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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: On Embracing Change

We’re moving. Today. Four strong men pulled up in an enormous truck this morning and right now I can hear them talking quietly and gasping as they haul sofas and tables down the hall.We bought this house in 1991 just before Natalie was born. Nicholas’ … . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: On Embracing Change

Scripturient: Strat Plan Part 5: Healthy Lifestyle

I suppose we can all agree that a healthy lifestyle is better than an unhealthy one. And to a certain degree, a municipality can help residents choose a healthier one or at least give them opportunities to pursue it. But you have to ask just how seriously committed a municipality is to a healthy lifestyle . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Strat Plan Part 5: Healthy Lifestyle

Things Are Good: A New Perspective on Depression

Depression seemed to be talked about more last year than in previous years thanks to celebrities revealing their troubles with the affliction. There’s also been more research into depression. With more people thinking about and looking into depression we get new perspectives on the issue.

Now, some researchers are arguing that depression could be a . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: A New Perspective on Depression

Politics, Re-Spun: A Year Without Politics – Month 1

Just after 9am on October 1st, I sat down at my computer, left every political group I was a member of, unfollowed every political page I was a fan of (except PRS, because I write here), and hid every political post in my newsfeed posted in the previous 12 hours. I ended up hiding 16 . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: A Year Without Politics – Month 1

Politics, Re-Spun: A Year Without Politics

From October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, I will be abstaining from politics.

Those who know me are probably wondering if they should be dragging me to the nearest emergency room and demanding expensive brain scans. Those who don’t are probably just confused as to why I would bother in the first . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: A Year Without Politics

Law is Cool: Having a successful law career and a personal life is possible!!!

By Carlos Vera

Balancing the professional and personal life could be a difficult goal in the modern life. In some professions this could result almost impossible. One of the most demanding and time consuming professions is the law. In a first place, why law is so demanding?

There is a lot of factors and reasons . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Having a successful law career and a personal life is possible!!!

Law is Cool: Work-balance problem.It is up to the individual.

By Valery Turyshev

In my essay I have summarized the points of view of three lawyers who wrote about a work-balance problem. I agree with their position relating to the issue of how to balance work and home. The answer is up to the individual.

By Jordan Furlong “work-life balance” is a lawyer’s . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Work-balance problem.It is up to the individual.

Law is Cool: Work and Family – Finding the right balance….for Lawyers

By: Tamir Salomon

 

Finding the right balance between work and family is a tough hill to climb, but it is very much attainable. With the right amount of preparation and vision, we can all find the balance that hangs above our heads. There are several steps to be taken in order to achieve a . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Work and Family – Finding the right balance….for Lawyers

Law is Cool: Is Work-Life Balance Attainable?

By: Shannon O’Connor

Maintaining a work-life balance has been difficult for numerous legal professionals. The question still remains: can a balance between work and life be attainable within contemporary society?

I believe that it is possible to achieve a balance between work and life. This balance ensures that an individual is able to complete . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Is Work-Life Balance Attainable?

Law is Cool: Don’t burnout—break out and dance!

By Hermione Shou

Like many of us, you are tired, but you keep pushing through life. As a legal professional or a student with long work hours, you may already be amongst the 1 in 4 Canadian workers who find their lives very stressful due to work and family obligations.

Work-life balance is a simple . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Don’t burnout—break out and dance!

Law is Cool: Work-Life Balance and Mental Health

By- Seyada Mahmoud

It has been reported that 58% of Canadians report “overload” as a result of the pressures associated with work, home and family, friends, physical health, volunteer and community service.

In the legal profession in particular, and according to Jatrine Bentsi-Enchill, J.D. CPCC Esq. Development Institute, an increasing number of lawyers are experiencing . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Work-Life Balance and Mental Health

Law is Cool: A Lawyer’s Work, Life & Work-Life

By: Jason E Lau

 

It is no mystery that the typical day of work for a lawyer is laden with long hours, sleepless nights, and unrelenting amounts of stress. Although lawyer’s work often consumes his or her life, overshadowing both personal and family time, there needs to be a balance between the work and . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: A Lawyer’s Work, Life & Work-Life

Law is Cool: Choosing a Path in the Legal Field While Balancing a Personal Life

By: Ashlin Kenuck

My biggest weakness that I will completely take full responsibility for is my own poor time management skills. Coming into the field of law I knew that this was going to be one of the biggest obstacles I would have to overcome. Time management in the legal field is absolutely crucial to . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Choosing a Path in the Legal Field While Balancing a Personal Life

Law is Cool: Working Hard or Hardly Working?  Finding the Balance for Long-Term Success…

By: Ali Golabgir

Avoiding professional burnout and personal resentment is not easy for the legal professional. Days are long, firms are demanding, but balance is attainable if you put in a little effort.

