Supportive homes and communities
Header

Buddhist nun Yin Kit teaches mindfulness meditation to prisoners in the Fraser Valley

February 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Buddhist nun Yin Kit teaches mindfulness meditation to prisoners in the Fraser Valley)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

pfr-banner-post-1“If you constantly think of it as a prison cell it’s always duhkha—suffering. But if you turn it into a meditation cell, then at least for a moment you will have a glimpse of freedom and joy, because you let go of that negativity.”

(more…)

How to help when someone you know may have an eating disorder

January 31st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on How to help when someone you know may have an eating disorder)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Picture1You may find it difficult and stressful to approach someone you care about who has an eating disorder. You may wonder what to say, or be worried about what will happen as a result

(more…)

Body image issues haunt men and boys, as well as women and girls

January 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Body image issues haunt men and boys, as well as women and girls)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

pfr-banner-post-1Eating disorders are much more common in men than were previously thought. While men may describe their situations differently from women, their triggers for eating disorders are pretty much the same

(more…)

Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?

January 16th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

picture 452

banner pfrSome people say mid-winter is the most depressing time of year—when cold and dark days, holiday bills, and already-lapsed new year’s resolutions catch up with us

(more…)

Gabriola Theatre Festival to include intriguing human library

August 5th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Gabriola Theatre Festival to include intriguing human library)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

banner pfr‘Human Library’ is a global phenomenon promoting compassion, dialogue, and understanding. The Gabriola Theatre Festival is presenting its first-ever human library this month

(more…)

Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?

January 18th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Is it time to winter-proof your mental health?)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

picture 452

banner pfrSome people say mid-winter is the most depressing time of year—when cold and dark days, holiday bills, and already-lapsed new year’s resolutions catch up with us

(more…)