Tagged With "health"

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Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I'd be happy to talk to you about this subject if you want to chat on facebook or the private messaging service here on butterfly. I think a loss of vitality is more visible than a loss of happiness because joy or excitement is not an emotion that can constantly be maintained. Vitality is in the weight of someone's footsteps, the tone of their voice, and the amount of time it takes them to get out of bed in the morning. It's very interesting how so much of mental illness has been...
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thanks so much chelsea
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That is absolutely the best way to summarize these notes Josie! I hope we can find a way to help people through our work with the mural. Would love to hear some of your ideas on some ways to do so!
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This is so interesting! Wonder if this space is something we should consider doing in Fort Langley?
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Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
There actually used to be a work space in Vancouver for artists that were struggling with mild to severe mental illness. Unfortunately, like most things that are necessary for the overall wellness of the individual, the space has been closed due to a lack of funding. When it was functioning it was both a work space, an exhibition space, and a business space. Artists were able to sell what they had produced, and were given the resources to continue their artwork. Sorry if this was a bit of a...
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Josie Schmidt (LFAS) ·
Wow this topic is really interesting. I think you're definitely right about not enough people understanding that depression isn't just sadness but a inability to live your life how you want to, an inability to add enough meaning to your life to your life to make yourself happy. I think that one the best ways to help people with depression is to educate others on what exactly these people are going through, most people just don't understand what happening. I'll be interested to see what you...
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Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
wow. I loved reading this
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Re: Nature and Health

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
This is really interesting. What about how animals affect peoples mental states. Does the weather affect, them? Would they prefer it to be sunny out compared to rainy? There are a bunch of different factors to mental illness. Are you going to look at other factors or just ecotherapy?
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Re: Metamorphosis-Nutrition and Cognition

I really liked your project! I think a lot of people, including me, learned a lot from what you found. I have learned a lot about what is good and bad for your body from this project. I really liked all of your research! Good luck with your next project!!
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Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
An interesting research.Congratulations.If it is possible,try to interview doctors,especially those dealing with psychiatric cases who would provide much more information related to your research.All the best.
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Re: Nature and Health

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Here are the links to where I answered all of your questions http://butterflyeffect.hoop.la...tal-heath-faq-part-1 http://butterflyeffect.hoop.la...tal-heath-faq-part-2
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Re: Photo Mural Project

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Hey, you should post this as a blog post instead of a topic because it's not showing up on the home page
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im doing it as we speak! Didn't realize it was the wrong page.
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Re: Nature and Health

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
That is interesting,I was wondering if a person has a mental illness is he/she likely to get into his/her perfect right mind after under going treatment?
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Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
Quite a good work there. Keep it up.
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Jordan Macharia (Thome) ·
Thank you for knowledge, i have a lot .Go on with the good work
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Re: Nature and Health

I found your research really interesting. 'Mental illnesses affect the whole body' I found this really intriguing, how does it affect other parts of the body? maybe you would want to explain more about that. You also talked about verbal therapy, that is something Ive never had before and maybe you would like to explain more about that on your next post. Are there any more solutions to mental diseases other than taking medicine, verbal therapy and ecotherapy? What is the efficiency of the...
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Re: Nature and Health

I think that this research is very interesting! Everything that you have found I think is true. I've never thought about it before, but now that I have it all makes sense. Eating healthy and being in nature are very important necessities to the human body, so it also makes sense for it to help mental illness. I really like your topic, its very interesting! Good luck with the rest of your project!!
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Re: Does your knowledge on health,food and nutrition affect your feeding habits?

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Wow!!Thanks George you eventually considered my idea in the comment site! Am looking forward and will keenly follow your post!!
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Re: The Burn

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I agree. I've always wanted to improve my eating habits, but have struggled. It wasn't until I did this project and learned about how my diet is affecting my cognitive function and physical health that I actually started to make changes. It seemed very overwhelming at first, but starting off with smaller changes made it more manageable. One of the first changes I made was finding healthier alternatives to my favourite junk foods; I found that easier than just cutting out foods that I enjoy.
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Re: Inquiry Question

Wow I love this idea! Photography is a really powerful art form when done correctly, and I think this is a great way to spread awareness about different issues concerning the environment and other different topics. Good luck!
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Wow this is really cool! Whenever I walk through parts of a school that have murals, it immediately 1) Makes the school look brighter and 2) Inspires people and makes people think about the meaning behind it. Same with driving through down town Vancouver, especially the more urban spaces. When you drive through, there are so many beautiful murals to catch your eye. I think what you are doing is great, keep up the good work!
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Re: Inquiry Question

