Work/ Life Balance

Advice For The Recently Laid Off From Someone Who's Been There

Kim Fox | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Kim Fox

I hope this helps someone who's going through tough times. In my 20 years as a techie/journalist, I've been laid off three times. The first time, I was 25, and it destroyed me. I was young and had very little experience; I lacked a map for navigating.

How To Balance Wellness And Family

Lisa Davidson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Davidson

I know that feeling of saying goodnight to your little one and just wanting to collapse on the couch... As parents we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we let our own health slide. That needs to change.

5 Easy Ways To Find Time For Fitness During The Workday

Heather Gardner | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Gardner

In an ideal world we'd each have a full hour for physical activity every day. But if your workday keeps you moving less and you end up like the 47 per cent of us who are sitting more, short rounds of exercise can add up over the course of your day and have you feeling more energized and alert.

'Having it All' Should Be The Norm, Not The Exception

Jennifer Reynolds | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Business
Jennifer Reynolds

Creating work environments that reflect the reality that both women and men are working and raising children is critical to not only women, but to the competitiveness of the economy. We are not maximizing the talent pool when 50 per cent of the population is absent from the vast majority of leadership roles that shape our economy.

Catherine McKenna Wants To Rethink How Public Servants Work

CBC | CBC News | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Politics

"I had to figure out how I could carve out the time that was important to me."

How To Keep Relaxed In The Office With Yoga

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Sitting at a desk all day can do a lifetime's worth of damage to your body and posture. These yoga exercises can be done throughout your work day and are designed to directly combat the usual wear and tear of office life. Now let's get stretching!

4 Things That Will Help You Love Your Job

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Business
Chakameh Shafii

I think many other entrepreneurs would agree with me when I say coming to work every day gives me a kind of joy nothing else can replace. Feeling like I have an impact and can change someone's way of living through TranQool lets me work longer hours and not regret a single day of it.

Employees Affected By The Recession Are Drinking More

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Romeo Vitelli

Employees dealing with job insecurity, high workloads and general workplace stress may resort to alcohol as a form of self-medication. Though fear of losing their job may cause workers to be more careful not to allow alcohol use to affect their work, the Great Recession is linked to greater alcohol use for those who are still employed.

This Year, Leave Your Office Worries At The Front Door

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Think back to the last time you arrived home and told your family you'd had a bad day. You probably expected them to cut you some slack, and perhaps forgive you for being in a bad mood. Why do we do that? Why do we behave the worst with the people we love the most?

2016 Is The Year I Kick My Addiction To Work

Lenora Thompson | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

Last night, my husband spoke the three most terrifying words in the English language. "Take a break." I was horrified. My blood ran cold. "But, but..." "No buts about it. Take the day off. Why don't you have some fun?" he suggested, smiling. Fun? Fun!? I drew a blank. And that's when I knew I had a problem.

Don't Feel Guilty: Top 10 Tips For Working Mothers

Pamela Lenehan | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Parents
Pamela Lenehan

Most of the adult children of working mothers that I spoke to felt they actually thrived due to their mothers' careers, learning invaluable skills, such as resilience and work ethic.

Lessons For Prospective Entrepreneurs From Small Business Owners

Paul Roman | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Roman

Small business owners are incredibly passionate, often tenacious people. Starting with just an idea, they work long hours and make many personal sacrifices in order to spur their business towards success. Still, nine in 10 entrepreneurs say they love being a business owner. So, what's their secret?

My Journey To Creating Access To Decent Work For Women In Africa

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

My life's story has led me on this path to wanting to make access to decent, empowering work available to women through the acquisition of tradeable skills. Decent employment for women is the main escape route out of poverty in Africa, and it strengthens the link between economic growth and aggregate poverty reduction.

Once I Found Work/Life Balance, I Hated It

Erin Blaskie | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Business
Erin Blaskie

Look for the version of work/life balance that is going to work for you and that honours the part of you that can't be turned off.

Dear 20-Somethings, Stop Settling

Laila Eman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Business
Laila Eman

I am urging you to stop settling, don't settle for the job that "pays" enough or gives you that "title" you want, because in the end it will only give short-term happiness. If we stop settling and start fighting for the job/lifestyle we want to invest our years with, we will then get a real sense of happiness and fulfillment.

Volunteering Is Just As Valuable As Paid Work

Lisa Abram | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

As my professional life blossomed so did the work expectations and long hours that I needed to put into my demanding career. It was an inverse relationship in the making: the more I worked, the less time I had for personal things in my life like athletics, friends and relationships. Something had to give. And sadly it was volunteering.

The Dos and Don'ts of Job Hopping

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

t job we get post-graduation is not going to be the one we remain in for our entire career. The days of spending decades at the same company are, by and large, behind us. Some may switch jobs once or twice, but others may have to cut their teeth in a dozen positions before finding the right fit.

How Would You Define Yourself in 5 Words?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Our personal brand evolves with us. This is why it's important to continually check in and re-evaluate how we define it. For me, I know I need to take stock again when my gut instinct tells me I am growing and changing. Lately, I have found myself feeling a bit antsy, and I thought revisiting my Five I AMs might help reset my priorities.

WAHM: 5 Things To Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

Bianca Bujan | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Parents
Bianca Bujan

Working from home can be rewarding in many ways, but it's important to see beyond the daydream before making the decision to change your career. Do your research and take the time to plan before you commit to a new lifestyle. Remember that there are always pros and cons to all sides of the working world -- do what works best for you and your family.

Talking About Money Is Good for Your Health

Anita Saulite | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

The American Psychology Association 2014 survey shows that "stress related to financial issues could have a significant impact on our health and well-being." Almost seven out of 10 feel stressed over money matters.

Have a Strategy for Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

Marcia Sirota | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Business
Marcia Sirota

Anyone who works with other people has had to deal with a difficult co-worker at some point in their career. Whether it's the office brown-noser; the office gossip; the person who steals your ideas and claims them as their own; or the jealous and competitive colleague who tries to sabotage your success -- the most important thing to realize when dealing with people like this is that it's not about you.

Work-Life Balance Is No Longer a Gender Issue

Eva Pomeroy | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Living
Eva Pomeroy

The wide-scale entry of women, especially those with young children, into the workplace has been called "one of the most profound changes in Canada in the past quarter century." The impact of this change is widespread and multi-faceted. One major aspect of the change is something researchers call the convergence of gender roles.

20 Signs That Prove You Need A Break From Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living

It all comes down to finding a work-life balance.

Why You Should Leave Work On Time Today And Every Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Living

Workaholics, watch out.

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."