7 tools for Mental Health

Here are 7 tools that could be really useful to keep oneself mentally healthy. 1. Practice Breathing Exercise Just breathe.  2. Practice voluntary discomfort. Sleep on the floor for a night. Fast for a day. Or, two. Go outside wearing a t-shirt when it's below freezing. Here's why. 3. A 5-minute journalling technique to banish anxiety … Continue reading 7 tools for Mental Health

Mental health and social media

It is evident that we can no longer talk about mental health without mentioning how our addiction to technology, our smartphones, and the various online platforms that we visit daily, can negatively impact our mental well-being. Increasingly, studies are showing the negative effects social media can have on our mental health.1 According to a report by … Continue reading Mental health and social media

How I keep myself mentally healthy #MentalHealthMay

A short and concise list of things I do to take care of my mental well-being.  20 way I keep myself mentally healthy 1. No social media (except for LinkedIn.) 2. Exercising (Kickboxing and Zumba. Sometimes, Pilates). 3. Getting lost in a really good novel. (Currently reading: 1984.) 4. Walking as much as possible. (Here's a … Continue reading How I keep myself mentally healthy #MentalHealthMay

Disposable phone chargers: A social expirement?

Is this a social experiment? Some kind of joke? Is it already April Fools? Or, someone really and truly, from the bottom of their heart, believed that what the world needed was a disposable phone charger? A disposable phone charger. I refuse to link to their website, but it is real. You can now buy a … Continue reading Disposable phone chargers: A social expirement?

The attention economy and the ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’

In today's episode of Corporate America Foolishness, H&M, a retail company beloved for its trendy clothing, has come under scrutiny for using a black child to model a sweatshirt sporting the phrase 'coolest monkey in the jungle.' In today's political climate...             My initial reaction was, now they are trolling us. This … Continue reading The attention economy and the ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’

I broke my laptop and my grades improved! Re:  Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

A few weeks ago, I came across a thought-provoking New York Times' article on LinkedIn: Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. Susan Dynarski, a professor of education, public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, has banned almost all electronic devices during her classes and research seminars. Her rationale for … Continue reading I broke my laptop and my grades improved! Re:  Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.