & coneys the correct message to the learners.

Congratulation for puttting up such a nice & effective course. Wishing you & your team all the best!

By Imamaliev U

Jun 6, 2022

Never thought that an online course could be this informative and useful and easy to understand! I learned a lot of new things which, I am sure, will come in handy throught the rest of my life. Thank you for this amazing course!

By Mr. S A

Apr 14, 2023

It's a beautiful course to remind us about the things we should and should not be doing for a healthy lifestyle. The instructor and the guest speakers were all very cool and detail oreinted. Thank you so much all of you.

By Naimat U

Oct 10, 2023

Very much good and informative materials are included in this course.some fantastic and grateful materials are found to learn here.thanks for accessing this course on free of cost.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

By Ece B

May 13, 2022

It was such a great course. It thought me a lot and changed my perspectives on many grounds. Mrs. Mahtab Jafari was a great tutor and I feel happy to have one of her lecture.