Work Stress

Secrets On How To Cool The Workplace Drama Queen

Monique Caissie | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada
Monique Caissie

Lisa called me to get some advice about a colleague named Wendy whom she called a drama queen. (Both names are pseudonyms.) She started pointing out ...

What I Learned When My Life Went Up In Flames

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

During the same four year period of chronic illness and injury, I made a radical and terrifying career change, went through a devastating divorce, sold the only home I ever owned, tried to force myself to finish a PhD I hated, lost almost all of my money, and had a personal identity crisis.

More Isn't Necessarily Better

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

I work from home on Fridays. It feels like such a treat. I don't set an alarm, so I wake up when my body wants to. I shlepp around in jogging pants and I spend the day writing or working on administrative stuff. I take a long lunch and I enjoy a manicure or a hot bath or a sunny stroll. I love that I can do that.

What Personal Baggage Are You Bringing To Work?

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

If you're feeling frustrated or exhausted or stuck in your career, maybe it's not your job that's the problem. Maybe it's you. I may be right or I may be wrong, but you should at least consider the possibility. A lot of people bring a lot of baggage with them to work.

Is Your Job Making You Sick? Listen To Your Body

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Think of all of the crap that is going on with your physical health, especially any recurring issues. Only you and your doctor can determine what might be causing these symptoms. But if you have an unresolved chronic issue, or recurring health issues, or multiple health issues, it's possible that some of that is rooted in some neglected stress. Don't you think?

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.

More Work, Less Place. More Flexibility, More Stress. Hello, 2016.

CP Business | Peter Henderson | Posted 01.01.2016 | Canada Business

Freedom and flexibility will come at a price: greater expectations.

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.

Is it ever okay to cry at the office?

Jessica Glazer | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Glazer

In the 1992 film A League of Their Own, Tom Hanks' character, a coach, responds to a female player who started to cry almost uncontrollably when she couldn't handle the criticism, yelling: "There's No Crying In Baseball!! THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!!!"

#BellLet'sTalk Day: Workplaces Need to Get Serious About Mental Health

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

You may have noticed that your social media feeds have been inundated with the #BellLetsTalk hashtag. That's because Bell Let's Talk day is on Wednesday, January 28. We need workplaces that value their employees' mental health. Employers need to lead by example by recognizing workplace signs of undiagnosed depression, such as difficulty making decisions, decreased productivity, inability to concentrate and any unusual increases in errors in work, just to name a few.

This Is Why You Shouldn't Work So Hard

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Living

It's true: working too hard can drive you to drink, said researchers Wednesday who warned of the health risks of such dual excess. An overview of s...

Survey Says: Work Was The Big Stressor For Canadians In 2014

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Living

Whistling while you work may not help melt the stress away, but a little mindful breathing does the trick for some. A new survey of more than 2,70...

Do This Just Three Times A Day To Reduce Your Stress

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Living

If you're feeling stressed, put down the mouse and don't click "Inbox." It's the lesson to be learned from a new study that says easing up on email su...

Your Slow Computer Is Seriously Ruining Your Health

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

A new survey finds that on average, Americans spend two hours a week waiting on their slow computers, which leaves people drained, stressed, and less ...

How to Achieve Modern-Day Work-Life Balance

The Experts At Ford | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Living
The Experts At Ford

These days, employees are expected to be more productive than ever before. So much more is being demanded of our time and energy than any other generation of workers. So how can we ensure that we're achieving an adequate work-life balance?

Stress: Strong Enough For A Man, Made For A Woman

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Living

Most people feel stress at some point during the day. Your relationship could be taking a wrong turn, your kids aren’t doing well in school or your ...

Overcome Work Mistakes: Experts Offer Tips On Owning Up And Moving On

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Living

It's like something out of a bad dream. You're in the middle of a typical day at the office, feeling like your usual confident, competent self. And...