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My favourite part of the book was how it showed that women’s sports doesn’t get the same level of media coverage nor do women players get the same level of praise/acceptance as their male counterparts. For how the author handled important topics like depression, parental expectations, and the pressure of social media. It's all fantastic, and I certainly don't expect this author to be the person who has all the answers, but there were just a few places where I wanted to grab that dangling plot thread, pin it down and interrogate it for all the details of this one character's life. The way he fell not only in love with his rival, he also realized how amazing and important friends can be, even if you have a great family. These are icebreakers. You’re not supposed to break the ice, you’re just supposed to coat your voice with as many layers of confidence as possible so that they don’t hear your voice shake when it’s your turn to speak. Idiot.”

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But when Anastasia’s skating partner faces an uncertain future, she may have to look to Nate to take her shot. Why: This is a classic team-building exercise for groups of three to 10 employees who have met or interacted before. It’s a fun way for teams to get closer and bond more. 7. 10 Things in Common (20 mins) Next to finding friends and love there was also a bit of working out strong expectations parents can have on you and your future.I can’t sit here and tell him I’m deeply depressed when I have so much more than him. I’m white. Hetero-passing. From a rich family."

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Why: Not only does this help the group get to know each other better and swiftly reduce stress levels, but it also sparks immediate interaction – as the group comes together to root out the red herrings. 3. Three Things (5-10 mins) The mental health discussion and how that's twisted and magnified by this high-profile, high-pressure sports life Me leí este libro en un día y yo, a estas alturas de mi vida, ya casi no siento la necesidad de quedarme pegada a un libro hasta acabarlo, así que si este lo logró es por algo. En un comentario dije que no creía que fuera una obra maestra, pero es buenísimo dentro de su tipo, yo no le voy exigir a un libro algo que ni siquiera tiene la intención de dar. Este libro no fue escrito para ser una obra maestra, fue escrito para que las personas que sufrimos depresión, nos sintamos identificadas. Y en eso Graziadei ha acertado completamente. Esta es una de las pocas veces en las que se nota que ele autore realmente sabe de lo que está escribiendo y no solo entró a Google, hizo una breve investigación sobre los síntomas de la depresión y luego se puso a escribir. James es un personaje realista, la forma en la que su romance con Jaycen avanza, es real, no es como si después de su primer beso los problemas desaparecieran y ahora lo único que importara fuera su relación. James no ve a Jaycen como un centro de rehabilitación, aunque reconoce que estar enamorado de él lo impulsa a mejorar. Por eso lo vuelvo a decir: ele autore lo ha hecho genial en casi todos los aspectos (el "casi" va más por mí que por nada), sobre todo porque sabe que la depresión es más parecida a no sentir nada que a estar triste todo el tiempo. Así que, ¿quién dijo que no se podía hacer un romance tocando temas así y hacerlo bien? Icebreaker is a stunning debut that I would highly recommend to everyone out there. The book itself is short and very easy to read. From the writing to characterization- everything is done well. My only complain would be about the writing. It could have been better. My thanks to RB Media, Recorded Books, and NetGalley for the ALC of “Icebreaker”. This review is voluntary and contains my honest opinion about the audiobook.

This is the sort of book you know you’re going to love right away. The writing was so breezy and easy to read. A genuinely wonderful time. When I read romances, I always look for a good combination of fun and lighthearted, and serious and thought-provoking. Icebreaker was the perfect mix. It had all the good rivals-to-lovers action you could wish for, and excellent representation of mental illness. I particularly appreciated the descriptions of dissociation and depression. I liked how several characters openly discussed their mental illnesses and helped each other cope. I don’t have a right to be depressed, I’d said to Mom. My life isn’t horrible. Nothing really bad ever happened to me."

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Why: This exercise helps show, in a visual way, the different experiences, priorities, and generations within your team. It leads well into talking about shared experiences, breaks down barriers and creates a mindset of authentic communication. 5. One-word Icebreaker (15 mins) Why: This is an extremely effective way of encouraging cohesion and building solid inter-departmental relationships, leading to a happier, more committed and engaged workforce. Before you start… They’re fighting to be the best on the ice—but what happens when rivalry melts into romance? This is the question at the core of A.L. Graziadei's Icebreaker.

It’s important to choose the right icebreaker for your team. Teams that know each other well may be more comfortable sharing personal information. Newer teams may want to start with lower-stakes games that focus on work-specific topics. My biggest grouse: This book isn’t YA in any way except for the age of the protagonists!!! It is almost NA – New Adult – in its writing style. This is a genre I consciously avoid because I hate superfluous sex scenes in books. And this book has quite a few. I wish it had been tagged appropriately. It feels like it's written for hormonal teenagers, which might be partly valid, but it is not suitable for the younger members of the YA reader segment. How: Split participants into small teams (using breakout rooms if you’re on Zoom) and ask them to come up with one word to describe, say, your company culture, or a project you’re working on. Give them a few minutes to discuss amongst themselves, then let each team present their word, and the reasoning behind it.

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