academia, lifestyle, snapshot

video || how to learn MORE from every podcast you listen to

It's now easier than ever to create your own podcast for free and - as a result - to find great ones to listen to! In this video, I'm sharing 8 tips to get the most out of every single podcast you hear! P.S. These strategies totally apply to any kind of informational content you… Continue reading video || how to learn MORE from every podcast you listen to

fitness, lifestyle, videos

video || my morning routine | how i use microhabits to accomplish long-term goals

In this video, I detail 4 steps to tackle long-term goals with micro habits, incorporated into a journal entry of my own that I'm reading aloud. The first step, you'll find, is establishing priorities that are INDEPENDENTLY your own. Then comes the hard part. Every day, we make little choices to get us an incremental… Continue reading video || my morning routine | how i use microhabits to accomplish long-term goals

Psychology, snapshot, videos

video || a journal entry about journal entries + how i take notes to have better conversations

The focus of this episode is on 4 tips to improve your relationships, conversations and meetings using your bullet journal, but I also steered into some personal growth territory! It's really just a long heart-to-heart chat and journal entry mixed into one (which you can now listen to as a podcast!). I chat about something… Continue reading video || a journal entry about journal entries + how i take notes to have better conversations

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

books, snapshot

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

academia, bullet journal, lifestyle, organization, videos

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!

snapshot, videos

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

art, bullet journal

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

things i learned, writing

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

academia, books, lifestyle

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)