Michelle Ciolfitto (Mentor) ·
Very organized plan and research. Is there any benefit to having a baseline set of opinions? i.e. to determine the impact of art in public spaces, might you survey the community before the project is started to gage how they think art will affect the space itself or them personally? Survey questions must not lead the participants to a particular answer though - be careful in your question design if you opt to do this.
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Great idea. There's a reason why murals are constantly seen through the entire art history, from the Stone Age, barock frescos, and graffiti today....they are a powerful and strong kind of art. The idea with the photos, is not just modern, it also represents an entire major from the school. I'm so excited to follow the process. Keep it up! This is awesome.
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Re: Food For Thought

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Great work desi,I also think our researches count on each other,the tips actually teach me something and I like them,the next stage of my research is on health and healthy food so I think they will help out,keep up!
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Re: Food For Thought

That's a tonne of information you have there, I really like it. Many people don't know how to balance their diets and they end up taking too much of something which then translates to having poor health. I really like the last part where everything is outlined It is very important how you said in the beginning that our bodies are different and that different people have different needs. Each person should strive to understand their own bodies and maintain good health according to the body's...
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Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks for the comment! In the corner of the info-graphic there is a little running man that says "stay active." So, they did include exercise, but I decided not to mention it because I am focusing on nutrition. However, you are completely right about it being a vital part of being healthy. In combination, good nutrition and exercise leads to a healthy mind and body. To answer your other question, In my previous research I found that having a balanced diet improved learning. So, following a...
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Re: Food For Thought

This is some really interesting research! I really like your topic. I think that it is something that everything should know to have a healthier lifestyle. I really like the tips from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It is very interesting tips, that I think I will use in the future. I really like this topic, good research!
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Food For Thought

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Hah, get it? because my project is about nutrition and learning. Anyways, I am now finishing up my project. It was really hard to decide when to end because there is still so much information I want to cover, but I believe it is time to step back and compile all of this information so far. After all of this research, the big question is: what is the best diet for optimal learning and health? There really is no definitive answer to that question. Everyone’s bodies and lifestyles are...
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The Burn

Karlie La Rose (Alumni) ·
"Eating healthy shouldn’t be done in the form of a traditional, restrictive diet; it should be a sustainable lifestyle change. Even just making small choices to improve the quality of the foods you eat can have profound impacts on your mental and physical health." Desi Chek I found this to spark a lot of thought as to what I have been putting in my body. Honestly, I have never really acknowledged how the food I have been consuming could affect my mental and physical health. After doing some...
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Metamorphosis-Nutrition and Cognition

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Sorry about the awkward transition between my projects. I think the reason this project is so important to me is because nutrition is a part of everyone’s lives, including my own. We make conscious decisions everyday about what we are going to put into our bodies; this project has taught me that those choices affect many aspects of our lives. I also learned that these choices not only affect my own well being, but also the well being of the environment. Going into the project, I knew that...
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Photo Mural Project

Inquiry Question: How does public art affect a community? The photography 11 and 12 majors are working on an art installation for the school. Danielle Campani and I, along with a small team of select photography major students will be leading this project. We are interested in how public art affects a community and how we can use the arts to inspire change.
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Inquiry Question

Inquiry Question: How does public art affect a community? The photography 11 and 12 majors are working on an art installation for the school. Danielle Campani and I, along with a small team of select photography major students will be leading this project. We are interested in how public art affects a community and how we can use the arts to inspire change.
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Mental health -” opposite of depression is vitality” -depression becomes the reality while joy the lie -vitality: capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful existence -stigma against mental illness is so powerful (often a secret within families) -believed barrier between normal and mental (instead anyone can have a mental illness) -19/20 people who attempt suicide fail -37 times more likely to succeed the 2nd time -taboo around suicide(creates isolation) -difficult choice...
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Nature and Health

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
One thing that I wanted to focus more on for this project is the relationship between nature and health, particularly mental health. So, I was talking to my mother, who is a therapist, about the topic and she said some really interesting things. She pointed out that mental illness, despite it’s name is not only in someone’s head. Mental illnesses affect the entire body. That’s why, along with verbal therapy, there are a lot of complementary therapy techniques used to treat mental diseases.
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Does your knowledge on health,food and nutrition affect your feeding habits?

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Different people have different feeding habits. Are their feeding habits influenced by their knowledge on healthy feeding?
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COPSi Schizophrenia in India

