Life Balance


Mental Health and Wellness

Erika Horwitz

As humans, we will all have times in our life when our mental health is not at its best. Our health can be affected by a life event or brain chemistry that causes our brain to be strained and suffer from mental illness. This blog post intends to provide you with a few tips on how to manage mental illnesses common amongst university students, like stress, anxiety, and depression.

By: Stephanie Munez 5352 reads | 0 comments

Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Balancing Work and School

Life Balance

The final summer Twitter chat on August 27th looked ahead to the Fall semester and asked how you balance work and school.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 2386 reads | 0 comments

Strike a Balance

Career Services

If you are the beginner of yoga, you may find some balancing postures really challenging, such as the tree pose. As for throwing pottery, if your clay is not centered on the wheel when you begin to pull up the piece, it will be off balance.  

By: Jeannie Chong 2516 reads | 0 comments

Work, Life, Balance: Juggling It All!

Work Life Balance

Have you ever sat and thought about what elements in your life can maintain your sense of sanity or better yet, serenity? Tina provides three tips to help you maintain balance when things get hectic!

By: Tina Ebrahimi 8429 reads | 0 comments

Travel Your Career


Who doesn’t love travelling? Summer is just around the corner and with that comes the time to make our travel plans a reality. Have you ever thought about travelling as a way to boost your career?

By: Jeannie Chong 3176 reads | 0 comments


Volunteer Services

Jeff has some words of inspiration for those trying to find balance between school, work and everything inbetween. Read on to find out how volunteering can help you achieve balance!

By: Jeff Anthony 1958 reads | 0 comments

Brave-Up on the OLC: 15 Things You Should Keep Doing No Matter What [Part 1]

Life Experience

As we continue our journey through life, we experience a myriad of events, emotions, and people. Some of these we bump into regularly because of their worth. Here are 15 things you should keep doing no matter what.

By: jhyeh 1574 reads | 0 comments

Brave-Up on the OLC: 15 Things You Should Keep Doing No Matter What [Part 2]

Jason's Blog

As we continue our journey through life, we constantly pick up new skills, knowledge and advice. But some of them we encounter over and over again because of their universal importance. Here is Part 2 of 15 things you should keep doing no matter what.

By: jhyeh 1663 reads | 0 comments

To Set Better Goals, Ask: Who Do You Want To Be?

Career Peers

Have a love-hate relationship with goal setting? Join the club! In this article, learn about an alternative approach to personal development, centered around the question, “who do you want to be?”

By: Winnie Kan 3650 reads | 0 comments

Ball Pit Adventures At Convo Mall

Life Balance

Get the scoop on what happened at Ball Pit Adventures in Convocation mall a few weeks ago! Engagement Peer, Felice, tells how the event was successful and why you should come out to the next event.

By: Felice Rafael 2922 reads | 0 comments

Engaged Student of the Week: Shantelle Medel


Learn all about the engaged student of the week; Shantelle! Find out how she engages with SFU and the community by reading on.

By: Felice Rafael 2506 reads | 0 comments

Passion With A "Small p": The Whisky Story


What can we take from the "smaller" things that we love? Often, they bring our lives tremendous amounts of meaning. It's important to acknowledge that work isn't the only area of life that we can derive meaning or fulfill our values.

By: David Lindskoog 2263 reads | 0 comments

So You Can’t Do It All. That’s Okay.


There are lots of people that will tell you about all the things you should or could be doing, and why doing these things will benefit you. But sometimes you can’t, you really can’t, do it all. And Lauren is here here to tell you that that’s okay too.

By: Lauren Kresowaty 1823 reads | 0 comments

Feeling Stuck? Press Reset

CSI Blog

You're stuck. Maybe it's a dead-end job, or the sense that you're studying the wrong thing, or with the wrong person, or just in a place you didn't want to end up, but don't know how to leave. If only it were as simple as pressing a button and starting over. We can't do that, but here's the next best thing.

By: David Lindskoog 2352 reads | 0 comments

Work Smarter, Not Harder – Manage Your Time Effectively

Life Balance

By managing your time effectively, you will be able to feel like you are on top of things, and be more productive, which will result in job satisfaction and most of all…more time to enjoy life!

By: Mike Wong 2610 reads | 0 comments

Positive Work/Life Balance: Living Well to Learn Well

Personal Development

You may be feeling overworked and it may seem that you just don’t have enough time in your life to do anything, but rest assured, you are not alone. The whole work/life balance is a perception and opinion of one’s own priorities and values. People feel stressed because they find that they do not have time or missed out on a chance to do certain activities.

By: Mike Wong 1924 reads | 0 comments

Back Again

Life Experience

Looking for a club to join at SFU this year? Selva has got the details on many of the various clubs available at SFU and what they're all about. Read on to find out why you should get engaged on campus this semester!

By: Selva Bayat 2549 reads | 0 comments

Join a Campus Club. You Will Become Awesome!

Career Services

The start of the New Year usually means turning over a new leaf, and a fresh beginning to conquer whatever goal it is you wish to accomplish. While your mind is fresh from relaxing over the cheery winter holidays, you might think about what you would like to get involved in during the spring semester. There are many ways to help achieve your aspirations, and one of these methods is to help improve yourself…by joining a campus club!

By: Mike Wong 2591 reads | 0 comments

Welcome Back! WIL Fraser's New Years' Resolutions

Personal Development

Helllloo SFU! It’s WIL Fraser here, and I would like to welcome everyone to the new 2013 year! I had a restful three weeks over the winter holidays, catching up on my readings and learning more about how to perfect that resume. Have a look at my list of New Years’ resolutions…did your resolutions make my list too?

By: Mike Wong 1522 reads | 0 comments

Working with Grace: Work Smarter! Ready, Set, Go!

Working with Grace

Having an anxiety attack about upcoming assignments and exams? Need a few useful tips to combat those attacks? Surprisingly, managing your time may be the first step to overcoming the work and stress that are already piling up…

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