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Finishing Up for the Year

I’m only doing two subjects this semester and, after messing up my first exam, I was determined to do better in my second. I studied my tail off, and you know what? I think I might have done okay! At least, I certainly felt much more confident and attempted to answer all the questions. Having […]

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Are you an Ally?

Can you name these flags and what they represent? If you know all of these then you are pretty amazing! If you don’t know all of them, then you will be amazing after checking out this site. And become a supporter of LGBTIQ rights!

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The value of power napping

The Value of Power Napping It’s that time of year again when there are only a few precious weeks to complete assessments tasks and exams for this year. This time of year always takes me back to being a student and I can remember vividly the feelings of tiredness that would appear when I knew […]

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Easter

Traditionally Easter, for many people, is a time of worship, connecting with family and eating. It can be an opportunity to rest and reflect – but it can also feel busy and rushed.  I found lots of interesting information on mindful eating at Easter – and I think this is something definitely worth trying,  given […]

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Tiny Buddha

  I came across this website/ blog, Tiny Buddha recently after it was recommended by a student. The few post I have read are lovely and insightful, and worth taking the time to read. Topics include; Cultivating Purpose Letting go of “shoulds” Do what you love and You don’t need to fix the past in […]

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Healthy Weight Week

New academic year, new resolutions, including ‘eating healthy’. Some students say that it is too hard to eat healthily because it takes too much time or it’s too expensive. Not True! Download this free cookbook from Healthy Weight week, try some of the recipes and you’ll see. Australia’s Healthy Weight Week was launched last week […]

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Welcome

Welcome to all our new students and particularly to our new international and interstate students – who are perhaps studying away from home for the first time. And welcome specifically to our UniThrive Blog for 2016. We have some exciting changes planned for the blog this year- so please keep checking back. In the meantime […]

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Being Mindful ….

For me one of the most mindful activities I can think of is watching a sunset. The only thing that disturbs my concentration, and enjoyment, is having to take pictures; I always want to preserve the memory.  I feel so lucky that I live here in South Australia where we can enjoy a beautiful sunset […]

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Sleep Awareness Week

Sleep is possibly one of the most under-rated ways we can improve our overall wellbeing and mental functioning. Sleepawarenessweek  is designed to promote the benefits of a good nights sleep, and raise awareness of how to improve sleep.Take a look at the site- which includes quizzes, helpful hints and resources. You might also like to take a look […]

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Antigonish…..

Antigonish [I met a man who wasn’t there] by Hughes Mearns Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there He wasn’t there again today I wish, I wish he’d go away… This portion of a poem by Hugh Mearns was recited to me by my Grandmother, if  I was worrying about something. For […]

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