Your Wellness

Counselling Support That Suits You

Counselling Support That Suits You

With a choice in how to access support, a wide range of counselling methodologies and much more, Arete’s Employee Assistance Program offers inclusive counselling to meet each client’s unique needs.

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Breaking Down Bullying

Breaking Down Bullying

In one way or another, bullying impacts us all—so we’re sharing some signs to look for and supports to help yourself or a loved one manage its harms.

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Fighting that January Feeling

Fighting that January Feeling

Wondering why you feel a little down during the first month of the year and what you can do about it? We’ve got tips to help you address the blah-ness.

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Fish Can’t Climb Trees: A Lesson on Comparison

Fish Can’t Climb Trees: A Lesson on Comparison

You may have heard the saying: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” While this quote is often misattributed to Albert Einstein, its origin doesn’t matter as much as how it applies to understanding the detrimental impacts of comparing ourselves to others.

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Addressing the “I” in Climate Change

Addressing the “I” in Climate Change

We all know change can be scary, with one of the most worrisome aspects being that so many elements are out of our own control. While some of us may have learned how to manage these concerns, what happens when the change isn’t happening just in your own backyard, but on a global scale?

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Calm Your Inner Bear

Calm Your Inner Bear

Never had to wrestle a real bear? Phew. You’ve probably mentally wrestled with unhelpful thoughts, which can feel like wrestling a bear. Fortunately, through awareness and practice, we can train our brains to understand the difference between reality and our perceived thoughts to help us combat anxiety (those bears!).

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Enhance Your Mental Health by Leaps and Bound(arie)s

Enhance Your Mental Health by Leaps and Bound(arie)s

When thinking about nourishing your mental health, it’s important to consider your support systems. While having a solid foundation of community is crucial, keep in mind that the benefits of those relationships are only as healthy as the relationships themselves. One way to ensure your relationships contribute to your mental health is by creating healthy boundaries.

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The Change Game: Welcoming a New Addition

The Change Game: Welcoming a New Addition

Whether you’re changing a diaper, your schedule or even your views on life, the one constant that comes with a new child (no matter their age!) is change. Read on to learn about some of the exciting changes you can expect when welcoming a new little one into your life—and a few tips and ideas to help you manage when the road gets a little bumpy.

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You might be a person who needs…

You might be a person who needs…

…a little reminder. Just because you’re a parent, looking after yourself shouldn’t take a backseat. Read on to learn how—as the captain of your ship—you can navigate the uncharted waters of self-care and parenting together.

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Two Truths and a Lie: The Joint Borrowing Edition

Two Truths and a Lie: The Joint Borrowing Edition

Managing finances—whether personal or professional—can sometimes feel overwhelming and complicated. Add in a pinch of rising interest rates, a dash of a loan or two and suddenly navigating the benefits and risks of it all can seem like a recipe for disaster.

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Estate Planning: Tax Tips for Executors

Estate Planning: Tax Tips for Executors

Have you agreed to be an executor for a loved one? Here are five steps that will help you better understand and prepare for your role and learn how best to navigate your way through during a challenging and emotional time.

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The Brain Fuel Experts You Need in Your Life: Dietitians

The Brain Fuel Experts You Need in Your Life: Dietitians

For a better understanding of the kinds of supports you can access through our Employee Assistance Programs, we sat down with Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Devon Guy, to talk about the work she does and all the many (excellent!) reasons you should connect with a dietitian.

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What’s Eating You?

What’s Eating You?

If you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, as the saying goes, consider this often overlooked resource.

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The Flipside of Saying Yes

The Flipside of Saying Yes

We’re encouraged to say yes to new projects and commitments at work. Saying yes means we’re enthusiastic and ambitious, right? But it has a flipside we sometimes forget about.

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Oversharing at Work

Oversharing at Work

Sharing is a good thing, right? It certainly is, if you’re referring to good news, great results, wealth or happiness! What about at work?

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Apology Typology

Apology Typology

Here’s a tongue-in-cheek field guide to different ways of saying “I’m sorry” and the results they can yield.

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Strengthening Relationships at Work

Strengthening Relationships at Work

Positive relationships at work contribute significantly to your productivity, job satisfaction – even your position and pay! Here are some strategies to build better connections with colleagues.

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Boost Your Brain

Boost Your Brain

Stress and having too much on the go can easily dull our mental powers. Try our suggestions to help sharpen your mind.

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