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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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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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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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Holiday Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can seriously harm an unborn baby. Each year in Canada, it is estimated that nine babies in every 1,000 are born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The birth defects and developmental disabilities that result from FASD are preventable by avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. NO amount of alcohol is considered safe… Read more »

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Workplaces Can Celebrate While Scaling Back

The holiday season is just around the corner and leaders in every sector are thinking about how to show appreciation. Although the big “holiday party” has been the customary way to say thanks to employees, many organizations are scaling back. But traditions are important. Appreciation is important. And, a celebration doesn’t need to be expensive… Read more »

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16 Holiday Shopping Habits to Adopt This Season

The excitement of the holiday season is upon us, however, so is the worry of what that means for our pocket books. There are ways to have an enjoyable yuletide without breaking the bank. Make a list and check it twice. Include whom you want to buy for and how much you want to spend… Read more »

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4 Reflections to Help You Manage Grief During the Holidays

Holidays after someone has died can be especially difficult. Many families get together during the holidays, often reminding us again of the loss. There are a few things that it can be helpful to remember, especially if this is the first holiday without a loved one: It’s perfectly normal to have renewed feelings of grief… Read more »

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Students – Do You Know Where You Are Going?

‘Tis that time of year! Thousands of high school students currently enrolled in Grade 12 are on the threshold of having to make one of the most important decisions in life – “What do I want to be?” and “Where am I going after high school graduation?” For many, these are very daunting questions, for… Read more »

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3 ways that Volunteering Contributes to Positive Mental Health

We often think that volunteering is an activity through which we give to others or give back to our community. That’s true! But it’s a two way street. Volunteers also derive great benefits from volunteering, benefits that include contributing to one’s own positive mental health. Mental health is described by the World Health Organization (WHO)… Read more »

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