Letter: You can’t love others if you don’t love yourself

Everyone wants to feel wanted. Everyone wants to feel accepted. Everyone wants to be loved. As humans, we crave the intense feeling of affection. Little do we know that it has to come from within. When you look in the mirror what do you see? Do you pick out things that you hate and would change? Or do you see something beautiful, something you love every inch of and would not change for the world? Most people would say they despise their reflection in the mirror and can pick out all of their flaws. We are taught that falling in love is everything. There are chemicals in our brain that show love is literally like a drug. Once we become […]

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Five Places to Unwind without Unwinding your Wallet

With academic pressures, part-time jobs, internships, school expenses, and maintaining a social life, it’s no wonder that students are searching for outlets to help remedy their stress. Failing to set time aside to indulge in necessary leisure activities can lead to mental and physical limitations, and even burn-out. But, self-care methods can manifest in several ways. While self-care can come in many different forms, it can also be quite pricey. Luckily, Ottawa is home to many initiatives that can build the bridge to a healthier and happier you–and a healthier, happier wallet too. Here are five ways to take care of yourself during the school year without furthering your student debt. Carleton’s Therapy Dog, Blue Therapy dogs are trained to […]

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Sex blog: You should go and love yourself

Note: This blog post was written by an author who identifies as female. Not all tips may be applicable to all people. While it’s great to acknowledge that the relationships we make with others are important and can be some of the best parts of life, our relationships with ourselves also deserve our respect and attention. So maybe this year, try being the good kind of selfish: think about what you need. We need things emotionally and physically, but let’s start with those physical needs: take some time, alone, to–cough, cough–masturbate. Now all jokes aside it’s a good way to release some tension and find a happy and calm space. It also releases endorphins which make you feel great. Physical […]

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