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Blame the Brain

BY SIMONE CASTELLO
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 20, 2017

Did you know that we have 50,000 thoughts in a day and in most people 70% of these are negative? Simone Castello shares her journey towards positive thinking, discarding toxic emotional baggage while trying to relax and enjoy life. 

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Miss Grizzly and the Bees - a way of dealing with anxiety

BY KAREN ARNOTT
@ VOL 18 ON JAN 16, 2019

Karen Arnott has been dealing with anxiety since she was a child. In this delightful hand drawn presentation she describes how she copes and successfully manages her life, family, and business, and still has fun. 

 

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Of Nuts and Bolts

BY SIMEN AANERUD
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 05, 2013

Simen Aanerud's great passion in life is to make things, and he's fortunate enough to be able to do this every day. He also speaks very openly about his issues with social anxiety, compulsions, and how his uneasiness with the world feeds into his work. Simen says that this discomfort is one of the main driving forces of his work, and how it cultivates his imagination. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 11, 2014.

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Mind the Gap

BY LISA NOLEN
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 04, 2015

Lisa Nolen shares anecdotes from her life and how she manages anxiety. Nolen moved to Sioux Falls 10 years ago as a stepping stone on a journey. She unexpectedly found the love of her life here, by way of a meddling sister and a shared love of ice cream and WWE wrestling. Together, Chad and Lisa love taking walks with their two young children, laughing uncontrollably at their own jokes, and serving others through their business development company, Serve Collective.
Growing up, her mom often said Lisa marched to the beat of a different drum. After years of growing up trying to fit in, she’s loving this part of the journey finding her own beat.

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

BY INDIGO CHANNING
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 08, 2017

Indigo Channing's experiences with anxiety, brokenness, and our shared humanity.

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Brit Charek

BY BRIT CHAREK
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 09, 2018

Brittany Noble Charek discusses her experience with postpartum anxiety and the need for earnest and transparent conversations around mental health in society. She discusses balancing work, life, and all of her feelings. Brittany also shares about the amazing tribe of women who dealt with similar issues that came out of the woodwork when she begin talking openly, and how that led to a new project, Bechdel Fest, to celebrate and promote representation in film to influence a new generation to be tolerant and kind by celebrating stories of diversity.

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The wonder of life and death

BY AMY CADD
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 13, 2018

Amy Cadd is a Palliative Care Nurse, mother, Professional Art Manager, Writer and Speaker. Her extensive nursing career highlights her capacity across various fields including Hospitals, Clinics, Mental Health Facilities, a Maximum Security Prison and the Community. She is passionate about positive palliative outcomes and experiences for clients and their families. Amy’s work brings her to the coalface of life and death - the realities and regrets, relationships and raw emotions. In this presentation she shares some of her insights about what happens when you’ve lost your wonder with the world, and how to get it back.

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My Upcycled Life

BY KRISTINA BEYTIEN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 27, 2018

Kristina Beytien talks about her history of abuse and how her life has changed.

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How Music Has Shaped My Life

BY CAL MORGAN
@ VOL 12 ON MAR 11, 2019

Cal Morgan shares her story about her musical family and life, and overcoming anxiety and adversity.

"You are good enough! Even if you think you're not, even if you think you've failed... You are good enough!" 

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Fight or Flight: A Pilgrimage of Self Discovery

BY DANELLE CLOUTIER
@ VOL 37 ON FEB 20, 2019

After a personally tough year, Danelle Cloutier decided to realize a recurring dream she's been having of being in a country where everything is completely foreign to her. Danelle's trip to Asia was an experience that was as enlightening as it was cathartic as it helped her realize what it means to be living with anxiety on a daily basis. Here in this 20x20 talk, she briefly shares her experience travelling in Asia and explains how she deals with the struggles of her life-long anxiety.

Danelle's talk was recorded live at PechaKucha Night Winnipeg Vol. 37, on February 20 2019, at the Park Theatre. 

For more information on PKN Winnipeg, follow us on Twitter (@pkn_winnipeg), Instagram (@pkn_winnipeg), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/pechakuchanightwinnipeg). PKN Winnipeg is presented by the Manitoba Chapter of the Graphic Designers of Canada.

