MindF#!k Blog

System Transformation Is Not Possible

Listen carefully. System transformation is not possible. Cross sectoral collaboration is a nice idea. There is no money or desire to support REAL change.

You’ve made it this far, and you will make it through. You are stronger than you think.

Are you hydrated?  If not, have a glass of water.Have you eaten in the past three hours?  If not, get some food — something with protein, not just simple carbs.  Perhaps some nuts or hummus?

Mindfulness an Aid in Addiction Recovery

In top rehabilitation centers across the globe, mindfulness-based activities (such as yoga, meditation and Tai-Chi) are all the rage.

Same-sex marriage is now legal in EVERY U.S. state! #LoveWins

While prior to today, there were still at least 14 states that banned same-sex marriage, the Justice of the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is legal nationwide in USA!

Join our Tweet Chat #SubstanceA2Z

Join mindyourmind on June 30th at 1pm EST for a Tweet Chat about youth and substance use, and to find out about a new online learning module www.mindyourmind.ca/SubstanceUse #SubstanceA2Z

We're moving from monthly to weekly updates!

We are happy to announce our newest change with mindbytes - we're moving from monthly to weekly updates. We're making this change for a few reasons.  The main thing is that there is so much going on that we can't wait to tell you!

mindyourmind reviews Disney Pixar's Inside Out #thefeels

Some of the mindyourmind staff team saw Disney Pixar's Inside Out recently. Here are our thoughts on the film. 

Pressing Issues: Talk. Listen. Connect.

Our community is struggling with the aftermath of recent deaths to suicide.  It is no secret to anyone that we are experiencing unprecedented issues related to mental health and addictions.

Education vs. mental health

I've been a good student ever since I first started going to school. My grades aren't the best, but I managed to get an 84% average in grade 9 and I've always been very focused on my schooling.

Co-Creation, Design Thinking and Youth Engagement

If you know mindyourmind you know that we are more than just a website.

zen habits: Practicing Non-Judgment

We go through our day judging our experiences, other people, ourselves: this is good, this is bad. If all goes well, most of it will be good, but more than we realize, we dislike certain experiences, things about people, about ourselves.

zen habits: The Frustratingly Slow Pace of Making Changes

‘The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.’ ~MoliereThere’s something in all of us that seems to want the changes we’re trying to make in our lives come as soon as possible.

Ride Don’t Hide To End Stigma

Despite all the positive advancements in the field of mental health, it pains me to say that the stigma that surrounds mental health still has a tendency to rear its ugly head in the places where it is the least wanted.

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.