MindF#!k Blog

Radical Transparency: Be Safe and Youth Voice

This weekend I co-facilitated a Be Safe Design Studio with our co-op student, Rachel. It was her first studio, and our first using Google Hangouts. Using a new piece of technology is always a bit of a guessing game, but this was a great option.

The Mental Habit of Feeling Rushed & Overwhelmed

As we dive into the holiday season, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, rushed, even irritated by family members and others around us.I’d like to encourage you to try a mindfulness practice.Here’s the practice:

Radical Transparency: Ego to Eco

I've loved the Ego to Eco idea from the minute I heard of it. So much of the professional world is about showing people who you are-- usually with a focus on all the ways you're the best at what you do.

Pillar Event

This Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending the Pillar Innovation Awards.

“Blooming young professional”

November 23, 11.10pm : Life is a journey.  At some point in this journey, you may not be at your peak. Such times demand positive thought.

Be Safe app is now available in Arabic

Exciting news: our free Be Safe app is now available in Arabic, as well as English and French!

Radical Transparency: Winter Reflections

Winter is a hard season for many of us. For me, it's always a time of reflection, but also a time of thinking 'there's more I should have done this year'.

You Matter Day

Warning: This post contains references to youth suicideOn Sunday, November 13, 2016, people around North America connected on Facebook to tell or show people how much they mattered.

Radical Transparency: The busiest time of the year

This is an exciting time of year at mindyourmind. Students are back in school, our design work is back in full swing and our partners are excited to work with youth in new, innovative ways before year end.

HeadsUpGuys

Well, it’s that time of year again... “Movember”! In honour of this, we want to bring some attention to an awesome initiative right here in Canada that was co-created between the Movember Foundation and The University of British Columbia.

Amanda Seyfried Opens Up

This week, a great new interview with Amanda  Seyfried came out. In it, she talks about her eyes, her dog… and her mental illness. Amanda talks about how she’s struggled with OCD since she was a teen, and takes a medication for it.

A Short Guide to Starting, if You’re Struggling

I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not feeling motivated.It’s hard to get out of a slump like that.

Is This an Antidepressant?

Many of you might have seen a popular meme going around on social media this week. The top half is a picture of a forest that says “This is an antidepressant”. The bottom half is a picture of pills that reads “This is Sh*t”.

A Primer on Understanding & Compassion

A reader wrote to me that he is frustrated with himself — he hasn’t been as compassionate to people as he’d like recently.

F*ck it, do what you love

When I was 6 years old, we inherited my great-grandmother’s piano. I immediately took to it, and begged for lessons. For the next 10 years, music would be a constant part of my life. Whether it was piano, ukulele, violin, musical theatre, or choir - I couldn’t get enough.

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