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PKN Toronto Vol. 22 Recap

  Unlike the winter, PK Volume 22 has come and gone and left us wanting more. A few of the thoughts shared included: The cultural significance of the Onigiri (Japanese Rice Ball), fulfilling childhood dreams by becoming a World Explorer, the challenges privacy in developing Electronic Health Records, and finally how personal values and traditions can foster cultural change. Another contributor to the night’s events was a talk given by Len Senater of the Depanneur. Len shared his experiences that led him to endure “a constant stream of anxiety” as he has fought Toronto’s bylaws so that he could develop a unique incubator for young food businesses in the city. It is because of individuals like Len and many of the presenters that speak at PK TO that make this city a great place to live. So how can we show Len that the stream of anxiety worth it? You can attend and participate in the many drop-in dinners, workshops, supper clubs and weekend brunch services that this fine establishment hosts. All of which can be found on their website. And finally, for those who weren’t able to attend and missed our surprise guest performer, Tristan Freedom, you can check out his talents here. The soulful thirteen year old blew away the audience with his genuine, passionate spirit and his smooth vocals. Tristan is currently running an Indiegogo campaign so he can raise enough funds to produce his debut original EP and there are only 20 days left! Please support Tristan –and as Gonzalo stated it so superbly- so that Canada can have something else to be proud of besides Justin Bieber. Check out more photos on the event page.   

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Overcoming Stress

"We can't control our stress ... but we can control our response to it." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Overcoming Stress" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 8, natural health advocate Kathy Gruver speaks on a feeling we all experience from time to time: stress. She breaks down the psychological and physical effects stress has on us and goes into depth on how to deal with the anxiety beast when it rears its ugly head.  

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Of Nuts and Bolts

"Maybe its not only okay to be a bit odd, could it possibly be an advantage to be a bit nuts?" Simen Aanerud's great passion in life is to make things, and he's fortunate enough to be able to do this every day. In "Of Nuts and Bolts" from PKN Oslo Vol. 28, he also speaks very openly about his issues with social anxiety, compulsions, and how his uneasiness with the world feeds into his creations. Simen says that this discomfort is one of the main driving forces of his work, and he tells us how it cultivates his imagination. 

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Smarty Pants

Your heart rate is elevated, breathing pattern is abnormal. Sensors built into your clothing detect your anxiety and dispatch a calming agent.   Ashley Lewis, a tech educator in Toronto, talks of her passion of tech-craft hybrids. In "Smarty Pants" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, she is inspired by current interactive clothing and future consumer products from conductive ink and thread to makeup and sportswear that will have you thinking about fashion in a completely different way. 

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Fighting Mental Illness

"...Anxiety and depression do not define me, and I can overcome them." Anxiety affects a staggering number of people all over the world these days. In "Fighting Mental Illness", from PKN Hamilton Vol. 15 we see that the internet and its numerous manifestations (videos, blogs, games, fiction, communities) have helped many with mental illness find others and advice. Photographer and blogger Louise Hutt is out to change misconceptions that people have about these forms of media and advocates their power to initiate conversation that would otherwise could be considered taboo.

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Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease

"I want to destabilize the viewer in relation to the work."In Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, artist, sculpture, and professor, Gary Sczerbaniewicz's shares his practice involving an insatiable fascination with interior architectural spaces that evoke a sense of psychological unease. This compulsion toward an aesthetics of anxiety leads him to fabricate confined space environments which include-scale shifts-using architectural models seamlessly blended into full–sized structures - into which the viewer is invited to physically enter and explore.

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Ladysmith

"I start to fall for the work, the possibility and wonder, of creating something so special to someone else but so much part of who I am." In Ladysmith from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27, Jewelry maker Liza Michelle Rifkin asks why anyone chooses anyone else for a life of love?  Why does anyone need an engagement ring?  The process of designing and creating an engagement ring is a lot like dating she says.  Think - combined feelings of uncomfortableness and excitement, self-reflection and heart wrenching separation anxiety. Here she dives into the interesting process of make custom engagement rings for her clients. 

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Cartographic Anxieties: Loving and Fearing the Renaissance Map

"If you are not nervous by those beautiful maps you see, you should be." In Cartographic Anxieties: Loving and Fearing the Renaissance Map at PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 3, Christine Barrett shares how Renaissance English and European maps bewildered people of the 16th and 17th centuries. Although beautiful and eye-catching, like any cutting-edge technology, many maps were considered unnerving, unsettling, upsetting, and even terrifying. Watch to find out why!

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Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease

  "I want to destabilize the viewer in relation to the work."In "Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease" from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, artist, sculpture, and professor, Gary Sczerbaniewicz shares his practice involving an insatiable fascination with interior architectural spaces that evoke a sense of psychological unease. This compulsion toward an aesthetics of anxiety leads him to fabricate confined space environments which include-scale shifts-using architectural models seamlessly blended into full-sized structures - into which the viewer is invited to physically enter and explore.