December is National Human Rights Month

Need ideas to think big? At a recent talk I gave at Harvard University for bLU Talks, I spoke on how to grow yourself and your business. I talked about thinking big, and sometimes that can be daunting when starting out. Start a blog Start a blog. It is a great way to grow. There is…

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Let’s talk about living with purpose. Did you miss it? It’s that time of the day, week, month, or year where we say things like:  “Where has the time gone?”  “It’s just about August, where has summer gone?”  “We’ve only been out to the lake once this whole summer, how can this be?”  However, it’s not just time. The…

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The sun is out, and we want to enjoy the beautiful summer ahead of us! It is still important to practice social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean stay in your house all day. Let’s look at some fun activities you can do with your family while you enjoy the beautiful weather we are (rightfully!) in store for. …

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Hand reaching out

I’d like to make an argument in favour of a more empathetic world. I believe if we understood the value of showing others empathy, the world would be much more prosperous for all. By understanding what empathy is, what it isn’t, and how it is beneficial to you, the world will shine a little brighter. And if everyone was more empathetic, humanity would see a much healthier world.   What is Empathy?  Empathy differs from…

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Canadian landscape

April 22nd is National Earth Day in which we celebrate the only home we have ever known. This will be the first Earth Day where we are practicing social distancing, but it is important to look at the ways we can enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature.  Increases Energy  When I was younger and said I was tired or…

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Writing in a book

A flaw that many people have, but do not recognize they have, is self-awareness. This is not an indictment on anyone, our nature is to seek patterns and see ourselves as the “good guy.” Often, it is these two habits that lead to biases and poor self-awareness. As we practice self-isolation, this is a valuable opportunity to work on your own self-awareness.  What is self-awareness  As our teachers always told…

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Positive thoughts

The term self-talk is thrown around a lot, and I would like to take some time to unpack it. Self-talk simply means the things you tell yourself whether they be words, thoughts or conversation you have with yourself.  There are several forms, including:  Positive Self–Talk  These are positive statements you tell yourself; for example, “I deserve the promotion because I am good…

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Balancing rocks

By now, it is likely many New Year’s resolutions have been broken. I say this not to shame people, but to start a dialogue. In fact, the phenomena of a failed resolution are so prevalent in our culture we see jokes about it on TV, memes and from our own friends. While I appreciate a good joke, I wish we…

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Christmas ornaments

With a week until Christmas, there is still plenty of time to watch some holiday classics by the glow of your Christmas tree. Watching your favourite film on your own or with your friends and loved ones is a fantastic way to spend some down time during the hectic season. And, it’s nearly impossible to…

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Benefits of being grateful

Having just celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada, many of have begun reflecting on what we are most thankful for in our lives. While reflecting on what we are thankful for is important, it is also vital to keep in mind that showing gratitude and expressing thanks to those around you is a habit that should be…

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