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Addressing Racial Bias and Discrimination in the Workplace

By Tomee Sojourner-Campbell, Development, Equity, and Anti-Racism Consultant “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed, but when we are silent we are still afraid, so it is better to speak.” - Audre Lorde THIS HISTORICAL MOMENT In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, extraordinary events have swept the globe in response to the tragic deaths of African-Americans, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor. Diverse communities around the world are calling for the end to anti-Black racism, and for employers to actively address racial discrimination in the workplace. In response, several large international corporations and...

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How to manage anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak

A Q&A with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Brooke P. Halpern, Psy.D., J.D How do pandemics in general wreak havoc on our mental health?  Anytime there’s any sort of health scare that we don’t know much about, stress levels will go up and that’s a normal reaction. In the past, we’ve heard about things like H1N1 (aka Influenza A or Swine Flu) but it was flu-related and flu is a word people are familiar with. The term Coronavirus is new to most people. They’re asking themselves, does my medical professional know what this is? Do they know how to treat it? It’s natural...

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What it really means to be an ally.

June 2020 has been a rollercoaster of emotions. With police brutality, systemic racism, gender discrimination, and LGBTQ+ rights on top of everyone’s minds, you might be wondering what meaningful steps you can take to fight...

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Ask the Expert: Finding Balance While Parenting with Sharon Selby

The past few months have been challenging, especially if you have children at home. For those trying to balance the many demands of parenthood during this difficult time, this week's Ask the Expert session was...

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Addressing Racial Bias and Discrimination in the Workplace

By Tomee Sojourner-Campbell, Development, Equity, and Anti-Racism Consultant “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed, but when we are silent we are still afraid, so it is better...

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How to Talk to Kids About Racism and Discrimination

Q&A with Dr. Kira Banks, Psychologist and creator of Raising Equity* There is so much in the news about George Floyd’s death at the hands of police and the pervasiveness of racism. How can we...

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4 Ways To Build An Intentional Family Life Within the Reality of COVID-19

By Registered Psychotherapist and Relationship Expert, Allison Villa  As you begin to resume activities outside of your social isolation bubble, you (and your kids) may be feeling a range of emotions. By being intentional about...

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Ask The Expert: Mental Health & Relationships

Our Ask the Expert sessions on mental health are so popular, we invited Dr. Joshua Coleman to answer some additional questions.* *Please note that all user participation is anonymous. Not Feeling Appreciated Question: I have...

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Ask the Expert: Embracing positivity and self-compassion with Hina Khan

Many of us have experienced a rollercoaster of emotions since the COVID-19 pandemic began. To help us find positivity during these trying times and be more self-compassionate, LifeSpeak expert Hina Khan joined our Ask the Expert...

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Making your Home Workstation Ergonomic

By Shona Anderson, Certified Ergonomist When most people left their offices in mid-March to work from home, they didn’t expect the change to last this long. But now that many of us are still working...

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After COVID Isolation: A Roadmap to Navigating the New Normal

By Health Psychologist, Nicole Loreto, PhD Returning to the office? How are we going to live this new normal? There is no question that COVID-19 has affected our lives in a way like no other....

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Being Alone Together: The Social Pandemic of Loneliness during COVID-19

By Dr. Nasreen Khatri, PhD, Registered Clinical Psychologist, Gerontologist, and Neuroscientist As a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist, I am often asked about loneliness. What is it? Who is lonely? Is being lonely actually bad for...

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How to Manage Video Conference Fatigue

By Hina Khan, Success Coach and registered psychotherapist You get up and have exactly 10 minutes until that important meeting, and you’re still in your pajamas. But there’s no rush, because like most people these...

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Managing Difficult Emotions in Times of Stress

By Jenny Tryansky, Personal Development Coach At a recent webinar gathering only two weeks into the COVID-19 crisis in North America, I reluctantly logged on to meet with a group of co-active coach colleagues, including...

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