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

Sarah Thompson 0
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

Sarah Thompson 0
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

Sarah Thompson 0
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

Sarah Thompson 0
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

Sarah Thompson 0
Sarah Thompson, talking mental wellness as a counsellor.
20 Jan 2017

TakeCareRU: Supporting Mental Wellness on Campus

Counsellors Sarah Thompson, Immaculate Antony, and Colleen Amato from Ryerson University’s Centre for Student Development and Counselling talk about the importance of mental wellness on campus,

RyersonSA 0
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

Sarah Thompson 2
Students from all over the world share a heartfelt conversation at Ryerson University.
16 Nov 2016

A Sense of Belonging: How the Let’s Talk Series Promotes Mental Well-Being, Community, and Learning in International Students

Going Glocal: International Education Week is a series celebrating the partnerships that International Student Support (ISS) shares with colleagues and units across RyersonSA, all in support of students

Tharsy Selvanthanam 0
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

Sarah Thompson 0
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

Sarah Thompson 2
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

Sarah Thompson 12
Light cascading down through wooden beams, supporting the pillars that hold them up.
02 May 2016

ThriveRU: A Framework of Beams

I dabble in carpentry. And, in that dabbling full of trial, and error, and observation, I’ve come to (pretentiously) understand this: carpentry is about the

John Hannah 1