MindF#!k Blog

Your willpower is stronger than reality!

I was talking with my friend and one of the teachers of The Daily Love Writer’s Mastermind - her name is Kelly. She is a total rockstar editor and spiritual warrior.

The quickstart guide to quitting a bad habit

It seems like it was only last year when I was quitting smoking while stuck in debt, bad eating habits, a procrastinator and sedentary … but in reality that was me 9 years ago.

Useful questions to help you explore your gender identity

If you are struggling with your gender identity, here are some helpful questions that you can ask yourself and explore, either on your own or with a counselor or therapist.

DARE TO BU 2015

“Today we shall strive to create a safe and respectful space, free of stigma, where you are free to simply B U… We will then agree to take this invaluable understanding away with us in efforts to create an

Hockey player Kendra Fisher comes out: 'Stereotypes of women's sports are keeping lesbians in the closet'

This article was originally published on SB Nation Outsports and was reposted here with permission.

Youth provide input on Brief Services e-learning modules

I’m excited to share some news about a super cool project we just finished with Hincks-Dellcrest! Last year, they approached us about Brief Services and wanted to make a series of modules to help clinicians try out this new style of care.

Last session for the Red Cross team: #nowIknow

Nine youth + six provinces + never meeting face to face = amazing social media resources #nowIknow

Art For Autism

I was on a Dundas bus last year that was rather crowded and I was flapping my free hand that was not holding on to one of the bus poles when something rather cruel took place.

Red Cross Healthy Relationships Campaign- session #8

On our second last session we started off with an interesting ice breaker where we needed to find a movie / TV show / book that we felt best described how we have aided our fellow group members for the past two months together, we then also needed to find an example

What makes you happy?

I haven’t written in a long time, part of me felt like it was maybe because I’ve been doing better.  I haven’t been feeling as depressed.  My life has seemingly come together, even just the slightest.  And, maybe this is the case.  I always told myself that

Comprehending relationships

Our last reunion was really airy and made me feel a bit relieved, I now know that we are on a great path that has and will take us further in our comprehensions of relationships, and I hope it will also help other people.

Self compassion

It’s been a long and hard 12 years that I've actively spent working on / through my mental illness.

The Red Cross team establishes a call to action

This week the Red Cross HYR Social Media Team established what our call to action would be.

What if I told you, you don’t know how to breathe?

“Just by paying attention to breathing, you can access a level of your relaxation that will benefit every area of your life. – Deepak Chopra, M.D.

The anti-bucket list

Have you ever made a bucket list? For me, they’re incredibly seductive — I love reading other people’s bucket lists, and making my own.But here’s what happens when you make a bucket list:

Teens, sex and anti-depressants

Some teens have sex. Some teens are on anti-depressants. Some teens are both sexually active and have a prescription for anti-depressants.

A gradual approach to healthy eating

A lot of us have tried various diets over the years, with little success. I remember trying about half a dozen different diets when I was trying to lose weight, and none of them stuck for more than a few weeks.Why is that? A few reasons:

Emotional violence, physical violence and consent

We just wrapped up our 2nd meeting (my first!) and things are getting exciting! This week we finished our overview of healthy youth relationships. There was so much great information in Lisa’s presentation.

Get informed about healthy eating during Nutrition Month 2015

Muddy. Sloppy. Supposed to be spring but it's still snowing. Then raining. Then warm. Then snowing. It's the month of St. Patty's Day, so more sloppiness (drink responsibly!)....

Healthy relationships team

Our last reunion, and first encounter was quite uplifting. We learned to know each other with short presentations in form of a collage, except for me! I explained I always did things like no other so everyone kind of understood why I did that.  But that isn’t the point.

Making sense of the teenage brain

The awkward social situations that seem to plague adolescence happen for reasons more complex than the universe having it out for you, like it often feels at that age.

"Mental health" vs. "Mental illness"

As a researcher who records people having conversations, I hear people say a lot of wacky things. But one thing that I hear, in the news, in blogs, from people’s mouths, really makes me cringe.

Whole30

Sixty days ago, I started something called the Whole30. No grains, no sugar, no alcohol, no dairy, no legumes for 30 days. 61 days ago, I was depressed, anxious, and still a mess, less of a mess than years ago but a mess nonetheless.

Letter to my beautiful girl

It hasn’t been more than thirty minutes since I last looked back, and waved goodbye.  I finished my tour of anxiety through security, looked back to you, and waved.  You immediately waved back.  I could see the excitement in you that I had looked back to see you

What is a mental health superhero?

What is a mental health superhero?
Hi Friends!My name is Alicia Raimundo and I am a Mental Health Superhero.You may be asking yourself, what is a mental health superhero? And why does this girl get to be one?