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Why mental health matters in the workplace

Source: www.thestar.com

Mental health has a big impact on the workplace. It can affect worker productivity, company profits and ultimately the country’s economy. Yet most employers do not have a mental-health strategy in place.

“Every day, Canadians struggle with mental health, whether it’s their own or that of a loved one, friend or colleague,” says Allison Cowan, Director of Workplace Health Research for the Conference Board of Canada. In a survey of Canadian employees, the Conference Board found that 44 per cent reported a mental health issue, one they were currently experiencing (12 per cent) or had previously experienced (32 per cent).

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One-Two (Gut) Punch: What Comparison and Jealousy are Trying to Teach Us

Source: coachfederation.org

I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram when all of a sudden, I saw it: one of my favorite former clients (I will call her Katie) and my celebrity coach crush—together. I couldn’t believe my eyes, or the flood of emotions in my heart. Why was Katie there? Why didn’t she tell me she was going to be in the area attending that event? If she wanted to work with a coach, why didn’t she come back to me? What does that coach have that I don’t? My head was spinning trying to make sense of what I was seeing. With the flood of adrenaline my brain, I was processing this Instagram picture as a threat.

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6 Simple Ways to Train Your Brain for Happiness, According to Science

Source: www.inc.com

Very small changes can have a very big effect on your emotional outlook.

There’s a lot to be said for being happy. It makes you better at your job, healthier, likelier to have good relationships, and can even extend your life. Plus, if you’ve tried both being happy and unhappy, then you already know being happy is much more fun.

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