I love my TED Talks. I watch them on the train. I watch them over coffee at breakfast. I watch them during breaks at work. Sometimes I listen to the podcast versions during a run. I love them because the speakers are engaging and present information in a way that makes me think about things … More 5 Things I Learned about Working in Your Twenties from The Defining Decade
The idea that grit is not something you are born with, but rather a useful, life-changing skill that everyone has the power to develop is a major foundational claim in Dr. Angela Duckworth’s new book Grit; the Power of Passion and Perseverance. In addition to her book, Duckworth has also appeared as a guest speaker … More Book Review: Grit by Dr. Angela Duckworth
Contrary to the popular belief that teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is some sort of super simple cake walk during which the sun always shines and you meet your new BFFs on tropical beaches while sipping fruity Mai Tais (I wish), the truth is much messier. … More The Ups and Downs of Teaching English as a Second Language
Maybe as a product of growing up in a rules based society, with absolute rights and wrongs, I have always preferred doing things which are “allowed”. As children, we learn to ask for permission and as adults we generally continue to act in a socially acceptable manner. Having been taught to feel deep shame when … More Book Review: Moody Bitches by Dr. Julie Holland
What’s the difference? The beginning of a fresh New Year is always an excellent time to review your progress during the past year and decide what you would like to accomplish in the year ahead. Many people decide to make challenging resolutions in order to stay on track towards a better version of themselves. Meanwhile, … More Resolutions or Goals?
When you are working towards a health related goal, having someone to hold you accountable and keep you motivated can go a long way towards your success. Small, daily reminders work better for many people than once weekly check ins. Daily accountability and inspiration is what you get when you sign up for an account … More Vida; Health Coaching App