In the forest, on a fallen log, a person's legs are visible. They balance on the log, trying not to fall off on either side. Will they keep their footing or come crashing to the ground...? We'll never know. (This is a picture, just that one moment, frozen in time. But the top definitely stopped spinning.)
16 May 2017

Balancing Life: Inside and Out

Welcome to Focus On Emotions, an article series that will delve into our emotional depths, getting at one inalienable truth: emotions matter. Our culture generally

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Four people in a room, each with a different attachment style. Two talk at a table, "It's nice to connect." Another at the table turns away, "I bet they want me to leave...", one turns her back to the whole room, "—What do I do?" while our fourth person is at the door and gone; "I'm out of here!"
13 Apr 2017

Attachment and All That Monkey Business

Welcome to Focus On Emotions, an article series that will delve into our emotional depths, getting at one inalienable truth: emotions matter. Our culture generally

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Sarah on her bike, Beast, with a child attachment so her son can ride with her. They smile at the camera, ready for a Ride...
06 Apr 2017

Goin’ the Distance: Training Notes from a Middle-Aged, Super-Feeler, Newbie Distance Cycler

#RoadtoCACUSS 2017 is a wellness journey that will culminate in Student Affairs Professionals from across the country cycling from Toronto to Ottawa to attend the

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Two hands hold a clockwork heart, glowing faintly with a purple hue...
15 Mar 2017

Emotions in Decision-Making: Friend or Foe?

Welcome to Focus On Emotions, an article series that will delve into our emotional depths, getting at one inalienable truth: emotions matter. Our culture generally

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On the left, a face feeling shame; in the middle, a power pose, standing in opposition to the bad report card that invoked shame; on the right, after the power-pose, a smile, and a feeling of joy.
22 Feb 2017

RyersonSA Has the Feels 201 (Part 2): A Primer on Managing Your Emotions and Feelings

Welcome to Focus On Emotions, an article series that will delve into our emotional depths, getting at one inalienable truth: emotions matter. Our culture generally

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A person split: on the left she is stoic, emotionless; but there is a bad grade, a breakup, and struggle with the world; her face slips into sadness.
09 Feb 2017

RyersonSA Has the Feels 201 (Part 1): A Primer on Managing Your Emotions and Feelings

Welcome to Focus On Emotions, an article series that will delve into our emotional depths, getting at one inalienable truth: emotions matter. Our culture generally

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Two silhouettes, back to back, one filled with a field of dandelions, the other filled with wild orchids. Smoke, fluid, hovers around and between them.
08 Dec 2016

Orchids and Dandelions: What Kind of Feeler are You?

Welcome to Focus On Emotions, an article series that will delve into our emotional depths, getting at one inalienable truth: emotions matter. Our culture generally

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A person holds up a mirror to see their reflection, and all around are faces of other people making expressions linked to the primary emotions: sad, happy, disgust, anger, fear, surprise.
09 Nov 2016

RyersonSA has the Feels: Identifying Feelings in Yourself and Others

Welcome to Focus On Emotions, an article series that will delve into our emotional depths, getting at one inalienable truth: emotions matter. Our culture generally

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A faceless person, with masks depicting the core emotions hovering in line, any of them ready to be the mask currently worn.
12 Oct 2016

What are Emotions? Turning the Inside Out

Welcome to Focus On Emotions, an article series that will delve into our emotional depths, getting at one inalienable truth: emotions matter. Our culture generally

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A person stands on a rock towering over the water, the sun rising in front of them, a halo of light turning them into silhouette.
14 Sep 2016

Coming Out: The Super-Feeler In Our Midst

Welcome to Focus On Emotions, an article series that will delve into our emotional depths, getting at one inalienable truth: emotions matter. Our culture generally teaches us

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Your story is you, and it sits in your head, made up of all the emotions you experience and have experienced.
16 Sep 2015

Empathy is Risky Business

What would it mean to truly build a culture of resilience? Of compassion? Of empathy? Could we do it at Ryerson? I was contemplating this

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06 Feb 2014

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Thompson

Details: Position:  Clinical Coordinator Department:  Centre for Student Development and Counselling Questions: What’s the first thing you do when you come into the office? Say

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