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So far Iris Meck has created 41 blog entries.

Virtual Meeting Stress is More Rampant Than Ever. Here’s What You Can Do About It.

Virtual Meeting Stress is More Rampant Than Ever. Here’s What You Can Do About It. Help get everyone on board and foster better habits across your organization By Lauren Sergy Do you remember when the term “Zoom fatigue” started filtering through our collective business consciousness? It became a hot topic starting around April 2020, as we settled into the collective stress and monotony of [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Why women need to be more proactive with their brain health

Why women need to be more proactive with their brain health While Canadian women tend to live about five years longer than men, research shows females account for about 70 percent of people living with dementia and brain-aging diseases. By Devin St. Louis | Advertorial The World Health Organization (WHO) describes dementia as a deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Your Dollar|

The Reading Room: October 2021

The Reading Room: October 2021 Discover books you’ll love here! What should you read next? If you have any suggestions of books that we can list, just send your suggestion to imeck@farmmedia.com and tell us why you love this book! Here are a couple of book recommendations that we have for you! The Silo Effect by Gillian Tett One of [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: The Reading Room|

Products we like: October 2021

Products we like: October 2021   Craft Beef believes in showcasing the best farms and ranches in Alberta and Canada and provides a delivery service right to your door. "We believe in showcasing the best farms and ranches in Alberta and in Canada and work to provide easy access for customers to choose and purchase natural proteins, while maintaining and promoting [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Products We Like|

Redefining success, Growing things she loves

Redefining success, Growing things she loves Vicki Emlaw knows what success means — growing heirloom tomatoes and working barefoot in the soil. She went to the top of her game and to the bottom to find it. Now she runs a gardening operation that pays and makes her happy — on her terms. By Phil Norton It’s near the end of the Ontario winter, [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|

From Columbia to Shaunavon – A high octane connection

From Columbia to Shaunavon – A high octane connection. By Catalina Margulis In a very small town called Shaunavon in Saskatchewan, a young woman dared to dream. After 14 years of cooking and waiting tables in restaurants, Kelsey Dawn Hedstrom finally decided to open her own eatery, the first of its kind in her town. This is where she grew up and has lived [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|

What you say when you talk with your hands

What you say when you talk with your hands To increase your influence and impact skills, it’s helpful to be aware of how your movements are most likely being perceived By Carol Kinsey Goman The body language question I’m asked the most when people are preparing to make a presentation is: “What should I do with my hands?” My answer? “Use them.” Research shows [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Believing People Want to Do Well: Searching for Hidden Greatness Even in Toxic Behaviours

Believing People Want to Do Well: Searching for Hidden Greatness Even in Toxic Behaviours By Sarah McVanel Having conducted or lead a team that has engaged in over 100 team consultations, I can tell you that I can count on one hand the number of people who set out to deliberately and systematically tear down other people, their team, and the organization. Yet, how [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Stuck on Autopilot in Your Busy Life? Here’s How to Flip the Switch.

Stuck on Autopilot in Your Busy Life? Here’s How to Flip the Switch. [Excerpt from The Success-Energy Equation: How to Regain Focus, Recharge Your Life, and Really Get Sh!t Done] By Michelle Cederberg How often have you busily gone about your routine, and at some point, lifted your head to note that hours have gone by, and you can’t quite recall all you’ve done? [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Will women continue to drive the economy?

Will women continue to drive the economy? Women are a force in the labour market like never before, which is serving them well during their earning years and into retirement. By Devin St. Louis | Advertorial Canada can point to a dramatic increase in women’s participation in the labour market over the past four decades as creating the conditions in which economic equality is [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Your Dollar|