If you watched Frozen II, you know from Olaf that a good strategy for dealing with your anxiety in the face of a situation you don’t necessarily want to be in is to “Control what you can when things feel out of control.” Although it may feel as though we have no control over the […]

​Hi everyone, there are a couple of things I want to chat about this week in the midst of what seems like the world turning upside down due to the COVID-19 panic. I understand that this situation is very stressful and I want to give you some information about what’s happening and what you need […]

Life as a university student can be difficult, even overwhelming at times. From deadlines to relationship issues, it can be a lot for anyone to handle on their own. You don’t have to be in the middle of a crisis or meltdown to benefit from seeing a counsellor to voice your frustrations, concerns or future […]

One of the main misconceptions about a plant-based diet is that it involves completely giving up meat or animal products. In reality, it focuses on eating mostly plants. This type of diet is good for both your body and the environment, and there are many different types of plant-based diets. For example, plant-based eaters eat […]

Merriam-Webster defines mindfulness as “the practice of maintaining a non-judgemental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.” In simpler terms, a mindful person is aware of and in control of their own experience, acting with intention rather than simply reacting to the world around them. Practising […]

Physicist and author Michio Kaku said, “Today, your cell phone has more computer power than all of NASA back in 1969 when it placed two astronauts on the moon.” Smartphones are extraordinarily advanced and have changed the way we communicate. However, despite the positives of advancing technology, there are also drawbacks, such as the development […]

As of Jan. 28, the coronavirus outbreak in China has infected approximately 4,500 people and killed 106. The disease causes pneumonia-like symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and is reportedly transmitted through human contact. This particular coronavirus is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the city of Wuhan in China. […]

Picture this: it’s well past midnight the night before your biggest midterm of the semester. Odds are that when you’re hit with a snack craving. Instead of having a balanced and nutrient-rich meal, you’re digging into a bag of chips (or animal crackers, my personal favourite). Well, you’re not the only one inclined to make […]

Happy New Year, Mounties! I hope you all had a wonderful and restful winter break and are feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever this semester throws at you. Did you know that about 80 per cent of people lose their motivation by mid-February and fail to achieve their New Year’s resolutions? The numbers are […]