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Is the idea of a perfect work life balance making you feel anxious or overwhelmed?

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Did you know humans are the only species who project into the future? Worrying about what might happen or planning for what is next without being present in the now. Did you know that focusing on the future breeds anxiety? All other species, plants and animals collectively focus on the present, they go with the flow of the life cycle and truly thrive in the moment.

Striving for a perfect work-life balance can cause us to feel anxious and overwhelmed and it will set us up for failure. Sometimes we are focused on one or two areas in our lives, whether that's for a day, a few months, even a year. But things change and our priorities and focus in life changes over time.

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Create your own work life wellness

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The term work/life balance is often referred to when describing a healthy approach to living. When we consider the definition of balance, according to Oxford Definitions: ('a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions'), it is easy to understand how the term, when used to describe a lifestyle goal, might seem unattainable. Perhaps instead try using the term 'work life wellness. Work life wellness implies that even though most of us have to work, we still need to consider our health and wellbeing at the same time. Creating more space in your day to exercise, taking time for eating better, managing your work hours, and getting to bed on time can increase the chances of living a healthier and more balanced life.

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7 steps to better boundaries for your relationships

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  • ​Your colleague has a habit of belittling you in front of your peers.
  • Your friend calls again at 2 a.m. in distress.
  • A family member insists on dropping in at inopportune times.
  • Your partner has a habit of yelling at you.

If you're feeling resentful, used and/or disrespected you know you have a problem. The solution? Boundaries. 
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Getting through the pandemic holiday season

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Balancing the deep desire for a traditional holiday gathering while combating the feelings of loneliness and isolation because of the Covid 19 pandemic can feel overwhelming.

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7 Reasons Why Weight Management Is So Difficult

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Just eat less and move more. Has that worked for you?

NO! We've been told this for decades, yet people around the world are getting bigger. 

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Stress, anxiety and coping strategies that help!

Stress, anxiety and coping strategies that help!

Mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common types of mental disorders in Canada. In fact, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.

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