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Best Practice in Workplace Health: The HOW

About halfway through last year, I joined the Benefits Canada Magazine Advisory Board, after talking extensively with their editors in regards to the article they did on my work at UBC.  Last Friday, we had an advisory meeting, which included a number of professionals from across Canada. I cannot talk in detail about what we … Continue reading

Talking At is Worse than Not Talking At All

I did my Bachelors degree in Communications, but it never prepared me for dealing with teens (particularly in groups).  Tweens and teens have their own language- one that I couldn’t use, nor often interpret.  They can use that language to exclude and even ridicule their parents. When I first started working with teens, I was young enough … Continue reading

New Presentation: February 3

I’m booking up like crazy for presentations lately, which is great! This one is more specifically focused on my work in health promotions at UBC, but I thought some of you might be interested.  Here’s the most recent one that I’m working on: What’s Working for Health? Suzanne Jolly, M. Ed, Coordinator, Health Promotion Programs, UBC Dept. … Continue reading

Healthy Risk Taking

I was talking to a friend about how he spent his holidays skiing with his son.  The story of his 7 year old skiing brought to light for me an interesting epiphany.  He told me that his son spent the morning skiing cautiously, but by the afternoon, his confidence had grown.  The afternoon was fairly panic inducing for … Continue reading

Upcoming Workshops and Events

My apologies for the lack of blog posts recently- I’ve been travelling through Mexico for a couple of weeks to celebrate the holidays.  But I’m back now and I’ve been tremendously busy! I’ll be the keynote speaker at the NWACUHO Conference (Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers) in February, then I am offering another free workshop for … Continue reading

What’s A Teen’s Job

Parents are often frustrated with their teens.  That frustration is often because a teen is doing their job.  If we think of a teen as an Adult In Training, then we can start seeing that a lot of teen’s actions are actually a very positive way of them trying to accomplish their job in life. Let’s take … Continue reading