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Give the Gift of Food

Posted by: | November 30, 2011

Too often the holiday season becomes a time of stress and worry with heavy emphasis on spending. This annual tradition leaves me feeling exhausted after a whirlwind of buying, wrapping and giving that seems to be over before I am mentally ready for it to start.  Last year I decided that things needed to change.  […]

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Stop a Cold with your Fridge

Posted by: | November 18, 2011

I have noticed something going around lately.  It is that invisible wonder that inevitably creeps up as the days grow colder and the hours of darkness stretch longer.  It travels on the bus with us, through handshakes and has the capability to wipe out entire departments and classrooms at the same time.  It has kept […]

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Do you have a game plan?

Posted by: | October 24, 2011

On a daily basis we are bombarded by research in the media with respect to practically every aspect of our mental and physical wellbeing.  With each passing day there is something else out there that will kill us, give us cancer or leach radiation into our brains.  While I am not dismissing these claims as […]

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My Passion Post-it

Posted by: | October 4, 2011

What is your passion?  According the Oxford English Dictionary, a passion is an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.  I would like to take that definition a bit further and say that it is an intense desire or enthusiasm for something and the opportunity to share that something with others.  My passion is dancing, Polynesian […]

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Zucchini for Dessert

Posted by: | September 21, 2011

This past spring marked the first year that I have lived in a house with a garden of my own.  I was inspired, along with my housemates, to plant a conservative and fairly beginner vegetable garden.  For those of you with green thumbs out there, you know that gardening involves patience and the ability to […]

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Introducing the Human Library

Posted by: | August 23, 2011

Are you aware of what your prejudices are?  If given the chance, would you admit or challenge these beliefs in order to create a healthier society?  This is precisely the opportunity being given to hundreds of people all over the world through the Human Library.  Started in Denmark, in 2000 the Human Library began with […]

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Decoding hidden foods

Posted by: | August 5, 2011

Though I would love to take all of the glory for my latest article topic, I have to give credit to my dear friend Megan for suggesting I do a little detective work for my next blog post.  We were in her kitchen, waiting to dive into a tub of Haagen-Dazs cookie dough ice cream, […]

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Creating Positive Space

Posted by: | July 22, 2011

This week I participated in the Positive Space Campaign training coordinated by UBC’s Equity Office.  The goal of the program is to promote increased visibility and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex (LGBQTTI), gender queer and questioning people. In addition, the program provides training for UBC staff, faculty and students to […]

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Here comes the Sun!

Posted by: | June 30, 2011

Summer is finally here and despite the questionable conditions outside at the moment, along with summer comes sun and with sun comes UVA and UVB exposure.  I will admit that I have been, and will always be, a dedicated sun worshipper.  Nothing warms this Leo’s heart more than stretching out under the sun’s rays and […]

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Going Green for your Health

Posted by: | June 17, 2011

With the sun making longer appearances and the (hopeful) imminence of warm summer months, I have been taking advantage of every opportunity to get outdoors.  I have also been reading up about the mental and physical health benefits to spending some quality ‘green’ time outside.   For years health practitioners, recreational programmers and city planners have […]

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Food of the Month

Oranges Every month, the Healthy UBC Blog highlights a locally available food, and gives you a recipe or two to try out.  This month, read all about mandarin oranges, rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, fibre and folate.

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