Surpassing the Science of Stress: More Play in the Workplace Lowers Stress

In the midst of time-sensitive projects or in team meetings, playfulness, fun and humour yield numerous benefits, literally transforming the environment, which in turn...

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How HR Leaders Can Build A Wellness Strategy To Promote Mental Wellness At Work

In any given year, one-in-five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem. Each week, 500,000 employees are unable to work due to mental...

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How to Slow Down at Work – and Get Smarter, Faster and Better Results

From employees on the front lines to leaders in the C-Suites, the frenetic pace of business is taking a toll on workers’ productivity and...

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The Importance of Disconnecting From Your Phone to Reconnect in the Real World

A few years ago, I attended an event, where clinical psychologist, Hiroko Demichelis, addressed our immediate need to connect to the outside world on...

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The Bully, the Bullied and a Better Way

I’ve been reflecting on the behaviours of those in the workplace that are labelled “bullies.”  They are labelled this way by employees, as well...

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Improve Workplace Wellness and Reduce Employee Stress With a Little Curiosity

Francesca Gino once said, "When we are curious, we view tough situations more creatively and have less defensive reactions to stress.” Every year at our...

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Hide Your Goat – How To Stay Positive When Negativity Surrounds You

No one is immune to feeling negative. The infection can spread quickly and those who discharge the poisonous toxin are masquerading as co-workers, family, friends...

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Stress is Optional: A Global Epidemic

This is the first in a four-part series. Why am I an advocate for convincing others that stress is optional? Simple—because it is simply not...

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