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How Can a Watermark Be a Human Rights Matter?
It seems like such a small thing, but a watermark did indeed become a human rights matter. Allow me to explain. I’ll share the short version first and then the detailed journey which I realize some of you may perceive as “banging my head against a wall”. I am definitely tenacious. When I think something […]Read More
The SEED Model™ of High Sensitivity
Did you know that I add the letters “HSP” after my name on my LinkedIn profile and on Zoom? Why? HSP stands for a highly sensitive person and I have this trait. I think it’s an extra piece of information – just like pronouns – that can help others understand something important about me that […]Read More
LG Home Office Makeover Contest
You’ve likely heard me say you can’t have optimal productivity without paying attention to your wellbeing. If you’ve been working at a less than optimal home office and you live in the Greater Toronto Area (City of Toronto, regional municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel, and York), you won’t want to miss this opportunity to level […]Read More
How to Work with Highly Sensitive People
You might have heard the term HSP and wondered if it applies to you or some of your coworkers, or perhaps even your partner. Understanding this trait will be helpful to you in any case as it may help you advocate for yourself, navigate your relationships more effectively, and to better support others. WHAT IS […]Read More
The ABCs of Behavior Change (TM) – for habits that stick
Let me state for the record that though there is a huge focus on making resolutions, I think the new year is one of the toughest times to adopt a new behavior. Many of us have just come through holidays when schedules were thrown to the wind, indulgences beckoned at every turn, and in […]Read More
3 Ways to Keep Your Mindset Strong Through the Fall and Winter
With winter around the corner and Covid-19 restrictions increasing in many places, if you want to feel as productive and calm as possible this season, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep your mindset strong. In fact, I consider mindset Productivity Table Stake number one. If you can hold onto a positive outlook, […]Read More
How to find more productive places to work from home
(This post is sponsored by Samsung Canada and Staples Canada. All opinions – and the cat – are my own.) With more people working and studying from home because of the pandemic, our home study spaces can be seriously under pressure. Nothing is more stressful than having everyone dive into the office for the coveted, […]Read More
New Programs to Help you Work From Home – Better!
Whether you have traded your commute for greater self-care through sleep and exercise, spending more time with your family, or having richer relationships, making working from home work can make life a whole lot better. I have long believed that the ability to work from home effectively, at least part of the time, is […]Read More
Your Employees Need You To Believe That Working From Home Can Work
Are you a leader who has never believed in working from home? Like Marissa Mayer, former CEO of Yahoo! and my last corporate boss, you think that employees need to be in the office to get the job done. The trouble is with millions of workers now being told to work from home, working from […]Read More