Build Your Resiliency Blog

Looking for helpful ways to cope with work and life stress? Discover resiliency and wellness strategies that will lead to more joy, success and meaning in your life with these short and often humourous weekly postings that are based on daily, weekly or monthly awareness celebrations. For specific stress and wellness topics, use the search feature at the top of this website.


Sure Fire Tips For Being A Cranky Co-Worker. Cranky Co-Worker Day – October 28

cranky co-workerDo you have days when you are more ‘prickly’ than others or you feel that you 'woke up on the wrong side of the bed'? Sometimes we have these types of days when everything just seems to go wrong…we couldn’t find our keys, we had a battle with our teenager, we got stuck in traffic or we are getting a cold.  Other times, our bad mood just seems to...

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How Bloody Annoying Are Your Pet Peeves? Pet Peeve Week – October 9-15

pet peeve daySqueaky doors.  Slow Internet connections.  No subject heading in an email message. Poor customer service.  Ants. Flies. Nose picking. Cracking Knuckles. People who use their linen napkin to blow their nose. Creepy Crawly Underwear. Toilet lid being left up.  Toothpaste left in the sink.  Empty milk bag in the fridge. Crowded clothing racks when shopping. Air conditioned restaurants and stores that are so cold in the...

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Smiling Is A Blissful Way To Live Longer! World Smile Day – October 7

world smile day Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion.  The first Friday in October each year is known as World Smile Day and it is a day to share your smile...

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Care. Communicate. Connect. Mental Illness Awareness Week – October 2-8

mental illness masksAccording to research, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a diagnosable mental illness, yet less than 4% of medical research funding goes towards mental illness research. Mental illness is not just a personal health issue. The Business and Economic Roundtable on Mental Health estimates that the economic costs of mental illnesses are the equivalent of 1/7th of Corporate Canada's net operating profits.   [tweet_box design="box_11" float="none" inject="#MIAW #stress"]"Mental illness...

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Virtually Invisible: What To Do When You Know A Person Has An ICI. National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week – September 26-2

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week96% of illnesses are invisible.  These people do no use a cane or any assistive device and may look perfectly healthy. Sixty percent are between the ages of 18 and 64. A “chronic” condition can be defined as any medical state of pain or symptoms that last 3 months or longer. This definition by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics reports that...

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