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

November 2018 – Being Responsible For Being Well

The need to take responsibility for our own health and wellness is an essential requirement that our lives are asking us to rise up and meet. The incidence of disease – particularly heart attack, stroke, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes – has reached epidemic proportions in most countries around the world. These diseases are Read More

October 2018 – Try a Little Kindness?

There are certain scientifically validated activities that can be done every day that bring us many physical, mental and emotional health benefits. Examples of this include a regular exercise, mindfulness or gratitude practice.  However, did you know kind acts – even secret ones – can do wonders for your overall health and well-being? Kindness behaviors Read More

September 2018 – Mindfulness for Anxiety

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which one can develop through the practice of meditation and through other training. (Wikipedia) Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. Read More