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.
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.
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:
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.
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