Dating a couch potato: 5 simple ways to add nutritious foods into your relationship

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A couple cookingWhile chocolate and candy may be the stuff of sweethearts, infusing your relationship with healthy eating habits is more likely to leave you in a sweet spot when it comes to mood, energy and your overall health. Making small changes that pack a nutritional punch will boost your overall health and still allow you to enjoy the moments – and foods – you love most!

  • Makeover your movie snacks: If your idea of date night is snuggling up with snacks and a movie for two, it’s time for a makeover. A healthy snack makeover, that is. Switch out microwave popcorn for air-popped; you can control the added
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The one, two, zzz guide to increased motivation through proper sleep

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Woman smiling in a work meetingNowadays, the busier we get the more willing we are to reject daily necessities: we view lunch hours as luxuries and quickly bench sleep time for additional “training” (aka last minute presentation time). We believe that one or two strong cups of coffee – or three, will get us through the day’s challenges equally as well as, if not better than, a good night’s sleep ever could. We might even tell ourselves that sleep is overrated and an inefficient way to make use of precious wake time hours. Nonetheless, we all know that a lack of sleep will affect our energy levels and physical appearance. It’s time however to recognize that …

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The secrets of high performing workers

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Two coworkers sitting at a deskDon’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with being average. In fact, we need “average” to define norms and provide a benchmark to help us identify and recognize high and low performance.

Estimates vary, but general consensus is that about 80% of all employees are considered average performers. Organizations could not survive without them. That said, it can be challenging to advance in your career if you’re perceived as being one of a large number of average workers.

CEB, a member-based advisory company, found that only 5% of the workforce will be high performers in a new work environment.

Based on their research, the 3 ingredients to higher …

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Grieving for the death of a parent

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an elderly personMy father died last summer at the age of 90. It is the natural order of life that our parents will die before we do and for most, the loss of a parent brings about a profound sense of grief.

Our relationship to our parents evolves over a lifetime together, changing and maturing as we move through the many stages of life, as does our understanding of each other as we mature. Initially, we view our parents though the eyes of a child. We see our parents anew as we take on the challenges and responsibilities of teen and then adult life, and again when we become parents and …

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The anxious traveller’s guide to leaving your comfort zone

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a couple hikingAnxious travellers who want to travel are in a bit of a pickle. With two opposing desires – the desire to go somewhere and the desire to avoid nervous diarrhea – life can get discouraging pretty fast. Here’s the cure: make a decision and get okay with it. If that means not travelling, fine. But if you’re determined to travel despite the accompanying anxiety, great! It’s time to take the journey by leaving your comfort zone.

But first, let’s address the elephant in the room: anxiety is terrible! Feeling anxious, whether travel-related or not, is so uncomfortable that most of us will take extreme measures to reduce anxiety in our …

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