Feeling genuinely valued and appreciated in the workplace has a tremendous impact on employee satisfaction, engagement, and performance. However, in many workplaces, managers and leadership often forget to recognize the hard work of their staff. When employees feel their efforts go unnoticed, they begin to experience a decline in morale, disengagement, and burnout. As an […]
Are you familiar with the analogy of having a stone in your shoe? When someone refers to a stone in their shoe, they are often denoting a persistent problem – either something that nags at them or issues that bother them, upset them, or even make them angry. These issues require that we stop, pull […]
Don’t you love this time of the year, the start of it? In many ways, the New Year lies before us like the perfect country road in the spring, a new year of growth.
As we head into the final month of the calendar year, now that Black Friday is over, the focus starts to sprint towards Christmas. I want to ask if you would take a couple of minutes to think about the thinking.
How often have you thought, or even heard yourself saying, you’d like to be more content? You’d like to be more satisfied? Or I would be more content if…
Doesn’t it feel like sometimes we are caught in a squeeze play? The pressure of completing work assignments, family responsibilities, and meeting workplace expectations, all while maintaining our mental health, yet are we given the authority to make those necessary, final decisions?
The hardest part of wellness, or at least for most of the people I talk with, is to stop thinking of it as not being sick or ill. Yet there is nothing that new. I want to share a poem called And the People Stayed Home’ at the end of this newsletter, but read and then notice the year it was written!
What I am really saying is just what Grandma would say, “what you are speaks so loudly, people cannot hear what we are saying.” Picture the scene; have you ever had one of those weeks where it seems so draining, yet if someone asked what we did – it would be hard to put into words? […]
For February, I thought I’d honour Groundhog Day. It seems to be a constant theme for so many of us! I am sure you have seen it in others, as I have, yet when we look in the mirror, do we not see the same pattern? I know I get caught on this treadmill. But […]
Had a fascinating experience the other day. To be honest, having my office with a big front window sometimes feels like I am practicing being one of those nosey neighbours or retired ones.