February 2020 – Brain Health

Every brain changes with age, and mental function changes along with it. Mental decline is common, and it’s one of the most feared consequences of aging. But cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Here are 11 ways you can help maintain brain function.1. Get mental stimulation Scientists have found that some mental health activities stimulate new Read More

January 2020 – Am I Depressed?

Symptoms of depression are some of the most common presenting issues discussed with healthcare professionals. It is estimated that feelings of depression will affect about one-third of all adults in Canada at some time in their lives. It is a condition that also affects our children and our teens. Several factors increase your risk of developing Read More

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