MindF#!k Blog

Why it's Nearly Impossible to Get Your First 'Real' Job (and what you can do about it)

This week we’re welcoming two new staff (Jennifer and Sierra), and meeting a potential third. All three are student placements from varying programs, and both J and S are here full-time.

Happy New Year! Goodbye 2016.

I can't believe 2016 is over. What a year. We had many changes (see our Happy Holidays blog) and are looking forward to 2017.

Community Building One Meme at a Time

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.

Happy Holidays from mindyourmind!

2016 has been a rough year for many of us. So when we say thank you to all our youth, community and Ministry partners, it feels like hardly enough.

Saying No

This year we're doing something we've never done before. We're planning to say no. 

If the Holidays Aren't so Happy

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.

Came for Porn? Stay for Change.

Last year, we had 850,000 pageviews on mindyourmind.ca. After doing some stats collection, it looks like quite a few of those people came here looking for porn.

Mya's mindyourmind Anxiety Reading List

Anxiety is really scary, and really indistinct. It seems like this big, vague thing with no clear cause, beginning, or solution.

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:

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!

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'.