academia, snapshot, videos, writing

video || the keys to writing successful uni + scholarship essay applications | my 5-step process

I'm a Queen's University Commerce (business) student in 3rd year, specializing in marketing, with my full tuition covered by 2 major scholarships and 5 GPA merit-based awards. Here is how I structured my application essays for Queen's, the 5 steps to get started & write winning scholarship essays yourself, and my advice to anyone going… Continue reading video || the keys to writing successful uni + scholarship essay applications | my 5-step process

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

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

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

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

retellings, snapshot, things i learned

video || how i got my 2nd year EY audit internship & interview top tips

Chatting about my story and personal experience with hiring for Ernst & Young, as well as 4 of my top interview tips for internships. I'm also coming to you today from Quebec City - my boyfriend and I have moved in and gotten organized at our new place! It's been a fun week and I… Continue reading video || how i got my 2nd year EY audit internship & interview top tips

food, lifestyle, snapshot, things i learned, videos

video || why I cut down on coffee & how caffeine affects productivity

A month ago, my 6-cup aluminum moka pot temporarily went out of commission after losing an oxidation battle with the dishwasher. What followed was a week of cold-turkey ending my habitual caffeine intake, and a period of severe headaches, fatigue and unhappiness. I was experiencing Caffeine Withdrawal! This got me thinking about the effects of… Continue reading video || why I cut down on coffee & how caffeine affects productivity

fitness, food, lifestyle, organization, snapshot, videos

video || the fine line between self-improvement and complacency

I'm all about constant self-reflection and self-improvement, but the number one thing to remember when setting goals - productivity, health, fitness, habits - is to appreciate that your current position IS A PART OF THE PROCESS. Don't use guilt to motivate yourself. It's not a long-term solution for change. And it's particularly dangerous when your… Continue reading video || the fine line between self-improvement and complacency

snapshot, things i learned, videos

video || always know your audience: one sales tip to improve your message

In the first of my "Snapshot" series, I'm sharing the story of my sales & sponsorship experience in my last summer internship! This is a lesson that I've applied to interviews, answering questions and everyday conversations. It's all about asking better questions to allow you to give better answers and have more interesting conversations! Toward… Continue reading video || always know your audience: one sales tip to improve your message