Food for Thought: Perfection

I stumbled upon this quote by Voltaire and it really resonated with me: “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good” . So often our hunger for perfection makes us devalue what is right in front of us. It’s an easy trap to fall into since it takes barely any effort at all to…

5 Books That Will Boost Your Career

This summer I’ve committed to reading five books that are focused on my professional development. I’ve scoured reviews on GoodReads, Amazon, Twitter as well as recommendations from friends and family, to find books that will resonate with me, because let’s face it – if a business-ish book doesn’t grab me in the first few chapters,…

How to Wear Stripes

When spring is in its early weeks, it’s always a bit confusing here in Toronto. You can leave the house in the morning, clenching your jacket while commuting in the chilly air but leave the office sweating because the sun is out in full force. One word: layers. Layers are your best friend when facing…

Job Interview: 10 Questions to ask the Interviewer

You’ve received the call. Your dream job has invited you (yes, you) in for an interview. Congrats! Do you know how many people likely applied for the job? You’ve made it to the shortlist, my friend. This is an accomplishment on its own. Hopefully you’ve already done your research on the organization. You can speak…

Binge-Worthy True Crime Podcasts

Whether I’m commuting, working out, walking the dog or travelling, podcasts have become a game changer for me. Predominately true crime podcasts where I get to live out my child-hood Harriet the Spy/Nancy Drew dreams and rack my brain trying to figure out, “who did it?” And I’m not alone, according to the 2017 Canadian…

Myrtle the Purple Turtle

My first childhood memory of school was being bullied by my peers for having a black doll. I was 4 years old and my black cabbage patch doll Quentin, was in my opinion, the bees knees.. until some kids in my class called him dirty and said they wouldn’t play with me if I had…

What is an Ambivert?

“Are you an extrovert or an introvert?” For most people, the answer to this is quite simple. Maybe it’s because it’s in my nature to question just about everything, that for years I found this question tough to answer. On the one hand, I’m outgoing, I enjoy being around people, I’m a team player who…

A Lesson in Business from the U.S. Navy SEALs

The U.S. Navy SEALs are one of the most elite special forces units in the world, consisting of some of the best-trained troops on the planet. SEALs have been accomplishing death-defying missions since the 1960’s. There is no question, SEALs are tough as nails – physically and mentally. These men live and breathe a culture…

Beyonce: Queen of Content

It’s been over a week since the release of Beyoncé’s self titled visual album hit iTunes. Beyoncé hit 828,773 album sales exclusively via iTunes in three days. This is the fastest-selling album ever on iTunes, according to Apple — with no traditional marketing machinery in place. As a huge Beyoncé fan I appreciate the continuous gifs and memes cluttering my newsfeeds daily. But as…