She told me I needed a “safety net”, something that would not allow me to fall through the cracks and into the hole of despair, instant noodles and IKB all nighters. I was rather annoyed at her idea of a safety net: a human.
Experts agree that what you eat has a very direct and significant impact on your physiology and biochemistry.
Students at UBC, as well as other universities, experience an incredible amount of anxiety. As someone who experiences anxiety on a daily basis, I can definitely assert that too much anxiety can significantly impact your well-being and affect your life in a negative way.
This article outlines the different types of mental health professionals, in hope of detangling some of the strings associated with an already messy system.
Since I’m very type-A and love office supplies, it’s no wonder that having a planner falls under my ‘must-have’ category. Over the years, I’ve tried different types of planners, including some of these!
“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.