What's your why purpose

What’s Your Why?

One of my favourite TED talks is Simon Sinek’s How Great Leaders Inspire Action. In fact, it’s one of the top 20 TED talks of all time. If you haven’t seen it, you can check out the video below.   His central idea – that “people don’t buy what you do; people buy why you do it” – applies to leadership at …

How to Figure Out What You Really Want

It’s officially 2017. If you’re not raring to go, if you feel overwhelmed with everything you want to accomplish this year and aren’t sure where to start, if you know you want more for your life but don’t know how to proceed, then I have a solution for you: The Desire Map. The Desire Map is a book, yes, but it’s …

The 7 Best Personal Development Books I Read in 2016

You guys, I love reading novels. LOVE. I won’t kick the occasional biography or memoir out of my bed, either. Self-help books, though? I have stacks of them, but I often struggle to get through them, because they require greater attention than fiction does. And sometimes the ideas don’t really work for me, or the writing is laboured, or I …

Why You Need Self-Care This Holiday Season

There’s a very simple reason you need self-care this holiday season, and that’s to manage your energy levels. Why do you need to manage your energy levels? So that you don’t lose your mind to stress, so that you can actually enjoy at least part of the holidays, and so that you can do whatever it is that you want to …

the myth of work-life balance

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

I often hear women talking about wanting balance in their lives, about wanting to FEEL balanced. Coming of age in the early 90s means that I am well-versed in the idea of work-life balance and the many ways to attempt to achieve it: time management, organization, leaving work at work, being present in whatever task you’re doing, making health and …

take advantage of back to school energy

10 Ways to Take Advantage of Back-to-School Energy

The school year is coming, and while that normally sets me into a frenzy of planning and organizing, I’m been keeping it pretty low key this year. That may be because I’m in denial that summer is transitioning into fall, but I prefer to believe that the work I’ve been doing around perfectionism means that I’m, you know, setting more …