Staying Stress-Free During the Holiday Season

ribbons-and-bowsDo you start to feel a bit stressed during this time of the year? I have a December birthday so I don’t usually like to talk about the holiday season until after my birthday celebrations are over with. Unfortunately, with that, I begin to feel extremely busy with a bunch of last minute Christmas errands. This usually results in some stress, which isn’t great in general, but especially not around this time of the year.

Here are three things that may be at the top of your Christmas stress list and some tips to help you de-stress so that you can enjoy this time of the year for what it truly is. Continue Reading

The Number One Thing Writing Has Taught Me

tea notebookWithin the last year the amount I have been writing has increased daily. I was presented an opportunity that, even though I spent countless moments going back and forth with it, I ultimately could not pass up. I knew since then that I had to buckle down and start writing, and writing and writing, seriously, too. There was no longer time for constant stares at blank pages. There were deadlines to be met and readers to impress. There was also one big fear to overcome. One big lesson to learn. Continue Reading

3 Interesting Advertising Books To Add To Your Bookshelf

advertising booksOne thing I’m really thankful for is that I still found time to read in college. I enjoyed taking some time to go to Chapters to break away from the college book store filled with text book style reads. However, even in a different store, I still felt guided to books related to my program. Studying advertising at the time, you could find me in the business section of Chapters, never knowing what to get, but hoping I would come out with a new favourite. While I have read many great books, three in particular are ones that I started to read in college and have stuck with me ever since. They weren’t a requirement for my program, rather just books I wanted to learn more from. Continue Reading

If You’re Reading This, Go Outside

Red Autumn maple leaves close-upAutumn is my favourite season and I could not be happier that it’s finally here! Although, sometimes it feels like the season is always short given the interruption from old man winter, which is why we must make the most of it while we still can. Some of the reasons I favour Autumn from other warmer seasons are because of the gorgeous change in scenery, the cool, crisp weather and the seasonal dishes and drinks (masala chai latte, anyone?) that follow with it. It’s also the season I like to take advantage of the outdoors the most because once that four-letter word that starts with an “S” gets here; I will probably be off hibernating.

Let’s focus on the present though, shall we? Continue Reading

The Power of Asking

sparklerUsually something big starts from something that was once smallan idea. Ideas are often rustling throughout my mind on various things in my life. From freelance work, to blogging, to family stuff, ideas are something that will never end. After College, I began to understand how important it is to take your idea and run with it. One thing that I have learned from that is to not be afraid to ask for something that you need to help take action and turn that idea into reality. Continue Reading