Managing Plastic Pollution (2)

Biodegradable Plastics: traditional plastics take a really long time to biodegrade in the environment. This has prompted the creation of biodegradable plastics (short form, bioplastics). Biodegradable plastic is plastic produced using natural raw materials and degrades naturally in the environment (in theory). Raw materials such as rice starch, banana peel, algae, seaweed, a combination of…

Managing Plastic Pollution (1)

Recently, I met someone who told me he was glad the Canadian government was finally implementing the ban on most single-use plastics ( he was especially referring to the t-shirt bag). He concluded by saying that after all, plastic is bad. I am equally excited about it but do not agree with the phrase ‘plastic…

Justifying Cramming

No matter what anyone says, cramming is a vital part of education for regular students. By regular, I mean the non-savants, non-eidetic memory students like me. As a student, I have to comment that a lot of people have a narrow-minded perception of cramming. When I googled cramming for an exam, two main points are…

Fear of Failure (2)

I feel that fearlessness is not a state of having no fears but rather, a state when you are calm even in the presence of the source of your fears. This might seem ambiguous and impossible but just stick with me for the duration of this series. “It is not failure itself that holds you…

Fear of Failure (1)

I always like to start off with a definition or a quote. Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines failure as a lack of success, an abrupt cessation of normal functioning or my personal favorite: a falling short. It also defines fear as an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. A fear of…

Shift; Re-frame and Adjust (2)

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change “                                                                                                                      -Wayne Dyer “…for as he thinks within himself, so he is. Eat and drink he says to you, but his heart is not with you.”                                                                                                      -Proverbs 23:7 (HCSB) In Myles Munroe’s book (overcoming crises); he talked about…

Shift; Re-frame and Adjust (1)

For about three weeks, I have been reading 3 different books. Mostly because each of them appealed to my senses in their own way. And despite the disparity in their subject line, I have found common ground which is summed up to these two words. Perception and perspective For the first time, I considered each…