trying times call for compassionate measures
During a pandemic, it’s easy to see that we are in this for the long-haul. But what this time can reveal is that our entire life is the true meaning of long-haul. Though it was too distracting to really acknowledge that before this “hell must’ve frozen over” and “pigs must be flying” moment in the […]
the crucible of creativity
Beyond the home of where we each reside, the anxiety of a mass drama is taking place as we are halted from progressing at our usual global speed. The earth itself, travels in space while we live as ants on it. Before the virus, during the virus, and after the virus pandemic. Life will go on […]
do you think you’re lazy even though your work tires you out?
I’ve had more than a few clients, after working together for a little while, suddenly start to accuse themselves of absolute laziness. Their lives aren’t moving in the direction they want to be moving in. Even though they really want it to. In reality, they swat away the suggestions or ideas or inspirations that might […]
4 ways to get calm when faced with stress at work
Work stress can be anything that creates the seed of anger within. And long-standing stress is unequivocally unhealthy even though we think of it as normal. But like many things, all that is normal, isn’t necessarily healthy. The number one way that you keep the stress loop going is by minimizing its impact on yourself, […]
when a career counselor career transitions
When I started this website and online library (I don’t like the word ‘blog’), I didn’t know what it would become. I was a Career Counselor and that’s all I knew. And then I started to write articles … about career counseling. I worked one-on-one with clients (still do) and did cameos in corporations that […]
5 signs you should’ve never taken that job
Job offers are seductive. You feel so rewarded for all that effort. You won. You’re the one out of all the other possible applicants that got offered the job. You even celebrated this fact with a night out, a new outfit, or a toast. But as we all know, the high of receiving the job […]
magic questions (for self-realization)
Sometimes something is bugging you, but you can’t quite figure out what it is. Exactly. You circle around it, but it’s in the centre and obscured. Maddeningly so. When this is the case, a lot of times that means that the answer lies in being asked the right question(s) that reveal you to you. And […]
what’s your soul’s story?
The soul. It’s this “thing” that’s not a thing at all. And it’s called many, many names that make it personal and meaningful to the human that the being-ness of you resides in. I don’t claim to be able to explain to you what a soul is exactly. But, I’d be lying if I said […]
are you paid to be nice at work?
Grade 11 was the worst year of my life. Knowledge that my step-father had sexually abused me when I was younger reached the authorities and I was going to have to testify in court. At about the same time my boyfriend had broken up with me and I had no idea why. I was interviewed […]
how to create an amazing resume letterhead (part 2)
Want Part 1 first? Here it is. Corey’s resume letterhead and story: When Corey and I started work on her resume she claimed that her work history had no rhyme nor reason to it. She’d done a little of this, a little of that, and some other stuff too. And if you didn’t know any […]