Interviews

Overcoming Interview Anxiety

Overcoming Interview Anxiety

It’s natural to be anxious about a job interview.

The process itself can be overwhelming – from perfecting your handshake, to choosing the right outfit, drilling in power poses and answering questions competently, there is a lot to consider.

For those with social anxiety disorder (SAD), a job interview can be even more difficult. Interview anxiety can be a significant obstacle when looking for work. 

"Addiction is a disease and we should treat it like one"

"Addiction is a disease and we should treat it like one"

 

Addictions are a heavy topic. We all have some opinion about it, know someone who struggles with it, or have heard about it on the news (“crack-smoking mayor of Toronto” anyone?). Addiction involves the compulsive use of substances such as alcohol, cigarettes, or behaviours such as gambling, shopping, or sex, which are done compulsively and interfere with daily life.

 

How Daily Rituals Foster Individual Productivity

How Daily Rituals Foster Individual Productivity

How do you make the time each day to do your best work? Or organize your schedule in order to be more creative and productive? We all have our personal quirks that get us going in the morning, whether it be a routine cup of coffee, or a 20-minute treadmill session. Pondering about unique productivity hacks is what inspired me to pick up the book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey. 

Employer's Perspectives on the Standard for Mental Health in the Workplace

Employer's Perspectives on the Standard for Mental Health in the Workplace

Are you familiar with the Canadian National Standard for Mental Health in the Workplace? Are you wondering what other employer's are thinking in regards to utilization and implementation? Check out this great article in the Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal by our co-founder, Laura Kalef and colleagues from the University of Toronto. 

The Courage to be Vulnerable

The Courage to be Vulnerable

COURAGE - it's what enables us to overcome obstacles and fears, build resiliency, and overcome adversity. Courage helps to develop and maintain good mental health, and can help us step out of our comfort zones at home and at work to be ourselves, and be proud of who we are. 

Welcome guest blogger, Billy Anderson for today's post on courage. 

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Brain!

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Brain!

We have been thinking a lot lately about how our diets shape our mental health. We have many questions – what should we be eating? What should we avoid? 

We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to ask our questions to the Food Coach, Tzabia Segal,  clinical nutritionist, life coach and weight loss specialist. Check out her answers and tips for healthy eating for a healthy brain! 

Service Dogs for Mental Health

Service Dogs for Mental Health

Many of us may have heard of or seen service animals working with people to help them do the things they need to accomplish in their day. Most often, we see service dogs with people who have a visual impairment, helping them to navigate their environment and make difficult tasks easier to manage. What we may not have heard about before are service dogs for people who have a mental illness.