As Easter draws near, I must confront the age old question: should I buy my favourite Easter candy that almost certainly causes internal bleeding and gum disease? For the last few years, I laboured under the misconception that I was "too grown up" to purchase this aberration constructed entirely of sugar and something called carnauba … Continue reading THIS CANDY IS TEARING ME APART LISA!!!!
Click here to see a variation of this article, published in the Globe and Mail. At a recent corporate training session I attended for work, after the day's proceedings, one of our executives got onstage and playfully announced that the bar was now open, and, did he mention, the bar was now open? I joined my colleagues … Continue reading #letstalk about my mental health journey as a functional alcoholic
Published January 17th, 2017 on the Quiet Leadership Institute's Field Notes site. When I first started at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), I didn’t really expect to be there for very long. I wanted to succeed, but I didn’t believe I could be successful in an environment where achievement seemed to depend on putting … Continue reading How an introvert is uniting quiet colleagues
People tell lots of stories about Elvis Presley. One of the most widely told, and my personal favorite, is about the time that he was hanging out with some law enforcement men at Graceland. Elvis suddenly decided he wanted a Fool's Gold Loaf, an outrageously unhealthy sandwich that a restaurant in Denver sold for the … Continue reading Four lessons economists could learn from Elvis
I was in the office when I got the text from my younger brother who was far away and likely didn’t know the chaos he would cause. Did you hear about Prince? No. I hadn’t heard, though my boss likely had during a business lunch he had taken me on. In between the banter with … Continue reading A corporate freak loses her purple lighthouse
Every so often, I read something that completely blows my mind. Today I stumbled upon that very thing: "The disconnect between the traditional definitions of diversity and inclusion, and the millennial definitions, is already causing business hardship." That hardship comes in the form of clashes with managers and upper-level executives who don’t allow millennials to … Continue reading I’m ready for point C
It’s no secret that Drake loves Toronto and reps it every chance he gets. The self-proclaimed 6 God never misses an opportunity to remind us of where he’s from, and the hazy, wistful Toronto that he’s portrayed in his music put the city on the current pop culture map. On a recent trip to New … Continue reading Drake: The Hometown Hero that Toronto Doesn’t Deserve