Sonya  Gankina

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected My Mental Health

Sonya Gankina, May 25 2020

I wake up and c̶o̶n̶t̶e̶m̶p̶l̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶e̶x̶i̶s̶t̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶c̶e̶i̶l̶i̶n̶g̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶n̶  ̶p̶o̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ ̶w̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ w̶e̶a̶r̶ get ready, buy a coffee on my way to work, maybe grab lunch during my break, notice the nature changing around me, then get home after the day is done.

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5 Local Ottawa Artists to Support in 2020

Sonya Gankina, February 24 2020

Ottawa has an amazing scene for local businesses - from many local shops and restaurants to musicians and artists. Supporting local is something that we can all do and it has amazing benefits: not only does it stimulate our city's micro-economy, but it also goes directly to the artists and not in the pockets of commercial giants. We all love the co...

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Living and Working in Ottawa: How Art Keeps Me Grounded

Sonya Gankina, February 24 2020

School, work, extracurriculars, social life, meal prepping, being creative, health and wellness, etc. I get it. Everyone is busy. We all have our own things going on. And that's without taking into account any mental health struggles we may be facing or interpersonal issues. Sometimes this can be a heavy weight - to juggle everything, yet still pos...

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