Work/ Life Balance

Do You Feel Good Enough?

Anne Day | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada
Anne Day

You'd be surprised at how many women don't. For the last three years I have been immersed in co-authoring a book on why women don't feel good enough ...

I Don't Believe In Startup Unicorns

Joanna Track | Posted 05.02.2017 | Canada Business
Joanna Track

For us digital entrepreneurs, a unicorn is what we call a start-up with a valuation of more than a billion dollars. (Yes, I said billion -- with a B.) It's what every self-employed techie dreams of: coming up with that one needle-in-a-haystack idea that's going to pay off every penny of debt and let you live a carefree life for the rest of your life.

I Make My Employees Go Tech-Free When They Take Time Off

Brian Scudamore | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

We always seem to find the time to check in -- but we rarely take the time to check out. So give yourself and your team the freedom to take a total technology blackout and get some unplugged Facetime with your travel companions. Trust me: everything back at the office will be exactly as you left it.

Complaining About Work Will Only Make You More Miserable

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Living

Just stop and take a breath before you think about venting.

Give Night Owls Work Hours That Let Them Spread Their Wings

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Business
Bruce Mayhew

What are your most productive hours? As workspaces change, it's important we enable our employees to be productive when people are productive. If you are a leader - help your team find joy. You will be rewarded with loyal, hard-working, creative team members.

3 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read

Brian Scudamore | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

As someone with ADHD, who grew up with reading difficulties, sitting down with a book was never my go-to pastime. I preferred hands-on learning over classroom education -- so when I traded in my textbooks to run my own business, I don't think anyone was surprised. But even though I believe experience is the best teacher, there are always opportunities to learn from the experts (whether you're in startup or 30 years into your business).

10 Power Lunches To Get You Through The Week

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

For many of us, the weekend flies right by and before we know it, we start gearing up for the week ahead. Well, we have a little something up our sleeves that will help get you through your weekday dilemmas with our 10 amazingly delicious lunch recipes. Now you won't have to wait for the weekend to roll around to enjoy a hearty meal. You'll be too excited for lunch to even think that far in advance!

A Letter To All The Daughters About To Enter This Crazy World

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Parents
Mary Donohue

You are about to enter the adult world. It's crazy, fun and, if you do it right, you will jump out of bed every morning and race to work. Yes, you will have days that suck, and you will have the occasional boss that sucks, but my only advice to you as you go out into the world, without me, because I can't do this for you, is this.

A Modern Take On Living And Eating Well

Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Living

You’re a modern woman who is constantly on the run. You go to events, spend time with friends and have a demanding job. You're blissfully busy, so how do you make time to eat well, exercise and have a little fun while you're at it? Our AOL contributors list their strategies in collaboration with Dr. Oetker Ristorante Ultra Thin Crust, now available in Kale Bacon Ricotta. How do you take the time to live and eat well?

The Key To Work-Life Balance? Working While You Commute

Brian Scudamore | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

For our COO Erik Church, it's a five-hour flight. He lives in Toronto and works in Vancouver, putting 2,000 miles between home and the office. From his perspective, his flights offer him a rare luxury he'd never find at the office: 10 hours a week of focused work, free from interruption. He believes anyone can do the same.

Love Sleeping? You're Doing Your Company A Solid

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Business

"Well-rested employees are better employees."

Millennials: Get Out Of Their Way

Mary Donohue | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada
Mary Donohue

Last week a Portland, Maine school went viral for teaching Millennials "adulting." Adulting, for those of you who don't know, is that act of performin...

The Single Biggest Career Trend In 2017

Jim Beqaj | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Business
Jim Beqaj

We have been raised all of our lives with the world trying to suppress who we are and telling us who we ought to be to fit in. How bizarre is it that we try to change who we are, to try and fit, versus just being more of ourselves and finding the opportunity that actually fits us?

Invest In Yourself By Striking A Work-Life Balance

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

I have always approached achieving a work-life balance like investing for the long-term. Just as market volatility means every day can't generate gains for your investment portfolio, you can't expect to perform professionally at peak levels all the time. Don't be too hard on yourself and expect professional perfection and growth all the time. Like successful, long-term investing, a life well-lived requires balance and consistency between home and office.

5 Things Working Moms Don't Say Enough

Kate Hilton | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Parents
Kate Hilton

You're up early and you're up late. And in the middle, you seem to be running. Running to the office, to meetings, to soccer games, to the grocery store, to the dentist, to the PTA meeting, to the birthday party for ... well, you can't even remember who the birthday party is for. You say yes to everything, because you're a team player. Try saying these five things instead.

Ditch Multi-Tasking And Get More Done

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living

Internet browser tabs are not your friend

Hey Moms, Dads Are Just As Stressed Out About Finding Balance

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Parents

This is a new generation of super-pumped dads who really want to be engaged with their kids -- unlike any generation before.

Learn To Connect By Disconnecting

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Kunal Gupta

These upcoming holidays, I challenge you to be fearless and disconnect from technology. Connection has been such a powerful theme in my life; it is s...

Baby Steps To Help Moms And Dads Stop Trying To Do It All

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Parents

It's actually hurting your kids.

Why I Took Email Off My Phone

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business
Kunal Gupta

Email, like a bag of chips, is addictive. Even with the most discipline, you will break. Having email on your phone is the equivalent to walking around with an open bag of chips with you. All the time. It doesn't sound very healthy, does it?

How To Regain Balance In Your Life

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

I run out of time every day. I sometimes wish there were 34 hours in a day because that extra 10 hours would allow me to do some of the things I want to get done. When I don't get those things done, I feel I have let people down. I'm currently struggling to balance my work time, my family time and time for me as well.

How To Become A Better Coworker

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business
Alyson Jones

When we realize that such a large portion of our time is actually spent at work, one would think we would be motivated to make this time as pleasant as possible. However, many of us know that this is not always the case. Most people have some sort of war stories from work that involve a difficult coworker or boss who seems bent on making our lives miserable.

The Most Effective Managers Are Kind, Not Nice

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Business
Marcia Sirota

Even though the workplace is not the same as the home, and even though the people at work aren't our family, when we're grouped together day after day with the same individuals, we human beings naturally have family-type reactions to one-another. In other words, interpersonal dynamics at work will often mirror familial ones.

Workplace Burnout Comes Down To Employees Being Too 'Nice'

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Business
Marcia Sirota

The problem is that it's overwhelming to be always doing more than your fair share in your workplace. Being the "nice" person at work invariably leads to mounting stress, exhaustion, frustration and ultimately burnout, when you can no longer cope with the pressures of having to over-perform.

5 Smart Ways To Save Your Back At Work

Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Living

We're bringing back the five-minute stretch break!