Monday, October 18

Pedagogy

This is where we offer our two cents on various topics in the news and entertainment world.
*opinions reflected on here don’t necessarily reflect the general consensus of the opinions on here*

The vast majority will be on mental health issues

(Mental Health Fireside Chats):  Mental Health Problems Can Affect a Student’s Energy Level by Emily Harrinson
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats): Mental Health Problems Can Affect a Student’s Energy Level by Emily Harrinson

Mental health problems aren’t a new among college students. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimates that approximately 6.1 million children averaging 2 to 17 years have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Other than ADHD, depression, behavior problems, and depression as a few more mental health complications most children are diagnosed with. Surprisingly, there are several instances where children with depression are also diagnosed with other disorders such as behavior problems and anxiety. Not all of these children receive treatments, though. According to the CDC, nearly 22 percent of these children do not receive treatment. There are several ways that mental health problems can affect a student’s life. In the short term, t...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats):  Learn About 5 Free Mental Health Tools To Save Money & Be More Efficient by Emily Harrinson
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats): Learn About 5 Free Mental Health Tools To Save Money & Be More Efficient by Emily Harrinson

Each of us has issues and problems. Each person on this Earth goes through a wide range of experiences and events that help them form their personality, lifestyle, and mindset. While some people might find coping mechanisms easier, others ruminate about what happened. Even though two people go through the same experiences, they will relate to it and see it differently.  Each of us is different but everyone wants to be happy. However, happiness is not something so easy to achieve. There is a long process where you get to know yourself and your values better. You learn about yourself and the world around you. And this process is not easy, but challenging. And sometimes you need professional help to learn how to react in some moments and learn from past events and experiences. Not everyone...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats):  WHAT IS PERSONAL GROWTH AND 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED IT
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats): WHAT IS PERSONAL GROWTH AND 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED IT

One of the terms that get thrown around a lot is “personal growth”. But what does it mean? What is it like to achieve personal growth and why is it so important? In this article, we shall tackle these questions and try to paint a clear yet concise picture of what personal growth is. But first, let us start by defining personal growth. What is personal growth? There is no single definition for personal growth. It can mean a lot of different things to different people. In general, however, it denotes some kind of improvement in yourself. You might improve your skills, or increase your knowledge, or have better character, life goals, or just a better outlook on life. The point of personal growth is to become a better person, whatever metrics you use to measure this betterness. When you ...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats) “Everything You Need To Know About Mental Health Tools” by Emily Harrinson
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats) “Everything You Need To Know About Mental Health Tools” by Emily Harrinson

Everything You Need to Learn About Mental Tools Self-improvement is a journey and in this process, one needs to evaluate and rethink approaches each time they are faced with difficulties. There is no one method to solve all problems or situations. It is a mix of mental tools that can think of fresh approaches, narratives, and opinions to make it through the tough days.  Of the many tools and methods, some common tools help a great deal with this journey of self-realization and introspection.  Meditation A common and highly beneficial mental health tool is meditation. Meditation is that tool that helps you focus on awareness and is beneficial in multiple ways. Regular meditation helps calm the mind, increase concentration, and through breathing exercises, one also learns to hold...
Saturday Ruminations:  Impact of Missing Children on Mental Health
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Saturday Ruminations: Impact of Missing Children on Mental Health

I remember as a young teenager the video to "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum was consistently on MTV.  The impact of that video as picture after picture of a missing child was posted throughout the video helped shape my childhood and who I am as an adult.  Ever since that moment, I've always paid attention to missing children whether it was Elizabeth Smart, Jacob Wetterling and Amber Hagerman(AMBER Alert was named after her).  On this Saturday Rumination, I want to find a cause to talk about and the impact it has on our mental health.  Based on something that's somewhat personal, I was curious to learn about the impact of those that have missing children from their families.  First, we need to examine the root causes of why children go missing around the world. The first, probably most co...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats) “Healthy Living is a Lifelong Effect” by Emily Harrinson
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats) “Healthy Living is a Lifelong Effect” by Emily Harrinson

Healthy Living is a Lifelong Effect Healthy living is something that we do consciously. It doesn’t come by accident. It’s a result of the choices we make proactively and what we choose to do or not do. The habits that we develop and choose to live are what ensures that we live healthily and, as a result, live long. You can ensure that you have good emotional, physical, and mental health at your older age if you start to reform the daily choices you make concerning your health. Healthy living is a daily thing, and consequently, it has a lifelong effect on our bodies. It comes from our proactiveness in making preventive and healthy choices that impact our health every day as we grow. Starting to live healthy as a young person helps you to age healthily and ensures that you are vital as...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats): How To Use Creative Writing As A Mental Health Tool
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats): How To Use Creative Writing As A Mental Health Tool

Writing has long been used as a therapeutic tool, to help people get more in touch with their emotions. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and feeling unable to cope, then writing for a few minutes each day is going to be a great way to organise your thoughts. It will also help you find where these thoughts originate from. Here's how to use creative writing as a mental health tool. Why Does Writing Work As A Mental Health Tool? You may not have written anything substantial since you left education, and so you may feel unsure about writing for mental health. Can it really help? The goal of writing here is to give yourself a space to sort through your emotions, and understand them better. There have been many studies into how it works as a tool. For example, the Univ...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats):  4 Reasons Why Companies Fail at Remote Work and How to Avoid Them
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats): 4 Reasons Why Companies Fail at Remote Work and How to Avoid Them

Author Bio: Shaheryar provides ghostwriting and copywriting services. His educational background in the technical field and business studies helps him in tackling topics ranging from career and business productivity to web development and digital marketing. He occasionally writes articles for Shireen Inc The COVID-19 situation has led the whole world to start functioning remotely. Due to social-distancing and other rules implemented around the globe due to COVID-19, offices have now started to work remotely, and people are getting comfortable with the idea of work-from-home.  As per stats, despite the coronavirus situation, around 55% of businesses offer employees to work remotely. In the past few years, the trend of work-from-home has increased, and employees find it better and ...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats)  COVID-19 & The Music Industry
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats) COVID-19 & The Music Industry

Editor's Note:  Please welcome Mike out of Liverpool, England to Madness To Creation.  He's going to cover the darker side of music and help with video content!  I am elated to have him on board with Madness To Creation.  Here he is discussing his take with the Covid-19 pandemic and the music industry.  Here is Mike below! Now, there are many that say I’m not qualified to write a piece on this, beyond being a generally angry Northern gobshite, but, as someone who loves music, live music in particular, I feel I have a right to an opinion.   It’s no secret by now that this pandemic is having horrific impacts on the lives of almost everyone. That is an unfortunate given. But, particularly in the UK, there does seem to be a sector that is being hit harder than most; the arts. Whe...