Destination Weddings: What You Need To Know Before You Take Off

You got engaged, bought magazines, bookmarked blogs, pinned endlessly to your wedding board on Pinterest and now the thinking is getting serious. You’ve started planning your big day and you’ve started to like the idea of getting away: a destination wedding. Before you fall in love with the idea, you need to know what you’re getting into! It might seem like the easy way out, but a wedding is a wedding and preparation is your best friend. Here are some ideas to get you thinking!

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New blog!

If you’ve been checking up on my work here, you’ve probably noticed that it’s slowed down…not the case!

During December I built a new blog, one that reflected me a little bit more, where I could link to work I’ve done as well as write what I want to.

Please, if you’re interested in keeping up with me, check it out!

Sincerely, Bri

Humber mental health aid inadequate

 

When it comes to mental health, Humber needs to change the way it handles its services if they want to provide the support their students need.

“I think that Humber’s intentions are good with its existing [counselling] services, but I don’t believe the school is doing enough for its students.”

This comes from Rebecca Kennedy, 25 and in her second year of the public relations advanced diploma program at Humber’s Lakeshore campus.

Kennedy started off this school year in a bad place with depressive episodes coming and going, questions of dropping out of school and not being able to physically leave her home. She missed classes and her work suffered as a result.

“When I could make it to campus it was difficult to pay attention during lectures. I could feel a disconnect, and I had no idea how to fix it,” said Kennedy. “One morning, after missing another class, I called counselling services because I had reached a point where I knew I needed to speak to someone.”

When she approached counseling services, they were booked and Kennedy was turned away.

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Sensitivity to trauma of sexual assault still lacking

A trigger warning, as defined by Oxford dictionary, is a statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc. alerting the reader or viewer that it contains potentially distressing material. The idea is that the content may trigger feelings related to a past trauma, experience, or memory.

There’s a debate about the necessity of these warnings. Do they help those who are sensitive about certain topics or do they shelter people who are trying to grow from something that happened to them? Whether or not you agree that trigger warnings need to exist, I feel strongly that this piece needs one. Continue reading

A Lovely, English Garden Wedding In Vancouver

Aylee and Solomon envisioned tying the knot in an English garden reminiscent of the backyard at Aylee’s childhood home. “We envisioned an ethereal and romantic look, but wanted it to have a bit of an edge,” says Aylee. The couple decided on a ceremony and reception at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and a colour palette of pale pinks, white, silver and navy helped to bring their wedding vision to life.

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