The mental health impact of temporarily having our freedom restricted to come and go as we please, doesn’t mean we lost our freedom to do, be and believe.
We are collectively grieving life as we knew it. The grief process is expressed differently for everyone, but there is no escaping the five stages of grief which are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.But this grief – grieving the way we expected society to function – it’s different.Unlike when we grieve during a death […]
During the #COVID19 pandemic, self-isolation may be the right decision for you and your family, but it’s easier said than done. Isolation, whether self-chosen or imposed by government, carries risks to your mental health and we need to talk about how to mitigate the risk. If your lifestyle is busy and you are always on […]
I once heard worry described as a down payment on a problem you may never have.By definition, worry is tormenting yourself with disturbing thoughts. If you’re a worrier, you get it. I don’t have to explain to you the anxiety-producing sensations caused by fretting about something that’s out of your control or hasn’t happened yet. […]
Have you ever had the kind of day where it feels like nothing can go right? By the time you arrive at work you’re feeling “off”. You may even announce “Today’s going to be a bad day.” By nightfall, you’re proven right.The triggers for a bad day are endless. Waking up late, heavy traffic, a slow […]
When relationships get into a negative rut: change the soundtrack for an even better work experience.
There’s always that one person. The person who gets under your skin. The two of you just clash. Which, under normal circumstances, doesn’t matter. You could just ignore each other and go on with your life – except you work with this person. Urgh. What do you do? Live in misery; going to work knowing […]
(A message for corporate professionals who love corporate speak.)It’s a thing. For a long time now, in the corporate world and in the personal development space we like to avoid the word problem and replace it with the more gentle and optimistic term “opportunity”. Nice try, but it’s killing your resilience as a team and […]
It’s here! The last holiday season of the decade! For many it’s a joyoux time of year – whereas for others, it’s the time of year most associated with extra stress. There are more events to attend, more tasks to check off the list and more relationship dynamics to navigate. Somewhere in the middle of […]
I hope you had the best summer and were able to soak in every ounce of sunshine and relaxation you could enjoy. For me, I didn’t go to my office once in August and spent my days at the lake enjoying the rewards of a year-long renovation. As I plug back into technology and a […]