Employee Wellness

Strategies for Managing your Expectations at this time of year

As the year winds down we are reminded that we should be planning for the holidays. The list of things you need to accomplish can leave you wondering how you’re ever going to get everything done in time. Homewood Health, through their Lifelines Newsletter, has provided us with tips on how to reset holiday expectations to help reduce holiday stress and enjoy the season.

Sharing a Co-worker’s Grief

When a co-worker experiences the death of a loved one it can be tough to know exactly what to say or do. You may feel uncomfortable, awkward, afraid of intruding or worried that you will say something to make them feel worse. Here are a few helpful things to say and do as well as a few tips for things to avoid.

Helpful Things to Say and Do:

February is heart healthy month: The face of heart disease is changing

Many women think of cardiovascular disease as a “man’s disease”. That’s simply not true. In fact, women are more likely than men to die of a heart attack or stroke.

In Canada, stroke kills 45 per cent more women than men. Women are 16 per cent more likely than men to die after a heart attack. Only one in seven women are aware that heart disease and stroke are their biggest health concern…..

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