This is part of my recurring series on mental health. I’ve left a few links to some of my other blog posts at the end of this one. Check ’em out if you’d like. Until then, enjoy the read.
Workplace stress and burnout are becoming prevalent problems in businesses all across the globe. Whether you work in higher education, communications, financial management or the non-profit sector, chances are you’ve either experienced or known someone who has struggled with the stress that comes from work.
While this is a challenge for every business, the good news is that more and more…
In a year, Ontario will be heading into an election to decide the next government. This raises a plethora of questions: will the Progressive Conservatives hold onto power despite the rocky last four years? Will the NDP inch closer to what they need to form a government? Will the Green’s capture more seats and become a kingmaker in Queens Park?
And what of the Liberals, a party currently rebuilding from the ground up? How will they carve out a path back to power?
There are many questions about each party's path forward. And unfortunately for us (and them), politics is…
This is part of my recurring series on productivity. I’ve left a few links to some of my other blog posts at the end of this one. Check ’em out if you’d like. Until then, enjoy the read.
Originally posted on Thrive Global.
December 2020 Update: some of these I no longer do. Not because they’re bad in any way, but because my priorities in life have changed, as well as how I address those priorities. I believe what I used to do will still be of service to you, so I’ll leave this article untouched. …
Close to a year ago, I wrote a Medium post on how I use my Kindle to learn new subjects. I explained how I get new resources, and my process for highlighting, exporting, and organizing them into a set of notes I can reference. It seemed to be decent enough to get claps (Medium equivalent of likes, I guess) periodically, even to this day.
I realized that in the last year my process has changed quite a bit, so I wanted to update you on how I go about using my Kindle and how I use Notion to take notes.
Originally written on July 1st, 2020.
I’m sure many of you already know the significance of today’s date. For over 150 years, today has marked the “birth” of Canada, the country I call home. Known for its stereotypical niceness, maple syrup, hockey, and Rockies.
Welcome back! This is the second half of my Digital Health strategies blog post. You can read part one here. Special thanks to The Startup For publishing it!
In part one I went over three introductory strategies for reducing your social media dependency & addiction (something we all can admit to struggling with). The goal was to give you practical ideas to start the journey of reducing your social media use. Part two goes into that even more, fleshing out some other strategies to get you farther from your apps and closer to what’s going on around you.
Originally published on my Substack newsletter: Tart of War
Today I want to go back in time a bit to the 1994 congressional elections in the United States.
The Republican Party was heading into a mid-term election in the hopes of regaining control of the House of Representatives: the party had been struggling for almost 50 years to establish a majority in the house.
Six weeks before the election, the party announced a shared agreement amongst the Republican minority as well as non-incumbent Republican candidates: titled “The Contract With America”, this checklist-of-sorts proposed 10 main policy proposals the Republican Party…
In the past few years, I’ve seen a rise in political engagement and interest from people across demographics, countries, and walks of life. It’s fantastic to see young people flood the timelines of Tik Tok to talk about mental health, Black Lives Matter protests gain attention, and hearing older voters changing their political affiliation to support progressive candidates.
While this rise in engagement is phenomenal, there’s an elephant in the room. When it comes to activism and advocacy, we don’t have much of a structure: a path for people to follow and become effective changemakers in society. Especially in progressive…
I was scrolling through Twitter the other day, and I came across this tweet:
“We have left fighting GHG emissions too long. We don’t have decades for incremental reductions from pricing. We still need carbon pricing but will have to rely more on 0 emissions, building vehicles & energy mandates that phase out polluting fuels & materials on a timetable.”
I absolutely agree with this. Our planet is changing at an alarming rate, and we need to do more to address that. But that’s the progressive in me speaking.
The average citizen in me is only saying one thing:
This is a two-part series. Here’s the 2nd part!
When I was working in communications, there was an expectation that I’d be on my phone at all times. Right? A job that EXPECTS you to be on your phone?
As the first point of digital contact for students, accessibility was paramount: there was an unspoken expectation that I would respond within the hour. This meant I was within arms reach of my phone, ready for any buzz or ping that happened.
Being constantly attached to my phone, like it was part of my hand, was odd. Fun at first: I…