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Is The Growth Mindset Really As Good As They Say?

Do you have a growth mindset? Have you heard of this term? As it turns out, a growth mindset has a few harmful effects. I believe if we shift into a play mindset, we can avoid these drawbacks.

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What Workplaces Will Look Like in 2023 and How To Prepare

The workplace of the future requires a focus on flexibility and acceptance. There are skills that all employers and employees will need to succeed in the workplace of 2023. Without these critical social and emotional skills, the great resignation may negatively impact many companies. Ensure you have a hiring and retention strategy that includes these three key factors.

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The Benefits and Risks of Social Media on your Mental Health

Social media is becoming increasingly dangerous and leading to social isolation and depression. There are some benefits, but to capitalize on them, you've got to learn how to use social media healthily.

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How to Engage & Retain People in Times of Resignation

The past two years have been some of the most challenging years to recruit and retain employees, thanks to what is being called The Great Resignation. To succeed in these times, companies need to come up with innovative ideas to improve retention rates.

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How to Improve Diversity In the Workplace

It’s widely thought that improving diversity and inclusion is a top priority for businesses in 2022. If you're looking to be more inclusive, here's what you need to know.

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The Mental Health Implications of War

As our understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has grown, we have begun to realize the far-reaching impacts of war, violence, and conflict on mental health for those who experience trauma. Here's what I believe you should know.

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Why Zoom Conversations Are Tiring & What to Do About It

Back-to-back Zoom meetings feel exhausting — more exhausting than in-person ones. Why? In this blog, I share why these online conversations take more out of us and what we can do about it.

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Generational Trauma: Will COVID Impact Those Not Yet Born & What to Do About It

Generational trauma has become a hot topic, especially as we enter year three of the COVID-19 pandemic. How will this affect future generations, and what can we do about it?

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Deja Vu & Holiday Blues: How to Manage the Stress of The Holiday Season

The holiday blues can affect anyone — but with the right tools, you can learn to cope. Here are some signs to look out for and tips on avoiding this seasonal affliction.

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What Is Happening in Social Media: The Facebook Files

We’ve seen a lot of news coverage about social media lately. The Facebook Whistleblower sparked intense scrutiny over the morality of the social media giant. How did they follow up? By rebranding to Meta. Find out what's happening in social media and how it's affecting your children.

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What to Watch for as We Transition Out of the Pandemic’s Acute Phase (Part Two)

Life after a pandemic is new territory for all of us, and it’s essential to recognize the many things that could be coming up for everyone. In this way, we can go forward into this new phase with compassion, understanding, and empathy. Part one of this blog post discussed hyper sociability, social anxiety post-pandemic, and germaphobia.

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What to Watch for as We Transition Out of the Pandemic’s Acute Phase (Part One)

Are you feeling excited about being able to attend school without masks and social bubbles? Perhaps you’re counting the days until you can attend a music festival or go travelling without worry. As we transition out of the acute phase of the pandemic, everything is looking up — right?

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Break the Online Shopping Addiction Developed During the Pandemic

This past year, a lot has been done through the comfort of a screen. School moved online for many students. Employees around the world transitioned into a home office. Even how we bought our groceries and clothes became more digitized.

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Feeling Anxious Around People? Social Anxiety & What to Do About It

Have you ever arrived at a party only to feel a nervous flutter in your stomach? Maybe you’re worried about saying something silly or not having anything to say at all? For many of us, social gatherings cause a bit of anxiety. This anxiety can range from severe (such as panic attacks or avoidance of social situations) to minor nerves and discomfort.

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COVID-19’s Impact on Pornography

I recently got a call from a colleague. He and his wife are both healthcare workers who have been busy, distracted, stressed, and burnout working in the pandemic. Their fifteen-year-old son, Jake, discovered girls in the last year but was unable to connect with them in real life. He turned to the internet to explore his curiosity and ended up highly addicted to online pornography. Jake withdrew from his friends, sports, and school to make more time for pornography. His grades, sleep, physical, and mental health suffered. Jake eventually became depressed. Filled with confusion and shame he took an overdose of vodka and painkillers he found at home.

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3 Ways to Rethink Student Education in Response to Covid-19

As schools continue to adjust to the shifting realities of Covid-19, parents, teachers and schools have an opportunity to rethink the previous methods of student education. We asked Dr. Shimi Kang, IWF British Columbia member and founder of Dolphin Kids: Future-ready Leaders, the following question - “What are 3 ways to rethink student education in response to Covid-19?” Here's her response:

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Stress, Anger, and Violent Protests: How Are They Connected?

When it comes to our emotions, there’s no way to avoid feeling them. Some emotions are easier to process than others and have minimal impacts on those around us. Anger is one such emotion that can negatively affect our social connections, our communities, and our health and well-being. Have you found yourself getting more irritated in traffic over the last few months? Perhaps you have less patience with cashiers or children telling you stories with a lot of unnecessary details. Do you feel guilty for cutting people off, yelling, or simply being a grumpy presence lately? All of this could be due to your body’s stress response.

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Technology In The Classroom: What Educators Need To Know

Technology is everywhere. It’s driving space exploration. It is making us more efficient at work. It’s keeping us in touch with distant relatives and friends. And now — it has a prevalent place in our classrooms. The question is, is classroom technology a good thing?

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Technology: A Blessing & a Curse During a Pandemic

Parallels have been drawn between the COVID-19 pandemic and the Spanish Flu that ran from 1918 to 1920. However, there’s one major difference that sets these two pandemics apart: technology. Modern technology has played a significant role during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s had both benefits and drawbacks.

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Internal Drive: The Art & Science of Human Motivation

We’ve all known that great teacher, boss, or coach. The one that motivated you to study harder, push farther, or perform more than you ever thought possible. These individuals are great motivators, but are they great at teaching you to motivate yourself intrinsically?

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Adaptability: The Key Ingredient to an Awesome Life

Navigating life’s challenges requires one key thing: adaptability. Stress is an inevitable part of life, but we wouldn’t grow or develop without a certain amount of discomfort. Yet, in our modern world, we’re under such extreme pressure that stress has become a chronic issue.

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Goal-Setting: Accomplishing Goals Through Brain Science

We’re well into a new year, and that means you’re either feeling good about taking steps to accomplish your goals for the year, or you’ve already defaulted back to your old habits and routines. Setting new year’s resolutions is simple. It’s accomplishing them that’s difficult.

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How is Technology Changing Your Brain?

For the first time, humans have the answers to nearly every question in the palm of their hand, limited only by their download speed. The question we need to be asking, however, is how technology is affecting our brains.

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The Science of Giving

The holidays are a time of giving. We not only give thanks but give our time as well as gifts. Giving back is a foundational part of being human, and it provides a sense of closeness and goodwill within a friendship, a family, or even a community. The science of giving shows that it’s not just those that receive benefit, either. Here are the ways giving to someone else could be beneficial for you.

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How to Stay Engaged & Productive While Remote Working/Learning

Staying engaged and productive while working or learning from home can be challenging for many. Microsoft has done research into this and found that the average attention span for most people is now a mere eight seconds.

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Technology & Modern Relationships: Helpful or Hindersome?

Technology affects our modern society in numerous ways, but none more essential than how we connect with others, both in-person and online. The question is, is technology’s involvement in our relationships helpful — or harmful?

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