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AuthorSharon Renfro MSSW

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May 30, 2011

We receive lots of advice on getting over failed relationships and little on preventing breakups. relationships leave us puzzled as we fail to understand relationship process. Relationships demand balance between individuality and togetherness. Balance begins at birth. Survival requires relationships, but thriving as an individual is essential. We must be in relationships in order to […]

March 14, 2011

One might wonder what would prompt discussion of exam anxiety at the beginning of a trimester when exams are far away. In fact, a number of factors that contribute to exam anxiety exist now. These issues addressed at the start of your studies should lessen exam stress later. The brain is designed to process information […]

February 28, 2011

University can be seen as the great escape from parents and rules providing the opportunity to discover who you are.  Loneliness and being homesick can come as quite a surprise and make us question if university is ‘right’ for us.  These feelings in a period of transition are normal.  Such feelings make us question our […]

July 13, 2009

Recently I read The Biology of Belief by David Lipton, a microbiologist whose convincing argument is that beliefs determine behaviours. Years ago I engaged in a disciplined effort to define my values, beliefs, and principles. I used the following definitions: value—what is important; belief—what I think will be the outcome of holding that value, and […]