Quitting Social Media: A Successful Digital Detox

At the beginning of April, I set a goal for myself: with a couple exceptions, I wouldn’t be checking social media for a month. I expected it to be challenging. Up until then, I’d been using social media as a distraction and an excuse for not reading or writing (or, more importantly, making face-to-face connections …

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Just Add Water

November is a rough month. Daylight savings takes away an hour of sunlight in the evening so it’s pitch black by 5:30 p.m. It’s cold, it’s wet, and all you want to do is curl up and sleep. If you’re in university, you’re gearing up for final exams, papers, and group projects. If you’re like …

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Prioritize Your Life: Things Aren’t as Bad as They Seem

I’m having my quarter life crisis. After spending the summer writing a novel, I’m now thrown back into the world of work and school (I’ve signed up for a course on mindfulness - more on that another time), and subsequently thinking about what I want to do when I grow up (hah). I’m feeling torn …

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Why I do Naked Yoga: Mental and Physical Benefits of Stripping Down

We’re taught from a certain age that being naked is bad. As babies, we crawl about the house nearly or fully nude, but as we get older, we learn that there are certain times and places that clothes are necessary. After a certain age, it’s no longer cute to be naked all the time. Rather, …

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