2011 Thanksgiving: One Day A Year We’re Consciously Appreciative?

July 2016: 5 years after this post was drafted, I have decided to post it. Since I have started working, I have had little time pursuing my passions - one, which is writing. With a sick day, albeit while coughing up a lung, I decided to read my past writing. My youthful personality and confident …

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10 Consulting Tips For Ramping Up In A New Role

I have been training someone this past week and while putting together some information for this individual, I sent along some tips to help them transition. Below are some of the tips I shared -- thought I would post them for others too. These tips are mainly for someone joining the Program Management Office in a …

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Losing Yourself In A World Full of Constant Communication

In the last 2 weeks, I heard three different people say to me: "You remembered that? Wow, most people don't remember such small details about my life. I'm impressed!" My immediate reaction was to say: "Oh, why not?" It seemed almost absurd to me that someone would forget such interesting details about another person's life. …

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It’s Another #tywlife Year! (Intro – A Flashback Memory & Reminder)

Two weeks later... I'm finally getting around to typing my birthday reflection. (Testament to how busy I've been.) It's funny I say that... because growing up, I've always been reminded to "stop and smell the roses." Sometimes I wonder if I have been. Truthfully, I have to say I have. I thank my partner for that. …

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[TED Talk Notes] Tony Robbins – Why We Do What We Do #Motivation #Psychology

After watching this video, a few of my quotes came to mind that I have seemingly forgotten given the busyness of life  in recent times: 1) Every day when you wake up, you decide whether you want to be happy/joyful that day or not. (Don't let anyone else decide that for you. Reflect on where …

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Summary Notes from @SpurFest #spur15 – “Alone, Together: A Civic Life in the Digital Age” [Appel Salon Series]

Tonight, I had the luxury of spending my Thursday evening in a room filled with Torontonians curious about learning more and engaging on the topic of digital connectedness. Upon reviewing the event details for tonight's panel discussion, I was immediately reminded of the books: Hamlet's BlackBerry" (William Powers) and "The Circle" (Tom Eggers). The topic of technology …

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How to Love (a Friend) – A Reflection #Relationships #Love

This past week, I learned a key lesson about myself and about what it means to love someone. It's not just romantically, but loving someone (even a friend) requires much more effort than I ever thought about. To those who are my true, genuine friends, thank you. Thank you for being by my side and …

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