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Kin Korner: The art of finding balance

By Titus Bozga and Joleen Kruselnicki Kin Korner is a health and wellness column, written by students from Kinesiology 360: Concepts in Health Promotion and...

Kin Korner — The most wonderful time of the year: finals...

By Alexia Baptista and Shauna Pearce Kin Korner is a health and wellness column, written by students from Kinesiology 360: Concepts in Health Promotion and...

More is not always better

Why do we take pride in cramming our schedules beyond what is healthy? We say yes to everything, and leave no time for ourselves....

Nobody ever taught me how to compartmentalize and to be honest...

On the cusp of graduating, as I sniff out potential employers and polish up content to assemble into a portfolio, I generally try to...

Sikh Keertan helps students refocus and de-stress

The Keertan is an important aspect of spiritual life in Sikhism. Keertan is a devotional tradition of the Sikh religion which consists of call and response chanting, and the reciting of passages from the Guru Granth Sahib, which is the main religious text in Sikhism. The UFV Sikh Student Alliance (SSA) held their third annual Keertan and langar at the university on Friday, January 8. However, since the Keertan was taking place at UFV, Sukhminder Kar of the SSA noted that the hymns were just posted from the internet and sung off of a projector screen rather than bringing the text, as “It would be disrespectful to bring it here.”

Staring at the ceiling, finding the time and headspace to be...

At this point of the semester, I tend to fall into a frame of mind that measures up all my decisions and actions against each other. Every action feels minute when put under this scrutiny, and I feel then more than ever the urgency in my thought. Get out of bed (there’s something), take a shower (you should be doing right now), eat (that is), brush teeth (more important than this).

Learning to balance the responsibilities of summer without having a nervous...

To an outsider, summer may seem like a break from the hectic life of a student, with exams out of the way and many of us taking a break from courses until September — but in reality, it can be almost as anxiety-filled as the school year.

Finesse your stress with student success bootcamps

Julie Egers works full-time as a counsellor on UFV's Chilliwack campus. At the two other universities she worked for in Calgary, she found that one of the best ways to “offer general support” to students was to hold sessions so that students could learn in a group atmosphere. The UFV version of these workshops takes the form of a “Student Success Bootcamp” series, offered by Egers on the Chilliwack campus.

…to any Mulcher government

Stress can be a killer. Not literally – I don’t think anyone’s been actually murdered by stress. It’s more a turn of phrase than a literal declaration, so why don’t you get off my case about it?