Live Smart Resiliency Blog
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What Is Optimism? Wikipedia states that Optimism is “an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome. Optimists generally believe that people and events are inherently good, so that most situations work out in the end for the best. We tend to look at optimistic people as those with their heads ‘in-the-clouds’ – out of touch with reality. However, we know from our research that optimistic people are not always smiling and chipper – they get mad and angry. However, they don’t get stuck in their emotions and they have been found to be better at doing one thing then those with a different attitude or outlook on life....Read More
You are holding a conference and the details are falling into place – but have you kept the delegates well-being in mind? Employee wellness is hitting the corporate radar because leaders are seeing that it is deteriorating and is negatively impacting their bottom line. How are you, as the meeting planner, going to assist your delegates in maintaining and achieving wellness and support their on-going wellness efforts? Beverly’s Hot Tips & Simple Strategies To Improve Wellness Delegates: 1. Food – Ask the chefs to go light on the glazes, sauces and salad dressings. Pick meats that are leaner with smaller portions and go heavier on the vegetables. Provide multi-grain breads and have fresh fruit and vegetables. Fruit desserts...Read More
Stress and Our 24-Hour Society With the invention of the light bulb came the introduction of the 24-hour society. Other than our own biological clock, including our need for rest and sleep, there are very few limits to when we can perform almost any task. Before the light bulb few people worked outside of daylight hours. Now nearly 20% of employees in industrialized countries are employed in shift work. Industrialists in the 1800’s realized that they could more efficiently operate their equipment and increase their profits if they ran around the clock. Shutting down and subsequently starting back up was expensive and inefficient. From the steel mills and automobile production plants to food and service industries production is now scheduled...Read More
Family Day Today is Eat Dinner With Your Children Day or Family Day in some parts on Canada. It is the day to focus on conversation. Even though I know that this provides a great opportunity for us to connect, provide guidance and to work out any issues, it is almost impossible to get us sitting together for a true meal, especially now that my sons are young adults. But it was as equally hard when they were kids, to sit down for a meal. On hockey night – my sons would get off the bus – we would race to the table to finish their homework – we would eat as quickly as we could – and then we...Read More