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Is stuff taking up too much of your physical AND mental real estate?

Is stuff taking up too much of your physical AND mental real estate?

Imagine that you’re moving house…. you don’t want to pack up all that stuff you no longer use so you only take what you absolutely need, want, and love and turf the rest. Yes, you read that right. Unused, unloved and unwanted items should be discarded or donated because they often take up valuable physical AND mental real estate. That dusty souvenir from Aunty So-and-So that we keep in case she comes to visit, that too-tight piece of clothing we…

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Bullying is never OK

Bullying is never OK

Perhaps we first encountered bullying in the school yard, being taunted by our peers. Later, we may have been ignored or left out of a group. Perhaps we have felt picked on by a friend who “means well”. Maybe we’ve experienced online (cyber) bullying that damaged our reputation. Or we’ve been harassed (verbally or sexually) in the workplace by a supervisor or colleague. Do we know the signs? The signs of bullying aren’t always clear. Bullying can be a racial…

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POSTURE PART 2 – CELL PHONES

POSTURE PART 2 – CELL PHONES

Have you heard of ‘text neck‘? It’s the term medical professionals use to describe the neck pain brought on by the position many texters use: head down towards the chest, shoulders hunched up or forward. Patients of all ages are complaining to their doctors about neck, shoulder pain and headaches in alarming rates. Upon examination, some cases of early disk degeneration of the upper spine have begun. This can be the beginning of arthritis or even a hunched back. The lower a person brings their head towards their cell…

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POSTURE PART 1 – LAPTOPS

POSTURE PART 1 – LAPTOPS

Do you spend long hours studying or writing assignments? Do you use a laptop in positions or locations that result in poor posture? Are you slumped over your keyboard for extended periods of time? Here are some tips to improve your posture: Use a desk and chair rather than a couch or bed. Switch from a lap top to a desk top for extended study periods.  Take study breaks, and walk around. Do some stretching exercises of your neck, shoulders, hands and feet….

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Working from Home Can Happen Anywhere

Working from Home Can Happen Anywhere

Are you among the legions of people who work from home? Telecommuters, self-employed, entrepreneurs, self-starters, you are a growing demographic of workers who roll out of bed and into your home office or onto your dining room table laptop. You wear all kinds of attire to the job, from birthday suit to business suit and everything in-between. Sometimes you don’t even work from home—instead, you take it on the road. I recently had a meeting in a park right across…

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