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Power Up - Lemons

Power Up: Lemons

When life gives you lemons, don’t just make lemonade — eat them whole and fresh. Lemons are acidic to the taste, but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact they are one of the most alkaline-forming foods, which makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. There are many health benefits […]

Power Up - Brisling Sardines

Power Up: Brisling Sardines

Before you turn away in disgust, hear me out. There are nearly a dozen types of fish that are packaged and sold as sardines; some grow to be 10 inches long. Needless to say, some of them are just gross. All sardines are not made equal. Brisling sardines, however, are not only tasty, but they […]

Power Up - Dark Chocolate

Power Up: Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a nutritional blessing in the disguise of a sugary bar of cocoa goodness. If you fear the dark side, don’t worry, you can ease your way in from those handfuls of M&Ms to the 85% cocoa content recommended by nutritionists with the wide range of chocolate types available. Dark chocolate (at least […]

Power Up - Brassicas

Power Up: Brassicas

How often do we buy fresh produce with the best of intentions only to have it spoil before we have the chance to use it? Brassica root varieties such as cabbages, kohlrabi, radishes, daikon, turnips and rutabagas will not only last through our tough Canadian winters — they will also last in your refrigerator. Imagine, […]

How to Implement a Wellness Program

How to Implement a Wellness Program

Answering the question, “Why should our company have an employee wellness program?” may not seem easy. Immediately, a welter of new questions arises about cost, results, time investment, and the speculation that the HR department, or company as a whole, will be seen as intrusive busybodies. These concerns have been addressed in Canadian context. Recent […]

How to Practice Meditation at Work

How to Practice Meditation at Work

Most of us spend a sizable chunk of our waking hours at work. Many of us don’t even enjoy the work we are engaged in day after day, or see it as a means to bankroll our free time. But with the right view — one based in becoming more awake to your everyday life, […]

3 Organizations Improving Employee Engagement through Well-being

Our workplaces don’t exist separately from us. The same themes we have in our personal lives are also apparent in our work lives. At home, many of us are trying to adopt better eating and exercise practices. Likewise, companies of all sorts and sizes are bringing the concept of active living and overall wellness directly […]

Is Work Killing You

Is Work Killing You?

Business owners, directors, managers and human resources professionals came together to explore issues of Workload and Well-being in a Multi-Generational Workforce at the eighth annual Your Workplace Conference in Toronto in October. “What makes the discussion about workload and well-being so important is that employees really do want to do their best. By taking on […]

Three Women Cracking the Glass Ceiling

Three Women Cracking the Glass Ceiling

Women still have a ways to go in the workforce: in the U.S., they hold just 4.2% of CEO positions at Fortune 500 companies. But the times they are slowly a changin’. Below we feature some of women’s top advocates for change in the workplace: “Once we get enough women into leadership, we can break […]

How Employers Can Support Caregivers

How Employers Can Support Caregivers

Only a few years ago, it may have been considered career-limiting for a parent to leave at a set time to collect a child from daycare. Today, most workplaces accept and support this situation without question. Another issue is now at hand — the responsibilities of working, and providing unpaid care to a family member […]

Work-Life Balance is Just as Hard for Dads

Work-Life Balance is Just as Hard for Dads

Over the past 40 years, there has been a steady increase in the number of women participating in the workforce in North America. In response to the demographic change, work-life balance has typically been viewed through a female lens. But Cameron Phillips, founder and president of Bettermen Solutions, firmly believes that companies must consider fathers […]

Times Up for the Pay Gap

Time’s Up for the Pay Gap

It’s a bit of an irritating situation when you’re a hard-working soul earning 79% of what men make, day in and day out, for the same work, according to 2014 data as reported the by the U.S. Census Bureau. Unfortunately, that’s the situation for women still struggling with the gender pay gap. And the financial […]