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Informing You of the Latest Health News:

It doesn’t take much to make a huge difference for others (and yourself) at work. This is a terrific article about meaningful relationships.

https://hbr.org/2013/02/how-to-give-a-meaningful-thank

Speaking of Economic Health…The U.S. Economy & Stock Market is strong. This Growth is a Security Blanket for Canada. (nov, 2014)

http://www.macleans.ca/economy/why-americas-economy-has-taken-flight/

Keep Yourself in Action to Stay Young and Live Longer. This is a great article in MacLeans about the role of fitness in your working life (nov. 2014). 

http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/older-faster-and-way-stronger/

You are what you eat! Consider how much re-boot you get at lunch. Check out the Oct 17, 2014 Harvard Business Review.

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/what-you-eat-affects-your-productivity/

 

Understand the business and science alliance campaign to rethink how mental illness is studied & approached. 75 Business Leaders from the European Union’s Corporate giants, will kick off a Business Leadership Forum Oct 8, 2014 to make workplaces more ‘brain healthy’. 

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Fighting+depression+Canadian+driving+science+business+find+cure/10264760/story.html

Exercise Breaks Improve Learning

An Oregon study concludes http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/including-exercise-breaks-during-class-time-seen-as-a-way-to-boost-learning/article20808453/

New 2014 Research Confirms Exercise Prevents Depression

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25259918

Just Because Our Weather is Changing, Don’t Give Up Your Summer Commitments to Exercise

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health-advisor/its-september—but-thats-no-reason-to-be-less-active/article20491474/

Meyers-Briggs (MBTI), Strengths Finder


Mood Disorders Society of Canada & the World Health Organization’s findings

DV_200276808-001http://www.mooddisorderscanada.ca

  • 1 in 5 Canadians will have a mental illness over our lifetime
  • 10.4% of Canadians have a mental illness at any given time
  • 12% have experienced an anxiety disorder
  • 8% Canadians have experienced major depression
  • 80% respond well to treatment
  • highest rates of anxiety occur between ages 20 – 29
  • women are twice as likely to experience depression
  • 75% of Long Term Disability claims in Canada relate to mental illness
  • Annual loss to the Canadian economy due to mental illness in the workplace is $14.4 billion
  • projects that mental disorders’ share of the total global disease burden will rise to 15% by 2020 (50% increase from 1990).

 


The Inverted Relationship Of Love and Stress

Jo-Anne Weiler, North Shore News
Published: Sunday, May 04, 2008

CI_ITF238024If you have found yourself falling out of love with your partner, your job, or your life, you may well find that over functioning in your life can be a major contributor to this malaise.
In this fast-paced, demanding North Shore lifestyle, our culture seems to value more organized activity and programming for family members, more emphasis on achieving, competing and winning, and less time to relax in the simplicity of play.
Love has an inverted relationship with stress. The more multiple stresses we take on, the less love we will process in our brain.

The faster we go through our day, the less we will take in as fulfilling or meaningful in life. (click for more)


Stay connected with anger for better results

Jo-Anne Weiler, North Shore News
Published: Sunday, September 07, 2008

Anyone who was trying to work from candlelight/sending staff home/or closing down their small businesses on Richards Street recently (due to the underground fire and electrical power outage) knows the impact life’s little disruptions can have on our psyche.

Did your reactions go to blame (who’s fault is it?), name calling (how incompetent), or to retribution (who’s paying for the loss of business?) Well, guess what, you’re human after all. There is however, another way to process triggers that snag feelings of anger. Better results and connections are just steps away. When you get past the power struggles (a pun) there is a heartfelt place where we can grow and develop ourselves (as well as our downtown systems).

If we have tools to experience frustration/anger and then process the thoughs they lead us to, anger becomes helpful information. (click for more)