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High-Flying Balancing Act by Tara Teeling

Published on June 10, 2016 by in Articles

Throughout my professional career, my varied list of responsibilities has included monitoring other people’s timetables.  It became routine to make sure that individuals arrived and/or left when they were scheduled to, as well as monitoring their breaks, keeping my eyes focused on productivity, and I’m here to tell you that it can be stressful. One

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Get on the Dance Floor by Tara Teeling

Published on May 11, 2016 by in Articles

We can all agree that job hunting is hard.  Not the act itself; looking for postings and sending out résumés is fairly easy to do as the internet provides us with countless resources in finding employment.  Most of us know which job sites are the most user-friendly and which format of résumé is the more

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Chemistry Class by Tara Teeling

Published on March 29, 2016 by in Articles

You thought it was meant to be.  You believed you were perfect for each other; you gave it everything you had, knew you had all the tools to make it work.  You brought your best self forward and now you’re heartbroken, you’re devastated, you’re angry.  After all the time and effort you’ve invested, you’re unemployed.

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Cracking Your Learning Style by: Tara Teeling

“I’ve never been a very good student.”  “Books just aren’t my thing.”  Have you ever thought this about yourself?  Have you ever made either of these statements to someone as an explanation for why you might have walked away from your education or shied away from learning altogether?  If so, you’re not alone.  Countless people

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Insights into Your Multiple Intelligences

How you think and how you learn is unique to you!  The theory of multiple intelligences stemmed from Howard Gardner, a man who wanted to define a new level of intelligence.  Multiple intelligences represent different intellectual abilities. Learning styles are the ways in which an individual approaches a range of tasks.  There is no right

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Do You Believe in Magic? by Tara Teeling

What is it to believe? The short answer is that to believe, is to have confidence in something, to have faith in its existence.  To believe might also be thought of as an understanding, an assumption that comes from impressions or facts.  Belief is our respective realities, the conviction that holds us to our chosen

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In Bloom by Tara Teeling

Summer has long since left us, and taken all of its greenery, all of its lazy sunshine and flourishing gardens, with it.  What is it about summer that feels so alive, so celebratory and hopeful?  At its beginning, many of us come up with plans, some involving travel or gardening, others involving that ever-elusive personal

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You Have a Theory, You Say? by: Tara Teeling

Published on July 31, 2015 by in Articles

Recently, I was given an excerpt from an article on the “4 S’s of Transition Theory” as discussed by Goodman, Schlossberg and Anderson.  This excerpt was centred on the 4 S’s model which is designed to help adults in transition.  Specifically, the 4 S’s are as follows:  Self                        Situation                    Support                     Strategies I read through the

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Brand It Like Beckham! by Tara Teeling

Published on June 11, 2015 by in Articles

Oprah Winfrey.  Kim Kardashian.  Tiger Woods.  Martha Stewart.  Chances are, by reading those names, you are instantly visualizing what they look like, or at least, you know what they do.  But how have they managed to create an identity in your mind despite your never having actually met them?  This is especially interesting when you

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What’s Your Dream? by Tara Teeling

Published on May 15, 2015 by in Articles

I still remember the day my mother said she wanted to become a hairdresser. I recall that I sighed with exasperation, as embarrassed as I am now to admit it.  I was used to her talking about how much she’d wanted to become a hair stylist when she was younger, but I had always dismissed

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