5 Ways to Stop Wasting Valuable Time

Sheri Coburn

multipurpose businessman

If I had a penny for every time I have heard “I don’t have time”, “If only I had the time” or “I’ll have time when I’m dead,” I would be rich. This seeming lack of time has become the new politics: we are invested in complaining about it, yet feel powerless to change it. Our culture of martyrdom, perfectionism, … Read More

9 Tips to Overcome Procrastination

Wendy Loewen

What things are you a pro at avoiding? Or more gently said, what things do you mentally move to tomorrow? What are the tasks you should do that you just don’t seem to find the time for, the will for, or the interest in doing? We all have our list. These are the things we find a way to justify … Read More

5 Techniques to Help Fight Focus Fatigue

Mike Labun

man with laptop and coffee against blurry blue skyline

I gazed at the 30 expectant faces. I opened my mouth to speak but the words weren’t there. My sentences began with “Um,” or “Uuuh…”. I had written the presentation, but it was coming out as slowly as an 8-year-old goes to bed. When I finally found the words, they weren’t quite what I wanted to say. I tried to … Read More

Finding Happiness at Work

Eric Stutzman

business woman working with documents in the office

I recently asked a new hire how she was feeling about her new job, and she replied, “I love it. I had never considered doing anything like this before, but my friends tell me that it makes sense that I would like it.” This felt like incredible validation for our hiring process. Through trial and error, and some hard lessons, … Read More

How to be Open to New Ideas

David Stark

Have you ever noticed that when you introduce a new idea to someone in a conversation, the other person has a difficult time accepting the new idea as true? The harder you push, the more the other person will resist, insisting on what they believe to be true. This sets up a positional fight, right verses wrong, and a win-lose … Read More

Live Happier and Healthier: 10 Tips to Reduce Stress

Lynda Monk

woman at her work, leaning her back on a chair with hands at her head and eyes closed,

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, stress and stress-related illnesses are on the rise. Stress is so commonplace in our fast-paced society that it seems like a way of life for many. Individuals, workplaces and society as a whole are paying a high price for unmanaged stress. Stress can hit when we least expect it. It is the … Read More

6 Keys to Get and Stay Organized

Wendy Loewen

A friend recently had a house fire. She forgot a pot of soup broth on the stove. Her last memory was of the broth gently boiling. Hours later she returned to find her home filled with black smoke. The family has since moved into a hotel and the house is in the process of being steamed and scrubbed. Ever optimistic … Read More

3 Mindfulness Strategies for Performing at Your Best

Vicki Enns

manager in a flying pose wearing a red cloak. on a beige background.

When are you most likely to get something done? When you have lots of free time and the need for completion is months down the road? Or are you more likely to cram for that big exam, clean the guest room before your in-laws come to visit, put that proposal together, or write that blog just a few hours before … Read More

6 Tips to Improving Your Mental Health

Lynda Monk

tired business woman sitting at her working place.

  “Mental well-being is bigger than the presence or absence of a mental illness. People who live with a mental illness can and do thrive, just as people without a mental illness may experience poor mental health.” Canadian Mental Health Association, 2014   Mental health, like our physical, emotional and spiritual health, is essential to our well-being. Our mental health … Read More

7 Steps for Controlling your Emotions

Mike Labun

When you find yourself in a tough situation, the ability to master your emotions can mean the difference between success and failure. Here are seven steps for managing your emotions: 1. Know it’s your job It’s healthy to recognize that stress emotions are normal, and even inevitable for most of us. However, it is important to know that it’s your … Read More