Archive for the 'Culture' Category

Securing a job as an immigrant can be challenging enough. Then after breaking through the barriers of employment and securing that coveted professional job, we are faced with how t...

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A senior shared why his gym membership wasn’t working for him despite being at the gym every single day of this year. When he shared his experience, I caught what the challenge w...

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Sometimes, our upbringing, life experiences and native culture condition us to see and approach life in specific ways. And there is nothing necessarily wrong with this. The challen...

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Today, I thought to share with you 111 important lessons that I have learned in my six years of integration into the Canadian system. This list is not ranked or grouped in any mann...

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I have come across several discussions debating why it may or may not be worth it immigrating to Canada. When asked, many who eventually succeeded would argue that immigrating to C...

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It has been said that the average person makes up to 35,000 decisions in a day. Making a choice involves decision making. As immigrants with lofty dreams, we will be saddled with m...

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Kristine Malmqvist is a 7th generation Scottish immigrant. Coming from decades of experience schooling and working with new immigrants, she joined me live in the studio to discuss ...

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I am truly thankful for the opportunity that I have to serve this growing community! Thank you for the continued support. Whether we are conscious of...

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Life is fun until it is not. When life hits you in the face with an unpleasant surprise, what do you do? For most of us, we have a default that we turn to in times of joy and grief...

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ILP 0013: Ask For Help

In this episode, I shared about the great benefit of ASKING for help and how it can be easily ignored - perhaps because of the simplicity, the negative conditioning created by pena...

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