As Bell Let’s Talk day approaches I realize that everybody has problems in their life. There isn’t a single person on this planet that isn’t struggling with something in their life, myself included. We’re all battling something different in life.
My name is Sierra, and I am in my third year of the Child and Youth Care program at Fanshawe College. I was first intrigued about the field when I met a Social Worker named Garth. I struggled a lot with mental health while in high school.
It is important to be mindful of how events in the world and how we engage with them through media can affect our outlook and mental health. I personally struggle almost daily trying to ride the line between staying involved and informed while trying to take care of myself.
The impact of people's words are so incredibly underestimated; whether those words are thoughtful and kind, or insensitive and hurtful. In the last couple of weeks I have had two contrasting occasions where people's words made a huge impact on my state of mind.
It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions, and often meaningless activities.What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful?What if we could find stillness instead of constant distraction?
I am a University of Waterloo Co-op student and for the last 4 months, I have worked with mindyourmind as the Marketing and Innovation Assistant. Specifically, I was part of a lot of the promotion for our upcoming project, Be Change.
Last week I came across a blog on The Mighty titled “When It’s Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and it immediately resonated with me. The author talked about how holidays became “one painful struggle after another,” after her father passed away.
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