Nov 30, 2020 13 min
Ep. 34 A Radiant Life (with guest Merle Massie)
Historian Merle Massie joined me to talk about her latest book A Radiant Life: The Honourable Sylvia Fedoruk - Scientist, Sports Icon, and Statewoman.
Nov 23, 2020 28 min
Ep. 33 The Problems With Diet Culture and Mental Health (with guests Angela Erickson and Jackie Reimche)
Angela Erickson and Jackie Remieche, the women of the Happy Body Health Company joined me to talk about the role that fitness and nutrition played in improving their mental health, and the harm that the diet industry has on our mental and emotional wellbeing. The Happy Body Health Company can be found at https://happybodyhealthco.com/
Nov 16, 2020 35 min
Ep. 32 Books, Books, and More Books (with guest Jennifer Diehr)
For this episode, my long-time friend Jennifer Diehr joined me again to catch up and talk about the books we've been reading since our previous podcast (episode 17) and what's in our ever-growing stack of "to-reads". I also talked about the short film and book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. You can find the short film at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad3CMri3hOs&feature=youtu.be
Nov 10, 2020 24 min
EP. 31 Supporting Instructors and Students Alike Through Mental Health Challenges (with guest George Siemens)
While I received incredible support from my supervisors and colleagues through my own depression, that isn’t always the case. Professor George Siemens and I spoke about the struggles post-secondary instructors, but also others in their workplaces, who often don’t receive the same support and why depression and anxiety are such a big problem for so many in higher education.
Nov 02, 2020 31 min
Ep. 30 Leadership Self-Care and Team-Care (with guest Mary Burgess)
Good leaders care for their teams, while also taking care of themselves. Mary Burgess, the Executive Director of BCcampus, and I chatted about her leadership style and the role that’s played in supporting her team through these tumultuous times.
Oct 26, 2020 25 min
Episode 29 Nothing Much Happens (with guest Kathryn Nicolai)
I had the opportunity to speak with writer and podcaster Kathryn Nicolai about her very success podcast, Nothing Much Happens, and her new book of the same name. We talked about sleep, story telling, and how knowing you’re making a difference can bring joy to you. Kathryn’s website is nothingmuchhappens.com where you can find more information about her, the podcast, and the book, as well as some stories to get you started on a good nights sleep.
Oct 19, 2020 18 min
In this episode I explain why it's important to me to be a good role model for those around me, and why it should be important to you too.
Oct 12, 2020 29 min
EP 27 The Motivation Code (with guest Todd Henry)
I had the honor of sitting down with author and speaker Todd Henry to talk about his latest book The Motivation Code: Discover the hidden voices that drive your best work. We discussed why anyone who solves problems as part of their work is "a creative", how individual creatives and their managers can best support them during these tumultuous times, and we delved into the results of my own Motivation Code Assessment to look at what fuels me to do what I do. Todd Henry can be found at http://toddhenry.com/ and on Twitter at @toddhenry.
Oct 05, 2020 32 min
Mindfulness For You and Your Family (with guest Jessica Morey)
To launch the second season of the Better Me Podcast, I was joined by Jessica Morey, co-founder of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. We talked about a range of topics including how mindfulness can help children and young adults through these trying times, as well as helping their parents, plus the importance of self-care for people with leadership roles.
Aug 15, 2020 23 min
EP 25 Gratitude - The Role of Gratitude in Helping Us Feel Better
In this season finale episode, I talk about how thinking about what we’re grateful for and showing acts of kinds to others can make us feel better mentally and physically.