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
Author: Nikki Andersen
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?
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
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
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
We are not born with more or less resilience than anyone else. Resilience is an acquired skill. Like any skill, it can be learnt and maintained as long as you remember to flex your resilient muscle. Here are my top tips to building resilience. Allow yourself to feel sadness/anger/pain/grief/confusion Yep. You read that right. Allow … Continue reading How to build resilience
We all think about something different when we hear the word ‘resilience.’ If you’re an entrepreneur, you might think about your company’s resilience in the face of uncertain economic environments. If you’re an athlete, you might think of the endurance you put your body through, and sometimes you might think of the people who have … Continue reading Types of resilience