Geralyn Wichers

"Life is a great adventure, or nothing"

I’m not poor. Low income, I guess. Ever since I met Laura, the single, Mexican mom who was raising her four children on $400 bucks a month, I’ve known I wasn’t poor. I’ve even climbed my way above the Canadian poverty line, now that i’m a pill-maker by trade (the legal kind). But I’ve struggled …

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If you’re like me and never finished–or never started–your degree, and now feel like you missed the bus, I’d like to encourage you with this quote by business leader and author, Chris Brady: “Those who deliberate, dilly-dally, hesitate, ponder, get bogged down in analysis, or have to be sure everything is perfect before taking action …

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Will Smith gives his two keys to success in life, and they’re gooders.  It’s a short video. Make sure to watch it.   Of course I love this video because I both run and read, and Will Smith just validated a good percentage of my existence.  But still… Running Even as an entry level runner, …

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I’m intimidated by my trainees. They are educated in ways I hope to attain one day–a degree in physics (physics!), a degree in finance, and possibly degrees in business administration.  They’re well traveled, and they’re much older than I am. But neither of them know how to coat pharmaceuticals, so they’re stuck with me.  I …

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The typical American reads five books a year, according to the Pew Research Center.  I suspect Canadians are not much different. When I discuss books with friends, I almost universally hear: “I should really read more.” Reading, as important as it is to our personal growth, doesn’t feel urgent.  In the press of our insane …

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Monday, Robin Williams dies in his San Francisco home, succumbing to severe depression. Tuesday, across the continent, I am in a factory making antidepressants. This isn’t lost on me. I mourn helplessly as I watch the hundreds of thousands of tablets rush by. Iraq: Christians, Yazidis and other innocents are systematically killed under the onslaught …

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Doesn’t it come to a point where you want to sucker-punch every aunt, grandma and friend who asks “What are you going to do after you graduate?”  Some of you have plans, but if you’re like me, you don’t.  And saying “I’m going to work” doesn’t have much of a ring to it, does it? …

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Based on a lecture by Chris Mattis and Tribal Leadership by David Logan and John King. “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he,” says the proverb. How we think—our paradigm—is the lens by which we see the world, the filter by which we take in information. It determines the results we get …

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I think wedding season and Valentines day must put all chocolate and girly-drink companies in the black for the year. I mean, those days can be pretty damn depressing for a single gal. About this time, all the single ladies start posting things to Facebook like “I’m single, but I’m happy and I don’t need …

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“The most successful CEOs are reported to read an average of 60 books and attend more than six conferences a year–whereas the average American worker reads an average of less than one book and makes 319 times less income. Although the media often discusses the disparity between the rich and the poor, they frequently fail …

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