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Against Empathy

Empathy is trendy. It’s “in” be socially aware, involved and philanthropic. In cases like these, trendy doesn’t take on a negative connotation. It’s like the yoga and fitness movement: it can be annoyingly shallow and debase the fundamental goodness…

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No Logo

Taking a look at No Logo by Naomi Klein I first realized the importance of forewords a few years ago. I’ve always been an avid reader, but only over the past several years have I been delving into non-fiction books…

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In the Company of Women

Taking a look at In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney Coffee table books are enjoying resurgence. They’ve been around for years in some form or another, but they are especially hip(ster) nowadays. With large glossy pages meticulously arranged,…

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50 Shades of Brown

Taking a look at Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone) by Kamal Al-Solaylee Disclaimer: The word “colour” in this post is spelt with a “U” because I am Canadian; this is how we (and every English-speaking…

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In the zone

Taking a look at Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi To experience flow is to be in the zone – that zone where everything else fades away and complete concentration is directed to what’s immediately at…

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Balancing the Scales

Personal blogs: I’m not a fan. These days a lot of people are posting everything online, but rarely anything of substance. It’s just adding to the noise. We tend to post indiscriminately, adding to our ever-growing online presence not realizing…

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An Olympic Summer

So begins another summer and another season. We’ve made the transition from our professional team environment to the Canadian national team. There was a week or less to spend with family and friends after returning from overseas and before…

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Away From It All

I took an extended break from social media this year. It was conscious choice, something that felt natural and needed. I was becoming weary of the selfie-culture and the habit of scrolling timelines. I stayed off of Twitter and…

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Transition Game

Hey everybody, It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with you guys here at The Pro-File. My profound apologies. The end of season is always a crazy busy time no matter how you prepare for it. There are…