Drive · Goals · Intention · Passion · Personal Development

$300mil and 5 years, what would you do?

Here’s a fun little exercise that a friend and I challenged each other to do a while ago that helped get us out of our current head space and into a hyper-motivated creative space; we called it playing with possibility. It’s only one of many exercises in the whole life-design process (and there are many versions). Ultimately it’s kind of like creating a bucket… Continue reading $300mil and 5 years, what would you do?

Face your fears · Intention · Learning · Moments · Perception

Yes, change is scary, BUT…

Although I’m no stranger to new cities, new schools, and new situations – I attended 3 different schools growing up, moved to Texas in my first year of university, to Vancouver in my second year of university, backpacked SE Asia in 2009, moved to Victoria for grad school, am now living in Malaysia for the summer etc. etc. – change… Continue reading Yes, change is scary, BUT…

Gratitude · Intention · Learning · Moments · Personal Development

India, Dubai, Malaysia, oh my!

12 months ago if you would have asked me where I would be spending the spring/summer months this year, no way I would have said India, Dubai and Malaysia, but keeping an open mind has led to some interesting opportunities and I am estatic about what’s coming up…when it feels right you just gotta run with it… #1 India Half my… Continue reading India, Dubai, Malaysia, oh my!

Face your fears · Goals · Intention · Leadership · Personal Development

Who am I becoming? Reflecting on co-presenting w/ @Matt_Corker at the UBC SLC

Last weekend the most amazing partner in crime, Matt Corker, and I presented two workshops at the UBC Student Leadership Conference on “Getting out of your own way”.  It was a new experience for both of us – I had never presented at the SLC before (let alone with a remote teammate) and Matt had never presented digitally (which… Continue reading Who am I becoming? Reflecting on co-presenting w/ @Matt_Corker at the UBC SLC

Face your fears · Intention · Leadership · Personal Development · Wisdom

6 Lessons from a Thai Monk + controlling the Monkey Mind

Don’t say a word and control your thoughts. Ready? Go. When I was in Northern Thailand, the opportunity to go on a silent meditation retreat pretty much fell on my lap. I had wanted to go on one for so long so I jumped on it! Together, a group of around 12 of us from around… Continue reading 6 Lessons from a Thai Monk + controlling the Monkey Mind

Goals · Intention · Personal Development

Putting out the vibes, which do you choose?

Travelling gives you such an incredible opportunity to take a step out of the details of your day to day life and really look in on your circumstances from a far. It gave me a chance to take a much needed time out and re-evaluate my priorities and values. I was able to look at all of my relationships… Continue reading Putting out the vibes, which do you choose?

Creating · Goals · Gratitude · Intention

New Years Resolutions = Epic Fail?

The stats are in  – 25% of new years resolutions are broken within the first week and 35% don’t make it past the first month. A little discouraging I’d say….. I’m really curious to hear why you think that is and I will share my two cents on it. While I think the idea of new years resolutions… Continue reading New Years Resolutions = Epic Fail?