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Featured article- the expectation gap

Check out today’s featured article by economist, entrepreneur, and international development specialist Nat Ware.  This Ted talk touches up on Nat’s reasoning for why today’s society is so unhappy. Why are we getting richer but not happier? Why do lottery winners not have sustained happiness? Why are bronze medalists often happier than silver medalists?  Nat argues that the expectation gap is the key reason that we are unhappy.  awesome 20 minutes of your time.  Check out our the video here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KiUq8i9pbE

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Featured Article- Relating Physical and Mental Health

“The findings suggest the medical community should rethink its tendency to treat mental and physical disorders separately” This is an awesome article reiterating the link between mental illness and physical illness. Something that I believe there is a lack of. Check it out!! Link : https://www.ozy.com/acumen/the-link-between-mental-illness-and-physical-illness/76671 By Melissa Pandika Via Ozy.com

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My Story- Alexandra Taylor

        My name is Alexandra Taylor. I’m a student, a girlfriend, an artist, and a daughter. I’m a confident and proud person who is fortunate to be surrounded by an abundant amount of awesome and loving friends and family. I’m resilient, genuine, and naturally inclined to help people which has inspired me to pursue a career in medicine. I’m actively involved in numerous health-related organizations in the Waterloo community in addition to several on-campus clubs at the University of Waterloo, such as the UW Pre Med Club. This may make me seem like I’m one of “those people” who have everything together, but in reality, I’m absolutely not. Although people like to see me this way, I...

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11 Foods That Can Help With Stress/Anxiety

We can all make a connection with food. For some it's just means of survival, to others it's the sole reason the world rotates. Bottom line, what we eat can affect us on all different levels, including mental health. Here's a quick post on 11 foods that may be able to help reduce stress and anxiety:     1.Blueberries Antioxidant packed, along with vitamin C, blueberries are awesome stress fighters.     2. Asparagus Low levels of folic acids can lead to symptoms such as depression. One veggie that can boost folic levels is asparagus.     3. Avocados A contributor for healthy nerves and brain cells is B vitamins, something avocados are rich in. Lower levels of these vitamins can lead...

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