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cat
* Communication

Ode to the Cat of My Creativity

Oh, the cat – they’ve got us completely figured out. They’ve conquered the world and the Internet with their cuddly cuteness, quirky personalities, and obsession with getting inside containers of all shapes and sizes.…

October 15, 2016
Quiet Confidence
* Communication

How to Exude Quiet Confidence

As a society, we tend to equate confidence with loudness: loudness of personality, of fearlessness, of bold spontaneity. We think of a confident person as someone who can march into a room and command it with his power and his presence. We also tend to equate…

July 8, 2016
Pride
* Communication

Pride 2016: An Apology to My 16-Year-Old Self

Dear 16-year-old self, Well well well. Hello there. How the hell are ya? Before I say anything, let me first give a nod to the elephant in the room; yes, it’s been 20 years since we spoke last. Are you mad? I could make up…

June 28, 2016
Pragmatism
* Mindset

Pragmatism: An Approach to Living

Usually when we use the word pragmatic we mean to say that something is practical, useful, or functional. But there is another usage of the word that we are less familiar with, and that is in reference to the philosphy of pragmatism. This is…

October 8, 2015
Loneliness
* Communication

Loneliness, Zombies, and Selfies

It started following me during the gangly, awkward years of adolescent loneliness, when I was growing up in small-town Southwestern Ontario. It continued to follow me for many years into adulthood, even after I’d moved to the city. No, it wasn’t a strange smell…

August 27, 2015
Antidepressants
* Happiness

Antidepressants: To Take Them or Not to Take Them?

Deciding whether or not to take antidepressants can (and ought to be) a decision you make only after careful consideration. There are many ideas, opinions, and beliefs floating around out there about antidepressants, and knowing what information to trust can be confusing, frustrating, and…

July 8, 2015