Posts Tagged ‘balance’

April Health Hero: The Walkers

Posted by: | April 1, 2011

You can see them all over campus in their business clothes and a conspicuous pair of running shoes on their feet.  They join our Walking Program, or they walk on their own, dragging their colleagues out at lunchtime. If they are like Verni Brown, they walk in events like the MovingMinds walk/run.  All the walkers […]

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Creativity Corner: Keeping Your Head Above Water

Posted by: | February 28, 2011

A regular feature by Anna Lidstone We hear a lot about “creative blocks” – you know, when you want to work on a creative project but you’re just, well, stuck. We hear a lot less about suffering from “creative floods,” but in my experience this is actually a more common complaint. Here’s what happens: You’ve […]

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Creativity Corner: The Time Audit

Posted by: | January 31, 2011

A new regular feature by Anna Lidstone Want to nurture your creative health, but don’t have time? If your creative projects are getting neglected in the busy-ness of everyday life, a time audit can help you prioritize. For one week, write down everything you do in the day. Include the little things: 10 minutes waiting […]

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January UBC Health Heroes: The Creatives

Posted by: | December 23, 2010

by Anna Lidstone Anna Lidstone has written extensively on creativity and has presented numerous workshops on ‘Protecting Your Creativity’ and ‘Finding Time for Creativity’. She is also a Senior Writer in the Development Office. They sidle up to me in the corridor. “I just wanted to tell you,” they whisper, “about my new book/song/painting/quilt…” Their […]

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December’s Health Heroes: The Helpers

Posted by: | November 30, 2010

“The opposite of morality is indifference.” Maxine Greene I recently had the privilege of drinking coffee with Lynn Newman, Chair of the UBC United Way Steering Committee. Other folks at UBC will know her as the Assistant Dean of Land and Food Systems.  Lynn’s dedication to UBC and the wider community is inspiring.  Although she […]

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Health Hero: Finding a Healthy Balance

Posted by: | October 27, 2010

by Jennifer St.Onge The graduate student life can be an amazing, rewarding experience, but it can also be very stressful, so finding a healthy balance is a challenge. Like many grad students, in addition to conducting research I’m also an employee of UBC as a Teaching Assistant (TA). My role as both student and UBC […]

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People and Plans

Posted by: | September 14, 2010

I was talking with a friend (we’ll call her Allison), and she told me this story about her friend who wanted to spend time with her that night.  Allison felt bad because as much as she liked her friend, she usually had a routine for Monday nights: make dinner to last her the rest of the […]

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Keeping the Balance

Posted by: | September 3, 2010

Sunday marked the end of my little sister’s one month stay in Vancouver. Seventeen and free of any real responsibility, she abandoned ship in Ontario and flew out for thirty days of summer fun. Being the fabulous older sister I am, I put her up (in my living room mind you) and dragged her around […]

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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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