Tag: Health

  • Why We Should Take Each Other Seriously

    Why We Should Take Each Other Seriously

    Do you want to be taken seriously? I would have a difficult time imagining that you don’t. The desire to be taken seriously is the fuel that powers strange personality traits that you’ve likely observed in yourself and others, including: Your Facebook friends who meticulously curate their online presence in an effort to appear as […]

  • Marginalia: “No One Understands You And What To Do About It”

    Marginalia: “No One Understands You And What To Do About It”

    Marginalia is a regular series on Toward Vandalia in which I review the books I’m reading and unpack their most valuable lessons. Today I’m looking at No One Understands You And What To Do About It by Heidi Grant Halvorson. Heidi Grant Halvorson is the Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia Business […]

  • Lessons I Learned From My 2015 Reading

    Those of you keeping score at home know I love trying to find life lessons everywhere (even in movies). Books, of course, are not an unusual source of lessons but reading critically and identifying the thoughts and lessons that truly resonate with you is an enjoyable exercise that adds value to fiction and non-fiction alike. The […]

  • Give Yourself A License To Prioritize Your Happiness

    Hello again! Things have been a touch quiet on the site recently while a few exciting things took place behind the scenes. Chief among them was my graduation ceremony at the University of Technology, Sydney, where I received my Master of Business Administration degree in Sport Management and Marketing. My parents made the long trip […]

  • ToVa Weekend: You, Your Resume and Your Brain on Caffeine

    The weekend is here at last and with it comes two articles (and one video) that’ll help you even out your E-v-E ratio. Read on for tips on how to change your core self-image, represent softer achievements on your resume with numbers and avoid a caffeine overdose. How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to […]