January 2020

Social Distancing and Your Mental Health

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With all that has changed in our daily lives over the past week, you might be starting to notice some changes to your mood, as social distancing and social isolation become the “new normal." Perhaps you are feeling more lonely, on edge, disconnected and even becoming anxious when worrying about the uncertainty of the future.

Managing your anxiety and stress during COVID-19

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Your social media feeds, news outlets and email inbox have probably been flooded with COVID-19 updates. For many of us, the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the disruptions it has caused to daily life might be causing feelings of anxiety and stress. While these feelings are normal to experience—feelings of worry should not consume your life.

Put Safety First this St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon and if you choose to drink, make sure you take some steps to stay safe. Make sure you tell someone about your plans, carry your ID, Health Card and emergency contact info just in case you visit the hospital.

Keep the following tips in mind if you decide to make alcohol a part of your St. Patrick’s Day plans:

Myth or Fact - More Than Food

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Welcome to March and Nutrition Month! For the ninth consecutive year, Sandra Ace, Dietitian for Campus Wellness has been sharing insights and advice related to nutririon. Sandra mentioned "that’s long enough to remember the humble origin of the largest nutrition-related public awareness campaign in Canada, which started at a community level over 30 years ago as “Nutrition Week.”" National Nutrition Month now informs millions of Canadians every year.

Boundaries, Respect and Consent!

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Before you assume, there’s this thing called consent. Do you know what consent entails? Have you asked for consent yet? Have both you and your partner said yes?

How can you THRIVE under stress? Good stress versus distress

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Stress is not always a bad thing. Stress is simply the body's response to changes that create demands. There is a difference between Eustress (positive stress), and Distress (negative stress). In daily life, we often use the term "stress" to describe negative situations. This leads many people to believe that all stress is bad for you, which is not true.

Here are some characteristics and examples of Eustress and Distress. 

Mirrorless Monday Reminds Us Self-Worth Comes from Within

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Not everyone is fortunate enough to pass a mirror and see there reflection and think nothing of it. Some people get trapped in mirrors when they catch sight of some perceived flaw or defect – these imperfections can become all-consuming. Other people in passing may not even notice, but for some individuals, when they look at themselves, it is the ONLY thing they see.

Breaking Bad Habits

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With the first month of the New Year wrapping up, taking a moment to reflect on how you’ve started off the new decade is a good idea. You may recall a post we did a few weeks ago on how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.

Did you know we offer Interpretation Services?

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The University of Waterloo is proud to have such a diverse student population. We have students from all over Canada, and even the world. In fact, 20% of our undergraduates and 40% of our graduate students are international.

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