All Advice Is Autobiographical

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I’ve been reading Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” again now that I’m in a new position at work with more responsibility and more people depending on me.  She quickly mentions how “all advice is autobiographical” and it just blew my mind.  Is this why I feel the need to create my picture quotes on Instagram?  To give myself advice as much as I give it to everyone else?  Why, yes it is. Continue reading

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Think Big-Picture To Find Passion

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If you Google “passion quotes”, an endless list of inspirational pictures and page results appear! You don’t need anyone to tell you that “finding your passion in life” is a hot topic. Continue reading

So Jelly … How to Turn Envy into Positivity

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Jelly? (Me trying to set the mood for this blog)

One night I was scrolling through good old Facebook when I came across a friend of a friend of a friend. (Yes, it was that kind of night.) She was just fascinating, so allow me to share what my train of thought was like as I “stalked” her: Continue reading

Isabel’s Millennialogue: Make Your Mantra for 2016

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Resolutions never work! At least for me they don’t. This year my resolution was to be punctual. Alas, I am still that friend who is always late. As a teenager my resolution was always to lose enough weight to get to 120 lbs. Never have I ever been that weight! Well, maybe when I was … say 11 years old?  If you’re like me, instead of making a resolution for 2016, try making a mantra. Continue reading

Isabel’s Millennialogue: Life and Lemons

Sometimes life gives you lemons that are so bad, you just can’t make lemonade.  Don’t panic!  Everyone gets lemons in varying degrees.  Try not to be a party pooper, deal with it and live your life!  Of course you can rant about it with your close friends and family, but don’t dwell on it for too long — vent and move on.  Life is not perfect and that’s what makes it interesting. Continue reading

KNOVO: Supporting Women in Corporate Calgary

I love Calgary. But the fact that we are one of the “worst places to be a woman in Canada” irks me. We are a highly diverse, multicultural city with so much to do and so much to experience and I want people to see that. It’s time for change. It’s time to show people that Calgary is inclusive and diverse. It’s time to create an environment where women are fully participating in, contributing to, and leading efforts to build Alberta’s economy. And this is exactly what KNOVO aims to do. Continue reading

Isabel’s Millennialogue: Work Hard, Play Hard

Sometimes I feel like giving up. Sometimes I feel like simply coasting through life and taking the easy route. I have to slap myself out of it and remember why I’m doing what I’m doing. Continue reading

Isabel’s Millennialogue: Live Everyday

It’s almost May! Is it just me or is 2015 flying by? Instead of going through the motions of life, I’m constantly reminding myself to just live, enjoy each day and be grateful for each day. And here’s how I do it! Continue reading

Isabel’s Millennialogue: Embrace the Mess

Millennialogue [mil-len-ee-uh-log] (noun):
A speech written or spoken by a member of the Millennial generation about topics concerning the Millennial generation; first written and posted on the internet via YouTube by Isabel Valoria; seriously, before this post “millennialogue” was not found anywhere by Google 🙂

But seriously, “embrace the mess” (Nora Ephron, 1996) has really put a new and positive perspective in my life. Continue reading