25 Mini-Break Ideas

Lynda Monk

relaxation, break, self-care, mental health

Invitations to pause and take a break are all around us. “Mom, will you play a game of Monopoly with me?” asked my 9-year-old son, Jesse.  “Mom, will you come biking with me?” asked my 10-year-old son, Jackson.  Even the dog wants to take a mini-play-break, bringing me her stuffed monkey with the hope of a game of tug-of-war together.  … Read More

9 Tips to Stop Procrastinating

Wendy Loewen

procrastination, procrastinating, time management, self-help, self-care, mental health

What things are you a pro at avoiding? Or more gently said, what things do you mentally move to tomorrow? What are the tasks you should do that you just don’t seem to find the time for, the will for, or the interest in doing? We all have our list. These are the things we find a way to justify … Read More

Summer Challenge: Stay Motivated AND Get Some Rest

Sheri Coburn

motivation, stay motivated, self-care, planning, summer, mental health

It is no secret that summer is always long awaited. Plenty of us struggle to stay motivated at work during the warm summer months, while others struggle to slow down, get outside and absorb some much-needed Vitamin D. The question this begs is, “Can we do both?” Can we stay motivated, remain focussed and embrace new and necessary tasks when … Read More

Work-Life Balance: 5 Strategies for “Keeping it Real”

Elizabeth Shein

work-life balance, self-care, time management

We hear this phrase a lot these days. It’s sometimes tossed around like it’s easy to achieve. “Is this even possible?” you ask. More than ever before, we play many different roles in our lives. We are workers, parents, spouses, friends, caregivers of elderly relatives and volunteers. It’s not easy to achieve balance among all these competing priorities. New technologies … Read More

What is Mindfulness Anyway?

Elizabeth Shein

mindfulness, mindfulness practice, mental health, breath, breathing, well-being, self-care, meditation

More and more, I hear people saying they want to try mindfulness. There has been a huge surge of interest in it. If you google “mindfulness,” you will get almost 50 million hits. But what is mindfulness anyway? Mindfulness is a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully paying attention to what is happening, what you are … Read More

5 Tips to Stay Motivated and Relax this Summer

Sheri Coburn

summer motivation, stay motivated, relax, slow down, summer vacation

Plenty of us struggle to stay motivated at work during the summer months, while others struggle to slow down, get outside, and absorb some much-needed Vitamin D. The question this begs is, “Can we do both?” Can we stay motivated, remain focused, and embrace new and necessary tasks when every morsel of our being is telling us to get reacquainted with … Read More

Reset Your Mood with a Forest Bath!

Elizabeth Shein

forest bath, exercise, mental health, well-being, personal development

In many of our workshops and webinars, we talk about a variety of ways to reduce stress and improve mental health – including exercise. One of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise is walking. Aristotle even taught while he walked and made the outdoors his classroom. The benefits of walking in nature date back to antiquity. Not surprisingly, recent … Read More

Mindfulness: 5 Easy Steps to Begin

Vicki Enns

mindfulness, self-care, intention, well-being, practice

Mindfulness – chances are you already know a little bit about it. It’s said to be able to help anybody and can take only minutes of your day, which is part of its popularity. Does this have you rushing to the nearest self-help section of the bookstore? Or, more likely, searching for mindfulness tips and tricks online to achieve the … Read More

7 Tips for Setting Realistic New Year’s Goals

Lana Dunn

new year, new years, new years resolution, goals, goal setting, commitment, achievement

Happy New Year! The start of the new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and clarify the path forward. These seven tips will help you set realistic goals to make this your most productive, successful, and enjoyable year yet! Build on PAST SUCCESSES – A great way to start setting goals for the new year is … Read More

10 Tips for Mindful AND Joyful Holiday Eating

Elizabeth Shein

mindful eating, overeating, mindfulness, well-being, health, mental health

The holiday season is here, and no matter how you may celebrate (or not), this time of year often involves eating – lots of eating. This is often followed by a “food hangover” or weight gain and a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and eat healthier. Does this yearly mantra sound familiar? The food paradise of the holiday season … Read More