Bell Let's Talk

What “Bell Let’s Talk” means to me

I used to get stressed out and short of breath and my heart would race and my whole body would tense up for no apparent reason. At least once a week, I was convinced my heart was going to stop. Yes, in my early twenties, I thought I would die from a heart attack. I more »

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Slightly obsessed with food documentaries

It’s the start of a new year and, naturally, I’ve got health and fitness on the mind. My roommate and I went grocery shopping this week and stocked up on greens, greens and more greens. Together, we watched Hungry for Change. Then I proceeded to watch Food Matters and now I’m writing this blog post, more »

Sweatpants and (no) chill

Today I wore sweatpants to work. To my friend who works at the adidas headquarters, this is not a big deal. To everyone else who works for a company that is in no way affiliated with sports or athletics – it is a very big deal. All I had to do in order to leverage more »

Sit stand desks

Are sit-stand desks the new Pilates?

I recently moved to a new office that’s equipped with sit-stand desks. For those of you who don’t know what a sit-stand desk is, it’s an adjustable workstation that lets you choose between sitting or standing while you work. Hence the name.  All you have to do is press a little button at the side of the more »

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Premonitions of the professional variety

A little over six months ago, in an email to my friends, I wrote about wanting to develop some kind of 5-year plan for my life. Subject: 5-Year Plan Snippet from the email: “Right now, I’m in ‘me’ mode. It’s statistically proven that people with established goals end up more successful and have a higher net more »

Staycation

Seriously, you need a staycation

It’s Monday afternoon and I’m currently sprawled out on my couch wearing mismatched pyjamas and listening to a 90s R&B playlist on Spotify. Am I funemployed? Nope, just on a staycation. Staycation: “a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.” Now more »

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5 random acts of kindness in the workplace

According to trending topics on Twitter, today is #RandomActsOfKindessDay. A quick Google search tells me that it’s an “unofficial holiday increasingly celebrated around the world by localities or organizations or nationwide, in order to encourage acts of kindness.” Coming off a somewhat crappy day at work yesterday, I thought it’d be a good idea to more »

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Sunday Scoop: January 17, 2016

Today is Sunday. On Sundays I surf the web. When I surf the web, I share the web. Here’s the Sunday Scoop: The first book I finished in 2016 was Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Separate and apart from the storyline, I found her description of India to be particularly intriguing. Considering she is a more »

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Thankful Thursday: Harry Potter Edition

Keeping today’s post short and simple. Thank you, Alan Rickman, for bringing one of my favourite fictional characters to life. I can’t even begin to explain how big of a role Harry Potter played in forming my childhood. I came across the first book in 1999; never having heard of the author or the franchise, more »

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From Night Owl to Early Bird in 8 Easy Steps

On your average week night, I would say that my roommate and I get the same amount of sleep. Yet when the alarm clock goes off in the morning, she’s up and at ‘em ready to start her day and I’m just over here like… super glued to the mattress, snuggling with the snooze button. more »

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  • Bell Let's Talk

    What “Bell Let’s Talk” means to me

    I used to get stressed out and short of breath and my heart would race and my whole body would tense up for no apparent reason. At least once a week, I was convinced my heart was going to stop. Yes, in my early twenties, I thought I would die from a heart attack. I more »

  • apple

    Slightly obsessed with food documentaries

    It’s the start of a new year and, naturally, I’ve got health and fitness on the mind. My roommate and I went grocery shopping this week and stocked up on greens, greens and more greens. Together, we watched Hungry for Change. Then I proceeded to watch Food Matters and now I’m writing this blog post, more »

  • Sweatpants and (no) chill

    Today I wore sweatpants to work. To my friend who works at the adidas headquarters, this is not a big deal. To everyone else who works for a company that is in no way affiliated with sports or athletics – it is a very big deal. All I had to do in order to leverage more »

  • Sit stand desks

    Are sit-stand desks the new Pilates?

    I recently moved to a new office that’s equipped with sit-stand desks. For those of you who don’t know what a sit-stand desk is, it’s an adjustable workstation that lets you choose between sitting or standing while you work. Hence the name.  All you have to do is press a little button at the side of the more »

  • image

    Premonitions of the professional variety

    A little over six months ago, in an email to my friends, I wrote about wanting to develop some kind of 5-year plan for my life. Subject: 5-Year Plan Snippet from the email: “Right now, I’m in ‘me’ mode. It’s statistically proven that people with established goals end up more successful and have a higher net more »

  • Staycation

    Seriously, you need a staycation

    It’s Monday afternoon and I’m currently sprawled out on my couch wearing mismatched pyjamas and listening to a 90s R&B playlist on Spotify. Am I funemployed? Nope, just on a staycation. Staycation: “a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.” Now more »

  • roses

    5 random acts of kindness in the workplace

    According to trending topics on Twitter, today is #RandomActsOfKindessDay. A quick Google search tells me that it’s an “unofficial holiday increasingly celebrated around the world by localities or organizations or nationwide, in order to encourage acts of kindness.” Coming off a somewhat crappy day at work yesterday, I thought it’d be a good idea to more »

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    Sunday Scoop: January 17, 2016

    Today is Sunday. On Sundays I surf the web. When I surf the web, I share the web. Here’s the Sunday Scoop: The first book I finished in 2016 was Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Separate and apart from the storyline, I found her description of India to be particularly intriguing. Considering she is a more »

  • rickman

    Thankful Thursday: Harry Potter Edition

    Keeping today’s post short and simple. Thank you, Alan Rickman, for bringing one of my favourite fictional characters to life. I can’t even begin to explain how big of a role Harry Potter played in forming my childhood. I came across the first book in 1999; never having heard of the author or the franchise, more »