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!)

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

The Student Panic Attack Survival Guide (Part 2: Finding Your Coping Strategies)

It's a little after midnight. I'm about to go to sleep. And then I feel it: that tightness in my chest, the weird temperature fluctuations, the restrained-but-notable shaking. Seems like a panic attack is on the menu for the evening. "Oh, body," I grumble good-naturedly, "you need to test your fire alarms. They're a little … Continue reading The Student Panic Attack Survival Guide (Part 2: Finding Your Coping Strategies)

The Student Panic Attack Survival Guide (Part 1: Understanding Panic Attacks)

Hey kiddos, it's Serious Post time, so forgive the lack of zany gifs and suchlike. Today is Bell Let's Talk Day, and all across the country conversations are being had about mental health and the challenges we face in addressing what is, essentially, a society besieged by mental illness. I've seen enough real-life examples in … Continue reading The Student Panic Attack Survival Guide (Part 1: Understanding Panic Attacks)

#GLSuccess: The Only B+ I Ever Received (And Why It Was Really, Really Good For Me)

A reality to consider: there are students alive right now who consider getting out of bed in the morning to be a matter of considerable triumph. Another reality, to juxtapose: there are students alive right now who have near perfect GPAs and well-paying dream jobs and the out-loud approval and validation of their professors, and … Continue reading #GLSuccess: The Only B+ I Ever Received (And Why It Was Really, Really Good For Me)

Breathing: You’re Doing It Wrong (AKA The Cheapest, Fastest, Most Accessible De-Stressor In The World)

It's 3AM and you have a ten-page essay due in the morning and you only have an outline and a bibliography of questionable formatting finished and you have run out of caffeinated beverages to drink and if you don't find some way to write something decent and write it fast then you are going to … Continue reading Breathing: You’re Doing It Wrong (AKA The Cheapest, Fastest, Most Accessible De-Stressor In The World)