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Inspiration vs. Obligation

A new year is an opportunity to re-evaluate, prioritize and upgrade your life. What do you feel most inspired to do, learn, and explore in your life? Are you living with inspiration or obligation? Who brings out the best in you and what obligations and responsibilities are you ready to release that no longer serve you? How can you give yourself full permission to do more of what fills you up and let go of the rest? Decide what kind of life you really want, then say no to everything that isn’t that.

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 26

Did you know, according to the Mental Health Commission, on any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians are unable to go to work due to mental health problems? Have you experienced this in your workplace? I would encourage employers to have a Workplace Mental Health Strategy that includes the 13 factors of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. When considering each factor, read the definition, and then come up with action plans that make sense for your workplace. You will see a return on your investment. Take small steps to make positive changes today!

Workplace Wellness This Holiday Season

The holidays bring plenty of joy, but it can also be a stressful season for many. Focus on workplace wellness to help employees maintain healthy habits and mental health. Choose healthy options for holiday events and give gifts of wellness to employees this year i.e., onsite massages or stress management lunch and learns. Encourage employees to stay active by hosting onsite yoga classes. Support employee’s financial wellness with minimal budgets on events and partnering with local business for discounts and promotions. Be mindful of your decisions and the impacts it may have on your employees. Healthy & Happy New Year!

Celebrating 100 Years!

It was the third charter in all of Canada to be formed back in 1921, and on November 26th, the Lions Club of Winnipeg officially celebrated 100 years of existence. Hitting the century mark is a big milestone and the service organization celebrated by holding a Gala Dinner at the Hotel Fort Garry on November 20th. The Winnipeg landmark was also the site of the Lions’ very first function, as well as their 50th anniversary. For details to become a member, or to apply for a volunteer position on the Board of Directors with Lions Housing Centres, call 204-784-1236.

Clean Homes and Safe Gatherings

December is a busy time for everyone, with activities like sports, shopping for the holidays and with the New Year soon approaching. Hosting family gatherings requires a lot of work and preparation, and cleaning is a big part of getting things ready for those events. Having cleaning professionals take care of getting your home sparkling clean and ready for your guests can help take some of the pressure off, so you can focus on other things. Keeping your guests safe and healthy is also important and high-touch disinfectant services can help keep your home bacteria and virus free so you can relax and enjoy the day!

Stress and Your Nervous System

Humans cannot withstand being in a long-term state of emergency. When we encounter a stressful “event”, we have an expected physiological response (heart rate increases, pupils dilate, blood shuttles to our extremities and away from our organs), and after a few hours, we should return to a more balanced state. Research shows blood flow increases in our “hindbrain” away from our “forebrain,” meaning we become more emotional vs. rational. Talk to your chiropractor about how stress manifests in your nervous system and what they can do to help. In the meantime, work on lowering stress levels any way you can!

Looking for a way to Release Stress?

Raindrop Technique is a type of body therapy that aims to reach all levels of the body, mind, and emotions. The purpose is to stimulate every organ, and muscle of the body at a cellular level using natural essential oils that support the immune system with the intention of bringing the body into balance and encouraging the release of toxins. A Raindrop session may support symptoms associated with anxiety, stress, headaches, muscle/back pain, etc. Sometimes the detoxification process results in bodily soreness, headache, sinus drainage, coughing or a rash on the skin. For most, their experience is a pleasant sense of improved wellbeing, relaxation, and increased energy.

Workplace Wellness This Holiday Season

The holidays bring plenty of joy, but it can also be a stressful season for many. Focus on workplace wellness to help employees maintain healthy habits and mental health. Choose healthy options for holiday events and give gifts of wellness to employees this year i.e., onsite massages or stress management lunch and learns. Encourage employees to stay active by hosting onsite yoga classes. Support employee’s financial wellness with minimal budgets on events and partnering with local business for discounts and promotions. Be mindful of your decisions and the impacts it may have on your employees. Healthy & Happy New Year!

Kickboxing Benefits for Women

Kickboxing is one of the best cardiovascular and muscle conditioning activities for women of all ages, offering many health benefits. Some benefits include: 1) Toning your whole body. Kickboxing helps engage all of the muscle groups in your body, and helps strengthen your core. 2) Burning fat and calories fast. Kickboxing can burn about 500 calories in 30 minutes and help burn belly fat. 3) Helping with stress relief. Kickboxing can release endorphins and help you release stress. 4) Teaching self-defense moves. You can learn how to protect yourself. 5) Boosting confidence. You’ll feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.