Jen and Cathy posing with their bikes, big smiles because they just conquered a long distance ride!
10 Apr 2017

#RoadtoCACUSS PERMA-V Curriculum: Engagement

To ground the challenge of participating in #RoadtoCACUSS: The Ride, we are inviting you to participate in our ThriveRU exercises, designed to help you manage

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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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Six of the nineteen Riders pose during a break on their first road challenge: 40KM!
03 Apr 2017

Cultivating Thrive: the #RoadtoCACUSS PERMA-V Curriculum

#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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The Shaw Centre in Ottawa, lit up read on the edge of the water.
27 Mar 2017

What is #RoadToCACUSS: The Ride?

#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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She sits cross-legged on a park bench; a red balloon in her hands.
13 Mar 2017

Making Resilience: Teaching Forgiveness, Goals, Exercise, Mindfulness, and Savouring

I recently developed a workbook for students linked to the academic year calendar with weekly exercises, primarily from The How of Happiness. These exercises are

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The night sky opens up over a silhouetted forest; the galaxy, bring and bold, is backdrop for a shooting star. A faint outline of the 5 Factor Model hangs in the sky, the shooting star hitting it dead centre in mindfulness...
06 Mar 2017

The 5 Factor Model of Resilience

This article was originally published in the magazine TEDxRyersonU: Lenses in March 2017. When I was a little girl I used to wish upon a star;

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A red balloon rises into the trees; inspiration and flow, a real growth mindset...
14 Feb 2017

Making Resilience: Teaching Students Coping, Growth, Kindness, and Flow

I recently developed a workbook for students linked to the academic year calendar with weekly exercises, primarily from The How of Happiness. These exercises are

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Cover of Ombudsperson Report 2014/15: Coloured Circles, each representing a recommendation inside.
24 Jan 2017

Response to the 2014/2015 Ombudsperson at Ryerson Annual Report

The 2014/2015 Ombudsperson at Ryerson Annual Report reminds us about the importance of empathy as a principle to animate our daily work with students and

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A woman stands in the Ryerson Quad, eyes cast upwards to a floating red balloon, a look of mesmerized joy on her face.
10 Jan 2017

Making Happiness: How to Teach Students Resilience Through Weekly Exercises (Part II)

In her book, The How of Happiness (2007), Sonia Lyubomirsky provides research within the field of Positive Psychology to support a full range of exercises

Diana Brecher 0
A memory book and a camera lie together on a table, awaiting a chance to capture memories.
28 Nov 2016

Thrive Calendar Week 13: Savouring Life’s Joys (Past, Present, Future)

As part of the Resilience at Ryerson: ThriveRU series, these weekly exercises are linked to specific challenges we know our students are likely to face

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The header from @RyersonSA's Twitter feed, with the "1005" followers circled in red with an arrow pointing to words: "So? What's next?"
22 Nov 2016

#RyersonSA: Past, Present, & Future

Last week we celebrated @RyersonSA reaching 1000 followers on Twitter. Now, I’m not going to lie—it feels nice to see a four digit number of

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A peaceful, water side park, perfect for meditation beneath a tree casting a shadow on the grass.
21 Nov 2016

Thrive Calendar Week 12: Mindfulness Meditation

As part of the Resilience at Ryerson: ThriveRU series, these weekly exercises are linked to specific challenges we know our students are likely to face

Diana Brecher 0