Posts Tagged ‘health’

Loss and Grief

Posted by: | December 15, 2010

A few weeks ago, I invited my friend Glenn to come to a potluck at my house, and he said cheerfully, “Well, I will as long as I’ve gotten rid of this cold by then.”  I laughed and reassured him that he would be better in time. Glenn’s sister called me this past Sunday to let […]

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I’m on the Run Again

Posted by: | December 9, 2010

I saw someone from my department running the other day.  I was with another colleague who mentioned that she was running again.  Then another colleague mentioned how he was running as well.  My cubicle neighbour also turned me down on doing lunch because she was going for a run instead. That’s called positive peer pressure.  […]

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Empower the Men in Your Life

Posted by: | November 23, 2010

Last week HSE hosted its first workshop specifically on men’s health issues. Dr. Hal Gunn of Inspire Health presented “Cancer and Men: What You Need to Know”, which was very well received by its participants. As some of you may know, sparking the interest between men and their health is not always an easy task […]

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Learning First Hand About Emergency Preparedness

Posted by: | November 23, 2010

Last weekend I took Friday off so that I could join in my friend’s annual “Skiing’s Better Than War” trip to the Whistler backcountry for four days.  The trip is a celebration of the gift that others’ sacrifices have given us: the freedom to live our lives the way we want.  The trip is also […]

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Playing in the Rain Can Be Fun

Posted by: | November 9, 2010

I just wanted to remind everyone that we’re a very privileged society with many high-tech, warm clothing options to choose from… so let’s use those clothes wisely! In other words, even if it’s raining outside, we’re still able to get moving outside! Here’s me and my 40 lb short-haired sidekick setting a good example: I figure that […]

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Cold/Flu Season is Upon Us

Posted by: | October 27, 2010

Yes, it’s that time of year again. No, not Halloween! It’s cold and flu season! Trust me, I would know. I’m down with a cold right now, and I’m coordinating flu clinics for UBC staff and faculty (free, but you’d better register!). Last year this time was a crazy life for me because H1N1 was runniung […]

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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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September’s Health Hero: Those Who Are Taking The Steps

Posted by: | September 7, 2010

“This is your life. No one else’s.” This is the phrase that spurred Mahara to action about her health after years of avoidance. Mahara’s doctor had been telling her to lose weight for quite a while,  but she had heard it all before. It was only when she changed doctors and heard the same thing, […]

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Using My Benefits

Posted by: | September 1, 2010

I try not to blog in a way that sounds like I’m always lauding the joys of working for UBC, but the only thing I want to blog to you about today (and yesterday in fact too), is how much I love my benefits. Let me explain why this week, I have come to really […]

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Pets: The all-natural stress remedy

Posted by: | August 19, 2010

There is truly nothing more comforting for me than the kind and constant purr of my fluffy counterparts. Chowder, a seal point Himalayan, and Dottie, a lilac Ragdoll, seem to have mastered the art of mending any sort of woe for me (except of course the anguish caused by their endlessly shedding hair).I’ve always had […]

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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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