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    • You’re Not the Imposter
    • Date: August 09 , 2021
    • Defining Imposter Syndrome and Learning to Harness Your Confidence Imagine you just landed a new role – whether it be at work or in life. You’ve worked hard to get this role and have many successes to vouch for your abilities, yet you can’t shake the feeling that you’re an imposter. If you’ve ever felt like you’re still “faking it ‘til you make it”, despite your experience, education, and accomplishments, then you may have a common case of imposter syndrome. These feelings of self-doubt are not foreign to the human experience, but they can be inhibiting to your wellbeing and your ability to pursue further goals and accomplishments. We’re going to break down what exactly imposter syndrome is and how you can combat your feelings of doubt to recognize your greatness. Imposter Syndrome - Yes, It’s a Real Thing Originally coined in 1978 by psychologist Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne...
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    • Staying Active During a Pandemic/Heatwave
    • Date: July 06 , 2021
    • Sticking to a regular workout routine is hard enough without all the barriers of wearing a mask, gyms constantly shutting down, crowded parks, and our favourite…the increasingly hot heatwave. It can be difficult to find the right balance between movement and resting, particularly when it seems as if some days a jog down the street may land you in the emergency room. Here’s a how-to guide on staying active and cool this summer to look after your mental and physical well-being. Re-Defining Health, Wellness and Movement After passing over a year of being in a pandemic, I think it’s safe to say that most of us have come to re-define exercise, movement, and overall health. While some have found value in slowing down – giving their body and minds more rest, others have found the value in daily movement and stimulation. Regardless, it seems as though we are generally pushing...
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    • Loud & Proud: Pride 2021
    • Date: June 09 , 2021
    • Written by Laura Osborne – Digital Marketing Program Coordinator An Appreciation of LGBTQ2S+ History and Community in Celebration of Pride The celebration of Pride in Canada is not only symbolic of LGBTQ2S+ allyship, but also an ode of recognition to queer movements of the past, present and future. From riots to celebrations, endless leaders and allies have stood in solidarity to achieve freedom, de-stigmatization and basic human rights. In honor of Pride this June, let’s take a look at some of the historical Canadian movements, queer terminology and current events in the LGBTQ2S+ community. Why June? Most famously associated with Pride is the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. Also known as the Stonewall Uprising, the event refers to the demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ2S+ community in response to a dangerous police raid at the Stonewall Inn, located in Greenwich Village, New York City. Following the raid were 6 consecutive...
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    • Introducing the Teachers Life Virtual Wellness Program (powered by Virgin Pulse)
    • Date: May 05 , 2021
    • Written by Martha Turner Osborne – Chief Marketing and Sales Officer One of the many reasons I joined Teachers Life is the authenticity of their 80+ year mission of giving back to its policyholders, known as Members. Giving back to Members through meaningful and tangible benefit programs is a fundamental part of being a fraternal insurer.  Historically, this has taken the form of rebates, sponsorship programs, and scholarship and bursary awards for Members’ children and grandchildren. Although these benefits are fantastic, I wanted to ensure we were creating the greatest impact, not only for our Members, but the communities in which we operate and serve.  When the Board gave me the green light to reimagine our Fraternal Benefits Program, I was more than excited to get started with the team. I saw the potential of our Fraternal Benefits Program and knew it was our best opportunity to truly make a...
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