Men can be insecure. Women can be insecure. It takes guts to go up to someone you are interested in and ask them out. I respect that initiative immensely.
heck, we have all been hurt, cheated on, and there is always a moment in life where we consequently dislike whichever sex we are dating. I get it. I have had my moments.
However, that does not mean we should treat each other with less respect, less kindness or ignore polite responses to “asking out” initiatives.
Friends were hosting a BBQ in their backyard.
There were some people I knew and…
Gaining perspective and increasing resilience by diving in
I was never scared of heights, or the edge of cliffs, or walking across the Capilano suspension bridge. However, after surviving two major surgeries I felt a bit too cautious and a bit too concerned with sustaining my health and pursuing my career. Consequently, after my second surgery, from 26 to 36 years old, I buckled down and stayed true to my career path and staying out of trouble — or rather — from taking risks.
Then my back went out.
I was hunched over and could not stand up straight. For…
Often when my team and I speak about artificial intelligence (“AI”) people respond in one of two ways — or both! They are either fascinated by the impact we have yet to experience or scared of AI and the threat it poses to the future.
The question that we are all trying to answer–is AI good or is it evil?
AI can be described as the ability of a computer program or a machine to learn, to be “smart.” It is predicated on Machine Learning algorithms, that identify patterns and make recommendations. It identifies patterns by feeding on data–our data.
“Trust is like a piece of paper. Once it is crumpled it can never be perfect again.” ― Auliq Ice
When I heard this adage I thought, yup that is true, a piece of paper can never be smooth again. However, for this to be true in our daily lives we first have to believe something — like trust — can be perfect.
Ah yes, TikTok. I decided to revisit my old article and analyze how the addiction was going? And it is still an addiction but less so than it once was.
These past few months it feels like the app is slow to register a change of interest as well as, or as fast as, you would expect for an AI.
These days I receive in excess only the topics I had previously responded to. Even though I am no longer interested in them or have been so inundated with them that I am sick of seeing them.
Yet, no matter…
I am no stranger to adversity, open heart surgery and facial reconstruction have taught me resilience and perseverance.
2020 was a new type of adversity to face and while some of the challenges remain, I remain optimistic!
In every aspect of life, personal and professional, I am always grateful for a helping hand or an open door.
Lately, however, and likely due to the difficulties a lot of small businesses have been facing, I have experienced colleagues and friends, speaking and acting as though business or life is a zero-sum game, i.e. “if you win, then I lose”.
A recent article in HBR titled “4 Pieces of Career Advice It’s Okay to Ignore” really triggered some thoughts from my career coaching experience, primarily about what that means to younger generations that are trying to enter the job market or those that lost their jobs this year.
In summary, the four pieces of career advice he suggests ignoring in the article are as follows:
And for the most part, the sentiments in the article and what they suggest doing instead are absolutely on…
I watched a documentary in the 2000s called Who Killed the Electric Car. Have you seen it? If you have, you know the story, that the electric car, something so good for the planet, was cannibalized by its very inventors.
Well, good news, it wasn’t killed, it was just in a coma, and it has finally woken up!
I recently had the joy of riding in a new brand of the electric car. It’s super silent, it’s sustainable, the benefits are well documented, so this shouldn’t be news.
What is new, however, is this newfound interest in buying an electric…
Facing the shadow self.
“I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole.” — Carl Jung
My research into Shadow Self was triggered by a conversation with a friend as we were walking along the river this past week. We were reflecting on our reactions to certain experiences and I said:
“I know I am a pretty good person, kind and supportive most of the time, but I can react poorly and be pretty awful too.”
As a good friend would, her initial response was “no way!” which was very supportive and kind, but you know…
“That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives…as though you didn’t just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback.” — Jamie Craig
I love books. The stories are gateways to imaginary worlds, historic worlds, and of course, they can be educational.
And yes, we can get the words on an electronic device, and while I love the ability to take a plethora of books with me wherever I go, I miss the old ways.
I used to share my books with friends more frequently, recommend books…