Personal Growth

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Sleep = Brain Boost

According to research that examines the science of sleep, the sleeping brain is emerging as an energetic and purposeful machine. A recent CBC news documentary, “While You Were Sleeping”, with David Suzuki explores why we really need sleep. With both babies and adults, it was demonstrated that the brain does not really rest when we … Continue reading

Creativity = Happy Employee

Have you ever wondered which profession makes you the happiest? A study initiated by Robert Half and Happiness Works surveyed more than 12,000 Canadian and U.S. workers to find out what type of profession leads to happiness at work. Results indicate that creative and marketing professionals lead the pack – reporting the highest level of … Continue reading

Coping with Change

Adapting to change is not only a survival skill but a skill that will help you succeed in life. Everything is always changing but some changes prove to be more difficult than others. Whatever the challenge (perhaps you have been recently let go from a position or you have been separated from a loved one) … Continue reading

En-Visioning the Future

Visualization is a powerful tool that has long been used by athletes and professionals. In order to visualize, you need to clearly identify your goals and formulate a plan with actionable steps. Try creating a Vision Board. Pay special attention to how you will feel once you meet your goals. Gather some old magazines and … Continue reading

Skills You Need

The interest and pursuit of life long learning can help you continuously expand your mind and acquire new skills. Wondering which attributes and skills can help you improve your life and career? Grit involves passion and perseverance to achieve long term goals. Being able to adapt to changing circumstances is important in a fast-paced, ever-evolving … Continue reading

Where Does Success Start?

After years of teaching, Angela Duckworth felt that education and learning should be explored from a motivational and psychological perspective. Angela left teaching to become a psychologist and consistently explored the following question in several settings with adults and children: Who is successful and why? The studies revealed that the most significant predictor of success … Continue reading

Morning Stretches

A few minutes of stretching can help you start your day on a positive note. Even gentle movements can have tremendous benefits including the development of strength, focus and flexibility. It takes just minutes a day. Try some simple exercises to get you started! Click here. Read Employment E-News – February 2016 – Be Good … Continue reading

Clear the Clutter

Did you know that clutter can have an impact on mental clarity? If you are feeling stuck, try tackling the clutter in your space. Start small. Dedicate a little time every day to get so unwanted items or to sort through bills or paper. Don’t forget to recycle!   Read Employment E-News – February 2016 … Continue reading

Ten Mindful Minutes

Can you think of the last time when you did absolutely nothing for an entire ten minutes? That means – No Eating, No Walking, No Talking, No Reading, No Texting or Even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe suggests that 10 minutes can have powerful transformative effects that refresh and rejuvenate the mind. No special props … Continue reading

The Month of Self-Care

February is the month of love and there couldn’t be a better time to focus on self-care. Unemployment can cause stress and, in some cases, lead to emotional difficulties including depression and addiction. Making a commitment to self-care can help your mental, emotional and physical health. Self-care is about taking intentional actions to care for … Continue reading