“It saddens me to know that so many of my peers are suffering in silence. It angers me when I encounter students who aren’t able to receive the help they so desperately need and deserve.”
“It’s important to remember though, that skills need to be learned and practiced, which can take a while to figure out what feels comfortable and helpful to us.”
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our survival depended solely on absorbing minerals and sunlight, like plants? Unfortunately, we’re humans, and fulfilling our needs is necessary for basic survival as well as thriving in stressful environments.”
Not only is my schedule jam packed, but my days are also often filled with activities that drain both my level of physical and mental energy.
There are three main supports group on campus that meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis — Kaleidoscope, S.H.A.R.E and VICE.
"Perhaps you’ll discover that self-help books can be the perfect tools to help you manage different areas of your life. They are a form of self-improvement and therefore reading them contains lots of advantages."
Every human being on this planet experiences anxiety, to some degree or another. University students especially can often be prone to social anxiety in the classroom and other various academic environments.
One way to challenge our basic false assumptions about the world and ourselves is to work with daily positive affirmations. Many of our core beliefs affect our level of self-worth and self-esteem — give daily affirmations a try.
On one hand, pursuing busyness and overexerting ourselves to the point of having no leisure time can be harmful to our health — on the other, however, research shows that having too much spare time can be just as harmful as not having enough of it
Would you ever judge a friend who’s just revealed their most intimate secrets? If you think about it, in the therapy setting where people are showing off their most vulnerable selves, there is no place for judgment — only compassion.
We’ve all had to deal with a shitty midterm mark. It can trigger a lot of “I’m not good enough” thinking, and be a huge blow to your self esteem. So here are some steps that might help you regain your confidence after receiving a crappy grade.
In her book, The Gifts of Imperfection, researcher and storyteller Brené Brown writes about the importance of cultivating rest and play, and mentions the emphasis in today’s culture on “exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth.”
If you still find yourself facing difficulties, it may be time to seek out professional help. As scary as it sounds to ask for help and open up, have faith that you will receive help. Trust me, the kindness of strangers will never cease to amaze you.
A few years ago, I had the not-so-shocking realization that my social media habits were, indeed, fueling procrastination and lowering my productivity levels. Thus, I made the decision to delete all but one of my social media accounts.
I made the decision to join this particular non-profit organization because I believe that there are many benefits to volunteering — the main one being that by helping others, you are indirectly helping yourself.