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Wellness at Home is an online initiative featuring daily opportunities for wellness such as workshops, activities, resources and more. Brought to you by the University of Toronto Mississauga: Health & Counselling Centre (HCC). Open to all UofT students.

Follow @utmhccwellness on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter; and/or visit this website, for all the latest updates.

Weekly Schedule

Mindful Mondays 

Start your week off by taking time to be in the present moment and becoming aligned with your goals for the days ahead.

Our daily Mindfulness Meditation classes are led by HCC Counselling Staff and require no experience to participate!

Also, get inspired weekly with #DEARUTM (Drop Everything And Relax), which highlights a different media resource weekly (e.g., books, podcasts, videos and more) on our Instagram page to help you start your week mindfully.

Platform: Instagram via HCC Wellness at UTM @utmhccwellness

Format: Drop-in any time

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Together Tuesdays

Looking to connect with other students? Join your fellow peers for weekly wellness-inspired activities and conversations. Student-led and judgment-free.

Time: 2 - 3 pm

Platform: Zoom: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/96925046749

Format: Drop-in anytime during the hour, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.

Date:   Activity:
Mar 2 2021

Snack Attack: Let's Make Guacamole/Salsa Together!

Tired of the same old snacks? Join us in making fun and delicious new snacks to add to your cooking repertoire. Follow along with us and try your hand at making fresh guacamole and/or mango salsa, or just watch along for the fun and save the recipes to make at a later date! All you need: 1-2 avocado, a red onion, fresh cilantro, a lime, a red pepper, ripe mango or ripe tomato (jalapeno optional).
Mar 9 2021

Go Green: Taking Care of Plants! 

Got a green thumb? Have any plants you’ve been proudly taking care of during lockdown? Join us this Together Tuesday session to showcase your photosynthetic housemates! Our fellow Wellness Ambassadors will also host an open discussion on ways we can implement sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle practices.

 

Wellness Wednesday: Wellness 101 Workshops

Learn from staff and faculty on how to become your healthiest and happiest self! Featuring a unique wellness topic each week. 

Time: 1 - 2 pm

Platform: Zoom: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/96601698173

Format: Drop-in but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.    

Date:   Workshop:
Mar. 3 2021

What is Healthy Eating Anyway?!

Kimberly Green, Registered Dietitian | HCC

March is Nutrition month! This is a great time to take a step back and re-consider…”what is healthy eating” anyway?!
Nutrition and healthy eating can be confusing. What healthy eating looks like for you is influenced by many things, like your culture and food traditions, personal circumstances and preferences as well as your unique nutritional needs. So, let’s talk about nutrition and your health with campus Dietitian Kimberly Green, and help answer your questions and guide you towards what is “good for you”! 
Mar 10 2021

"Greenify" Your Wellness 

Chelsea Dalton, Acting Sustainability Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Our relationship with the environment has a direct impact on our wellbeing! Ongoing efforts to enhance environmental wellness allows us the opportunity to create safe and sustainable communities that further benefit our environment. In this session, you will learn concrete, tangible and important steps you can take to positively contribute to the health of our planet, while taking care of your own wellness. So, be sure to join us to learn what we can do to step towards a healthier future. 
Mar 17 2021

Financial Wellness: Q&A with Professor Radha Maharaj

Dr. Radha Maharaj, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT)

Do you have questions or concerns about the impact that COVID- 19 may be having on your financial wellness? Join us for an important conversation with an expert in the field to learn tips and strategies for managing your financial wellbeing, and best prepare ahead. Open to all UofT students.

 

Self-Care Thursday 

Take a break in your day to practice self-care with a new inspirational post each week. 

Platforms: Instagram via HCC Wellness at UTM @utmhccwellness; Zoom (where applicable): https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/93748268893

Format: Drop-in, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.

 

Foodie Friday

What is paneer and how do you eat it?  How do you know when a mango is ripe?  What is the best cereal to buy?  Is there a difference between brown and white eggs? Get fun facts and useful tips about the foods you eat (or should be eating!) from HCC Dietitian, Kimberly Green. Check us out every Friday on Instagram @utmhccwellness. 

Platform: Instagram via HCC Wellness at UTM @utmhccwellness