I quit sugar

  Say what? Who would be crazy enough to quit sugar? About a year ago, I had trouble waking up in the mornings, experienced major afternoon slumps, and felt complete blah about my body overall. I was eating my whole grains, veggies, and proteins, and got at least 7 – 8 hours of sleep. I…

How to talk to anyone

One of my favourite communication / self-improvement books of all time is Leil Lowndes’ How to Talk to Anyone. It is my Bible on how to network better, speak with confidence, avoid awkward social situations and more! What I love about this book is how easily the reader can relate to the scenarios she illustrates (think…

Crucial conversations

I was very fortunate to partake in a “crucial conversations” course led by my company’s HR team. The course offers a companion book (“crucial conversations” by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler) that contains the same key messages and useful strategies as the course, but without the group activities and illustrative videos. In my opinion, everyone who…