Here’s some of my favourite books, with a brief description and a quote.
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"Faculty burnout isn’t just anecdotal – we have real evidence of increased workloads and stress levels."
Over the years, I have been told everything from “you should exercise and eat healthy” to “binge-watch Netflix and eat popcorn.”
“If approved, this would be one of the most ambitious plans to address the climate crisis in all of North America.”
“The rarer the cookie the more valuable it is.”
When we are aware of our internal experience, we can use our skills to ground ourselves and remind ourselves that we are safe.
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, “mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present, and nonjudgmentally.”
"As university students, who makes up the next government impacts us directly."
What I like about Dr. Neff’s work is that she acknowledges that in our society, we often want to feel “special and above average” in order to feel worthy, but self-compassion is available to everyone.
If you feel stuck right now and wonder if self-esteem is a problem for you, I invite you to do a self-esteem check up. Be honest with yourself.
"UBC needs to revamp its endowment fund to be a leader in sustainability."
It’s important to recognize that the work we all have to do to slow the spread of the virus is not a one-and-done deal.
“UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan, as is, does not shake fundamentally racist beliefs that Indigenous people in Canada need more benevolence from settlers.”
"The only way to minimize the harm that police perpetrate is by defunding police, because policing isn’t broken, it’s working exactly how it is supposed to."
And how we’ll need your help to enact that change.