Let’s face it – post secondary education can be just as stressful as it is fun. So, for those of you moving on from high school to a new chapter in your life, here is your one stop shop for tips to get the most out of post-secondary education!
Manytimes when we try to make a good change in our lives, it gets derailed early on by something out of our control.
Bright lights, roaring crowds, and a wave of bodies jumping up and down to the music of their favourite DJ. There’s nothing quite like standing in the crowd, watching your favourite artist perform.
Things I don't like that have been said to me about my mental illness1. You just over-exaggerate, you need to move on.3. You'll never get through this, you're too weak.4. What's wrong with you?
I didn't like elementary school. Or high school. Or even the first four years of my post-secondary education.
All too often, we have heard the stories of young people who commit suicide. All too often, these individuals have spent a great deal of time suffering in silence. All too often, the stigma surrounding mental health has contributed to whether or not someone will seek help.
When people ask me “what do you do for a living?” and I tell them I work in advertising and communications, I sometimes get disapproving looks. I’ll be the first to admit, the advertising industry can be evil, oh so very evil.
As I prepare to release my first book, Recovery 2.0: Overcoming Addiction and Thriving Through Yoga, Meditation and The 12-Steps (Hay House October, 2014), I have been noticing a lot of negative press of late about Alcoholics Anonymous, the
We’ve all heard the phrase, “No regrets!”, usually uttered when about to do something a little unwise perhaps.And yet, as alluring as the “Living Without Regrets” philosophy sounds, it’s not always so easy.We regret missed opportunities.
Ever heard of the blog Robot Hugs? No? Okay, let me introduce you, to one of the funniest, and moving, blogs I’ve ever followed.
Dear younger self,
I have often read that there was a reason Disney cartoon character Kim Possible is such a Mary Sue. A Mary Sue, for those who don’t know, is at its core a character that is so perfect that they have no room for character development and can’t possibly fail.
So ever since I got home from the Celebration of Life today, I’ve had one of Colin’s favourite songs on repeat. Seabird by Alessi Brothers. Colin died by suicide on June 8, 2014.
First of all I want to extend a “hello” to the avid readers of the mindyourmind literature and express how grateful I am to be engaging in a placement with mindyourmind and to be writing to you today
I was driving on my lunch hour the other day, heading to the vet to pick up more medicine for cat, and was looking forward to the solo drive, to decompress from what up to that point had become a stressful day. I’ll admit, I enjoy driving alone through the city.
Ok, so we tell you how to help yourself when dealing with mental health issues, how to talk to someone like a doctor, therapist, counsellor and how to help a friend, all in our Help section.
So I just read a quick article on this app, which rewards players for acts of empathy and kindness in the game and penalizes them heavily for acts of
We have an exciting opportunity:If you are passionate about child and youth mental health, and would like to be part of a large and important study, we are looking for your voice.
Hi, It’s the older version of you. Weird, I know.
Around New Year’s of 2011 I went to India with my partner Patrick. I was right in the thick of some of my worse periods of mental health difficulties.
I’ve been encouraged to step out side my “comfort zone” probably since at least grade 3.
I was watching an awesomeTony Robbins video (love this man) and he said something pretty funny. He was talking about how most people's idea of 'balance' is a flat-lined life.
When many people think of healthy habits, they think of how it impacts their bodies. Fitness, exercise, proper eating and other aspects of health are usually visualized by a trim body in commercials. However, proper health can also affect your mind.
Two minutes here and there rarely matter very much over the course of a day, a week, a lifetime.But there are two minutes you could spend, right now, that would have a huge impact on your life.I’ll save you the suspense: it’s two-minute meditation.
Habits are nothing more than a chain reaction between the mind, the glandular system and the nervous system.
On Monday I wrote about changing your negative self-talk so that instead of hating you
I set myself a challenge recently, and I’ve been failing at it.I decided to only eat bland food, with no variety. The month is only 2/3 over, but I’ve struggled much more than I’d anticipated.
Tomorrow (May 17), people in over 120 countries will recognize the 9th annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
I recently started the process of trying to grow a vegetable garden. Last year, was my first attempt. It went okay, but man, it isn’t easy. I certainly do not have a green thumb either. But, determination, and the value I give local produce, allowed me to persevere.
It was a week before Mother’s Day and I decided to make a scrapbook for my mom for mother’s day and I had gone through so many old boxes of pictures, it was ridiculous.
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