One often forgotten component of overall optimal health is our emotional health. Our feelings have important implications for how we view ourselves, our relationships and the world around us. This ability to maturely face and express these feelings can help us to meet life’s challenges without becoming overwhelmed or hopeless and without the … [Read more...] about Tell Someone They Are Doing A Good Job Week – December 15-21
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‘We ate too much.’ ‘We’re never home.’ ‘We didn’t get to spend any quality time with those we wanted to.’ ‘We spent too much money.’ ‘We feel exhausted.’ ‘Why do we even bother?’ If you want to avoid that stressed-out feeling this holiday season try implementing some new strategies and avoid some common mistakes. Like many, we tend to let our … [Read more...] about Holiday Stress: Enjoy And Be Merry – It Is Possible!
I love Christmas Cards, however the sending of Christmas cards may be becoming extinct. In a world where we are already too busy, the thought of buying, writing, addressing, stamping, sealing and sending cards seems like an overwhelming task. 18 years ago, just before my oldest son was born, I started a tradition of writing a Christmas … [Read more...] about Christmas Card Day – December 9
Spread the word, not the germs! This is the theme for National Handwashing Awareness Week. They are looking for handwashing champions to join Henry the Hand in promoting handwashing to prevent the spread of germs. Think of yourself as a human petri-dish that grows all kind of icky bacteria and is the warm and cozy home for all kinds of … [Read more...] about National Handwashing Awareness Week – December 2-8
“I know how we’d get out of the house mommy if we had a fire.” This was a conversation I had with my 7 year old after a school fire drill. It hadn’t occurred to me to have that conversation before then. But once we started all kinds of questions came up. Plans were made and walked through and now we are all more prepared in case of a … [Read more...] about National Home Fire Safety Week – November 24-30
We have been using music since the dawn of time to express, inspire, remember, rejoice and heal. It connects us to others and to ourselves. It moves us and it can be used to relax us. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks emphasized the curative powers of music. The Greek god Apollo was the symbol of both music and healing and music has long been … [Read more...] about Music As Medicine – Relaxing To The Beat
"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." Seneca Far too many of us are feeling isolated, overly-challenged and highly stressed. There is a lot on our plates, what with childcare, eldercare, pandemics, financial strains, job loss, and for those of us here in Canada, the looming winter season. World Kindness Day … [Read more...] about World Kindness Day – November 13
For many leaders and their teams, the thought of the annual performance review sends chills of dread running down their spine. The headlines in our national newspapers showed that performance review time is not just stressful for large and small businesses, but may also start being stressful for our federal employers and employees. May 2013 … [Read more...] about Workplace Wellness: Stressful Performance Reviews?