Ready, Set, Grow

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Flashbacks: What are they and what can I do?

Flashbacks or intrusive memories are very common after an accident or traumatic event. They are unwanted, distressing memories that appear at the most inopportune moments, unexpectedly without warning. When this happens, an individual can feel overwhelmed and will typically shut down. There are many strategies to help with intrusive memories. Here are 3 steps to … Read more

Networking Works – My Story

People ask me all the time, “How do I get a job?” It’s not easy for anyone in today’s job market. New grad? High school student? Returning to work? Looking for that perfect full-time or that first part-time job? Job seekers will typically search online, subscribe to job boards, and/or join LinkedIn. For a long … Read more

Student Success: 10 Tips to Improving Grades – Today!

Attend class. Pay attention in class. Participate whenever possible. Take a risk even if you are not sure of the answer. Do the required reading – before class. Take notes in class. Do not spend time on your phone, texting or surfing the net. Review class notes regularly, preferably daily. If you do this, studying … Read more

The Foundation for Post-Secondary Education Planning Begins at Home

Planning for college or university needs to start at home. It begins with a conversation – what would you like to do when you grow up? Most teenagers will have an answer that is either based in entertainment, fashion, sports or no answer at all. Why? Because that’s what they know. The majority of teenagers … Read more

The Upside of Being Downsized, Demoted or Dismissed

Have you ever lost a job or been demoted? Shock and panic often set in and the ability to think clearly is diminished. Where will my next pay cheque come from? How will I pay the mortgage? What about the kids? People rarely look at being downsized, demoted or dismissed as an opportunity to explore … Read more