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Train for That Marathon: Transformation Begins with Reflection

Apr. 30, 2018

Have you and your team ever had the feeling that a work project or goal is a lot like running a marathon? Well, you’re not alone. Colleen Wright has some great ideas on keeping your team thriving while you work through the remainder of the school year and how to successfully get to your finish line with flying colours!   

Celebrate Every Step

Mar. 27, 2018

The benefits of reflection are insurmountable. Have you and your team taken the time to think back on your successes and learnings over the year so far? It’s important to note how far you and your colleagues have come since the beginning of the school year because it helps you fine-tune your initiatives for the remainder of the year.

Making Connections in the Sand

Feb. 26, 2018

Workplace wellness initiatives take a lot of care and attention—and a lot more collaboration, planning and learning. Two of The Sandbox originators were recently interviewed to explain how, with their partners, they tackled the project and what it took to get it to the well-oiled machine that it is today.

Five Bike Tips to Keep School Employee Wellness Rolling

Jan. 29, 2018

It’s January, and while the snow may not be going anywhere anytime soon, this s a great month to revisit those workplace wellness goals to ensure you’re able to roll on through to the spring with ease. Matt Mitschke has some fantastic, tangible tips to get your wellness committee tuned to fine form.

This Might Be a Stretch But…

Dec. 27, 2017

Everyone needs to work out the body kinks to stay alert and be ready for action, whether you’re on your feet all day or sitting at your desk. The workplace is the perfect environment to activate stretching parties throughout the day—getting your teammates involved adds an extra dose of fun too! It’s one small step to take as a team to ensure we’re all getting those mental breaks throughout the day and refreshing the body and mind when we need it—especially throughout the winter months when getting outside can be less appealing.

Birds of a Feather Connect Together

Nov. 27, 2017

Success and good habits are not built overnight and that holds true to what happens in the workplace. November is that month where the school year no longer feels new. It’s also a great time to check in on those workplace health and wellness goals and fine-tune as you need. Colleen Wright has an excellent blog to share with you and help get your team on track. Tap that wellness tree by reading more about how to set your workplace up to be healthy and supportive year-round.  

Influence Your Happy Meter

Oct. 16, 2017

Did you know that employees thrive in environments and jobs that give them a sense of purpose? For this to happen, we must connect the quality of work with the overall quality of life. The best part about this is that happiness is contagious. Just take a moment to picture what you can do in your workplace to increase your happiness meter. It can be as simple as asking your team how they can create more balance in their lives. Learn about how this applies to your work-life balance in Dr. Graham Lowe’s latest blog in The Sandbox.

Practice What We Preach

Sep. 13, 2017

The secret sauce to maintaining momentum is participation. There’s so much data out there identifying low-budget, easy-to-implement ideas for a healthier workplace, it’s only effective if you actually walk the walk.

Journaling Your Way to Health

Aug. 16, 2017

The new school year is just over the horizon and—we hate to say—it’s time to get into planning mode. It’s time to ready yourself and your team for the school year ahead while you still have some quiet moments to yourselves. Take a read through some of these great journaling tips to help you streamline your thoughts on personal wellness planning, to collaborate on your school’s wellness initiatives and everything else in between.

Bringing the Bounce Back

Jun. 29, 2017

May marked the one-year anniversary of the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray. It’s a reminder that crisis—and even disaster—can occur without anticipation. One of the keys to not only surviving such events, but to potentially thrive during upheavals, is human resilience.

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