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We’re excited to announce that LifeSpeak is reaching a milestone in 2019: we’re turning FIFTEEN! It seems like just yesterday our founder and CEO, Michael Held, was faced with a problem that would ultimately lead us to where we are today. In his previous life as a corporate lawyer and strategy consultant, colleagues came into his office every day convinced that they were the only ones struggling with and feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges – parenting, health, eldercare, and so on. Michael wanted to help, so he began offering small, live expert-led training sessions on these subjects, believing that education...

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LifeSpeak: Our Origin Story

As you’re aware, we’re in the midst of celebrating 15 years of improving employee well-being! The journey to where we are today has been long and winding, full of learning, growth, and an unyielding drive...

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How might employee well-being evolve in 2019?

Happy New Year! It’s now the second week of January, and although many of us are still brimming with optimism for 2019, we’re also starting to feel the aftermath of savoring the holidays. The physical...

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Medical leave: How employers can be more supportive of their staff, especially after the holidays

Having to take time off work to address a health concern can be difficult, if not devastating, for an employee. With the anxiety, poor eating habits, and increased likelihood of injury (slipping on ice, etc)...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler on cannabis facts and myths

With an increasing number of governments legalizing marijuana, many of us are wondering about its potential effects on our health and safety. Chief Medical Review Officer of DriverCheck and board certified addiction medicine physician Dr. Melissa...

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How to fall (and stay) in love with your job.

What made you apply for the job you have now? Was it passion for your area of expertise? Adoration of the organization that hired you? Maybe you simply needed to put food on the table....

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Ask the Expert: Shauna Lindzon on nutrition that boosts your immunity

We are what we eat. It thus stands to reason that we can vastly improve our health and immunity by consuming healthy foods. But how can we identify which foods are helping and which are...

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LifeSpeak serves Canada's 100 Best Employers

The winners of the Canada's Top 100 Employers award were announced last week. Congratulations to all our friends at: 3M Canada Company Air Canada Alberta Health Services / AHS BC Public Service Bell Canada Canadian...

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Introducing LifeSpeak Feature Friday!

We're excited to tell you about a new way LifeSpeak is sharing our expert content to help people lead healthier lives. Starting today, we'll be posting short clips of our experts on YouTube discussing important...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Colleen Carney on overcoming sleep problems

Getting adequate rest every night is crucial to our overall health, but so many of us struggle not only to fall asleep, but also to stay asleep. Dr. Colleen Carney, associate professor in the psychology department...

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Your employees are sitting too much — and it could be killing them.

Sure it sounds like an alarmist headline, but it’s completely true. Most of us are already aware of the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, but new research is highlighting just how unhealthy excessive sitting can...

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Something exciting is happening...

We’re excited to announce that LifeSpeak is reaching a milestone in 2019: we’re turning FIFTEEN! It seems like just yesterday our founder and CEO, Michael Held, was faced with a problem that would ultimately lead...

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Ask the Expert: Sharon Selby on addressing back-to-school anxiety

September is a hectic time for most families. From adjusting to more rigid schedules to navigating new classmates and teachers, there are many stressful aspects of going back to school. Registered clinical counselor Sharon Selby joined...

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