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Pieces of Wisdom from a Community Leader

Although I was unable to speak with someone from the organization I am currently volunteering for, I did have the pleasure of speaking with Mei, a children’s ministry pastor at my local church. She has spent a lot of time… Continue Reading →

The Six Coloured Hats

“The metaphor of six coloured hats – white, red, black, yellow, green, and blue – is used to align the thinkers or members of the discussion so that they are all looking the same direction at any one time. […]… Continue Reading →

Pieces of Wisdom Inspired by a Career in Nursing

As someone who has always loved helping others, deeply enjoys the sciences, and wants to make a positive impact on my community, I have found myself drawn to the healthcare field. I had the pleasure of speaking to a nursing… Continue Reading →

The Art of Valuing the Words of Others

“Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.” – Dean Jackson   Over the past two weeks, I have continued to develop a better and deeper mentorship by emphasizing the importance of active… Continue Reading →

Learning to Hold Beautiful Conversations

“If you want to be interesting, be interested.” – David Ogilvy   In my in-depth journey this year, I have been emphasizing and focusing on my mentorship by learning to develop a beautiful mind. According to de Bono’s book, “being… Continue Reading →

The First of Many Stitches

There is a saying my mentor shared with me that one is not a true embroiderer until they have bled on their work and made it their own. There is something about these handsewn imperfections that make the result more… Continue Reading →

Grit and Resilience in Relation to Personal Awareness

Purpose: To expand Personal Awareness by reflecting on Q1 and setting goals for Q2 Why are we talking about Core Competencies? To help get better at “life.” COVID-19 has made life difficult and stressful for most families. At school, our… Continue Reading →

Not Quite the End of my Small Business

“From the end spring new beginnings.” – Pliny the Elder Although there is little prospect of returning to our regular lifestyles, the presence of bright sunshine and the chirping of various birds brought by Spring certainly leaves me feeling hopeful… Continue Reading →

A Reflection of my Ecological Footprint

Two weeks ago, I completed a form to calculate the extent the way I live affects Earth. Overall, I was astonished by the impact my actions have on the planet. My ecological footprint was 7.1 hectares, which equates to 710… Continue Reading →

Finding Learning Opportunities During Difficult Times

“With every episode of struggle, there is a learning opportunity.” – Richard M. Schulze   It’s undoubtedly a strange time the world is facing. People are isolating themselves in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, businesses are… Continue Reading →

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