Breaking Communication Silos

As I work to round out my working portfolio, it’s becoming more evident that the well-established communication silos aren’t so seperate.  There are no specific titles that communications professionals can latch on to that directly supports their role. For example, a communications office, and digital content managers, and a marketing specialist can all have over lapping functionalities.

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My Current Favorites – Winter2017

I love getting to know influencer favorites, whether that be on their blog or on YouTube. Apart from feeding my curiosity, these posts are inspiring and help me discover so many new things. I’m not one to necessairily be on the pulse of pop culture or new product releases so appologies in advance. I like to think that discovering and getting excited about new things at your own pace giveds you an awesome cross section of what’s going on at that time in like.

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Do We All Need to Brand Ourselves?

As modes of communication become more and more accessible in combination with globalization making our world seem smaller, we’re seeing the more the importance of personal branding.

As a communications graduate and having worked at marketing position in the past, it was obvious for me to have a professional online profile to reflect my work. This link makes sense. However, does building a professional online profile/community help in a professional setting for all people? Should it be a priority for everyone?

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A Non-Fantasy Reader’s Take on Caraval

I’ve recently discovered the world of ‘Book-tube’ on YouTube. ‘Book-tube’ is a space where people talk about all things books, including reviews, new releases, and what’s on their TBR (a new phrase for me meaning To Be Read). Over the past month or so, I’ve discovered so many cool people who post about books. This is perfect timing for me, as I’ve made a goal for the year to do more reading. Specifically, I want to read 15 books for the year.

As you may recalled I wrote a post on, When Breath Becomes Air, which was my first book of the year. I’m back again to talk about my latest read, Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

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5 Quotes Worth Noting from “When Breath Becomes Air”

Last week, I read “When Breath Becomes Air” by Dr. Paul Kalanithi, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.

The book follows the brilliant neuroscientist Dr. Paul Kalanithi, as his reflects on his life upon being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The first half of the book outlines his journey to medicine stemming from his passion to discover life’s meaning. The next half of the book chronical his current state as he gears up to live with his cancer.

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The Importance of Starting

It takes me a second to respond when people ask me what I do for a living. This question is essentially asking me two different things. What do I do, and how do I make a living ($$$). For most people, these two are rolled into one, but as a recent grad, who’s just left a full-time position to pressure other interests, hobbies, and means of making money, it’s a little more complicated.

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My Top 9 Movie Soundtracks

Ever feel like you’re in the mood to listen to a great soundtrack? Yeah, me too. Music in movies can add so much to the feel, plot, characterization and other aspects of a film.

I’m always on the lookout for new music and movies can be great inspiration for discovering new artists, tracks, or even entire general.

Here are 7 of my go to movie soundtracks, for your listening pleasure.

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The Allure of the Side-Hussle

If you read my earlier blog post “Can a Hobby Become a Career” you’ll know that I’m in the process of building a career that fits my lifestyle, interests, and talents (trust me, it’s harder than it sounds).

As a millenial in 2016, I’m in the midst of a work/life revolution. Now, I don’t want to speak for all millenials, but here are a few things that I noticed from my own experinces.

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5 Must-Haves When Working from Home

Throughout my working career, I’ve had the opportunity to work remotely for a number of positions. Recently, I have begun doing some e-development work (online courses) for Algonquin College. As I’m based in Toronto and the College is located in Ottawa, it’s back to working from home.

1. Private Space

Allocate space at your place that is specific for doing work. It can be a well furnished office or a small corner of your your living space(like me!). As days go, you’ll get into the zone with your work as you stay consistent with where you work.

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