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2 MY ROOTS Winter, 2008

THE MY ROOTS From the Editor's Desk


pick myself up from last weeks dilemmas and get
back into my regular routine. Ask yourself everyday
'Do I feel good?" Everyone has very different situa-

EXECUTIVE At times, a student's lifestyle can be tions, but taking small steps daily to improve your
incredibly difficult to balance. This past week mental health, relationships, physical health and
I had four lengthy essays due. Although I had diet will bring positive energy into your life. Your
made a schedule for the week, and worked goal should simply be to feel happy, healthy, and
ahead of time to complete a portion of the at ease.
work earlier in the month I still encountered In this edition of MY ROOTS we hope to
unexpected and frustrating twists and turns inspire your wellbeing through providing advice
that altered my schedule. on stress management, healthy food recommen-
Several of these unpredictable situ- dations, and an inspirational story about Krystiana
ations left me pulling all-nighters, grabbing Clarke and her motivation to maintain a balanced
granola bars and bagels on the way to school and active life.
and neglecting my scheduled workouts. This holiday season take some time to
Left to Right: Sydney Elias, Natasha
Rajaratnam, Laxmi Parthasarathy, Hilori Kaloti, Whether it's during exam time or while you're have fun, get active, and reflect upon the stories
Lindee Ballentine and Devin Persaud. Missing: completing final assignments, a healthy mind, in the wellbeing edition of MY ROOTS. Hopefully it
Mexandra Kasper.
body and soul is incredibly important to will encourage you to set a few new years resolu-
maintaining a healthy lifestyle. tions that will enhance your wellness.
LAXMI We may be able to plan and
PARTHASARATHY schedule our school life, but it is important Happy Holidays,
OUNDER/EDITOR to understand that there are always unex- Laxmi Tarthasaratfiy
.VERN.YOUTH.ROOTS@GMAIL.COM pected situations to balance. I was able to Founder/Editor -MY ROOTS

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» YOUTH GATHER OUTSIDE OF THE MALVERN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE BEFORE THE WALK BEGINS

Kelvin Ramchand
ALEXANDRA KASPER Community Submission words for the youth as they began their
PUBLIC RELATIONS CO-ORDINATOR walk.
AKSKASPEROHOTMAIL.COM On October 3, 2008, the Malvern The event was well attended by
Youth Cabinet (MYC) headed to the streets over 150 youth who were cheering and
of Malvern for its annual Community Walk, holding signs as they marched on, showing
SYDNEY ELIAS which raised funds for United Way Toronto. their community spirit.
ADVISOR/COMMUNITY OUTREACH Thisyear,theyouth picked thetheme After the walk, they returned to
ELIASSYDOYAHOO.COM of "Unity in the Community", celebrating how the Malvern Family Resource Centre for
diverse Malvern really is. refreshments.
The youth displayed passion about "Unity in the Community" is one
changing some of the negative stereotypes of the many events that demonstrate that
that exist about Malvern. the youth of Malvern are motivated to do
LINDEE BALLENTINE MYC members Chris Desir and positive things in the community, despite
MY ROOTS/TDSB LIASON Pooja Bhagat were the MCs for the day and a great amount of negative attention from
LINDEE.BALLENTINE@TDSB.ON.CA discussed the purpose and importance of the most media. The Youth Cabinet is looking
walk. Local MPP Bas Balkissoon was also in forward to building on the success of this
attendance and said some inspiring walk and making next year's even better.