Creative writing blog: Fostering wellness while living with stress

“What have you done for wellness this week?” If I’m being honest with myself, probably nothing. I’m stressed out of my mind and I get next to no alone time to decompress at the end of each day. I am pushing my boundaries farther than they have ever been pushed before. Yet, every week, here we are at this question and I spew out some bullshit answer like “I organized my schedule” or “I spent time catching up with friends!” Just because I can answer the question does not mean that I am well. I suppose I should be honest, that is the whole point of the question after all, but no one  wants an honest answer when they ask. […]

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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 and the Single Student Blog: Getting busy, stress management, and sex

Well guys, this is it. Fall reading week is over. The constant shuffle of final essays, readings, and prepping for exams that is November is upon us. Sorry for the reality check. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but maybe there’s something we can do about all the stress this time around. A lot of things fall to the wayside when we get stressed, like seeing friends and hitting the gym, but what happens in the bedroom? According to a blog post by Dr. Mehmet Oz, we have less sex when we’re stressed, and it’s really not doing us any favours. I’ll admit it. When I’m stressed out and grumpy, my bedroom activities typically include pyjamas, some tea, and five […]

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