The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 3: Finding and Keeping Good Roommates)

Hello critters! Welcome to the third and final installment of the Student Apartment Hunting Guide. In the first installment, we looked at ways to search for your new home, and reviewed the process of securing housing start-to-finish; in the second installment we discussed advice for viewing your potential apartment in order to ensure minimal annoyances/problems … Continue reading The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 3: Finding and Keeping Good Roommates)

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The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 2: What to Look For When Viewing Apartments)

Welcome back to Part 2 of the Student Apartment Hunting Guide! After a holiday hiatus, I'm here to give you all the advice I can muster on a) things to check in each of the apartments you visit, and b) questions to ask a landlord to ensure you'll be a good fit for the space. … Continue reading The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 2: What to Look For When Viewing Apartments)

The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 1: Searching for Your New Home)

Last March, after four years in residence, I finally made the decision to spend my fifth and final year in an apartment with some roommates. It was something of a harrowing decision. For as long as I've had friends who have lived in apartments or houses as opposed to campus residences, I've heard horror stories. … Continue reading The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 1: Searching for Your New Home)

4 Yoga Poses to Soothe Exam-Time Stress (With Photos!)

As I'm sure everyone already knows, mid-November is hitting like a sack of wet cement. (That is to say, not only are you now severely injured but also exceedingly confused.) My sweet and gentle eAmbassador teammates are all coping in their own ways and offering their own suggestions. Last week I wrote about using meditation … Continue reading 4 Yoga Poses to Soothe Exam-Time Stress (With Photos!)

Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

Hey, want to hear a happy story? Three years and one week ago, I hopped on a plane to reconnect with an old friend after a period of prolonged silence between us. I'd never visited them before, and the first and last time they had come to visit me was a good three years beforehand, … Continue reading Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

In Honour of World Mental Health Day 2016: The Unconventional Accomplishment Resume

[EDIT, 10/10/16: HELLO FRIENDS. I've made my resume! You can read it here. It was a really fun exercise, and it reminded me of something important: even if I'd filled up ten times as many pages, I still couldn't write down every time I'd impacted my community/society/the world in a positive way. There's just too … Continue reading In Honour of World Mental Health Day 2016: The Unconventional Accomplishment Resume

How to Hug Your Human: A Practical Guide (Bringing Back Platonic Intimacy 101)

When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings. Hugging with mindfulness and concentration can bring reconciliation, healing, understanding, and much happiness. The practice of mindful hugging has helped so many people to reconcile with each other — fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, friends and friends, and so … Continue reading How to Hug Your Human: A Practical Guide (Bringing Back Platonic Intimacy 101)