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Loneliness and How Can We Overcome It

Loneliness and How Can We Overcome It

Is social isolation a recipe for loneliness? We don’t think so. Sometimes we find ourselves feeling alone in a dark place. Sometimes it shows up with thoughts suggesting that no one loves us or cares about us, our experiences or our feelings. Other times, we feel an...

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How to Make New Friends

How to Make New Friends

Unlike our family, we can choose our friends. So in a way friends are our "chosen family". It's important that we choose wisely and surround ourselves with supporting and loving people. Happy International Friendship Day! Are you hoping to make new friends but don't...

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What to do about Burnout?

What to do about Burnout?

Ever wondered if there’s anything you can actually do about burnout? It can feel hopeless but there are a number of ways to address it. Here we’re going to explore one possible approach to overcoming burnout. Wait, what’s burnout again? That can be tricky to answer....

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Who’s in Your Big 5?

Who’s in Your Big 5?

Feeling stuck for support? Unsure of what kind of support to ask for or how to ask? We get it. It’s hard to reach out for help and even harder to communicate the type of support you might be looking for at any given time.
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5 Ways to Manage Financial Anxiety

5 Ways to Manage Financial Anxiety

The past week saw a huge stir in the markets with oil prices dropping, the threat of COVID-19, and folks rushing into the supermarkets. Here are five tips to help us refine and manage that “stock anxiety” so we’re better able to manage emotions in stressful times.
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[re:tell] The Road to Self-Love

[re:tell] The Road to Self-Love

We're pleased to present the latest re:tell selection! This week, Sarah, a recent Seneca grad, tells us how therapy helped her put together a "self-help toolbox" that's given her the confidence to make the most of her life.
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[re:tell] The Dark Side of a Shiny Life

[re:tell] The Dark Side of a Shiny Life

We're pleased to present the third selection for our new digital magazine, re:tell! This week, the shiny side of Aishani that most people see is the world-travelling academic who seems to surpass every goal she sets. But there's much more than meets the eye. Read Aishani's brave story here ...
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[re:tell] Moving Mountains

[re:tell] Moving Mountains

We're pleased to present the second selection for our new digital magazine, re:tell! A GBC student, Himanshu, shares what it's like to live at his family home through his college years. Find out why, even when it feels like he's trying to move mountains just get through the day, he wouldn't have it any other way ...
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[re:tell] From Addict to Law Student

[re:tell] From Addict to Law Student

We're pleased to present the first selection for our new digital magazine, re:tell! An anonymous student shares her story of overcoming an addiction that started in the hallways of her high school. After a long journey of inspiring resilience, she finds herself in the hallways at Seneca College, finally free.
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Why a Visit to the Art Gallery Can Improve Our Mental Health

Why a Visit to the Art Gallery Can Improve Our Mental Health

You do not need to be a Renaissance painter or a beret-wearing artISTE spewing art-speak in order to reap the mental health benefits of visiting a gallery. The actual act of observing and appreciating art stimulates the same areas of the brain that are involved in processing feelings of pleasure and reward. When we’re feeling especially anxious, stressed, or emotionally down, a visit to the gallery may help us re-focus our attention in a therapeutic way.
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