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What kind of workplace culture do you want to create in 2023?

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One of the biggest issues we hear from our clients when it comes to their work life is; feeling overwhelmed with too much on their plate, with many skipping lunches and working overtime to get the job done. Studies show that stress and anxiety negatively impact work productivity. Job stress/anxiety also makes employees more prone to error, poor work performance, burnout, and conflict in the workplace. If these issues go overlooked, organizations can pay the price in higher rates of turnover, disengagement, and absenteeism.

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Finding time for growth

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Many of us spend most of our time focused on those around us and work rather than on ourselves. When we finally carve out time for ourselves, the last thing we want to do is work on ourselves. In the meantime, issues and difficulties we are having continue to build.

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6 Self-care tips at work (remote or in the office)

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After a long period of struggle and adjustment, many of my clients found that working remotely allowed them a better work/life balance and more time for self-care. Now, many are being asked to return to worksites and of course there's resistance. We don't want to give up these newfound benefits. But the reality is, most people need their jobs, so here's what I suggest, whether working from home or onsite.

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Moving Towards Plant Based Eating

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Curious about incorporating the benefits of more plants? You're not alone. In recent years, there's been a massive movement towards meatless meals, and for good reason - this dietary pattern is linked to reduced risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and colon cancer. Plus, with food costs rising, adopting more plants is a surefire way to save on your monthly bills.

But rest assured, plant-based eating isn't all-or-nothing. You can reap the rewards without completely ditching animal products. By simply shifting your focus to eating more plants, you're already supporting your wellbeing. This includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains. Here's some easy ideas to get you started.

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5 Strategies to Support Employee Wellness Remotely

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It's no secret that there's a direct connection between employee wellness, productivity, and business growth. But with more employees working remotely than ever before, are employers doing enough to ensure their people are taken care of?

Now more than ever, with remote working on the rise, it is crucial for employers to implement strategies that ensure employee wellbeing is kept in check. As more and more employees still prefer a remote-working or hybrid environment, it's important to ensure that employees feel connected to their peers and managers, and supported in their personal health journeys. With remote working becoming a permanent part of employees' corporate life in numerous organizations, all employers are encouraged to adopt strategies to ensure that employee wellbeing is placed high on the priority list.

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Five Tips for Meal Planning this Fall

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Summer is a wonder, but Fall is just around the corner - signalling change and the need for new routines. Kids are gearing up for back-to-school, and you're gearing up for work mode.

The need for meal planning and developing healthy routines can be looming over many of us this time of year. "How do I get back on track?" Rest assured that developing new routines that suit this season of your life is achievable with small steps.

Here are five tips to help you navigate healthy routines and meal planning this Fall.

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Forest Bathing for Mindfulness & Well-Being

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In Japan, there is a practice called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin means "forest," and yoku means "bath." So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the
forest environment or experiencing the forest through our senses.

While Japan is credited with the term shinrin-yoku, the concept at the heart of the practice is not new. Many cultures have long acknowledged the importance of the natural world to human health.

Forest bathing can be simplified as being in and connecting with nature through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. We know how good we feel when we spend time in nature. How it can ground, calm, energize, and uplift us. The fresh, clean air, the richness of colors, and the awareness of being part of something bigger than ourselves are just a few of the benefits we can experience.

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Using affirmations to shift from self-judgment to self-compassion

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How do you talk to yourself? Really think about this. 

Take a regular morning routine, such as getting ready for work, and think about what you say to yourself. As you check the mirror before stepping out of your home, what do you say? If it's something like, "You look fabulous!" you're probably not suffering too much from self-judgment. But it's more likely that you say something like, "I look so fat" or "Great, bags under my eyes again." As your day progresses, what's the self-talk? When you make a mistake at work, is your response compassionate or judgmental? Do you say things like "I'm such an idiot," or other negative descriptors?

It's important to point out that most people are very self-critical and at the same time, totally unaware of how damaging this is. Listen to your own self-talk and then picture yourself talking to a friend that way. The odds are, you would never speak to someone else as harshly as you speak to yourself.

Let's consider some strategies for reducing self judgement.

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6 strategies for cultivating happiness

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The sound of birds singing on a sunny morning. A soft, early morning breeze is floating through the curtains. The sunrise. A bee is happily moving from flower to flower. A dog is lazily lying in the sun and quietly observing you, as you sip your tea...

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