stress

Stressed for success

As exams approach, anxiety becomes the norm around campus. Why do we become so preoccupied with
perfection, and how does it ultimately affect us?Continue...

Talking Heads: What's getting you through midterms?

"The stress is pushing me. Can't wait till they're over." Miriam van der Maten, ArtSci '17

"Just keeping my head above water." Aaron Lin, ArtSci '19

"Trying to...Continue...

Practising mindfulness isn’t for the restless

I wish I was one of those people who could be mindful and do Yoga nidra without needing to move or wonder who’s texting me, but sadly, I’m a restless soul.Continue...

How to keep your cool during exams

There’s nothing that sucks all life and happiness out of you quite like tirelessly studying for weeks on end.Continue...

Talking Heads: How are you coping with finals?

“I’m going home this weekend.” Jenna Fletcher, ArtSci ’18

“Insane amounts of caffeine.” Nathan Quinn, Comm ’16

“My extracurriculars.” Emma Gandy, ArtSci ’...Continue...

The psychology of stress

Muscle tension, headaches, heart palpitations, trouble sleeping — the physical symptoms of stress are familiar to far too many university students. But what we’re often unaware of are the underlying physiological processes that contribute to stress.Continue...

Talking Heads: How do you find balance?

“I FaceTime my mom every day." Kelli Cole, ArtSci ’16

"Anything you're passionate about." Duncan White, ArtSci '18

“I just write everything down." Kelsey...Continue...

How to balance stress with health

We’ve all been there: the readings are piling up, the assignments are coming at you, exams are just around the corner, and on top of that, you haven’t done your laundry in weeks. You’re overwhelmed with stress, so you do what seems logical – eat.Continue...

Less drama, more dharma

Stressed? Try doing nothing.

Meditation is often associated with yoga, tantra or other eastern practices, but it’s made a stunning transition to western culture since its...Continue...

Where, oh where is our fall reading week?

When I began studying at Queen’s, fall reading week was something given only to the magical lands of Laurentian and the University of Ottawa, and well, they seemed really far away, so it...Continue...

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