Author: Nikki Andersen

Meaningful workplace relationships matter

Meaningful workplace relationships matter

Why do we set apart our “professional” lives and our “personal” lives? When a colleague ask “how are you?” do you internally compartmentalise your answer – “Things are great professionally…but personally I’m struggling,” – or vice versa? Why do some people have two social media accounts or blogs – one for their work self and one for … Continue reading Meaningful workplace relationships matter

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Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?

Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?

I love learning and I love professional development (PD) opportunities. PD is an important part of any career path, but more importantly, it catalyses lifelong learning. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about how I seek, make sense and share my PD. Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a critical part of learning and PD, so … Continue reading Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?

Tips for studying online

Tips for studying online

You’ve just enrolled in your first online university class. What do you need to know? Do? Understand? What are the best strategies for online learning? In this blog post, I’ll share my top tips for studying online. Make a study plan A study plan is crucial to online learning. Every semester, I make a plan, … Continue reading Tips for studying online

The paradox of being an INFJ

The paradox of being an INFJ

INFJs are unusual. Not only are they the rarest personality type (making up 1-2% of the world’s population) but the elements of their personality are contradictory. I’m an INFJ and sometimes I feel like I’m two different people. Here’s why: I’m an extroverted introvert Here’s the dialogue of my life: “I love everyone! I want … Continue reading The paradox of being an INFJ

It’s time to stop stigmatising modern medicine

It’s time to stop stigmatising modern medicine

Society can’t seem to get comfortable with modern medicine. There are opinions, day in and day out, telling us not to take too many pills; that natural medicine is the “right” way to go; that antidepressants don’t really work; and that most often, the side effects of drugs aren’t worth it. Recently, I found a … Continue reading It’s time to stop stigmatising modern medicine