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.
Your Assessment Questions Answered
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why is this assessment covered by my EAP and that one isn’t?” You’re not alone, and we’ve got an answer for you.
Breaking Down New Tax Breaks
Juggling high prices and high debt? You’re not alone. Fortunately, new federal legislation is aiming to put money back in your wallet.
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.
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.
Counselling Support—it’s More than a Title
Despite the variation in counsellor titles based on province or work setting, counsellors in the Arete Network share one thing—they’re all top notch in their field(s) of practice.
Five Tips to Manage Your Mental Health as You Return to the Office
Despite a sense of optimism amid provincial reopenings and increasing vaccination rates, many of us still have feelings of anxiety about returning to normal and what that might look like at work. Read on for ways to help manage your mental health if you find yourself returning to the office.
Feeling Anxious? Don’t let Stigma Stop You from Seeking Help
Has the pandemic impacted your mental health? Be careful that your own self-stigma doesn’t prevent you from getting the help you need to move forward.
Ten Reasons to Make a List
To start, lists make things manageable. What are the nine other reasons?
Counselling Support—Just the Way You Like it
Evidence suggests that it’s the support that counts—not the delivery method.
One Person’s Journey Back to Work after Depression
Read Michael’s story of his successful return to his workplace after battling depression.
What’s Eating You?
If you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, as the saying goes, consider this often overlooked resource.
Living with a Chronic Condition – 5 Positive Things to Do for Yourself
Individuals who suffer from a chronic illness are at higher risk of being affected by depression. Thankfully, there are things to do that can make a real difference.
Workplace Reality Check: Are Your Expectations Reasonable?
Simply fulfilling the duties of your role is not an automatic ticket to substantial pay increases and promotions.
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.
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?
We can all develop and deepen our capacity for personal resilience.
Managing Stress on Schedule
Is it possible to manage stress by adding even more to your schedule?
Coping with Separation
It’s tempting to hide away during a personal crisis, but support from the right people will help you feel less alone.
Here’s a tongue-in-cheek field guide to different ways of saying “I’m sorry” and the results they can yield.
Ignoring Prescription Medication – at What Price?
It’s been reported that, on average, almost half of Canadians don’t follow their prescriptions as written or even take the medication at all.
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.
So You Made a Mistake
Mistakes—we all make them. How we handle our mistakes makes a difference on the effect they have on our lives.
The Position on Posture
Be kind to yourself and your spine with these simple steps to posture health.
Be Healthy, Be Wealthy, Be Wise
Consider this simple mantra if goals or resolutions are getting you down.
Engage Your Brain Before Speaking
You can feel it happening: words escape from your mouth that you know will deeply offend, anger or hurt the person in front of you.
Take a Hike: Get Ticked Off about Lyme Disease
Some helpful tips about avoiding ticks and the potential to contract Lyme disease.
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.