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What’s Up Wednesdays: Coping Mechanism

February 3rd, 2016

And we’re back with another speedlink here on Beyond the Rhetoric. Starting off on a more serious note, Tara Jensen had a great post for Bell Let’s Talk Day last week discussing how she copes with the anxiety of networking and meeting new people. Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the general population and social anxiety […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: The Danger Zone

January 27th, 2016

As parents, we are prone to coddling our kids. We’ll envelop them in bubble wrap to keep them safe, but sometimes we just need to let kids be kids and allow them to enter the danger zone. That’s the apprehensive advice being put forth by Buzz Bishop of Dad Camp, reminding us that playgrounds are […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Thinking With My Stomach

January 20th, 2016

It’s time for the weekly speedlink here on Beyond the Rhetoric. Helping us get over the hump day blahs is Stacey Robinsmith and his gastronomic adventures at The Flying Pig in Olympic Village. I’m particularly drawn to the Happy Hour specials myself, since I think with both my stomach and my wallet. Looks like I’m […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Comfort Zone

January 13th, 2016

The only way you can know how far you can go is to risk going too far. While Joshua Wilner admits that there can be “great joy in the mundane parts… of our lives,” he is quick to remind us how dangerous it can be to stay in your comfort zone. Getting stuck in a […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Where Is Rey?

January 6th, 2016

After our little girl was born, I quickly became much more cognizant of issues related to gender, role models and societal expectations. And that’s why I really do have to side with Katherine Sangiorgio when she points out that Rey, the leading character in the new Star Wars movie, is missing from the new Monopoly […]

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2016

Some people look to January 1st with the perspective of “new year, new me.” Realistically, today is like any other day and designating this as the beginning of another year is largely arbitrary. Even so, it’s a good time to approach life with renewed vigor and sense of purpose. I hope that I fulfilled my […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Fresh Start

December 30th, 2015

This is it. Here we are with the final speedlink of 2015. It’s time to look back at the year that was and prepare for the world of possibility that the new year can bring. To start things off, we have Larry Bernstein asking all sorts of questions about Christmas from the perspective of a […]

The True Magic of Christmas

December 24th, 2015

Tonight, the hope is that the stockings will be hung by the chimney with care and not a single creature will be stirring all through the house. After the kids, with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, are nestled all snug in their beds, some fat guy in a red suit will hop […]