Cheat Sheet: Healthy Work Lunches

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I confess: while working in the financial service industry I ate the same thing at lunch for almost 3 years straight. Greek yogurt and granola; hardly enough fuel to last for the long afternoon ahead of me. Now that I work from home, I make myself healthy, substantial lunches and I can’t imagine going back […]

3 Ways You May be Sabotaging Yourself at Work (and what to do about it).

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As published in The Huffington Post on December 29th, 2015. The past few years have brought forth some distinct women’s voices that question the working woman’s reality. Sheryl Sandberg challenged us to “take a seat at the table” in Lean In. Arianna Huffington redefined success beyond money and power in Thrive. Susan Cain taught us […]

Why We Choose to Be Erotic at Work and Not at Home

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As published in The Huffington Post on December 17th, 2015. Last October, I heard Esther Perel tell a conference room full of women that, “We are willing to be erotic at work and then numb at home.” Some of the audience sat stunned, some winced, and some nodded in agreement. It was a hard hitting truth — […]

How to Fend Off Burnout: Advice from Vicki Saunders

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As published in the Huffington Post Most of us behave as if our energy is an inexhaustible resource. We push ourselves and expect that if we crash and burn, we will rebound again after a little rest. But what if you were only allocated a certain amount of energy that needed to last for your […]

Achieving Bright Futures Through Modern Psychiatry

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As published in Huffington Post on July 7th, 2015. Imagine that you are struggling daily with diabetes that you couldn’t get under control. Your blood sugar levels are fluctuating radically, making it impossible to participate in your usual work and family obligations. You would do anything to get your symptoms under control so that you […]

No Time to Connect With Friends? Try This

As published in The Huffington Post on June 11th, 2015. When was the last time you tried to make plans with your best friend? Did it take three attempts with last minute cancellations before you managed to connect? Most women find it difficult to make time for friends amidst the unrelenting demands of work and […]

How to Deal With Difficult Co-workers

As published in BC Living on April 27th, 2015. Six ways to deal with difficult personalities in the workplace Many of us have a go-to cocktail party story about the outlandish behaviour of former co-workers. You know, the one about the colleague who was in the bathroom crying every day or the cubicle mate that […]

Attention women: Ignore the glass ceiling (we have other problems at work)

As Published in Vancity Buzz on March 6th, 2015. Women who entered the workforce after the baby boomers have a lot to be thankful for. It’s easy to take for granted that many women before us worked hard to break down gender barriers. We are blissfully unaware that several well-established Canadian companies did not have […]

Warning: “Hanging in There” is Destroying Your Health

As Published in Vancity Buzz on January 28th, 2015. Sucking it up is highly overrated. We operate in a society where it seems as if there is some secret committee that hands out awards for people who work through any sickness, embrace sleep depravation or race through the work day without eating. It took me […]

How to Take Charge of Your Emotional Energy at Work

As published in Huffington Post December 16th 2014. Let’s face it. Work takes up a lot of our emotional energy. Add in a difficult colleague, feeling disconnected from your job, or the frustration of being constantly overlooked, and I guarantee that this will carry over into your home life. I recently spoke with Lisa Petrilli, […]