Finding Your Groove: A Guide to Living Authentically
Welcome back to another blog post where we dive into the good stuff. This time, we’re going to chat about living authentically. Yeah, you heard that right. We’re talking about being our true selves, letting our unique colours shine, and embracing our quirks, flaws, and all. So grab a cup of your favourite beverage, put your mind in a hammock and let’s get this authenticity party started!
You’ve Decided to Study Abroad
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 & Inclusion: what’s it all about?
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?
perfection is impractical – a story
One of mindhamok’s very own shares her story on achieving perfection… and what to do when you can’t quite get there.
let’s talk about SEX
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.
body image – we are enough
‘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? What if it’s our minds, our outlook, that needs to change?
There is no right or wrong way to be ourselves. Our bodies are beautiful. And if you don’t agree, then this blog is for you’
heading home for the holidays
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.
And while some of us love the festivities, this time of year can also be challenging for students who are leaving their university, campus, or program. This blog is for those of us who are heading home for the holidays. Whether you’re excited to get home, anxious to leave or simply feeling like you’d rather be under the sun, in a hammock, on a beach – we feel you.
tips for Thanksgiving and beyond with study abroad
Tina has written a beautiful blog to touch on the holidays. 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 Spring term abroad. Whether we’re sad to say goodbye, or excited to say hello – we should all be proud of the bold and brave choices we have made to study abroad.
the aftermath of Covid-19
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’.
we’ve got a lot of time for Pride
The LGBTQIA+ community is incredible. Not just in the month of Pride but all year round. Pride month reminds us why this resilient community is worth celebrating, but we must remember that Pride is more than parades and a flag.
We’ve got a lot of time for Pride… here’s why.
alcohol, boundaries, and balance – a student take
How have you and your friends experienced the culture around drinking at Uni so far? And how would you describe how you are handling it? Read on to see how our ambassador found drinking to be excessive in her experience.
what to do when there is crisis in the world (and you are away from home)
Author: Katherine Young, mindhamok wellness coach Joseph Campbell, author and professor, wrote “The moment you sign up for life you sign up for suffering, but
culture shock: when you’re far from home
Congratulations, study abroad, international student or even home students in a new place! You’re a world traveler, maybe an international student, and you have just arrived
You’re actually heading off to uni. What to expect and how to negotiate the opening days.
Mindhamok’s blog offers a straightforward and supportive approach to the rich and challenging experience of university, resourcing you to your wholeness, joy and purpose.
wanting better sleep? experiencing insomnia?
Author: Katherine Young, mindhamok wellness coach You likely know the sleep science and how critical sleeping well for 7-9 hours a night is for your
It’s time to go…
This time of year – the end of term and study abroad students heading home – can be intense. We are hearing that anxiety is up. What can students do during this time?
Anxiety… Panic Attacks
Read on to learn to distinguish between ‘anxiety’ and ‘panic’; and significantly, steps you can take to take care of yourself if you are experiencing either.
Let’s talk about Nutrition
This simple yet complex word means a lot for all of us. What we put in our body affects our cells and influences our thoughts.
How to Adopt an ‘I Won’t Quit Mindset’
By Hetanshi Joshi | mindhamok ambassador. “The gentlest reminder: You might not need to read another self-help book, attend another training, or bookmark another Instagram