During quarantine, I have noticed that myself and many others are feeling unrested despite spending a lot of time in our house where we have a bed to escape for a nap. This Ted talk about the 7 types of rest shows that there are different types of rest needs. A light bulb went off.
It's easy to under-estimate the effect that push notifications have on us, but the research is clear: turning off push notifications has mental health benefits. In this post, I would like to start with work-related push notifications because it seems more straight-forward and less personal than other types of apps. Let's normalize what it means
According to Google, 2020 was the year we asked "Why?" as the pandemic, unemployment, Black Lives Matter and tragic hate crimes shook our consciousness. It was a really viral and inspirational post, but what comes next? Things haven't really changed much. So will this be another year of "Why"s? Writing from my personal experience, I feel
Why am I writing this? Because I think self-care needs to be a bigger priority for everyone in 2021 so that we stay healthy and sane. There are tools and products that can support our self-care goals so it doesn't just become another "to do". I think investing in some of these
This is a short post dedicated to a post-it note I have on my desk. My boss actually shared this term with me, which she got from her mentor. "Another Fucking Opportunity for Growth" Life not going as planned? AFOG! 2021? AFOG! Made a mistake at work? AFOG! Embracing the AFOG mindset this year will make it be another year
With most of the globe having access to internet, we have more information at our fingertips than ever before. And yet, we don't feel any wiser or happier. Why is that? Rewind back to a few days ago. My friend and I were talking about the rising demand for psychics at the moment.
Like many others, I read "The Infinite Game" by Simon Sinek last year and appreciated this way of seeing the business world. Since then, my views have slightly evolved. Here's why. First off, if you haven't already I'd suggest you also read the original book that Sinek based his book on, called "Finite and
A Social Contract is defined as an implicit agreement between members of a community. While it has been long-debated in political conversations, I believe there's an opportunity to relook at Social Contracts in corporate cultures and teams. Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are thought to be the three predominant thought leaders about the laws
Why Self-Care is Critical for Leaders It took me a while to realize that bad leadership behavior is often the result of poor self-care and the person's needs not being met. Do you know the analogy of the airplane? In case the cabin loses pressure, you are advised to put on your own oxygen mask first
Whenever I'm asked about career advice or talent acquisition, I like to share the best career advice I've ever gotten: "Look for interesting intersections." One of my observations is that conversations about career development and talent acquisition are either picking a side (Generalist vs Specialist, Technical vs non-technical) or following an equation of success that's made