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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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Managing Sleep in the Time of Coronavirus

By Marni Amsellem, Ph.D. We’ve now been living life in quarantine for many months. What now rings true is the following observation: Quarantine continues to affect all areas of life. From our social interactions to...

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Anti-Black Racism: Using Anger as a Mechanism For Change

By Janna Comrie, Registered Psychotherapist The recent events around the world have brought to the forefront incident after incident of anti-Black racism. Members of the public have witnessed videos, news broadcasts, articles, and social media...

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Six advantages of linguistic diversity in the workplace.

Did you know there are currently hundreds of languages spoken in Canada and the US? In 2015, the United States Census Bureau estimated that at least 350 languages were spoken in households across the country....

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How to Let Go of Control in Uncertain Times

By Jenny Tryansky, Personal Development Coach People cope with uncertainty in different ways. Some are able to embrace it very quickly and find the opportunities and gifts that turn the discomfort of uncertainty into a...

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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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Taking a Whole Life Approach to Decreasing Stress in Times of Crisis

By Afshan Tafler, Whole Life Coach It is in times of crisis, when our whole life is being affected, that we are called upon to draw from deep within us what exists beneath the fear,...

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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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