The Power Of Self-Awareness

It was only a few years ago when I first heard about the concept of self-awareness. This notion of “self” had always been something unspoken, for I’d always been told it was psychologists who were in charge of analysing people and their patterns of behaviors. As a response to this abstraction, I struggled to understand… Continue reading The Power Of Self-Awareness

Your Resume Is Not the Foundation of Your Career

Earlier this school year my daughters were tasked with an assignment to write about a famous person they admire. Before sending kids off to do the writing, the teacher spent weeks talking about the fundamentals of a good story – the plot, the story arc and the all-important character development. One of my daughters idolizes… Continue reading Your Resume Is Not the Foundation of Your Career

Reflect, Not Resolve for 2019

Finally, a new year’s resolution I can get excited about. As I sat down to figure out our plan to say goodbye to 2018, I first stole a glance of a few pages in my newest read TED Talks, The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, required reading for our upcoming proposal for a TEDx… Continue reading Reflect, Not Resolve for 2019

Getting to the Roots of My “Why”

Every decision has a reason, but do we ever stop to ask why? Picture yourself holding one single flower seed between your fingers. It may sound a bit odd, but trust me on this one. Now you take that seed and plant it in a pot filled with soil. You spray some water on it… Continue reading Getting to the Roots of My “Why”

Our Advice: Don’t Follow Everyone’s Advice

I visited my mom over the weekend who’s now firmly in the grip of her Parkinson’s disease. As it’s continued its progression, my sister and I have reminded her, often, to exercise, since that’s been shown to have some benefit against the uphill battle she faces. She’s gone along reluctantly in an effort to slow… Continue reading Our Advice: Don’t Follow Everyone’s Advice