We’re constantly told not to compare ourselves with others. Conventional wisdom has told us time and again that comparing is bad for our self-esteem, our relationships, a waste of time… the list goes on. Challenge! Comparing ourselves is a natural process that we all engage in, and it can make us feel better and motivate… Read More It’s OK to Compare Ourselves with Others – IF WE DO IT RIGHT
The most recent Friday the 13th was an especially unlucky one. Here’s what it’s been like to deal with the disruption of having my building literally catch fire:… Read More How the McIntyre Fire Affected my PhD
One way to look at self-care is that it’s to become your own parent. And there are things you can do to make your own self-parenting a little easier!… Read More #Selfcare: More Than a Buzzword!
Staying home when we’re sick is hard, but it’s important and so worth it.… Read More Are you sick? Here are 4 strategies to take time off
Seven. Six. Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Zero. An open hand appeared, stopping people from crossing the street. Green circles let cars moving on, red ones blocked them behind the line. Finally I could reach the other side. On my way to a café where a friend of mine was hopefully waiting for me, hopefully… Read More Our story: “Coffees”
Finally. The first day after I-do-not-remember-how-much time without feeling the need to wear my cap-and-scarf kit. That Sunday Parc la Fontaine was crowded, although the prevailing color was still brown. The warm sun and the barren surface were emerging from the last layers of snow that was melting because of the desire of the people… Read More Our story: “Paint”
Hi everyone! I’m Kate, one of the new Grad Life bloggers. But enough about me, I want you to meet someone special. Let’s call her S. I met S. through non-traditional means. Two years ago, my boyfriend moved from Vancouver to Toronto. The cross-country moving company he hired mixed up two of S.’s boxes with… Read More Everyone, meet S.