You might instinctively know that listening carefully, demonstrating interest, showing that you care, and offering reassurance are naturally part of what you must do when interacting with people daily, but what happens if you reach a point where you feel completely exhausted by having to do this all the time? You can feel that you’ve reached a limit you weren’t even aware you had. What you may be experiencing is compassion fatigue.
Back to School can Bring big Changes and big Worries: What to Watch for to Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Often as summer days are winding down, it’s common for children, teens, and young adults to feel anxious and develop apprehensiveness about the upcoming school year. As parents and caregivers, it’s essential to recognize and address signs of stress and anxiety so that they can provide support and guidance. In this article, we’ll offer some ideas about how stress and anxiety may present themselves and address possible reasons why they have cropped up.
The Intersection of Sexual Identity and Mental Health
If someone were to ask you who you are, how would you answer that question? We would likely share the things that we instinctually feel form our identity and are essential for us to express. However, we would also likely assess the environment and situation we find ourselves in first to determine the degree of information to share. We gauge other people’s potential interests, determine if ...
Coping with Childhood Trauma from Past Abuse and Neglect
In this article, we’ll be exploring the topic of past childhood trauma. While we always intend to be helpful when presenting information, we only encourage you to proceed if you recognize how this could affect you. Only you know best if it’s something you want to continue with. Please remember that if you have experienced past childhood trauma personally, we want to encourage you to take breaks while reading, especially if you are feeling uncomfortable or strongly react to what we’re sharing. We’ve included some resources near the end of the article that you may want to consult.
Immigrant Employees Settling in North America
There are many reasons why someone may emigrate from their home country. Most often, they are attracted to the idea of enjoying a better life with the prospect of obtaining improved living conditions, accessing high-quality education, finding safety from violence and persecution, and discovering enriched earning potential through a broader range of work and career opportunities. Canada and The United States are known worldwide as countries that support immigration.
Many employers recognize that there is tremendous potential to diversify their workforce’s talent and increase their institutional skills and knowledge by hiring immigrants to fill vacancies. However...
Provincial dental fee increases for 2023
It’s that time of year, when most provincial and territorial dental associations release their annual fee guides. We use the data in these guides to determine the maximum reimbursement amounts for dental services. Typically, there’s an increase in costs across the board.
When you Fear the Unknown: Coping with Uncertainty
We do our best to talk ourselves into believing many different things when facing something unknown. Sometimes, we say that "everything happens for a reason," "this too shall pass," or "it is what it is" to calm our minds, soothe our worries, and ease our fears. While it's not always as simple as that, we are processing and trying to cope with uncertainty. It's instinctive. We need reassurance and clarity to feel secure.
In this article, we'll reframe uncertainty as a part of life that is constant and explore signs to recognize when it's affecting us negatively. We will also investigate why we have such difficulty dealing with uncertainty, a trait referred to as Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU). There are things we can do to become more comfortable with uncertainty – since it doesn't ever go away entirely and can resurface when you least expect it.
The Mental Health Index by LifeWorks™
The mental health of working Canadians improved modestly in December yet remains at a level that is only modestly higher than the most distressing period of the pandemic.• At 64.6, the mental health of Canadians improved slightly from the prior month.
Thriving in Hybrid Work Environments
”Going to work” means different things to different people. Some workplaces successfully adopted hybrid work models long before the pandemic, and the remote work revolution continues to be a major trend in today’s competitive job market.
Before this surge in hybrid working models, employers trying to attract young talent focused on offering innovative workplace cultures and enjoyable on-site work experiences. Today, positive employee experiences are less about onsite perks but rather focus on flexibility and work-life balance.
Preventing Burnout – The Importance of Vacation Time
An interesting phenomenon has been happening in workplaces for a while but seems to have intensified in recent years. More and more people are declaring that they are burnt out. At the same time, people are becoming more reluctant to take time away from work. While it’s true that some associate it with the whirlwind of changes that we collectively have experienced while living during a global pandemic, and we can agree that this may have intensified it, we think it’s worth some closer examination.
Our lives are full of ups and downs that bring joy and challenges. The variation and somewhat unpredictable nature of life’s moments can make us feel like we are on a rollercoaster of experiences and emotions at different times. When we know what these events are doing, we can respond to them with more tools we have built up in ourselves, and something often referred to as resilience. Recognizing the psychological and physiological effects that result is an essential skill.
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