Tag Archives: balance

Redefining our relationship with work

Finding a job that is rewarding and fulfilling is great. But do we expect too much from our work? As with most things in life, it’s how we look at situations that shape our responses to them. I came across … Continue reading

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Spavings: Being mindful of marketing traps

The more you spend, the more you save… Really?

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Wandering Wagon: Putting in that extra ounce of effort

Guest post by Shawn Van Osch (Kingsbridge, Ontario) How many times in a day do you rush through your routines? Maybe you’re in a hurry or maybe you’re just bored of doing the same old thing for the thousandth time … Continue reading

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Hay Bale to the Head: A lesson in work-life balance

We’ve all heard the expression “I’m completely buried with work.” Of course, it’s usually meant figuratively. But there was this one time when I got to witness the literal application of this old adage. As a teenager my younger brother … Continue reading

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And it’s not even diarrhea!: Taking time off when you’re sick

Guest post by Becky Martin (Chiayi, Taiwan) In my adult live, with the exception of diarrhea, I have never taken a day off work due to illness. I’m not saying I’ve never been sick; I just never call in sick. … Continue reading

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Too occupied to occupy

Guest post by Tara Ouchterlony (Kapuskasing and Ottawa Ontario, Canada) When the whole Occupy Wall Street movement started back in September, I was intrigued by what I gathered was some kind of spontaneous protest against banks and big finance. Eventually, … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts that Change Lives

Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post by my friend and former colleague, Alex Sancton. Christmas is coming. As is the materialistic madness that comes with it. But if you’re looking to avoid being peppered sprayed at Walmart or just … Continue reading

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