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How Would You Deal With Sexual Harassment Dealing with sexual harassment can be very difficult and unfortunately more than a third of working Canadians have experienced it or been effected by it. It can trigger a variety of stress-related illnesses, relationship difficulties and upset productivity and engagement. Educating around sexual harassment and developing strong policies and procedures to deter it are the most effective means of minimizing its occurrence and impact. What Is Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome or unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether it is verbal, visual or physical, that creates an intimidating or detrimental work environment, or leads to job-related consequences. Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination that falls under the...Read More
Food And Mood Healthy food choices help us avoid erratic blood sugar levels and associated mood swings. But many of us have experienced the 3 o’clock dip in the afternoon where you find yourself irritated, fuzzy and trouble focusing. You would love to find a corner and go to sleep, but there is no time. How about a coffee or a chocolate bar? Most of us instinctively reach for sweets or caffeine to give relief from the morning sluggishness or afternoon slump. We use sweets as a way of helping ourselves through stressful times. Those strategies might help, temporarily, but there is a downside to these methods. Many people choose sweets and caffeine as a substitute for proper nutrition. Poor...Read More
Hope May Not Be Your Number One Business Strategy, But HOPE Can Lead To Greater Resiliency Chaos, challenge and trauma can derail us from leading a full and fruitful life. However, HOPE can provide protection against life’s trials.According to research out of George Mason University, out of seven different character strengths in their ability to predict resilience, hope was the most significant moderator of well-being in the face of negative life events. If it were not for hope, the heart would break. Greek Proverb Hope was defined as being more than just being optimistic about things getting better in the future. Hope involves having goals and pursuing them with flexibly, allowing for many different pathways to getting positive results. Hope in this way, can help us...Read More
Do you know where pink lemons come from? Two 12 year olds were left with a sour taste in their mouths after officials shut them down last week for not having a permit when they started selling lemonade in a dog park to raise cash for new soccer uniforms for their team. How ironic, that this week we celebrate Lemonade Day. A day which is designed to introduce children to having their own business. This event encourages kids to set up a lemonade stand and sell their drinks to the community. Youth learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to the community. Learning Business Skills These are the great skills to...Read More
Childcare Professionals And Burnout I find it very sad when I see someone who was dedicated and enthusiastic about their job leave because of burnout. This is often the case in the childcare profession. It is not uncommon to hear of young, eager grads who were full of ideas and energy become worn-out and discouraged. Burnout Is a state of fatigue, while feeling frustrated, overworked and unappreciated. It combines physical, emotional and mental symptoms. It occurs when a person persists with a cause, or way of life that fails to produce the expected reward, and exerts too many demands. Idealistic and unrealistic expectations along with the lack of control over their job can lead to fatigue, uncertainty, frustration, and reduced motivation....Read More