15 Minutes is Enough to Make a Difference

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 CAROL JONES Believe it or not, gardening or yoga could save your life. It sounds slightly exaggerated, but if you read the series of articles on this site about taking steps to improve well-being, exercise comes up in almost every one of them. Solid research prescribes exercise as a solution to so…

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The Potential for MSD in Childcare Workers

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019 OLIVIA MONK-SAIGAL   Childcare workers As a childcare worker, we are naturally concerned over the safety of the children, but often times, we overlook our own safety, which can potentially affect child safety. Whether you’re working in a childcare facility, caring for infants, toddlers, or preschool age children, one of the…

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Getting Past Blue Monday with Your New Years Resolutions

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019 CAROL JONES     The beginning of a new year is a traditionally a time for introspection and to sometimes reevaluate life choices. This inevitably leads to New Year’s resolutions, which, in my view, can sometimes take the joy out of new beginnings. Resolutions that are too ambitious inevitably result in…

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Know When It’s Time To Go

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019 CAROL JONES   I have a friend who was experiencing burnout at work, and although his initial response was to try to overcome the issues associated with burnout – and there are many strategies – it gradually got to the point where the best advice I could give him was to…

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Back to Work: Is it Time for a Work-Life Balance Check?

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2019 CAROL JONES The holidays are over; time to get back to work. Don’t groan! Work is a good thing. It gives us purpose, establishes a routine, presents an opportunity to meet and interact with people and, of course, generates a paycheck. Work is good. On the other hand, it is sometimes…

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Drink to Your Health: Leave Out the Alcohol

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018 CAROL JONES     The holidays can be a difficult time for people who, for whatever reason, do not drink alcohol. Holiday parties, festive dinners and lunches, office celebrations – they all involve booze, including yummy specialty cocktails like rum and eggnog and peppermint mimosas. What’s a non-drinker to do? It…

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Too harried to be merry? How to beat holiday stress

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018 CAROL JONES Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Have you made a list, put up the decorations, driven to the mall, tried to park at the mall, ordered a turkey, mailed out Christmas cards…? Are you having fun yet? If the answer is “not really,” don’t feel guilty. You are experiencing…

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Too Much Holiday Happiness Can Harm Your Health

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018 CAROL JONES   Ah, the holidays. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, plum pudding, shortbread cookies, pie … and that’s just the main feast. I also love the parties with yummy hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails, the office Christmas pot-luck and those endless lunches catching up with old friends during the holidays. But when it’s all…

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