Unplugging: A digital detox experiment

This post is a way overdue follow up to the National Unplugging Day article I wrote, and my experience unplugging.  According to a study by the World Economic Forum, digital media users often spend more hours online than they sleep, yet only half believe it improves their quality of life. Not only is increased in … Continue reading Unplugging: A digital detox experiment

A simple and effective youth engagement activity for mental health awareness

It is nice to be important, but it is important to be nice. During my undergraduate studies, I volunteer as a team leader at my university's Peer Support Centre that provided peer counseling to students. As a team, we were responsible for hosting events that promote mental health and the Peer Support Centre to students, staff … Continue reading A simple and effective youth engagement activity for mental health awareness

Keeping a daily journal for mental well-being

Writing can be a very therapeutic endeavor. Any form of writing, including creative, academic, or otherwise, can serve as a form of self-exploration to make sense of our thoughts and feelings, and discover our deepest desires. Keeping a personal journal is one of the ways in which we can incorporate writing into our lives to … Continue reading Keeping a daily journal for mental well-being