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Is Work Killing You - A Doctors Prescription for Treating Workplace Stress

Book Review: Is Work Killing You?

Every VP HR in Canada should read Is Work Killing You? and follow at least one change to reduce workplace stress outlined therein.

How to Implement an Effective Wellness Plan

How to Implement an Effective Wellness Plan

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 […]

A Lawyer’s Brush with Death

As a lawyer, I am often asked how I could ever be depressed. I have a healthy income; I have a high-status occupation; I have a loving family. By all outward signs, I have no business being depressed. But my personal circumstances have little to do with the relapse of depressive symptoms, which just come […]


Fulfilling all the Dimensions of Well-Being

In 1976, Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute, came up with six dimensions of wellness that an individual needs to balance in order to thrive: social, emotional, spiritual, occupational, intellectual and physical. (Others have added environmental as a seventh dimension.) According to Hettler, “by applying the model, a person becomes aware of […]

Power Up - Brassicas

Power Up: Brassicas

Brassicas like kohlrabi and cabbages are hearty enough to survive winter and a long stint in your fridge. This Asian slaw makes for great leftovers.

Is Work-Life Balance Dead?

Is Work-Life Balance Dead?

Balance might be impossible, but learn how you can “have it all” through work-life integration and work-life supports like flexible hours.

Power Up - Dark Chocolate

Power Up: Dark Chocolate

You read that right. This decadent treat is sprinkled with nutritious superfoods. Bring some into work and put a smile on the faces of your workmates.

Canadas Healthy Workplace Month

Promoting Health and Happiness at Work

Learn how to develop S.M.A.R.T. goals for your employee wellness program.

The Plight of the Mid-Level Manager

The Plight of the Mid-Level Manager

It’s hard to manage people when you’re depressed. See why 18% of middle managers face this problem.

The New Face of Wellness Programs

The New Face of Wellness Programs

See how some companies are challenging the status quo of mediocrity with innovative wellness program designs.

Power Up - Brisling Sardines

Power Up: Brisling Sardines

Yuk? We say yum! The addition of avocado makes this innovate take on sardines on toast not only nutritious, but delicious.

Walk More

Improve Your Health by Walking More

Nordic walking burns 20-45% more calories than regular walking and engages 90% of the muscles. Ramp-up your walk by adding walking poles.