"The Working Mind" - Employee Mental Wellness Training

"The Working Mind" - Employee Mental Wellness Training

Trainings and seminars on employee mental health are emerging from all corners of the internet and in workplaces. This is testament to the growing awareness of the importance of workplace mental health in general, but in particular its effect on productivity and subsequent financial outcomes for employers. You can never have too much education, and when it comes to mental health the more you know the more you can make a positive impact with those you interact with…

Fostering Social Connections in the Workplace

Fostering Social Connections in the Workplace

When we spend so many of our waking hours at work, our relationships with colleagues become a fundamental source of wellbeing in the workplace. It’s about more than just “tolerating a co-worker,” or “getting along.” Rather, it’s about fostering meaningful connections ...

Should we eat lunch with co-workers?

Should we eat lunch with co-workers?

While browsing through the news this evening, I came across an article discussing the mental health and overall benefits of eating dinner together with our families. The main benefit cited by the author was that it provided a platform for communication, which is the first necessary step to tackling problems. It got me thinking, do these benefits also apply when we dine with our "work family"? ...

The Economic Case for the Inclusion of Workers

The Economic Case for the Inclusion of Workers

It's a business model that's helping put to rest  a longstanding corporate stigma. The notion that hiring someone with a disability is more of a burden than an opportunity. These are some of the trailblazing companies and captains of industry fighting those stereotypes and seeing a huge return to their bottom line. 

Journaling: The Path to Self-improvement, Satisfaction, and Success.

Journaling: The Path to Self-improvement, Satisfaction, and Success.

It’s 2018, and yes you may have a host of new year’s resolutions already sought out for … but if I could add one more item to your list, consider the daily practice of journaling. It doesn’t have to be an hour power writing session on the daily, but perhaps a few minutes scheduled into your morning or evening routine ...

It's the Simple Things ... Like Making Your Bed!

It's the Simple Things ... Like Making Your Bed!

How many of us get up in the morning, rush out of bed, and juggle our thermos and breakfast in hand out the door? Perhaps you have also neglected the unruly state of your bed, thinking "what's the big deal? No one will notice if I make it!" Admiral William McRaven explains how the simple task of making your bed can be life changing. So, read on and think again about leaving those crumpled covers behind! 

#ThinkDigitalHealth

#ThinkDigitalHealth

November 13-19 marks Digital Health Week, an annual celebration to recognize how digital health is transforming the delivery of care across Canada as more of our healthcare services become digital. Through innovations such as telemedicine, e-visits, predictive diagnostics, wearable sensors and a host of new smartphone apps, digital health has become an increasingly popular medium in helping Canadians manage their health and wellness.

Work + Facebook = Productivity?

Work + Facebook = Productivity?

Would using Facebook at work make you more productive? I'll take wild guess that your answer is similar to mine, a resounding no. But just a few weeks ago Wal-Mart, one of the largest private employers in the US, announced that its’ employees are now going to be using this social media platform at work.