Posts tagged Vancouver
Disrupt HR YVR 2019

As the sun set brilliantly over Vancouver on Thursday night, I was at Science World with hundreds of other HR enthusiasts and professionals at Disrupt HR YVR. The event included Pecha Kucha style presentations focused on mindfulness, leadership and the environment. Talent Advisor for the Vancouver Airport Authority, Emma Bradford, made one of my favourite statements: "I know you hate lunchtime yoga - I do too."

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Explore Patricia Piccinini's Curious Imaginings

In case this winter day finds you in Vancouver BC, set your expectations aside and explore Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Imaginings art installation at the Patricia Hotel – today is the last day! 

Thoughtfully displayed in an East Vancouver hotel with a footprint of more than 100 years on the city’s landscape, this captivating art exhibit challenges your perception of animal form, visual space and human emotion.

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December Dreaming: On Building Cities, Communities, and Careers

I was fortunate to attend the final Pecha Kucha Vancouver event of the year at the Vancouver Playhouse. Fascinated by this Japanese style of presentation and the evening’s focus on food and drink in Vancouver, I was pleased to watch local business leaders sweat through their presentations.  We were clearly witnessing personal challenges being conquered on stage. 

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Roles, Career Options & Sense and Sensibility

Last night I sought shelter from the hideous Vancouver rain with a friend and watched the Capilano University production of Sense and Sensibility …

On the way home, my female friend and I discussed how expectations for women in the workplace have changed; we also discussed how they haven’t changed altogether.  She asked if I would have been happier in Austen’s lifetime where roles were defined and accepted. 

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Listen to Learn: My Week in Silence

I had a fascinating experience which resulted from a terrible cold, and completely lost my voice for a week.  It was a surprisingly unsettling experience.  I wasn’t able to participate in discussions at work, or defend any recent decisions vocally, and I was grateful that I had no immediate needs to shout for help.

As luck would have it, I had chosen the month of October to begin a mindfulness practice of setting a daily intention each morning.  The day before I lost my voice, I chose “listen to learn” as my intention.  Well universe, you got me!  Did I ever listen that week.

This is what I learned, and strive to carry with me:

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