Post Tagged with: "Laurier Student Wellness Centre"

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Thrive Week seeks to challenge stigma around mental illness on campus

This week Wilfrid Laurier University will be holding its Thrive Week, a once-per-semester week of scheduled events and sessions geared towards raising awareness and support for mental health, as well as opening up a dialogue to end stigma around student mental illness. ‘“For Thrive Week, our purpose is to create awareness and support for student mental health and educate students […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

Tidy up your home, but don’t throw away your books

If you haven’t taken the time to watch at least a few episodes of Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series, “Tidying Up,” then I would highly recommend doing so. Kondo first introduced her method of keeping one’s home tidy and clean through a book she published. The book and her concepts surrounding tidying were then made into a Netflix series last […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
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Coping with the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder

If you’ve begun to feel uncontrollably and unexplainably morose as the days become shorter, the darkness arrives earlier and the weather becomes colder and more unforgiving, then you may be one of the unfortunate few who suffers from seasonal depression. Also called Seasonal Affective Disorder (literally, S.A.D.), seasonal depression is a specific type of mood disorder that is most related […]

by Aaron Hagey· · Arts and Life ·
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Healthy Sleep Week promotes “sleep hygiene” to students

On Nov. 21, the Wellness Education Centre hosted their Healthy Sleep Week, as one of their ongoing themed weeks they hold throughout the year. The Wellness Education Centre was located in the concourse, along with ACCQ Sleep Labs, giving tips, referrals and kits to students to promote healthy sleeping habits and enhance the student experience. Many students tend to neglect […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Cold and Flu season hits Waterloo Region once again

Cold and flu season is upon us once again. With it comes the annual period where offices are filled with the sounds of sneezing and coughing, hospitals are packed with patients — and people, especially university students, underestimate the dangers associated with influenza. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Laurier hosted a public talk that focused on the flu, how to avoid […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life ·
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Laurier students ‘Thrive’ with the help of the Wellness Centre and Laurier Athletics

This week, Wilfrid Laurier University is holding its third Thrive Week. This week-long event focuses on the importance of mental wellness at university and more specifically, thriving as students.  The event is appropriately running during Laurier’s busy and stressful midterm season and hopes to provide students with the opportunity to learn about and practice self-care.  “The idea behind Thrive Week […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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Making the choice to put your health first

This past week I was supposed to be at TIFF, volunteering outside a few of the theatres, doing the best I could to both pad my resume and enjoy the festivities for what they are — one of the premier film events in the world. Instead, I sat at home watching movies on the small screen from an ancient X-Box […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·
Editorial: Finding happiness in university

Editorial: Finding happiness in university

Finding consistent happiness when multiple aspects of your life are uncertain can be challenging at times, especially during your time in university. I’ve changed my mind about what it is I want to do with my life after I’m finished school too many times to count and spent more time than I’d like to admit panicking about the unpredictability of […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Looking ahead to an integrated Wellness Centre

There are a variety of athletic clubs at Wilfrid Laurier University featuring sports such as boxing, cricket, figure skating and sailing, among others. However, it can be argued that these clubs haven’t received the exposure they deserve at Laurier. Tarique Plummer, President and CEO of the Students’ Union, discussed the changes that are being implemented to help the sports clubs […]

by Pranav Desai· · More Sports, Sports ·