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Making Changes

Mindfulness at Work
January 29, 2016
Mindfulness is a hot word these days, and for good reason. The research highlighting its many health benefits just keeps on growing.

January 17-23 National Non-Smoking Week
January 15, 2016
January seems to be the month when people are motivated to make changes. If you know someone who is thinking about quitting smoking as one of the changes in their life, encourage them to give it a try this month.

Clean hands, healthy bodies
December 11, 2015
Hand washing is one of the best ways of preventing the spread of germs from one person to another.

Rein in your sweet tooth
October 23, 2015
The store aisles are stocked with candy and if you have a sweet tooth, you might have trouble resisting.

Just say it
October 16, 2015
Expressing gratitude often is a hallmark of a strong relationship, whether it's a marriage, a common-law relationship, or a friendship.

Better sleep
October 02, 2015
Research has shown the link between insufficient sleep and serious health problems including heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes and obesity.

September 18, 2015
Gallup, a leading polling company, has three suggestions on how to boost your financial well-being.

Time for a kitchen makeover
August 28, 2015
Consider switching things up in your kitchen to prompt you to make healthy food choices.

Having goals boosts happiness
August 14, 2015
Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness, draws attention to the many ways in which goals boost our happiness.

Connecting the dots
July 10, 2015
There are a few things to keep in mind if you've been thinking about developing a new habit.

Happiness, skill and effort
June 19, 2015
Setting goals and accomplishing them is the final element of the PERMA framework for a flourishing life.

May 31: World No Tobacco Day!
May 29, 2015
Once an individual decides they want to quit smoking, they will need a great deal of support and that is where you can help out.

Tobacco-Free Tuesdays
May 01, 2015
Quitting smoking is hard, and for most people there's no perfect time to quit.

Feed your supply of willpower
April 24, 2015
Willpower gets used up over the course of the day every time you exercise self-control or resist a temptation

Support makes a difference
April 03, 2015
Having people in your life who support the change you are trying to make can be key to success.

Law of least effort
February 13, 2015
Making an activity just a little more difficult (like putting snack food six feet from our desk) leads to doing it less often.

$$ and sense
January 16, 2015
Money matters are a significant source of stress for many people.

Breaking through barriers
January 02, 2015
B.E.S.T. is an acronym developed by an Australian group to outline the 4 kinds of challenges that can trip us up on the path to healthier living.

Holiday reading picks
December 26, 2014
Here are some great books on changing habits that were donated by Pathways to Wellness to Yukon public libraries.

6 habits worth cultivating
December 19, 2014
The Greater Good Science Centre identifies 6 habits worth cultivating.

Urge surfing
November 28, 2014
Like waves, urges build, crest and gradually subside.

Making the most of willpower
November 21, 2014
We all have a limited amount of willpower which gets used up over the course of a day.

Watch out for binge watching
October 24, 2014
You've heard of binge drinking, but have you heard of binge watching?

A lapse is not a relapse
October 17, 2014
Just about everyone who wants to make a lifestyle change will "fall off the wagon".

Make the most of your strengths
July 25, 2014
Understanding and using our strengths is a great way to increase life satisfaction.

Stress less with finesse
July 18, 2014
There are lots of things you can do to keep stress from getting out of control.

Stepping out
July 11, 2014
2014 is the 50th anniversary of the US Surgeon General's report that linked smoking to an increased risk of lung cancer.

Memory made easy
May 30, 2014
The same tips and tricks that keep our memory sharp have other benefits, no matter how old you are.

Wellness Plan sets direction
April 25, 2014
On the path together: Wellness Plan for Yukon's Children and Families sets out three paths to improve child and youth well-being.

Feed the brain for willpower
April 11, 2014
Changing behaviour is hard, and you will want to put all your brain power to work.

S.T.O.P. at work
February 21, 2014
We all have times during the day when we are unable to concentrate on work.

Need more E? Exercise!
January 24, 2014
If you've ever found yourself thinking, "I don't have the energy to go for a walk, a swim, a ski ...", read on.

Getting the most out of e-Tips
January 03, 2014
Many e-Tips seem straightforward and simple but putting them into practice isn't so easy.

The latest on salt and BP
November 22, 2013
You hear a lot of talk these days about how Canadians are consuming too much sodium

Turning back the clocks
November 01, 2013
Most of us are not getting as much sleep as our bodies and our brains require.

Disposing of drugs safely
October 11, 2013
Many of us have unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter drugs in our medicine cabinet.

The mathematics of flourishing
August 16, 2013
Individuals flourish when positive emotions like joy, awe, curiousity and gratitude outnumber negative emotions like anger, frustration and disappointment by a ratio of 3 to 1.

The truth about multi-tasking
July 26, 2013
Most of us can walk and chew gum at the same time. But what if the multi-tasking involves thinking or problem-solving?

Getting to 0
May 17, 2013
If you are a smoker, the single best thing you can do for your health is to quit.

Break up screen time
May 10, 2013
It's very easy to lose track of time while surfing the 'net or playing computer games. Before you know it, hours have gone by...

Procrastination -- putting off what needs to be done
May 03, 2013
Everyone puts off doing what needs to be done sometimes.

Getting into the habit
April 19, 2013
It's amazing how hard it can be to start a new habit.

Low risk drinking
April 05, 2013
Harmful use of alcohol is a key risk factor for chronic disease.

Boldly set new boundaries
March 01, 2013
iPhones, iPads and Blackberries make it far too easy to bring your work home with you.

Live well in 2013
January 04, 2013
Make 2013 the year of living well.

Clean hands, healthy bodies
January 11, 2013
Hand washing is one of the best ways of preventing the spread of germs from one person to another.

New Year's resolutions
December 28, 2012
Many of us end the year by thinking about changes we'd like to make in the new year.

The new smoke break
July 20, 2012
Here’s a tip we learned from one of our co-workers. Instead of going outside for a smoke during your coffee break, occupy your hands and mind with a jigsaw puzzle!