Mihaela Zlatanovska, Concordia University psychology student

This blog has been reviewed by Nick Murray and Elijah Nimijean, edited by Rémi Thériault, and formatted and published by Béa Schueller.

Mihaela, tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hello! My name is Mihaela Zlatanovska and I’m happy to share a little bit about myself. I was born in Macedonia’s capital, Skopje, and moved to Canada at the young age of two. My family and I initially moved to Toronto and later came to Montreal. Having no introduction to the language, we all struggled with French, so I had a miserable time upon entering the public French system. It…


By: Elijah Nimijean

This blog has been reviewed by Katya Santucci and Emeline Wyckaert, edited by Rémi Thériault, and formatted and published by Béa Schueller.

Photo credit: Szilvia Basso

For as long as humanity has existed, people have been concerned with being happy. Regardless of your age, gender, socioeconomic status, or ethnicity, if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that being happy feels good. Doubtless there are innumerable ways we can feel happy — whether it comes from spending our time with friends, reading a good book, playing some video games, or working out — and many of us are already…


This blog has been reviewed by Katya Santucci and Béa Schueller, edited by Rémi Thériault, and formatted and published by Béa Schueller.

Gingin Chien, University of Toronto psychology student

Gingin, tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi! I am Gingin, a fourth year student studying Psychology and Statistics at the University of Toronto. My research and study interests lie in social psychology and behaviour. Instead of thinking of psychology as a study to “cure” or “fix” people with mental health disorders, I think that it’s better for us to focus on how to be happy, stay positive, and work towards mental health disorder prevention.

Born and…


By: Katya Santucci

This blog has been reviewed by Gingin Chien and Emeline Wyckaert, edited by Rémi Thériault, and formatted and published by Béa Schueller.

“With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.” — Dr. Kristin Neff

Photo credit: Rakicevic Nenad

It’s easy to knock yourself down when things don’t go as planned. But how can you make it easier to pick yourself up?

Something I always want to work on — and really struggle with — is learning how to be kinder to myself. It’s very common to feel like you aren’t doing enough or…


By Catherine Cimon-Paquet.

This blog post was edited by Macilia Abou and Cecilia Marie Chaymâa Ezzahraoui, edited by Rémi Thériault.

In the series called “Concepts of Positive Psychology”, we will introduce you to different aspects of positive psychology and present different science-based practices that will help you increase your well-being.

Positive psychology is a scientific study field that focuses on the strengths of individuals and communities and their optimal functioning. Over the past twenty years, this discipline has grown in importance. …


Macilia Abou, étudiante en psychologie à l’UQAM

Ce billet de blogue a été révisé par Catherine Cimon-Paquet et Cecilia Marie Chaymâa Ezzahraoui, édité par Rémi Thériault.

Macilia, parle-nous un peu de toi.

J’entame (enfin) ma dernière année de baccalauréat en psychologie à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Ces dernières années furent enrichissantes autant sur le plan académique que sur le plan personnel. Choisir de poursuivre ses études postsecondaires est une décision qui implique plusieurs défis. …


Photo credit: Cathryn Lavery | Unsplash

By Rémi Thériault. This blog has been reviewed by Catherine Cimon-Paquet & Elijah Nimijean

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Do you sometimes struggle to get things done in time? Do you feel overwhelmed with the sheer amount of stuff to do? Do you feel like you don’t have enough time to do it all? Well, I’ve experienced my share of this, and I’ve worked hard at finding ways to optimize my time.

One thing I’ve realized about time management is that it’s not only about time management, but also about energy management — and I like to add, motivation management. To be fair, human…


Elijah Nimijean, Psychology student at McGill University

This blog has been reviewed by Katya Santucci and Catherine Cimon-Paquet, edited by Rémi Thériault

Elijah, tell us a little bit about yourself

Hey everyone! My name is Elijah Nimijean, and I am currently a third-year university student majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology. I enjoy listening to music, working out (when gyms aren’t closed due to global pandemics), playing video games, and reading science fiction novels. I also enjoy writing, hence my participation as a student blog writer on behalf of the CPPA Student Ambassador Program.

I have always been one to engage in a number of…


Author: Katya Santucci

This blog has been reviewed by Elijah Nimjean and Claire Gaudreau, edited by Rémi Thériault.

Photo credit: Olya Kobruseva

Ready to tackle this semester? If you are looking for a ~sign~ to amp up your organizational skills, or just need that extra push… Here it is!

Staying organized is one of the many ways you can thrive as a student. Setting yourself up for success is key — you can think of organization as the crucial “behind the scenes” work. …


Author: Catherine Cimon-Paquet

This blog has been reviewed by Katya Santucci and Claire Gaudreau, edited by Rémi Thériault.

In the Positive Psychology Concepts series, we will introduce you to different aspects of positive psychology and to different science-based practices that will help you increase your well-being.

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” — Martha Graham

This famous quote from choreographer and dancer Martha Graham inspired me throughout my teenage years, a time when I was practicing ballet. In many sports, passion is considered to be a key ingredient for success…

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