Another Mindfulness Course offering

Mindfulness and Emotional Wellness 

with Molly De Shong, MEd.Counselling and Lauchlan Learned, MSW

Lauchlan Learned and Molly De Shong will lead Mindfulness and Emotional Wellness, an 8-session program based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). We’ll explore how we find ourselves caught in difficult patterns of thinking and behaviour that can lead to stress, self-criticism, depression, addiction, and other challenges. We’ll discover how the evidence-based practices of MBSR and MBCT help strengthen stability of mind and body, self-compassion, perspective, and emotional resilience.

Open to all; no mindfulness experience necessary. In a relaxed group atmosphere, we’ll combine mindfulness practices of body, mind, and interpersonal communication with discussion and exercises.

Tuesdays, September 22 – November 3 from 6-8 pm (plus half-day Saturday, October 24, 9am-12pm)

$400. includes tax, 8 sessions, handouts and CD. Limited scholarships available.

Location: Sobey Building, 4th Floor, Saint Mary’s University in Halifax

Find out more at

Webinar: “Do you want to eat better?”


July 29th @ 12 noon (ADT)

Are you confused about how to make sense of food labels when wanting to make healthy food choices? Do you have a bewildered look on your face going up and down the aisles at the grocery store? Look around, you’re not alone! 

Sugars, calories, serving size…..Do you know Health Canada are changing them again? Get the most up to date information on label reading and start making wise and informed food choices today!

Register now!

Our Presenter: Angela Dufour, MEd., P.Dt., IOC Grad Dip Sports Nutr, CFE.  Since 1999 Angela has been working as a Professional (Registered) Sports Dietitian within the health/wellness, high performance sports and foodservice industries in Nova Scotia and abroad. Angela graduated with her Bachelor of Science Human Ecology degree (BScHE) Nutrition, in 1995 from Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Halifax, NS and completed her Masters degree in Adult Education (MEd) also from MSVU, 1998.  Angela is also a graduate from the inaugural International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition program, December 2007.

Start Living Well Tomorrow – webinar

Start Living Well Tomorrow

June 25, 2015 – 12 noon (AST)

I don’t have time. It’s snowing. I can’t afford it. My family commitments are too great. I am not a healthy person! Do any of these sound familiar? Join Darren Steeves of Vendura Wellness for this short webinar as he gives you strategies to jump the hurdles of life and fully engage in your health. Register now!

Presenter: Darren Steeves, MSc. CEP, CPT, CSCS, of Vendura Wellness has been presenting on health, fitness and wellness for over 20 years. His passion, enthusiasm and energy comes through and you will walk away one step closer to being actively engaged in your health.

Caps for a Cure – May 29th

May is cystic fibrosis (CF) awareness month. CF is the most common fatal genetic disease in Canada, affecting many organs including the lungs and pancreas. While many advances in care have occurred, there is still no cure.

You can help raise funds for important research and CF care by participating in Caps for a Cure.

On May 29th, wear a cap to work for $5. All funds go to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

For more information on how you can participate, please contact Colleen Faulkner.

Dal launches new Quality of Work Life survey

On Monday, April 20, faculty and staff at Dal will be invited to take part in a new survey about a wide range of aspects of work at Dal, from teaching and research to administration, and everything in between.

Called the Quality of Work Life Survey (replacing the previous biennial Workplace Survey), it will not only provide Dal’s leadership with workplace assessments but also offer faculty and staff immediate individual health profiles. Read more.

The survey will run from April 20 – May 4. If you have questions about the Quality of Work Life Survey, please visit the FAQs or send an email to