Work/ Life Balance

Work-Family Balance Isn't Just an Issue, It's a Movement

Eva Pomeroy | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living
Eva Pomeroy

In our effort to gain rights for individuals, one significant collective was left out of the equation: family. But change is afoot. Something new and exciting is happening in feminism and it's about children and their care. In academia, the need to address childcare has been called "the unfinished business of feminism" and "the unfinished revolution."

Is the Workplace Culture at Amazon Progressive or Destructive?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Business
Marcia Sirota

Work-life balance is non-existent at Amazon; an 80-plus hour work week is the norm. I imagine that the relentless pace, combined with the stress caused by this ruthless atmosphere, must be wreaking havoc on the mental and physical well-being of these employees.

This Company Exemplifies the Power of Work-Life Integration

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

The seamless integration of work and life has been imperative to the growth and successes of Clif Bar & Company. By fostering a community connectedness through group exercises, community service, and shared weekly organic meals together in their in-house cafe, they've openly discussed the types of food they want in their diets and for their families.

Make Time to Unplug and Put Your Phone Away

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

I quickly realized that the typical entrepreneur life wouldn't cut it for me. So I made a decision to give my workday a definite ending point and that ending point would mean I put away my phone every single night before bedtime. Both my husband's and my phone never even come upstairs!

Three Ways Women Can Empower Each Other in the 21st Century

Corina Walsh | Posted 08.15.2015 | Canada Business
Corina Walsh

Women today are blessed with choice. Women in the Western world get to choose whether they want a career, to have kids, or both. It seems to be a rule of law however, that whatever choice a woman makes today someone is ready to point out that her choice is the wrong one.

5 Secret Weapons for Managing Stress

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 08.09.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

Gone are the days where we don't look at the mind body connection. In fact, the more research that rolls out the more we see it as the ABSOLUTE connection needed to bridge the gap not only for treatment of, but also in prevention of the many chronic diseases facing developed nations today.

6 Apps to Help Parents Manage a Busy Household

Karin Campbell | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Parents
Karin Campbell

There are so many amazing benefits to being a parent, but not a single one of them involves free time. Whether you're juggling summer camps and activities or thinking about how you're going to manage life when the school year starts again, the time of a parent is always spent on the go.

What Doing the Ironman Taught Me About Leadership

Joe Strolz | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Business
Joe Strolz

On July 26, after nine months of intense training, I completed Whistler's Ironman Canada - a journey that not only changed me personally, but also professionally.Here are five lessons I learned from (finally) achieving my dream.

Can Canadians Learn to Leave Work at the Office?

Tom Turpin | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

More than half of Canadians don't mind handling work-related matters on their own time. More than half. A new Workmonitor survey from Randstad Canada revealed some troubling insights about Canadian workers' lack of ability -- or lack of willingness -- to leave their work at the office.

Mark McEwan Takes a Restaurant Approach to His Newest Grocery Store

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Dubbed as an urban oasis, Chef Mark McEwan has taken his six years of knowledge from running his first McEwan food store in the Shops at Don Mills and utilized it to plant roots at his newest location in the heart of the financial district, the Toronto-Dominion Centre PATH.

How Scents Can Change Your Mood for the Better

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Scent has the ability to impact well-being in a very powerful way. Our olfactory centre is directly linked to the emotional and memory centres in our brain, which are all bound up in the limbic system, the most ancient part of the brain. This means when we smell we literally feel and create memories.

Get in the "Gone Fishing" State of Mind

Deri Latimer | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

I just set my out-of-office message for the summer, and it reads "Gone Fishing." Although I will literally be doing some fishing over the summer, I really mean for this message to express the state of mind I plan to create. It is a metaphor for how I want to feel and be over summer.

Single in the City and the Census

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

Julie (not her real name) couldn't believe her ears. He wanted to take a break. Another relationship over before it began. She was tired of waiting, n...

Are Smartphones Ruining Your Time Away From Work?

CBC | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Business

Work smartphones have become a common tool for many employees, but is constantly being plugged into the job through one always healthy? Workplace p...

Stop Wasting Precious Time and Allow Yourself Space to Create

Christina Crook | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Living
Christina Crook

Like most 21st-century humans, I am burning the candle at both ends. When I feel the world spinning too quickly and have a moment's respite, I don't look up, I look online. I scroll through Facebook because, well, that's what I do. This indifference to an obviously compulsive behaviour lets a day slip quickly by.

At 52, I Am Finally Happy With the Person I Am

Allyson Eamer | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living
Allyson Eamer

Congratulations to me on having finally arrived at that wonderful place wherein it doesn't matter to me if people don't find me bright, interesting, engaging, articulate or attractive. I am finally -- at 52 -- happy with who I am. I have finally decided that I have things to say that are worth taking note of.

Getting What You Want in Life Is a Lot Like Great Sex

Frank Macri | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living
Frank Macri

Whether in the sheets or the streets, these powerful words of wisdom can actually motivate us all to live with greater joy and fulfillment. It's in these moments of life where we experience pure passion and have what I call a "life orgasm." A life orgasm is a moment when your inner values align with your outer reality.

5 Career Lessons Learned From Travelling the Globe

Rene Samulewitsch | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Business
Rene Samulewitsch

What I didn't expect about my adventures are the lessons I learned that I could incorporate into my everyday business life; tools for managing stress, dealing with conflicting personalities, budgeting, and organizing time. Here's why taking a break will give you insights that will help you enjoy it even more.

5 Ways to Preserve Good Habits During a Transition

Jen Lawrence | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

Whenever I talk to someone who is making a big career change such as going back to work after staying home with kids, or leaving the corporate world to become an entrepreneur, one of the key stressors is the loss of routine. Habit disruption adds to the stress of an already stressful time.

Returning to Work Has Given Me a New Appreciation for Working Moms

Tally Abecassis | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Tally Abecassis

I don't want to read any more arguments about who has it harder, whose work is "real work," who is contributing more to society, or who is doing a better job ensuring her kids become stable, non-homicidal adults. I'm proposing a new form of Internet literature, where one group of moms singles out another group of moms for a job well done.

Dear Working Father: Here's How You Can "Pay" Your Stay-At-Home Wife

Dr. Carolyn Ee | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Carolyn Ee

As a woman and a mother, who has been both a SAHM and working mum, here's a few suggestions as to how you can really repay your beautiful wife. I apologize in advance if you are already doing all of this. You sound like a great guy, so it's quite likely that you are. If you're not, here's what you could do.

Are You Lost or Are You Just Afraid?

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Most of the people I work with come to me because they feel lost and they don't know what they want. At least, they think they don't know what they want. But more than half of the time - heck, most of the time - the problem has nothing to do with knowing; it's the fear associated with the desire.

Dear Daughter, Here's Why I Don't Work

Lydia Lovric | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

The feminists may not like it, dear daughter, but even if I made it to the very top of my profession, even if I drove a fancy company car and went on a slew of business trips, I would feel like an utter failure if any of my kids felt the need to ask me if I loved work more than I loved them.

The Inspiring Reason Google's CFO Is Retiring From His Job

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Living

He just couldn't wait any longer.

How to Entertain Your Kids During Spring Break

Rania Walker | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada
Rania Walker

If you too have possibly exhausted every family farm and play place, and may be looking for some simpler things to do, here are some tips and ideas for how to plan and survive the March Break without too much expense, or guilt, and create some adventures and memories along the way. Remember these don't have to be all day events, just "breaks" throughout the week.