Depression, everybody gets it. I have been choosing to use comedy to change my perspective, and it is changing how I react to things. I am enjoying being funny, and am gaining confidence. Heres a blog post about what I've been up to!
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Core Values and Entertaining Distractions
reflecting on my core values, and shamelessly self promoting myself. I'm on a podcast, got interviewed for a sweet new website, I opened a store online, and I'm teaching a workshop on comic making!
SHOP TALK TRADE COMICS For Construction Trade Workers BOOK (2nd Edition) AVAILABLE NOW!
SHOP TALK TRADE COMICS For Construction Trade Workers Shop Talk Trade Comics, for construction trade workers (WITHIN CANADA)CLICK THIS ONE IF YOU LIVE IN CANADA! Comics to entertain those in the construction trades, inspired by those in the construction trades. One lady electricians take on the trade life. Nearly 100 pages of a 5"by7" professionally … Continue reading SHOP TALK TRADE COMICS For Construction Trade Workers BOOK (2nd Edition) AVAILABLE NOW!
Reading About Trauma During the Pandemic
Trying to understand trauma, our place on the earth, and how we are all connected for better or for worse. A lot of time to think while in self quarantine during a global pandemic.
How To Spot The Workplace Gossip, And How To Avoid Being A Gossip
A short article about workplace gossip, and some notes on trying to stay out of the gossips path.
Mental Health and Addiction In The Trades
I’ve been thinking a lot about mental health and addiction in the trades these days. So much so that I frequent the Centre For Disease Control and World Health Organization websites looking for interesting articles and statistics regarding construction workers and their overall relationship to mental health and addiction. I have heard that rates of … Continue reading Mental Health and Addiction In The Trades
Choosing And Using Assertiveness
In the trades, life is easier if you can communicate clearly with others. Heck, ALL OF LIFE is easier when you can communicate clearly with others! And communicating assertively has pretty much become my new daily mantra. What is assertiveness? An honest, direct, and appropriate expression of one’s feelings, thoughts, beliefs and needs without undue … Continue reading Choosing And Using Assertiveness
On Becoming Journeyed; Four lessons I have learned the hard way as a trade woman.
I have recently officially received my papers showing I have completed my apprenticeship. I have endured 6000 workplace hours, taken four levels of electrical schooling, and am now called a journeyman/journeywoman/journeyperson. I have been working towards this accomplishment vehemently for about five years, and oh, what a journey it has been. I am now … Continue reading On Becoming Journeyed; Four lessons I have learned the hard way as a trade woman.
NEARING THE END OF MY APPRENTICESHIP, WHAT I HAVE LEARNED.
I have been taking my sweet time in finishing my apprenticeship. I still don’t feel ready to be called a journey person, but I feel close. I have learnt how to make a good mechanical tie between two conductors, and grown to understand the meaning behind the neat and tidy electrical work, assuming it … Continue reading NEARING THE END OF MY APPRENTICESHIP, WHAT I HAVE LEARNED.
Dichotomys; Brain vrs. Heart
The other day a fellow electrician posted an image to his facebook page. It said: 'my politics are simple, I'm basically against anything that kills people or the planet we live on'. I had a chuckle at this. Does he know? Has he considered the job he spends his waking passionate hours doing is something … Continue reading Dichotomys; Brain vrs. Heart