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First Timer to Japan: Gardens and Cherry Blossoms

Earlier this year, my partner and I went on a two-week adventure to Japan for my 30th birthday year. It's been a dream of mine to ...

Season 2 of Migration Patterns: Call For Interviews!

I'm embarking on season 2 of my podcast, Migration Patterns! And I need your help connecting with people to interview. The goal of ...

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Migration Patterns Podcast is now live!

My very first podcast season is now live! Migration Patterns is an interview show where I speak to immigrants who have made Canada ...

Interviewees Needed for Migration Patterns Podcast

Migration Patterns: Interviewees Needed for New Podcast

I have some exciting news - I've been quietly working on creating an interview podcast! It's called Migration Patterns and my goal is to share stories of recent immigrants and new Canadians. My aim for the podcast is to talk about the movement of people across the world and what takes us to ...

Use the hashtag Diverse Reads 2017

Reading Diversely in 2017

And kinda failing at that in 2016... Partway through 2016, a coworker of mine wrote an article in a newsletter about the lack of diversity and lack of exposure for authors of colour in the publishing industry and what libraries can do to promote diverse reading. I took at look at my reading stats ...

Conflict Resolution and Healthy Relationships

I recently wrote this after taking a webinar on Making Difficult Conversations Easy by the Effectiveness Institute. It was first published in my workplace newsletter. I've put the techniques into action a couple of times this month and they work! If conflict stresses you out, give it a whirl - you have ...

That Book Girl – a 2015 Reading Recap

In 2015, I noticed that books and reading had become a fixture of my personality... well at least to my friends and acquaintances. It's not a terrible thing to be known as the book person. I've always thought of it as that I like to learn new stuff. You won't find me crafting Christmas ornaments out of ...