Making it in your 60s and beyond

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE. Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

Is it ever too late? According to Jack Ma, cofounder of Ali Baba, there is an age at which it becomes too late. Jack Ma believes that…

“When you are 20 to 30 years old, you should follow a good boss, join a good company to learn how to do things properly. When you are 30 to 40 years old, if you want to do something yourself, just do it. You can still afford to lose [or] fail. But when you’re 40 to 50 years old, […] you should do things that you are good at and not [experiment]. When…


If knowledge is power, then knowing yourself is the key to unlocking your might

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Photo by Felicia Buitenwerf on Unsplash

Knowing yourself goes far beyond knowing your favourite foods and what kind of sandwich you are (although knowing that is very important, too).

Knowing yourself means being able to articulate your story clearly, being confident in what you have to offer, being self-aware, recognizing your areas of improvement, and being able to know where you want to go. Knowing yourself isn’t an easy task. It’s hard work, it can be emotionally taxing, and it can take time and a lot of effort to get the information you need to know yourself on a deep level.

To really know yourself is…


Use this simple yet incredibly powerful tool to improve your chances of success with the goals that mean a lot to you

Today marks three weeks into the New Year, which means statistically it is around the time most of us will give up on our goals for the New Year. However, if you have goals that mean a lot to you and you really want to succeed this year, you can use this time instead as an opportunity to improve your chances of success by using a simple yet incredibly powerful tool: a tracker.

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Tracker. Photo by Nadia 🌤. 2021.

On the surface, a tracker is a simple chart which keeps a record of whether and how much of something you did on a particular day.

Trackers…


Weird (but not so weird) ways of managing nasty migraines

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Formula for Migraines. Photo by Nadia 🌤. 2021.

DISCLAIMER: The information shared in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. It is written for entertainment purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare provider for the management of your specific health concerns.

I’ve had migraines for as long as I’ve had a memory and the ability to communicate my experiences. These nasty migraines put a stop to my day (sometimes days). The worst migraine of my life was when I went a whole week without taking any painkillers. I was trying to use aromatherapy oils to manage my migraines instead. Big mistake. It hit me so…


Because you’re not as good a listener as you think

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Listen. Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash.

I recently took a course on communication and I learned I am not as good a listener as I like to think myself to be. In fact, most of us aren’t good listeners.

When it comes to communication, the tendency is to focus on how to be good speakers. What we neglect is the other really important half of the conversation: listening.

Listening might seem like a simple skill (it’s just a matter of paying attention, right?), but it’s actually quite complex and requires quite a bit of effort.

Here are 12 strategies I’ve learned on how to become a…


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Preparing for your New Year’s Resolutions. Photo by Nadia 🌤️. 2020.

Does keeping New Year’s Resolutions help you achieve your goals? Naysayers argue, correctly so, that the majority of people do not succeed at keeping their New Year’s Resolutions. The second Friday of January is dubbed Quitter’s Day because that’s the day a large number of people give up on their resolutions, and in fact most people quit entirely by mid-February.

Given these dismal facts, is there any value in making New Year’s Resolutions? …

Nadia 🌤

Writer from Toronto. Interested in psychology, sociology, health, and community.

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