Motivation

7 Steps to Reclaiming Your Voice and Saying What You Want.

In China, it is seen as a good thing for a female to appear shy, modest, and subtle in how you communicate. The way I would normally say ‘hello’ was I would look and smile – and never actually say ‘hello’. When I moved to Australia, I soon realised ...


Career, Mother, and Wife? Can You Have it All?

I was 34 years old, a lucky chief cook and bottle washer, chauffeur, social planner, wife and mother with a loving husband who paid the bills for our happy family of four in west L.A.  My diploma from UCLA had been filed away long ago, along ...

3 Leadership Lessons From Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has evolved into a cultural phenomenon. Nobody could have predicted that it would garner the fame that it now has. Its complex social, political and historical background captured the imaginations of millions and it has been a fan ...

Forget Your Job Title. Here Are 4 Reasons You Are in Sales and it’s a Good Thing!

A firefighter, a professor, a computer repair technician and a lawyer are having dinner together. Which one is the salesperson? None, right? One is in the business of saving lives; another teaches; one fixes stuff; and the last one keeps people out ...

Are You Too Busy to Travel? 7 Reasons to Get Motivated and Start Travelling

Travelling is an excellent way to experience new cultures and expand your horizons. Avid globetrotter Johnson Nguyen shares these traveling tips and hacks he’s picked up while traveling throughout the globe. If you are waiting for that perfect ...

The Female Tax: Women Are Paying More For Health Services

Ending the gender pay gap is one of the most fundamental labour concerns of our time. The consequences of the gender pay gap are far-reaching, from complex issues like poverty and inequality to everyday worries like how much we can save for the ...

Three Entrepreneurs Who Balance Family AND Success

Ever wonder what it takes to achieve that seemingly precarious balance of family and success?  Sure, we all value and want both.  But it takes continued dedication to get it right.  We found three entrepreneurs who are doing it, and ...

7 Habits of Highly Excellent People

If you’re like most people, you are aiming to be successful in life. You want to be excellent in everything you do. When I was in high school, I wasn’t exactly the kind of student teachers would like. I was truant, didn’t do my homework, and did ...

Professional Advancement Tips for Young Career Professionals

Beginning your career can be both exciting and terrifying at the same time. While most people develop an idea of the profession they’d like to pursue at an early age, once they’ve met the reality of the challenges in today’s job market, it’s easy to ...

Lessons Learned From 60 Countries of Travel

From breaking down in Bolivia to falling off a bike in Bora Bora, author Kia Abdullah has seen and done it all. She’s hiked to the rim of an active volcano in the remote islands of Vanuatu, traversed ‘suicide bend’ on the hair-pinned Sani Pass in ...

Should You Accept That Promotion?

Tempting as it may be, just because you are offered a promotion doesn’t necessarily mean you have to accept it.  In fact, self-aware employees consider the extra responsibilities that come with a promotion and turn down the job if they feel the ...


Don’t Skip Leg Day: The Benefits of Working Out Legs

A lot of people instinctively cringe when they realize it’s leg day. Unlike with the rest of your body, after a tough leg day workout, you still have to walk around and use the muscles you just worked over. Also, as the lower body is longer and ...

4 Ways Savvy Women Can Break the Glass Ceiling

Women walking into a workplace today experience a very different environment than their mothers and grandmothers did. The past century has seen enormous progress, but there’s still a lot of room to grow. Even today, many women find that their ...

Finding Your Dream Job In Today’s Job Market

It’s a hard-enough task figuring out what you want to do in life. Once you’ve done that soul searching, there’s a lot that goes into pursuing the career path you’ve chosen. Not least the (seemingly endless) hunt for the perfect job that offers the ...

How To Dress Up Your Work Wardrobe

The clothes we wear express who we are but can also have a huge impact on how we – and others – see ourselves. Nowhere is this more important than in our work life as this is where we often need to call on every ounce of resilience and confidence we ...

Ten things to do after work…besides more work

Yes, there is life after work. Workdays are super-intense. Ten, twelve, even fourteen hours of go! Go! Go! You can feel great at the end of the day, knowing that you have made a difference. And you get to do it all again tomorrow! Keeping up your ...

Four Ways To Save Time Cleaning Your House

There are a few of us who actually enjoy cleaning house.  To them, I say “I’ve got fresh coffee and a mop ready for you, come on over!” For most of us, though, house cleaning is a necessary evil.  We hate the crud more than we hate the ...

Career Change – 5 Signs That it May Be More Than Just A Midlife Crisis

 Fancy sports cars. Expensive gym memberships. Messy divorces. A midlife crisis usually gets a bad rap for impulsive decisions like these.   But one of the controversial midlife crisis decisions is that of making a career change ...

5 Tips on How to Effectively Communicate with Your Manager

Let’s face it. When it comes to open communication in the workplace, there is a very thin line between hired and fired. Often times women of color are seen as overly aggressive when trying to communicate their thoughts, which leads many to shut off ...

5 Common Medical Conditions You Need to be Aware Of

Common diseases are widespread and recurring in nature. This is because they are medical ailments which are generally misdiagnosed, avoided or self-medicated.  This is why the symptoms pertaining to common diseases should not be ignored for a ...

Social Media and Your Employer – Too Much Intrusion?

From Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to Snapchat and LinkedIn, each platform has its own purpose and intention depending on the user. But how much should someone’s personal social media impact their job opportunities? Employers and Social Media ...

The Power of Saying No – Why You Should Say it More Often

Historically, I’ve always been a yes woman. I’ve said yes to a year abroad in Provence aged 19, yes to living in Madrid and Santiago in my 20s, yes to risk-taking, challenge and a life of new adventures that always promises more. And yet, it was ...

What are Phonological Errors? – An Introduction and Infographic

Speech errors, also called phonological errors, are normal when a young child is learning how to speak. They literally may not be able to say various sounds like a rolled R or W yet. However, children should learn words and how to say them properly ...

Are You Stressed Out? So is Everyone Else!

Do you feel stressed out more often than not? If so, you’re not alone. Millennial burnout, stemming from chronic, mismanaged stress, has been a hot topic this year and been talked about everywhere from BuzzFeed to NBC. The World Health Organization ...

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