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The Effect Stress Has On A Company The impact of stress on physical and psychological well-being and its negative effect on company productivity and morale is soundly documented. More and more Canadians are having difficulty keeping focused and healthy. Employee stress lowers work quality and company productivity. Unmanaged stress can negatively affect the bottom line. Higher rates of absenteeism and lower rates of engagement plague many workplaces. Examine your processes – are you promoting involvement, downtime and healthy practices Beverly Beuermann-King Click to tweet Who Makes Sure You Have A Healthy Workplace? A healthy workplace is everyone’s responsibility. From the CEO on down – all decisions can positively or negatively impact the work environment and the individual employee....Read More
Take A Deep Breathe Preventing illness, slowing down the aging process and living life to the fullest – these are a few of the reasons Canadians are reaching out towards a healthier lifestyle. One of the simplest and most effective strategies is deep breathing. Though it comes naturally it doesn’t mean that we do it correctly. If you have watched babies and children when sitting or resting you will see that they breathe with their whole lungs. Most adults use around 1/3 of their lung capacity when breathing. Poor posture and chronic tension override our natural, deep rhythm. Our bodies strain for every ounce of oxygen that is taken in. Air is the primary ‘food’ or our body...Read More
Mental Illness Awareness Week For many years, I was the educational consultant to the Canadian Mental Health Association in Toronto, Ontario. In that capacity, I developed several mental illness awareness workshops for frontline workers, agencies and caregivers. The most satisfying part of that role was going into a group of participants who were fearful of those with mental illness and opening their eyes to the realities. The proverbial light bulbs would go off, the stigma would be lifted and their minds opened to how they could better the lives of those who were experiencing a mental illness. Mental Illness Facts: On any given day, 10 to 15 per cent of Canadians are experiencing a work-limiting mental disorder....Read More