The Worry Epidemic Saps Profits

It didn’t surprise me several years back when the latest edition of Maclean’s, a current affairs magazine from Canada, landed on my doorstep with the headliner, “The New Worry Epidemic”.  It seemed the pressure to perform was hitting everyone, including our children.  Unfortunately, little has changed for the good. Within the corporate realm, there is…

2018: The Year to Get Serious About Soft

Across the planet our jobs are continuing to push people to and past the limit.  Rising levels of stress and long hours at work continue to exact a needlessly harsh toll.  Despite billions lost to absenteeism, rising turnover, disability, insurance costs, workplace accidents, violence, workers compensations, lawsuits and the costs related to replacing workers for…

Work & Life: The Power of Gratitude

Here in the US Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Soon many of us will be taking time to acknowledge what we’re grateful for. Then, after the weekend of feasting, we’ll go back to not thinking too much about gratitude. But gratitude, practiced daily, has powerful effects on our physical health, psychological well-being, our relationships…

Time to Play: 7 Reasons Why You Need To Answer the Call

Having spent a sun soaked Canada Day long weekend boating off a nearby coastal island we came back to Vancouver to a neighborhood street party. Folks of all ages, many new to the ‘hood, had gathered, and the BBQ was pumping out all sorts of deliciousness. Within moments all the kids were off rollicking and…