The Higher Our Goals, The More Adversity We Face

According to Brian Tracy, in his audiobook Goals, the higher our goals are, the more adversity we face.  Adversity is delicious, as it’s part of our growth.  This weekend, I will see singer Celine Dion’s documentary in which she discusses her neurological disorder and its impact on her career.  I want to know the mindset… Read more »

Gym Smarts

To become gym smart, we must work smarter rather than longer while getting better results.  Stated differently, we should work half as much but get twice the size of muscles and twice the benefit in heart health.  That’s the formula we should seek in every aspect of life—work half as long with twice the results…. Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Margaret Atwood

From my early beginnings as a young introvert, the public library has always been a bit of a refuge.  Years later, not much has changed, albeit with an additional affinity for endless hours spent scouring second-hand bookstores to add to my ever-growing “to-read” pile. From one bookworm to another, this column will be underscoring and… Read more »

Gelato versus Ice Cream

It is summertime, and ice cream or gelato are perfect snacks or dessert picks for many folks, adults and children alike! I love trying different flavors of ice cream, especially locally made and small batch productions.  Their flavors are always changing, and seasonal variations are fun and delicious way to spend an evening date night… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Entertainment’s Spectrum

Cultural problem-solving (CPS) is all around us: it’s where entertainment explores a dicey topic in an approachable way.  CPS is in movies, where the lustrous term verisimilitude explains the way given scripts and settings convey a sense of reality.  CPS occurs anywhere a person performs for an audience who in some ways relate to the… Read more »

The Wisdom of Restaurants

Whenever I am in search of a solid foundation of wisdom upon which to build the structure of my life, I don’t look to religion or philosophy.  I tend, instead, to evoke the moral principles and pragmatic understanding that I have gained from several years of working in restaurants, as well as the many more… Read more »

AU Convocation From the Inside

For many students at Canadian universities graduation ceremonies are lasts; the last time being with a large group of classmates, the last time they enter as student rather than an alumni, for some, even the last time they live in a particular city before moving on to further studies or work.  For many AU students… Read more »

Editorial–What is it with Trucks?

In Toronto, there’s been sightings of a truck driving around with LED screens playing islamaphobic messages.  Rebel “News”, the owner of the truck (though they say they weren’t responsible for the advertisement, suggesting it came from a third party who’d rather not have any of their members identified), say that all it is showing is… Read more »

The Unlikely Comforts of Horrror

I have found myself, lately, finding refuge from the troubles of the world by spending time revisiting some old films and books that I have enjoyed in the past.  It seems somewhat counterintuitive, but the most comforting of these mini-escapes have come in the form of old horror stories.  Sitting in the backyard on weekend… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Jun 25, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Faculty of Business Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Wed, Jun 26, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business RSVP through above… Read more »