New exhibits at University of Saskatchewan (USask) explore Canada’s dark history and the resilience of Indigenous People

Young children will need their resilience built as they reenter society

The ability of a person to “bounce back” after a difficult challenge, often called resilience, is more essential at this time, especially for younger children who are still developing their resilience.

Resilience and locus of control can be improved with activities that promote task completion, such as helping parents with jobs like laundry and cooking. 

Young children’s innate ability to adapt can make parents assume they will return to their bubbly selves after absorbing the social blows of the coronavirus pandemic and the frightening television news about rioting during their year or more of isolation. However, that return to normal is a tall order for a small child who’s never experienced social isolation or seen real-life anger and violence on TV…READ ON

New Study of Nearly 400,000 People: Regular Exercise Reduces Your Chances of Developing Anxiety by 60 Percent

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed, one of the first pieces of advice you’re likely to be given is to try to exercise more. Multiple studies have shown that exercise is good for our mental health, and anecdotal evidence from fitness enthusiasts backs up this claim.

 …high-performance athletics can actually increase women’s chances of struggling with anxiety compared to more recreational activities… 

No one argues with the basic idea that you’ll probably feel better if you get off the couch more. But exactly how big an impact over time does an active lifestyle have on your mental health? A massive new study recently published in Frontiers in Psychiatry aimed to offer a rigorous answer to that question with a particular focus on diagnosable anxiety disorders…READ ON

New exhibits at USask explore Canada’s dark history and the resilience of Indigenous People

The first exhibit created by local artist Carol Wylie, They didn’t know we were seeds, features a series of 18 portraits of Residential School and Holocaust Survivors. Having recognized many similarities between the accounts of Holocaust Survivors and those of the 150,000 Indigenous children who attended residential schools in Canada, Wylie embarked on a journey to document their experiences.

Exhibit created by The Muse – Lake of the Woods Museum uses powerful images, text, video, archival material, and personal recollections. (Photo: The Muse – Lake of the Woods Museum)

“They didn’t know we were seeds uses portraiture to explore themes of shared trauma and resilience related to Holocaust and Residential School experiences,” said Wylie. “It is hoped that the encounter and time spent with images of these extraordinary survivors will open hearts and minds to understanding and compassion.”…READ ON

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