LEADERS: Stop Obsessing Over Loyalty, focus on Team Envy and Cohesion Instead

Each year organizations lose billions of dollars due to employee turnover. Quite surprisingly, most of it is actually voluntary, and one starts to wonder, what has happened to employee loyalty. In a workforce survey conducted recently, more than 91% of the respondents agreed that they can’t stay with their current organization for more than three years. The definition of employee loyalty has changed in recent years. More and more employees now define loyalty as it … Read more

What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life

“What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful. ~ Dalai Lama Recently I read a beautiful piece titled “What if all I want is a mediocre life”.  The writer emphasized that the world is always pushing us to be better, to hustle, to improve, strive for excellence. The mandate we so often follow in our, social media inundated, everything is always happy, I am amazing, look at me, world is go big … Read more

The Five Best Questions to Ask Yourself During Personal Conflict

We all deal with conflict at some point in our lives. Whether it be at work, home or school. Conflict can happen with anyone, it can be with family, friends, coworkers, bosses, teachers, students or even the person on the street that cut you off and gave you the finger. And conflict can be about anything what-so-ever, no topic is safe from conflict in our world. Conflict can not be avoided; however, it can be … Read more

Using LinkedIn to Transition Brand New Type of Career

It’s time for a new career. Something that is different from what you have been doing for the last 5, 10, 15 years or more. How can you use LinkedIn to Transition Brand New Type of Career? According to Jane Heifetz, author of the Harvard Business Review Article “How to use your linked in profile to power a career transition,” there are some simple but critical ways of doing this. Be sure to check out … Read more

Losing Weight and Reducing Inflammation? Choose Your Words Carefully

You might not realize it but what you say can greatly impact your habits and behaviours as it relates to food and healthy choices. Dr. Mike Breen and I run the Healthy Transformations Weight-loss and Anti-Inflammation program. We have been running this program for five years and and we have seen it time and time again. Mindset makes all the difference and part of your mindset is indicated by the words that come out of … Read more

A Video That Reduced Me To Tears – Facing Your Own Mortality: A Journey of Acceptance

POST UPDATE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2018: Claire Wineland passed away, with complete peace this last weekend. She will be remembered for her spirit. We should be reminded of the preciousness of life. Our condolences go out to Claire’s friends and family. We adored her and will remember her, in our hearts, for as long as our lives grace this Earth. Rest in Peace Claire.   I was inspired by a YouTube video that has been … Read more

Dissatisfied, Dysfunctional Millenial?

Millennial’s still get a bad rap in the workplace. But did you know that some Millennial’s are nearly 40 years old? When I tell people this they say “No, no, no! Millennial’s are twenty-somethings, entitled and disloyal.” Yes, some Millennial’s are in their twenties but they actually cover the span of children born between the years 1980 and 2000. It seems more and more that the word Millennial is not considered as a generation anymore … Read more

PODCAST: Sugar Links – Insulation, Inflammation and Weight Gain

  Prefer to Read it? Check out the transcription below… Interviewer:Hey everybody! welcome to episode 8 of the sugar chronicles been a while since we’ve posted one of these. And today we have a very special guest Dr. Mike Breen. Dr. Breen thank you for joining us today. Interviewee:Thank you very much for having me. This is fun. Interviewer:Yeah So, if you would like to tell our listeners a little bit about who you are … Read more

PODCAST: Finding Your Purpose

  Prefer to read it? Check out our transcription below… Darci Smith: Hey everybody welcome to I don’t know what episode this is of the pod life, we have a very special guest again today Christopher Lawrence who was with us previously on one of our sugar Chronicles, the gummi whorse issue.   Christopher Lawrence: That was a popular issue   Darci:It was   Christopher:It’s still a popular issue, and mine   Darci:It is, highly, … Read more

Are You With The Right Company? Find Out Now!

“I feel like I’m in the right line of work,” he said. “I just don’t know if I’m in the right company.”  Words I hear all too often which is disheartening for three reasons. #1 This may be a sign that the interviewee has not done their due diligence in ensuring the company is the right company prior to accepting the position. #2 This could indicate that the interviewer did not do a “best-fit” hire, … Read more