Jaime Haines is an exuberant puppy-lover and “House” addict and plans to use her psychology degree to encourage activism and well-being through counseling, workshops, speeches, and the written word.
April 27, 2012
Living within one’s means involves only having what one can afford and it is essential to cultivating contentment in life. With huge debts and the incessant desire for more, many find it impossible to feel relaxed or satisfied.
April 20, 2012
As summer nears, many students experience mixed emotions. After all, the last month of school is always insane. Clubs and departments are having their end-of-the year banquets, jobs are scheduling more hours, and classes have their final papers, projects and tests. All of this can add up to students feeling overwhelmed and sometimes unable to […]
April 13, 2012
Depression is a mysterious thing. It’s an unseen force that can completely debilitate a person. It comes and goes as it pleases, destroying everything it can wrap its smoky tendrils around. Because of it, all emotions other than emptiness and sadness disappear. Soon, all motivation and hope is lost. And that is when this becomes […]
April 6, 2012
We spend a lot of time thinking about the past by evaluating how we did or what we should have done and remembering past experiences, as well as thinking about the future by worrying, dreaming, planning, or wondering what is to come. There is nothing wrong with thinking about the past or the future as […]
March 30, 2012
When people feel pain, anxiety, depression, frustration, fatigue and other such symptoms, they seek treatment from doctors, therapists or psychiatrists. These professionals often use medication or talk therapy to manage symptoms. Unfortunately, medication comes with detrimental side effects and risks while talk therapy may take many weeks to become really helpful. Because of this, people […]
March 23, 2012
Many of us spent the majority of our lives considering “home” as the house we lived in with close family; the place to return to no matter what the day was like.
March 2, 2012
These past several months, I have written about different ways readers can improve their lives. Ultimately, I try to share the knowledge I’ve gained in hopes that it will help someone else learn and change for the better. Because I feel very stable and happy with my life, I now want to help others reach […]
February 24, 2012
Since Valentine’s Day just passed, several of the campus residence halls themed their programs and activities around one topic this week: sex. Primarily, the halls seek to incorporate education into fun events. They hope to increase understanding and awareness of what sex means, how to be safe, and spark healthy discussions. So now that Penis […]
February 10, 2012
While many students came back to school with New Year’s resolutions and a resolve to make this the best semester, three weeks of classes already prove difficult for most. With commitments and personal life to balance, many find it hard to resist falling back into old habits. However, armed with a planner and a little […]
December 16, 2011
A quick weekend, cramming for finals, wrapping up responsibilities, packing and then going home for the holidays! While a full month off seems to offer endless time to be productive, many students find themselves scrambling the last few days of January to finish their J-Term to-do list. Everyone has different priorities, be it money, volunteer […]
December 9, 2011
Now that Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is just around the corner, many worry about weight. Naturally, most people add a few pounds over the holidays, yet the media continues telling them to look thinner, eat less, and appear more attractive with special ‘holiday fashion.’ The problem resides in the fact that Western society expects […]
November 18, 2011
Thanksgiving originated around the premise of giving thanks, but today it has evolved into a feeding frenzy. People travel hours to gather with their families, catch up, and eat until they cannot move. This year, try a throwback day by remembering the holiday’s original intent and make Thanksgiving about appreciating your life, thanking family, and helping others.