Here are Carol’s answers to our Rapid Fire Questions
1. What is Your ‘Go To’ Stress Management Technique that you
couldn’t live without?
I actually have two that I use depending on the situation.
My first is Mindfulness meditation and I use the CALM
app. It has a good variety of meditations for any stressful
situation. I find mindful breathing most useful.
The second is exercise. I lift weights 4 times per week.
Exercise is also a form of meditation for me as I must focus
on what I am doing. It also helps to relieve stress in a
physical way, plus is good for body and mind.
My motto: When you feel like quitting…remember why you started.
2. The Best Advice You Ever Got:
Do what you love. This of course, is associated with my
career path. It’s imperative to love your job! It doesn’t
matter how much money you make if you don’t.
Life in general: Be grateful in your life.
3. What is something that people often get wrong about you?
I am an introvert. I love solitude. I can spend days alone
and not become bored.
4. What’s the last show you binged and loved?
Dexter!! Hands down!
5. What is a lesson that you keep having to learn over and
Never stop engaging in self-care! Especially in busy,
stressful times! I have learned to write down what I am
doing (wellness routine) to ensure that if I ever slip, I get
back on track.
6. What’s your Favorite Meal:
Lasagna and Caesar salad!
7. A Concert You’ll never forget:
The first time I saw Michael Buble! I love the crooner era!
I make a point of seeing him whenever he is in Saskatoon.
8. What’s on your nightstand right now?
My gratitude journal and my current read: The Great
Alone by Kristin Hannah.
9. Give us a snapshot of an ordinary moment in your life
that brings you great joy:
Returning home after my work day, being greeted by my
two Pugs, Baxter and Bess. Their faces and tail wags never
fail to make me smile. I feed them, make a cup of tea and
enjoy cuddles on the couch every day. Unconditional love.
10. What is one thing you’re deeply grateful for right now?
My health. I do not take it for granted.