Work/ Life Balance

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."

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...