Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

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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May is for Mental Health

Posted by: | April 7, 2011

I just wanted to send a little thank you to the UBC folks on campus who are taking part in the Miles for Mental Health Run that is a fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association (Simon Fraser Branch).  Miles for Mental Health Run is a run against mental health stigma and meant to raise […]

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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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How Do You Leave Work at Work?

Posted by: | December 9, 2010

I love the work that I do, and because it means so much to me, on a personal meaning level, I struggle to stop thinking about my work when I leave at the end of the day.  When things aren’t going smoothly, in particular, my brain likes to focus (even obsess?) about how to solve […]

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Remembering the Awesome-ness

Posted by: | October 19, 2010

I recently had a major jealousy problem. The green eyed monster seemed to appear everywhere, but mainly it focused on this one woman who I felt had everything that I wanted. I wanted her life.  Now, you all know I live a pretty beautiful life, but for some reason this woman seemed to always have […]

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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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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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Making Time To Be Mindful

Posted by: | June 30, 2010

By Thea Treahy-Geofreda As I counted the days to my summer vacation, I found myself yearning more and more for that well deserved break. Finally having the time to just sit back and relax will be amazing. Ironically, it wasn’t until the day before this trip I realized I could achieve this desired sense of […]

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Unfurling Pill Bugs: Overcoming Challenging Physical Environments

Posted by: | June 28, 2010

I recently moved from an apartment in the city to a townhouse in Squamish and from a windowless office to a sunny cubicle at work.  All of this moving has me thinking about how the spaces in which we live, work and play can help us open up and engage with the world, or can […]

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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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