PechaKucha Presentation

When Your Heart is Your Head

PRESENTED ON OCT 24, 2017
IN EDMONTON @ VOL 29

Nikita-Kiran Singh leads a conversation about our hearts — as both a medical and metaphorical concept — and how they can be harnessed as sources of information while guiding us to use empathetic and narrative approaches to connecting with others.

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What do You Think About When Combing Your Hair?

BY CURT OSMUNDSEN
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Curt Osmundsen has a lot on his mind and that 'lot' comes up most pressing when he combs hair. So, what do you think about when you comb your hair? Your upcoming day? A movie from last night? Whether or not giraffes do have vocal chords? Curt's thoughts are quite a bit heavier than all of that and his story will have you questioning your hair-combing routine henceforth. 

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Madness in Our Community: A Perspective on Mental Health Issues

BY JOE HARTSOE
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 07, 2016

Joe Hartsoe discusses erasing the stigma of mental health so that real conversations can happen

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Mental Rescue Society, Redefining the Conversation Around Mental Health

BY QUINN OHLER
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"It's no surprise that there's a stigma around mental illness. Things are starting to change, but they need to change quicker."

Everyday thousands of people struggle to achieve what they feel is their definition of normal. Quinn Ohler is a member of Mental Rescue, a group of like-minded individuals bringing light to the shadows of mental health, by promoting physical and mental well-being. 

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Change Your Mindest, Change Your Life

BY ANTONIO MOUZON
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 30, 2017

Antonio Mouzon showes us how a change in your mindset can dramatically change not only your life but the life around you. 

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Laugh Your Way To Health

BY ANNA SEMLYEN
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 18, 2017

Anna Semlyen of Yoga in York explains how laughter yoga is an easy and fun way to heal and connect 

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Re-Positioning Mental Health

BY MARK KORTHUIS
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

“It might surprise you that Abraham Lincoln, when he was the President of the United States, suffered from clinical depression. He suffered for the duration of his life, and at the time they considered that a character flaw.”

Mark Korthuis examines the history of mental health—where we've been, where we are now, and why the mental health landscape will look drastically different over the next 150 years.

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Is your WiFi causing a Health Crisis?

BY JIM J DOYLE
@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

Jim J Doyle ponders on the potential health risks of WiFi. WiFi has become an essential service – is it also a major health risk? Research shows major effects on our brain activity, health effects are known yet there is limited regulation of new installations and devices.

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Navigating the Waters of Mental Health

BY ALICE R.L.
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

Trigger warning:

Alice R.L. takes on a deep discussion on mental health, suicide, and self-harm. Please take care when listening and remember to keep on loving yourself. 

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Keeping your Head & Heart in the Game

BY MALARY CLOKE
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 01, 2018

In house designer Malary Cloke believes it’s important to keep your creative fires burning. 

She shares her how she incorporates her minimalist style to keep the University of Saskatchewan marketing materials fresh. She uses her freelance projects to sharpen her skills and bring that knowledge back to her day job, (and vice versa) leading to new exciting projects.