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Self-Care

Me: “How are you doing?” Colleague: “I’m managing. I’m no longer saying ‘I’m doing well’ or ‘I’m good’ because that’s not the truth. I’m tired of pretending.” This is how a casual conversation with a colleague, who I hadn’t spoken with since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, began this week. She told me that while she’s grateful that she and her husband are … Read More Self-Care

Doggy EQ

Lunar New Year always reminds me of an amazing coincidence. I was born on #NationalDogDay in The Year of the Dog.  What makes this so hilarious is that I’m more than just a dog person. I’m a dog rescue advocate. I’ve had three rescue dogs in my adult life and undoubtedly would have had more if I had my say as a child. My … Read More Doggy EQ

CJAD – My Personal Reflection

I was deeply shaken by this week’s news that CJAD’s newsroom in Montreal was shut down. CJAD in Montreal is an English language institution and has been the voice of Quebec’s anglophone community for as long as I can remember. It was the radio station my parents, grandparents and relatives woke up to every morning. CJAD was also the first company to take a … Read More CJAD – My Personal Reflection

#ChooseGratitude

A good friend and mentor of mine, Sam Sebastian, is known for saying: “Choose Optimism.” Optimism. A nice idea in theory. The question I have is how do you stay optimistic during this pandemic? In my case, I haven’t seen my family in a very long time and I’m not sure when I’ll see them again in-person. Meanwhile, my Nana passed away in December … Read More #ChooseGratitude

Self Reflection: My university days

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to the University of British Columbia’s Marketing Association’s student cohort. This was one of the most pleasant speaking engagements I’ve participated in and a lot of credit goes to the UBCMA’s organizing committee. What made it extra special, however, were the thoughtful questions from the students on the video call — particularly the last question of … Read More Self Reflection: My university days

True Happiness

Can you think of a time when you were really happy? I mean REALLY HAPPY? Happy to the point where you couldn’t stop smiling? Happy to the point where you wanted to share your joy with anyone who was willing to listen? One moment that stands out for me is January 16, 2018 — exactly three years ago today. Nestled in a secluded vineyard … Read More True Happiness

New Year’s Resolutions

Growing up, my family’s annual holiday tradition was visiting my grandparents at their South Florida beachfront condo. It was a perfect setting. Our days were spent at the pool and on the beach. My sisters and I still refer to the Beach Point as our happy place mainly because of the time we spent with our grandparents. New Year’s Eve was always special. We … Read More New Year’s Resolutions

Bringing your whole self to work

I’ll never forget my first internship. Growing up in Montreal, the pinnacle of English radio was CJAD and the chance to work in its sports department was a dream come true for me. What made the experience more special was the chance to work with my first ever professional mentor, Rob. Rob was the first person to tell you he was a regular guy … Read More Bringing your whole self to work

The Empathetic Mindset

Have you ever called someone an idiot before? Either to this person’s face or behind their back? I’m going to assume the answer is yes because there are few people, if any, who can honestly say they’ve never called someone an idiot (or a moron, or stupid, etc). I remember a time when I asked a group this question and one of the participants … Read More The Empathetic Mindset

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here. … Read More Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here. … Read More Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here. … Read More Introduce Yourself (Example Post)