A Mental Health Journey – Week 8

The last time we spoke with Gabriella, she had just spent an intense hour-long session with UFV’s counsellors, breaking down her memories.

A Mental Health Journey – Week 7

After a week-long hiatus from her memory exercise, Gabriella returned to UFV’s counsellors ready and excited to decode her memory list. Although postponing her memory session for a week due to overwhelming stress, Gabriella came to the session with a renewed relaxation and open mindset.

A Mental Health Journey – Weeks 6

After a stressful week of exams, assignments, and the overwhelming push of life in general, Gabriella was feeling overwhelmed. Postponing the memory exercise, the counsellor instead chose to focus on helping Gabriella address her feelings of anxiety from the week before.

A mental health journey — week five

When we last spoke with Gabriella she had just completed her last session with UFV’s counselling staff and was heading off to a relaxing winter vacation.

Squeezing those veggies in without a salad: easy shrimp stir-fry

I am not a big fan of salad. It might be the quickest way to get some vegetables into your dinner, but it is just so boring (unless you start adding exciting things like fancy dressings, nuts, and fruit, but then it isn’t really about the vegetables anymore).

CIVL Radio achieves much with little

“You’ve been to the studio — half the shit’s falling apart, and we’ve made do,” said Alex Giordano, host of 101.7 FM CIVL Radio’s Thrash and Trash. “A lot of our shit’s held together with duct tape. Literally.”

A Mental Health Journey – Week 4

As Gabriella explains, the first part of this session was spent reflecting once again on the role of “twisted thoughts,” or self-defeating beliefs, in adding to her stress levels.

A Mental Health Journey – Week 3

Two sessions into her UFV counselling experience, Gabriella has already learned how to effectively use relaxation breathing techniques and pinpoint self-defeating thought patterns.