CPA CAREER

A couple of weeks ago, Lisa, a teacher at the University of Victoria (and an old friend of mine) reached out to me as she has a couple of students heading down the CPA path and she wanted to introduce them to some individuals in the CPA community. I was thrilled and honoured by this request, not to mention that it got me to travel back in time down memory lane and make me feel young again! I shared a short bio with her and it was met by an overwhelming inflow of questions which were so smart & thoughtful…

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ONE TOP TWO OUTFITS

Classic, minimal, versatile, timeless & comfortable, those 5 words perfectly summarize the type of pieces I’m gravitating towards lately. My closet is getting filled with more neutrals, quality pieces & clothes that I can easily mix & match. I love when I can take one item of clothing and create multiple outfits, which is why I partnered with TOBI to show you how you can take one top and easily create two outfits by simply switching out the bottom from a skirt to short! Mixing and matching is a great way to avoid overpacking while you travel. We might not…

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ART WALL

We’ve moved right in the middle of the pandemic and like many of you, we’ve been spending a lot more time at home. Aside from getting to know my new co-worker (my husband), this time has made me realize that I haven’t really given my bedroom much love since we moved to Toronto over two years ago. It must be a renter’s mentality: ‘It’s temporary, so I don’t need to put in the effort’. The truth is, our surroundings have such a big impact on our mental health & well being, and it’s important to think of your place as…

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MY WORK FROM HOME UNIFORM & WHY IT SHOULD BE YOURS TOO

This is a story about my work from home uniform: why I prefer it over PJs and why you should consider it too! Once upon a time, life has come to a halt and a large amount of people started working from home. At 1st, the idea of getting out of bed a 9am and sinking into our home office chairs with a cup of coffee in hand while wearing PJs seemed like a gift sent from heaven. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love working from home: I’m much more productive (less interruptions and meetings), I can focus…

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INVEST IN YOURSELF -SKILLS TO DEVELOP

Invest in yourself! There is simply no better investment out there that will yield higher returns. Now, you might be laughing at my attempt at a Finance-related joke, but in essence, it’s entirely true. Investing in your education, skill set or health are the most important things you can do – no matter how busy you are, you should carve out some time to invest in yourself. 2020 has been a difficult year so far & the job market out there is more competitive than ever before, so if you’re looking to get promoted or if you’re on the hunt…

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DOSE JUICE CLEANSE

Over the past couple of years, my eating habits have not been exemplary – I would diet one week and then go back to my unhealthy habits the next – pizza anyone? This year, I decided to kick those bad habits to the curve & change up my lifestyle. I went to see a naturopath & a nutritionist and I slowly started to eat better & exercise regularly. Just when the wind was in my sails, I was losing weight & becoming more fit, Covid-19 happened. As most of you, I experienced the same stress, anxiety & uncertainty. The first…

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WORK FROM HOME TIPS

During these unprecedented times, many of us are being asked to work from home to help contain the spread of COVID-19 virus. The work-from-home situation can come with potential challenges, but let me ask you this: Do you hate Mondays? How many times have you woken up on a Monday morning hating the fact that the alarm rang at 6:30am, rushing to get ready, enduring a stressful commute, arriving late to the 9am meeting, working non-stop all day (not even a pause to have lunch), skipping from one meeting to another to end the day with more work than you…

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