emotions

When it's okay to cry at work (and when it isn't)

When it's okay to cry at work (and when it isn't)

Some of the world’s most powerful leaders do it.

We all know the workplace isn’t the place to cry. But sometimes it just happens.

There is a long held belief that crying at work is unprofessional and detrimental to one’s career, that it is a sign of weakness, emotional instability, and the person can’t handle the job. 

Embracing Boredom

Embracing Boredom

Are you okay with boredom? 

In the era of smart phones and social media, we have constant engagement, as if we are in a constant  battle with boredom.  We just a swipe and scroll that boredom away.  When was the last time you felt comfortable doing absolutely nothing?

What to do When You "Hate" Your Job

What to do When You "Hate" Your Job

Waking up every morning to go to work is difficult for many of us, and not being a morning person doesn’t help either. Getting up everyday for a job you don’t like is even harder.

According to a survey carried out by Capital One, the majority of Canadians, some 69%, are very satisfied with their current place of employment and do not plan on leaving anytime soon (Wright, 2014). This number is quite high and reflects well on Canadian workplaces. That is not to say that all of the remaining 31% absolutely hate their job and want to quit immediately. However, there may be a small (but nonetheless important) percentage of employees out there who are experiencing extremely low job satisfaction and are thinking about leaving their job or career as a solution to their current dissatisfaction.

Inside Out – Starting an important conversation about mental health

Inside Out – Starting an important conversation about mental health

We have all got it, not everyone talks about it, and now there is a movie about it on the big screen - Inside Out. 

Inside Out is based in the mind of an 11 –year old girl named Riley. The 5 main characters (voices) are the emotions in her head - led by optimistic and enthusiastic Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. 

Ever since Riley moved from Minnesota to San Francisco, there was a real shift with her emotions...