MindF#!k Blog

A new type of confidant

When I need a moment to speak with a friend about sensitive matters, the most common response I receive is an: "Aww.. don't worry"  or "You will get over it." Those answers might suffice for some, but in my case, both answers annoy me.

FSTV is celebrating 75 years!

Our parent organization, Family Service Thames Valley is celebrating 75 years!Please join us on... Wednesday, November 4, 20157:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Western Fair District, Carousel RoomMorning Includes:

Toxicity of gender roles

At a young age, you are taught to adhere to gender roles. Apparently, the sex you were given at birth determines many factors in your life. These factors include how you dress, behave, and express yourself.

Mental Health: Changing perceptions, Challenging stereotypes

Whenever mental health problems are portrayed or discussed in the wider media, they conform to tired and outdated old stereotypes: that those who have mental health problems will be unable to live fulfilling and enriching lives, or that they will continue to attempt to overcom

Healthy or unhealthy relationship. How can you tell the difference?

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPSWhat is a healthy relationship? A healthy relationship is based on trust and respect.It’s when…

The Miracle of the Self-Compassion Habit

Let’s hypothesize that there’s a substance that’s been irritating you and causing problems in all areas of your life: it causes you to be unhappy, to be stressed, to procrastinate, to be distracted, to be angry with people, to be dissatisfied with your life, to be overweight a

The Habit Action List

There are a ton of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action.They engage in what’s sometimes called “self-improvement porn”.

An exercise in assessing your resources for resilience

Resilience is someone’s ability to become happy, healthy and strong again after enduring difficult circumstances such as trauma, abuse, war, or poverty, to name a few examples. Dr. Michael Ungar (2008, 2011), resiliency expert, describes resilience in the following way:

The Gods of This Day

This morning my son Seth woke up, gave me my morning hug, and then I told him that he and I are gods.We’re the Gods of This Day, and we have the power to make today one of the most amazing days ever.

The complexity of human experience - PTSD

Imagine living in a state of constant fear and discomfort. You cannot sleep, or perhaps, you sleep too much at times when the nightmares are at bay. Memories plague you, even when you do not wish to think about them.

#ChangeItUpON event was a success!

Sometimes when you get the right people all in one room, magic can happen.  This is how I felt when we worked with 12 young people from the London area to talk about how youth can be, or should be, engaged in creating change in how they access and receive services. 

7 Strategies for dealing with toxic people

Are there people who constantly criticize you, tell you that you can’t do things, make you feel bad about yourself, even yell at you?These are toxic people.

Help us create BeChange!

We are looking for young adults ages 15-30 who are experienced with crowdfunding and awesome to join the BeChange Design team. You will be helping us make BeChange!

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.