2 Tips to Getting Teamwork Right

Colin Roy

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We are often told to avoid following the crowd. In the words of Henrik Ibsen, “The majority is never right,” but sometimes a crowd can provide insights an individual cannot. Francis Galton, a brilliant scientist in the early 1900s, demonstrated this point perfectly. He came across a contest at a country fair where fairgoers were invited to guess the weight … Read More

Live Happier and Healthier: 10 Tips to Reduce Stress

Josh Hay

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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

3 Mindfulness Strategies for Performing at Your Best

Josh Hay

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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

Josh Hay

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  “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

10 Tips for Joyful and Mindful Holiday Eating

Josh Hay

The holiday season is here. However you might celebrate, for most of us it involves eating. Lots of eating – often followed by a “food hangover” or weight gain and a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and eat healthier. Does this yearly mantra sound familiar? Whether you want to avoid overeating and gaining those extra pounds, you need to … Read More

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

Josh Hay

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