Techniques for Improving Focus

You're trying to work on a new blog post, in the middle of taking a half-hour break from studying for your midterm in a couple days. Then you suddenly remember that your friend texted you an hour ago and you forgot to reply so you tell yourself "okay, just really fast. Then I'll study. It'll …

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1/7/2018, Open Letter

Hey all! Welcome back to my blog for another weekly open letter. As some of my readers might know, university started back up for me this past week! And boy, has it been an overwhelming start. I took a break from doing research for about a year, and I'm back in a lab to start …

UBC Day #5 Post

Hi all! It's day 5 of the blogging challenge, and today I'm reflecting on how to deal when someone minimizes you or your abilities. This is something that every professional has been through at one point or another in their lives- again, it has to do with people feeling the need to push others down …

12/17, Open Letter

Dear everyone, We officially half-way through the month, and less than two weeks away from the end of 2017! Two finals and a couple interviews later, I'm finally ready to start enjoying holiday break! The holidays this year are pretty lowkey for me- I'm back at home and don't have plans to go anywhere super …

Bloom

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic LAST WEEK of November!!! Can you believe how fast this year has gone by? Needless to say, so much has happened in 2017. This last week, I've been thinking about how much has happened for me this last year and starting to think about what goals I want …

Loving your body just like you should

Despite all the media promotion about loving yourself and how important it is to do so, I’ve never found one that effectively explains why it is important to love yourself, no matter what your current form might be. In order to share why I think it's important to appreciate your body in any shape or size, I’m going to be sharing a bit of my story and struggle with you.

Finding confidence in a pile of criticism

Whether you are starting a new school year, or your first day at a new job, or moving to a new city that you don’t have much experience being in, confidence is one of the most important characteristics- if not the most important characteristic- that you need to have with you in your “first day” toolkit. But for many of us, confidence can be hard to come by, especially when you’re afraid of people criticizing you about one thing or another.