Studying abroad may well turn out to be one of those pivotal periods in life that opens you into different ways of seeing the world and yourself in it. And it has its challenges. Familiarize yourself here with the phases of cultural adjustment, a framework to help you think specifically about your adjustment to the new culture you are moving towards.
Equality, diversity and inclusion, or EDI, DEI or even JEDI when we place ‘Justice’ up front (nod to Yoda). We’ve all probably heard these words being thrown around. But what do they mean, and how do they relate to us?
One of mindhamok’s very own shares her story on achieving perfection… and what to do when you can’t quite get there.
Welcome to the sex ed class you may have never had before – put your mind in a hammock, take notes and enjoy the ride (all puns intended). Here we talk about Consent, bust some Myths as well as challenge the Movies version of Sex...
A new academic term is just around the corner, if not already started, and for those of you who have chosen to study abroad or head off to university – your adventure is about to begin. There will be challenges ahead, possibly when it comes to making new friends. Although forming friendships can seem daunting, it’s important to remember that being a good friend is easy and making new friends is fun – here’s why.
When we think of peer pressure we often think of the negatives. We are often taught to avoid the people that apply pressure. And sometimes, that is the case. However, as much we want to avoid it, we will not only endure negative peer pressure in our lifetimes, but we may be the ones applying it too – sometimes without even realising.
'No body is the same – and yet so often we compare ourselves to others, talk ourselves down and try to change our bodies, in hopes that we will one day love them. But what if it isn’t our bodies that we need to work on?
It’s that time of year again…the days get shorter, we begin to get whiffs of pine, chestnuts are roasting on an open fire… that’s right– it’s the Festive Season.
Thanksgiving marks a time where some of us are saying goodbye to the host cities we’ve come to love whilst others prepare for their term abroad.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected all of us. Some of us may feel we have passed it, with Joe Biden recently stating that the Covid-19 pandemic is over. Whereas some of us may be struggling to get back to ‘normal’ – whatever that means. In this blog we will be discussing the effects COVID-19 had on our mental health, with the help of psychotherapist Marina Tricard. And why now might be the best time to create a new ‘normal’.