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Some ideas on what to read, listen to, and check out this week

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I hope this post finds you all well and you are taking some time to do a bit of self-care. This week I am taking mental break from the news and doing a bit of relaxing. Here are the things that

Posted in Covid-19, Home, Staying Well, Uncategorized

Virtual Work- A New Norm

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We are living in unprecedented times; almost everybody is working from home! It’s crazy to think about how many work and school operations, who never used virtual platforms before, are using them now! Before reading further, check out Hannah’s post

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Finding Your Inner Artist

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During our studies, we sometimes have time for ourselves to pursue our own passions and hobbies, it is not uncommon for us to discover some hidden talents that you may never thought of. For me, I found painting is always delightful, fun

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Fun, Fancy, Close By, and Cheap?

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As graduate students, its easy to get caught up in all the work and lose the sense of the work-life balance. The Isabel Bader Centre is the perfect spot to do something fun or even to just do your work

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Trails in Kingston

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As the temperature drops and snow begins to fall, winter is finally here. Time really flies this semester, and I’m sure people are busy with exams and can’t wait for the Christmas holiday! As someone who was born in a

Posted in Community, Events, Families, General, Holidays, Home, Kingston, Staying Well, Uncategorized

Five Tips to Stay Focused

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Hey everyone! I hope everyone has been having a productive midterm season! While I haven’t had any exams, I just completed my first set of assignments. It’s been a wild ride! I was somewhat aware of how much work I’d

Posted in Eating Healthy, Eating on a Budget, New Students, Overwork, Productivity, Staying Well

Going Green to Help with the Blues

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Now that the autumn leaves are falling and we have all survived our SSHRC applications, the semester is officially in full swing! For many of us, the first couple months at Queen’s was spent getting our bearings on campus and

Posted in General, Kingston, Productivity, Staying Well

A Happy Heart is a Thankful Heart

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Hooray! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone had a relaxing and restful weekend. To me, Thanksgiving means pumpkin season is here and Halloween is just around the corner! Canada probably has the best autumn in the world. All those glowing red, orange,

Posted in Community, Families, Holidays, Home, International, Kingston, Staying Well

On Balancing Breaks

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It is the end of April. Spring is in the air, and summer is just around the corner. Those of us who are instructors or teaching assistants will soon be free. Free from preparing for classes, giving lectures and tutorials, and

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Imposter Syndrome – You’re Not Alone!

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You’re not alone in feeling like your skills don’t quite add up to other students around you, and you’re not really an imposter. Stats and data analysis are common requirements in graduate programs. Most of us are required to use

Posted in All, New Students, Overwork, Productivity, Skill Development, Staying Well, Student Perspective, Uncategorized

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