4 05, 2021

The Importance of Being Happy

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By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA It’s safe to say that happiness is on everyone’s most wanted list. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines happiness as “a state of well-being and contentment” and “a pleasurable or satisfying experience.”1 What creates that state or experience will vary from person to person, but we can all agree that there’s nothing [...]

14 04, 2021

Wellness Done Right: A Discussion with Libro Credit Union

By |2021-02-23T14:41:11-05:00April 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA We recently shed some light on common mistakes that stand in the way of corporate wellness success and how to avoid them.  (Read the full post here.)  I believe it’s also valuable to examine what corporate wellness looks like when it works and learn from those you have [...]

1 04, 2021

Supporting Mental Health: The Need for Companies to be Onboard

By |2021-02-23T14:40:43-05:00April 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Each year, people across the country recognize mental health through campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day, Movember, and CMHA Mental Health Week.  These are valuable initiatives that raise awareness and promote the importance of mental health, and they definitely need to continue.  At the same time, we need to [...]

18 03, 2021

Addiction in the Workplace: A Topic to Discuss Now More than Ever

By |2020-11-23T12:42:32-05:00March 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Did you know that 70% of people struggling with addiction are employed?  This doesn’t correlate with the stereotype that people who abuse substances are typically deviants that don’t engage in society like the rest of us. Isabelle Wettergren, Health and Wellness Coach and Addictions Awareness Facilitator, shares some truths [...]

4 03, 2021

How Screen Time is Affecting your Employees & What You Can Do to Help

By |2021-02-23T14:40:09-05:00March 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Technology is central to our day-to-day activities, but is it doing us more harm than good?  Screen time has typically been a topic of discussion related to children that the time they spend in front of the television. In recent years, however, this has shifted to include computer use [...]

18 02, 2021

Resiliency: Learning How to Effectively Accept and Manage Change

By |2020-11-23T12:41:43-05:00February 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Every day, each of us faces a variety of challenges both at home and at work.  Within the workplace, people often find themselves dealing with a “stack” of issues that get in the way of performing at their best.  Over time, employees can experience frustration and ultimately burnout as [...]

3 02, 2021

Making Room for Financial Wellness

By |2021-02-23T14:39:49-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Thankfully, we have made progress in changing the belief that health and wellness are personal matters and employers shouldn’t get involved.  Given the amount of time that people spend at work, the workplace offers a valuable opportunity to promote healthy behaviours that improve employees’ overall wellbeing.  When it comes [...]

21 01, 2021

Incorporating Stress Management into your Wellness Program

By |2020-11-23T12:41:10-05:00January 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA According to Statistics Canada, 23% of people over the age of 15 report that most days are “quite a bit” or “extremely” stressful, and that number rises to 30% among the 35 to 54 age group.1 Research indicates that 62% of stressed employees identify work as the main source of [...]

1 12, 2020

Actions that Support Mental Health in the Workplace

By |2020-12-01T10:33:50-05:00December 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Current trends in wellness point to the importance of Total Wellness, which is a more comprehensive view of an individual’s well-being. “With total well-being, wellness isn’t just about healing our bodies. It's about nourishing our minds, spirits, communities and environment through holistic practices that uplift everyone involved.”1 In honour of [...]

25 09, 2020

Let’s Celebrate Healthy Workplace Month!

By |2021-09-14T08:53:46-04:00September 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA October isn’t just about autumn leaves and pumpkin spice… it’s Healthy Workplace Month too!  This month, workplaces across the country will take part in initiatives and activities to encourage health and wellness. Source EWSNetwork is proud to support Health Workplace Month.  Promoting employee health is always important, [...]

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