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Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

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Tax Time is here.

We should all be completing our returns…why? There are many benefits to completing your tax returns: For the Employee: To verify that your employer has deducted CPP, EI Benefits and Income Tax properly and to qualify for the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB). For Parents: To qualify for benefits for your children. First of all… Read more »

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Become An Expert Listener in Five Steps

So much of our effectiveness at work is through the relationships we develop. How do we strengthen those connections and improve communication and understanding? And how do we do that in this busy world of work? The answer is “shift to listening” — really listening! We focus so much on telling, instructing, and conveying messages…. Read more »

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Tips to Nurture Loving Relationships All Year Long

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Carizon staff share some skills and traits that help to nurture and sustain loving relationships all year long. Love yourself.If you have self love, you can tolerate differences in others. If you feel good about you, your behaviour tends to be in keeping with how you feel about yourself…. Read more »

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Four Stress Strategies To Manage Financial Worry

Desjardin Financial reported that 61% of people cited personal finances as their #1 source of stress. And just like physical, emotional and environmental stress, financial stress can become overwhelming. It is estimated that employees with debt are spending 1 hour per day dealing with money at work. According to a Mayo Clinic report, there are… Read more »

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3 Tips to Improve Workplace Communication

The first step is to have some face-to-face communication! Email/chat has overwhelmed our workplace communication methods. We couldn’t work without the speed and immediacy that electronic communications provide. But — the big but — is that “e-mail,” by definition, is just words, making this form of communication much more easily misunderstood than face-to-face conversation. Over… Read more »

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Low Cost Ideas for Winter Family Activities

Family Day is fast approaching – Monday, February 16th. It is a time to celebrate families and to think about how spending time together can strengthen our relationships. The staff at Carizon has provided a list of winter family activities that are either free or low cost and provide fun for the whole family on… Read more »

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Can work be safe, when home isn’t?

That’s the title of a new Pan-Canadian study that shows the enormous scope and impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces. Of the more than 8,400 workers who responded to a 2014 survey conducted by the University of Western Ontario and the Canadian Labour Congress, a third report they have experienced domestic violence at… Read more »

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Be SMART About New Year’s Resolutions

There is something about a new year that compels us to set resolutions to make big improvements in our lives! But, many New Year’s resolutions are broken before January is even over, and we feel worse than had we not set a resolution. The “just do it” approach may serve to sell Nike, but it… Read more »

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9 Thinking Habits to Avoid in 2015

Sometimes our thinking habits can deflate us. If we can identify those thought processes, we can take the first step to breaking them. Do you: Over-generalize? When a single incident in your life becomes a huge pattern of defeat, you are overgeneralizing. This is what I always do. I never get it right. Succumb to… Read more »

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Seeking Unbiased Info About Managing Money?

Are you looking to increase your budgeting skills? Do you want to know more about interest rates or about your credit bureau? Are you considering buying a home, but aren’t sure if it’s better to rent? We all have lots of questions when it comes to making good decisions around managing our money. But where… Read more »

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