I was watching a couple Ted Talks as I found the name, Vikram Patel . I watched his ted talk where he talks about his project named COPSI in India. It's a new idea of a mental health care system in low resource countries because the expensive western system just doesn't work for them. A very breathtaking example of his was that there are just a couple professional doctors in the city of Zimbabwe who would have to look after 9 million mental patients in the countryside. This is an incredible...
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Karlie La Rose (Alumni) ·
This is some great info! More research comparing the differences between "low resource countries" and the "western system" would really help many of us to understand more into depth the importance of this topic! As well, how this different approach affects the people that are receiving this "SUNDAR" method treatment. This is a very cool topic and I cant wait to see where your research takes you
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Hey Karlie, Thanks. I'll focus on a few different mental health care systems. Africa, India, Europe and Northamerica are on my plan right now. Two western and two "low resource" areas. Because I mean Northamerica and Europe already have so so many differences in their systems. It's difficult to categorize them.
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Gloria Serianae (Loise) ·
well in my own way ,i think that public arts creates community identity.it also attracts people to a community who brings a broad and different talents and experiences,further enriching it.
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Lucy Muturi (Loise) ·
Personally i think that public art will play a great role in uniting the community as well as creating awareness to the members of the community.its also true from my research that it can be a platform layout for talent showcasing.
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BRAIN

Gloria Serianae (Loise) ·
INQUIRY QUESTION;DOES STRESS KILL YOUR BRAIN CELLS AND CAN IT CAUSE DEPRESSION?? Hi guys, on my last post i was dealing with whether life can be boring without stress.Actually i still haven't done much research on it but for now i think that being without stress isn't boring at all.I have learnt that stress can greatly affect our health which is not good at all.It also affect brain.For instance,once our brain has detected there is danger ,it sends immediate signal down your spinal cord and...
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Re: Question: What Trends in fashion and beauty have occurred constantly throughout history and how has it affected the physical and mental health of women?

Hey, Aiesha This is a very interesting project. i am no expert on fashion or the mind of females so this will be a very interesting thing to learn about. Have you thought about foot binding, and other extreme body modifications that were or are used in soceities? I look forward for the rest of your research
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Re: Question: What Trends in fashion and beauty have occurred constantly throughout history and how has it affected the physical and mental health of women?

Lauren Jang (Charles Best) ·
Hello Aiesha, Women in 2016 have a very high expectation in my opinion. They want to look and dress like everybody because they want to fit in and be like a certain celebrity. We as girls go to extreme measures to be skinny to fit that special pair of jeans or have the perfect hair and makeup and I think it does get to some girls psychologically. Sadly not everyone feels comfortable in their body so they resort to clothing and make up. Here is a link about how clothing can cause self esteem...
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Re: Question: What Trends in fashion and beauty have occurred constantly throughout history and how has it affected the physical and mental health of women?

Hi Aiesha, Your topic is very intriguing and it connects to many of us today. Being a woman is not easy, especially if we are bombarded by thoughts of attaining beauty. The Victorian Era is a fascinating era. Maybe you have already thought of this but it would be interesting to see the different fashion trends for different activities. I read somewhere that the attire women used to play sports during those times were quite different from what we wear today. All in all, your topic is very ...
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Question: What Trends in fashion and beauty have occurred constantly throughout history and how has it affected the physical and mental health of women?

Hello Everyone! For my topic I will be focusing on fashion and beauty and how it has affected woman throughout history in the form of trends and standards. I know there has always been standards of beauty that woman had to reach to be accepted. whether it be a desired height or weight, woman have always been told to look a certain way. To begin my research, I plan to first research the beauty and fashion standard of the Victorian era (1837-1901) and see how it affected woman. Then I plan to...
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Research Week #3 Re: How does the meat production really impact the environment?

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Greetings fellow earthlings! Highlight: “This isn’t a rant, this isn’t just a research, and this isn’t just a post. This is your information provider of the world and where it’s heading where is the currently only sustainable place for us humans to live on . We, shall, not, destroy, it, if we work together!” Inquiry: How does the meat production really impact the environment? This video can be a change of pace for you to give a look although some areas such as mentioned “this is the primary...
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Re: Research Week #3 Re: How does the meat production really impact the environment?

I like the direction you're taking with your research and how you address it from multiple angles. For many the answer is to simply stop eating meat altogether, but such a drastic change do not bode well with most people. It will be interesting to see how people will have to change their eating habits in the coming decades as our food supply gradually decreases and the environment deteriorates. If you haven't already I'd recommend watching the documentary Food Inc. While it doesn't focus...
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Re: Research Week #3 Re: How does the meat production really impact the environment?

Hi Jim, The fact that you are approaching your inquiry question from multiple angles is really smart. Your research is very logical and I agree with the opinion you have stated on your subject. As a vegetarian, I recognize the impact that farming livestock has on the environment. Maybe in your next round of research, you can do a comparison between farming fruits/vegetables and meat, and compare the environmental impacts and what is used to produce them. Hope this helps! I look forward to...
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What were the effects of Colonialism in Kenya?

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
Most people often think about the negative effects of Colonialism whenever the topic is mentioned but here are a few of the positive effects I have garnered so far. Positive effects. 1. According to Travon Geiger on March 18, 2014, Colonialism brought one of the most important factors in a human being today and that is, Education. Education is the key to success in a human being's life. The British colonialists brought the current education system in Kenya. They introduced the pen and paper...
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