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The ‘What Makes You Feel Alive List’

Step aside ‘Bucket List’, there’s a new list in town: the ‘What Makes You Feel Alive List’! Okay, so this idea came from the combination of a couple of things that have been percolating in my mind over the past two weeks. First, it’s the new year, which reminds me that I need to contribute to my RRSP so I…
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January was the longest month ever, wasn’t it?

I finished off 2019 on what felt like a high note. School was going well and my career goals as a Nursing Unit Clerk felt secure, my family was happy and healthy and my hair was even behaving for once. I was ready for the much-needed week off to celebrate the season at home getting cozy in front of the…
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How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year, readers! Many people make resolutions to start the new year. I know I did. Mine was the typical “I will stop procrastinating”, “I will exercise more”, and “I will drink more water”. I can say that so far, I have stuck to one of these three resolutions. So why do people make resolutions if they aren’t likely…
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How are those resolutions working out for you?

My history with resolutions I am a devout New Year’s resolution maker. I really am. I’m pretty good at keeping them too. This drives my friends and family crazy. I make all the usual ones: go to the gym, quit this or that, spend less, become more organized, etc. I lived far too many years of my youth with habits…
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The Art of Questions

The Therapeutic Recreation Assistant Diploma is a combined delivery program, which means most of the course is delivered online. This week we reconvened on campus as a class for the first time since the beginning of the program. It was great to see everyone in person after spending the past six months interacting online. We met when the program started…
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Life after graduating from Early Childhood Education – Post-Basic

My name is Sammi and my college journey with Stenberg began in March 2018 with the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. After graduating from this program as Valedictorian, I still had a strong desire to learn and decided to continue my education. I began the Early Childhood Education-Post Basic (ECE-PB) program at Stenberg in March 2019 and graduated this past…
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Why I Chose to Become an Early Childhood Educator

Like some of you, I was in a career I didn’t enjoy. I found the work unfulfilling and the environment toxic. Some days, my husband had to push me out of the house to go to work. So, I began thinking about changing careers. After some self-reflection, talking to a counsellor, and observing the teachers at our daughter’s daycare, I…
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The year-end strive to be the best

A couple of very stressful and intense months of the Nursing Unit Clerk program have ended. I had thought at the beginning of the program that some of it was going to be a bit of a refresher because I’d already been to school to train as an LPN and had worked in the hospital setting for some time. The…
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It’s okay to be uncomfortable

“It’s sometimes okay to be uncomfortable,” my mentor said to me while we were talking about my driving anxiety. While the conversation had nothing to do with counselling, it was extremely relevant to therapy. The phrase struck a chord with me and I began thinking about how change can be uncomfortable. Everyone goes through changes in life but sometimes even…
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The newest Nursing Unit Clerks are off and running

A little bit about me My name is Joy Hill and I came to Stenberg College in an unexpected way. I previously worked in healthcare as a Nurse’s Aide and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with a practice primarily focused on mental health and addictions. But a workplace injury changed everything, and I had to reconsider my career. After a…
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