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Maintaining Connections and Friendships

Ewe-nice and I went out for coffee after our classes on Monday. We hadn’t caught up for weeks and I was a little annoyed that I had to be the one to organise it. I know I haven’t been around much, or making an effort with everything that’s been going on at home, but Ewe-nice […]

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The Familiar Unfamiliar

I can’t believe it! Ewe-nice and I don’t have a single tute together. We’re doing most of the same subjects, so I just assumed we’d have similar timetables. I know it shouldn’t matter. It’s not as though tutes are for hanging out with your friends or anything, and we see each other all the time […]

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How giving to others and acts of kindness can make us happy

  Did you know that Happiness can be enhanced by giving to others? A newsletter by The Greater Good Science Centre at the University of California (Berkley) highlights several recent studies which suggest that giving to others makes us happy, even happier than spending money on ourselves. What’s more, our kindness might create a virtuous […]

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Mend-a-friend

Have you seen this great website- Mend-a Friend ?  If you haven’t take a look – it’s well worth a read. There is really good information on how to help friends with specific issues including problems with addiction, abuse, grief  or bullying. There are really clear ideas on how to ask a friend if their […]

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RUOK? Day 2016

Did you guys know that today is R U OK Day? Now, what’s that, you ask? Basically, it’s about checking in with friends to see how they’re doing and making them feel valued and part of the flock by asking ‘R U OK?’. Actually, it’s a question we should be asking every day, and today […]

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Confronting a Friend

Guys, I’m worried about my friend, Ewe-nice. We caught up for coffee on Thursday and I told her that I found it hurtful when she threw out the work I did for our group assignment. It was a difficult conversation to have. I hate confrontation and Brainy kept me up most of the night before […]

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The Healthy Relationships Website

The Healthy Relationships website is expanding.  I now have a regular ‘gig’ on the site talking about friendships and relationships,  and we’re adding to the site regularly .  Take a look  and, as always give us your feedback. Vicki

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New at Uni ? My Top Tips

I remember arriving at Uni for the first time and I remember thinking ‘I will never feel at home here or make friends- it’s impossible.’ But guess what ? I did find my way around and make friends – and actually pretty quickly. And I learnt things that made my life easier- and I have […]

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Exams – Start NOW!

Reposting an updated version of this as you might have missed it. Sorry to mention the dreaded E word. It’s just that they are around the corner. We’ve hit that crazy frantic dash to the finish line – not long until classes end, and then one week before the exam period starts. You don’t want […]

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What Makes a Meaningful Life ?

What makes life meaningful ? I think about this from time to time – as I deal daily with such different people, from different backgrounds, with different ideals and personalities. Meaning is subjective, or personal, I believe. For me it is things like connecting with friends and family regularly, having a job I find fulfilling, […]

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