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Forget Work-Life Balance — Think Work-Life Integration

October 30, 2020 |
Work-life balance

Work-life is about more than striving for balance; it is about healthy integration of everything we do. As career professionals, we help clients take a whole person approach, creating synergies between all areas that define “life” — work, home, community, learning, personal well-being, and health. More and more, we are finding that the perfect work-life balance rarely exists. We find ourselves juggling multiple responsibilities and often our work lives blend in with our personal lives. The term “work-life balance” implies that “work” and “life” are two separate things. We are…

The Pursuit of Work-Life Balance: Step Back to the Shore

October 26, 2020 |

It’s been over 10 years since I became a mom and a business owner, back-to-back. I tried my best to prepare, but each role involved a lot of “learn as you go.” One of my biggest personal challenges was finding a way to simultaneously meet the needs of both of these high-demand roles. When things got tough — and trust me, they often did — I told myself I needed to find a better way to achieve balance. I wanted to be a loving, caring mother while also performing as…

Self-Care: Tips, Resources, and Inspiration

October 21, 2020 |
Work from home office

I recently found out that it’s highly likely I’ll be working from home until the summer of 2021. That will make it a total of 16 months — and it could be even more! My personal situation aside, I do know that many people have already returned to their physical work locations, with many new safety and social-distancing measures in place. Whatever situation we find ourselves in, we all need to focus on self-care. Every day, we hear and read terminology such as “wellness” and “self-care,” but why are these…

Work-Life Balance Primer

October 19, 2020 |

Work-life balance is important to career development in many ways — for careerpros and our clients. Here are three self-help articles that are sure to stimulate thought on how you can work towards gaining balance between your personal and professional lives. Personal Time: How To Regain Balance In Your Life Overview: Helps people to evaluate what is important to them and then how to use the time available accordingly. There are no simple answers to these questions. From an evaluation perspective, it would be possible to use this with individuals in career…

The Importance of Breathing and Balance

October 2, 2020 |
Breathing and balance, woman focused on breath

It took a pandemic to teach many of us about the relevance and importance of work-life balance. Setting healthy boundaries for ourselves became a necessity. Suddenly, our school age children were sharing our workplace and competing for our time and attention. Our social connections were abruptly cut off as the fear of infection became a new reality, particularly for our vulnerable populations. Our world of work was not spared the effects of the rapid response to the pandemic, sending our complacency for a spin. Essential work took on a whole…

50+ Helpful, Fun, and Educational Resources For and About Kids

May 6, 2020 |
Smiling little girl at laptop

Well-Being Support for Kids and Parents How to give your kid a special birthday while stuck at home (Today’s Parent) Working from home with kids feels unsustainable. Here’s how to ease the burden. (Vox.com) Mental Health and Well-Being Resources (TDSB: Toronto District School Board) Helping Kids in Changing Times  (TDSB: Toronto District School Board) How to support student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic (School Mental Health Ontario) Kids Help Phone provides a 24/7 e-mental health service. Talking to children about COVID-19 and its impact (CAMH: The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Talking to your anxious…