September 2019 – Sleep, Sweet Sleep

Many view sleep as a luxury and think that the benefits of limiting the hours they spend asleep outweigh the costs. People often overlook the potential long-term health consequences of insufficient sleep, and the impact that health problems can ultimately have on one’s time and productivity.   Many of the costs of poor sleep go Read More

August 2019 – Respectful Workplace Relationships

Respectful workplaces don’t just happen, they are built. Organizations in Canada are taking proactive steps to develop and deliver respectful workplace policies and practices. Good guidance for these initiatives include a clearly articulated workplace policy, senior leadership commitment to employees’ psychological and emotional well-being, active and regular promotion of health and safety, adoption of inclusion Read More

July 2019 – Social Media & Technology Addiction

Are you suffering from information, internet or technology addiction? This is a growing problem as people spend more of their time on their smart phones and tablets. While these online tools are useful, compulsively checking (and being on) them throughout the day disrupts brain chemistry, interferes with relationships and diminishes life fulfillment. You may be Read More

June 2019 – Resilience

Resilience is the ability to cope successfully and withstand the stress of an internal/external crisis and return to pre-crisis status quickly.  So an internal crisis might be worry, fear or anxiety over some ongoing stressor at work whereas an external one might be say a crisis at work involving co-workers in an accident. Why is Read More

May 2019 – Decision Fatigue

Decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making or the cumulative toll of the daily decision making grind.  No matter how capable you may be, you can’t make decision after decision without paying a biological price. It’s different from ordinary physical fatigue — Read More

April 2019 – Springtime Renewal

Get yourself back in rhythm this spring. Here are 5 ways to help you regroup, re-prioritize, renew, and perhaps, re-invent yourself. Many of these are actual things you can do, while others are ways to “re-think” who you are and what you want to be. Streamline Your Life  Although not a new concept by any Read More

March 2019 – Loosening the Grip of Stress

Stress is the most common cause of ill health in our society, probably underlying as many as 70% of all visits to family doctors.  The causes of stress are multiple and varied but they can be classified in two general groups: external and internal. External stressors can include relatives getting sick or dying, jobs being Read More

February 2019 – All About Anger

Anger is the emotion inside us that allows us to respond to situations where we feel threatened—where we sense that our safety and security is at risk. It often follows other feelings such as helplessness and fear. When we are angry we can feel our power and be strong. As an emotion, anger is neither Read More

January 2019 – Beginning a New Year

“A great organization is one that delivers superior performance and makes a distinctive impact over a long period of time.  For a business, financial returns are a perfectly legitimate measure of performance.  For a social sector organization, however,performance must be assessed relative to mission, not financial returns.  In the social sectors, the critical questions not Read More