As a busy father, student, and full-time professional, there are many times when I feel there just aren’t enough hours in the . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Working Hard or Hardly Working?  Finding the Balance for Long-Term Success…

Law is Cool: The Fallency and Impracticality of Work-Life Balance

By Leo Tam PRLG 722 Sec 101

Posted on: Jun 15, 2014

Work life balance is the effort to separate pressure from work from interfering with personal lives of individual employees. The ultimate goal of a work life balance is to avoid a burn-out due to excessive work. Work and personal life need . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: The Fallency and Impracticality of Work-Life Balance

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Why Does Canada Participate in the Olympics Anyway

I took this screenshot (CBC website) of the standings yesterday showing Germany in first place with 8 medals, Canada second with 10 medals and Norway in third place with 12 medals. Yes, that’s right, because only being the very best in the world (we… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Why Does Canada Participate in the Olympics Anyway

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Why Does Canada Participate in the Olympics Anyway

I took this screenshot (CBC website) of the standings yesterday showing Germany in first place with 8 medals, Canada second with 10 medals and Norway in third place with 12 medals.

Yes, that’s right, because only being the very best in the world (well best at that particular place at that particular time) counts, the . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Why Does Canada Participate in the Olympics Anyway

Politics, Re-Spun: The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution

It’s mostly us.

Many of us have heard of the idea of planning policy to consider effects seven generations downline. We’re pretty smart. It shouldn’t be that hard. But we have many incentives to think short term. Sometimes so short that we are ignorantly and apathetically victimizing our descendants.

But I’m going to . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution

Politics, Re-Spun: Online Surveys, No Longer Much Fun

Once upon a time, it was fun to take online polls. For lots of reasons. But one of my favourites was to watch how poorly polls could be constructed.

Once, six years ago, Innovative Research Group put a racist poll into the field. It included questions about whether I had favourable or unfavourable feelings about . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Online Surveys, No Longer Much Fun

Politics, Re-Spun: Are You Just Too Tired? We’ve Known Why for Decades

You actually do deserve a break today.

What ails us?

A large proportion of the total produce goes to a small minority of the population, many of whom do no work at all. Owing to the absence of any central control over production, we produce hosts of things that are not wanted. We . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Are You Just Too Tired? We’ve Known Why for Decades

Politics, Re-Spun: What Young People Are Teaching Us About Empathy

Click the chart to see more inspiring charts! Descending/increasing lines indicate less/more concern among different generations of high school graduates for the various ideas.

I have so much hope for the future. Sometimes I get bogged down by negativity, but that’s usually just circumstantial. It passes.

Much of my hope comes from observing . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: What Young People Are Teaching Us About Empathy

Politics, Re-Spun: A Pinterest is Worth 1,000 Blogs

OK, maybe not, but let’s try this.

I’ve been trying to figure out how Pinterest could complement this website. We’ve kicked it around and ended up speechless. Which is appropriate. See below.

I was asking the wrong question. And since I slid into Pinterest this week I can see that it is a silence . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: A Pinterest is Worth 1,000 Blogs

Politics, Re-Spun: No, Taylor Swift. No.

[Here is what some of us have been wanting to say about Taylor Swift, but didn’t because A. Lynn did it first, and perhaps best, reposted her with her kind permission. Thanks to Jarrah Hodge for pointing us to this piece of brilliance! Enjoy! – seb] I’ve been mentally composing this blog for forever and […] . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: No, Taylor Swift. No.

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Mens sana in corpore sano: a sound mind in a healthy body

Mens sana in corpore sano: a sound mind in a healthy body – a very good motto that is. The saying comes from the Roman Juvenal, and it applies as much today as it did two thousand years ago, of course. I’ve alternated, myself, between being a certified bon vivant, almost a regular Zorba the . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Mens sana in corpore sano: a sound mind in a healthy body

Politics, Re-Spun: Better Homes & Bomb Shelters

Hallowe’en is fast approaching, and the eerie spectre of a potential Romney election win is casting a pall over the southern horizon.

How does a prudent real estate speculator in the United States prepare for the twin threats of roving zombie hordes and political implosion?

Bomb shelters, naturally.

As a certified real estate professional gawking . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Better Homes & Bomb Shelters