academia, lifestyle, videos

video || 9 study strategies & 3 approaches to exam revision for maths, humanities and science

First published on the Pearson Canada Blog on October 22, 2020. In collaboration with Pearson Canada, I created a video with 9 study strategies to help students get through midterms, and a blog post sharing 3 different approaches to exam revision! I also talk a bit about having a healthier, growth-focused mindset when studying. Enjoy!… Continue reading video || 9 study strategies & 3 approaches to exam revision for maths, humanities and science

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video || 5 books i read this summer | july – september 2020

I got back into reading a lot more this summer, and from July to September I read these 5 (technically 7) books! Really enjoyed filming short reviews and summaries immediately after each one, so I decided to compile them and make this into a recurring series. As is classic Mistral Spirit style, I'm focusing on… Continue reading video || 5 books i read this summer | july – september 2020

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video || a week in my bullet journal | plan with me for beginners!

Join me as I show you EVERYTHING I did in my bullet journal this week! I decided the best way to teach you HOW to bullet journal was to take you along and SHOW you how I do it every day. A bullet journal can be any blank notebook that you customize with a flexible… Continue reading video || a week in my bullet journal | plan with me for beginners!

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video || how to relax without feeling guilty | a message for ambitious high-achievers || snapshot october 2

How do you balance productivity with the ordinary, unplanned parts of everyday life? Not only is this a pressing topic as the line between work and personal life gets blurrier, but it's absolutely critical to find a balance for the sake of our mental health! It's also something that many ambitious, self-critical, high-achievers struggle with!… Continue reading video || how to relax without feeling guilty | a message for ambitious high-achievers || snapshot october 2

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art || when washi tape, fashion and art collide: a compilation of washi outfits

This month, The Washi Tape Shop and I decided to collaborate to bring you a beautiful series of drawings... made out of washi tape! That's right - couldn't you tell that cover photo was made entirely from washi tape? This is my latest obsession - using a precision knife to cut out shapes or fill… Continue reading art || when washi tape, fashion and art collide: a compilation of washi outfits

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writing || a collection of quotes & reminders: on breaks, productivity, goal setting, simplicity, expectations, and doing

I started a new series on my Instagram page last month to share bite-sized life lessons. Here is a compilation of the thoughts I've written down so far... on breaks The key to being motivated and productive? Knowing when not to be. The past four months have been fantastic in teaching me this. Not having… Continue reading writing || a collection of quotes & reminders: on breaks, productivity, goal setting, simplicity, expectations, and doing

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lifestyle || how to read non-fiction (faster)

Let me be honest for a second. I find it hard to read non-fiction. Even though I love learning new things, non-fiction loses my attention quickly! It can be challenging to get out of your comfort zone and read about something completely new. Here are some strategies I'm currently using to get the most out… Continue reading lifestyle || how to read non-fiction (faster)

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video || 5 steps to a productive home office | my NEW study space TOUR! (short-term AirBnB)

Come check out my new AirBnB study space! This semester, I'm living in 3 different locations with my boyfriend as we tackle remote school and work. SO I thought it was a great opportunity to show you what to look for in a productive and focused home office! I shared 5 steps, put in the… Continue reading video || 5 steps to a productive home office | my NEW study space TOUR! (short-term AirBnB)

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organization || 5 study tools you should be using for success

First published on the Pearson Canada Blog on September 16, 2020. In collaboration with Pearson Canada, I put together a visual guide to the top 5 tools I'm currently using to stay on top of everything. Check out the other fantastic student features on their blog, too! As a student blogger and content creator, I’ve… Continue reading organization || 5 study tools you should be using for success

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video || how i take notes as a 4.2 GPA student: complete digital system for success

I LOVE a good organization and productivity system. GOOD systems are what have helped me get a 4.2 GPA (we use a 4.3 scale), land career projects (intern, teaching assistant, freelance marketing consultant), and have time for personal relationships (family, friends, colleagues) and personal goals (I workout nearly every day). Note-taking in school and university… Continue reading video || how i take notes as a 4.2 GPA student: complete digital system for success