Setting Priorities in a Hectic Holiday Season

For some, the holiday season is met with excitement and joy; for others, the stress of navigating family commitments, increased financial burdens, and hectic schedules is just overwhelming. No matter what you’re celebrating, the holiday season is a great time to reflect on what really matters in your life . . . and that means […]... Read More
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Spring Cleaning, Quick Wins, and Making Space for Meaningful Work

As I read two very different articles this morning, an academic research article from the Harvard Business Review and a newsletter reflection from motivational speaker and author, Pat Katz, I was reminded of the “ticky contests” that we’ve used within the Life Strategies team to get unstuck. Ticky contests are simple – members of the […]... Read More
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Clues to Work Satisfaction . . . and Dissatisfaction

If you find yourself visiting with colleagues, searching the web, posting to Facebook, or planning your next vacation while at work, you may be dissatisfied in your current role. In a recent study by (check out study results via this very cool Infographic), the top time-wasting activities were using the Internet (48%), socializing with […]... Read More
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Having a Stress-Less Christmas

As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same. ~Donald E. Westlake The holiday season often seems like a great time to relax and […]... Read More
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Knowing What’s Important

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Our last newsletter introduced 10 Tips for Managing Time and Prioritizing Tasks; it included setting goals and rewards, investing time in scheduling, and making effective use of technology. All these tips will help you organize […]... Read More
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Back to School: Accelerate Your Learning Success

I’m definitely a lifelong learner. I recall, as a preschooler, setting up my friends on apple crates, around a shiny blackboard that my Dad had painted for me to write on with chalk. I joined the future-teachers’ club in high school, then got a teaching degree in university. Now I teach university myself – and […]... Read More
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Fun in the Workplace

Did you know there are more than 2 million results when you Google “fun in the workplace”? Clearly I’m not the only one who believes work should be fun! Some of the sites highlight the importance of laughter (e.g., Did you know that preschoolers laugh 400+ times per day compared to 15 times per day […]... Read More
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To Grow is to Change . . .

“To grow is to change, and to have changed often is to have grown much.” – Cardinal Newman This is one of my favourite quotes . . . I have it in my e-mail signature line and framed on my bookshelf. I love change, I’ve changed often, and I continue to grow much (in more […]... Read More

Balance in Transitional Times

We’ve explored the concept of “Balance” in previous blogs; however, as the struggle for balance seems to be a constant challenge in our chaotic world, it seems important to revisit. Balance is an elusive concept that impacts your ability to function at work and at home. It can be difficult to keep life in balance […]... Read More