Work-Life Balance: 5 Strategies for “Keeping It Real”

Elizabeth Shein

A Fall Fresh Look No, I’m not talking about a new Fall wardrobe. This time of year, there is a sense of returning to “normal” after a more relaxed summer. We have to shift gears and sometimes it feels more like we are grinding them rather than smoothly transitioning. Fall makes it an ideal time to take a fresh look … Read More

6 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Wendy Loewen

Everyone listens. We listen every day, but not all of us think of listening as a skill to be developed. Listening is a quiet, internal stance and it is easy to overlook. Like most worthwhile endeavours, learning to listen well is worthy of both our attention and effort. I thought long and hard about how to write a blog about … Read More

10 Steps to Help You Transition Into September

Elizabeth Shein

Fall leaf in green grass symbolizing the start of autumn and fall routines

The stress of getting back into fall routines is starting to weigh heavily on me. I’ve had this jazz classic “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” stuck in my head for the past few days, and I’m begging the song police to come nab it from my brain. It could be that it’s already mid-September … Read More

Shake Up Your Habits – 7 Tips to Change Your Brain

Mike Labun

Habits are hard to change, but I recently discovered a simple way to do so. I went to Nepal for five weeks. As it turned out, we were there just before the earthquake struck. While there, we ate rice and lentils, tried to speak Nepali, used different money and experienced uncomfortable sleeping conditions. When we came back home, we found … Read More

4 Key Dimensions of Self-Care – Take Control of Your Well-Being

Lynda Monk

What is self-care and why does it matter? Self-care includes all the things you do to take care of your well-being in four key dimensions: your emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual health. Self-care is essential for managing stress, preventing burnout and mitigating compassion fatigue – all common occupational hazards for caring, high-performing individuals. Self-care is also important for a sense … Read More

Ways to Create Solutions in the New Year

Sheri Coburn

A New Year is an opportunity to bring better balance to our work life. At the New Year, we all tend to fall into one of two camps. Camp one is the “New Year’s resolution camp”. It is full of spoken hope, a public sharing of aspirations for the year ahead, and promises and written goals that will serve as … Read More

Get Into the September Swing – 10 Steps to a Better Rhythm

Elizabeth Shein

Fall leaf in green grass symbolizing the start of autumn and fall routines

The stress of getting back into fall routines is starting to weigh heavily on me. I’ve had this jazz classic “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” stuck in my head for the past few days, and I’m begging the song police to come nab it from my brain. It could be that it’s already mid-September … Read More

How to Ask for a Promotion – Think, Act, Respond

Sheri Coburn

Woman excited after she ask for a promotion

If you have never considered asking for a promotion or a raise, you absolutely should. BUT to be effective, you need to be strategic. Don’t enter into the request blindly. There is a definite art to making requests, particularly when those requests include someone bestowing you with more power, or potentially narrowing their profit margin to thicken the lining of … Read More

4 Helpful Tips for an Easy Transition to September

Lana Dunn

The transition to September is right around the corner. For many of us, September holds the same “fresh start” mentality as New Year’s Eve – without the champagne and snow! As someone who was a student for many years of my life, and who for the past 12 years has been ushering children through the back to school routine, I … Read More

5 Tips to Both Stay Motivated and Get Some Rest this Summer

Sheri Coburn

It is no secret that summer is always long awaited. Plenty of us struggle to stay motivated at work during the warm summer months, while others struggle to slow down, get outside and absorb some much-needed Vitamin D. The question this begs is “Can we do both?” Can we stay motivated, remain focussed and embrace new and necessary tasks when … Read More