Education, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Compassion and the Importance of It

I came across this article on LinkedIn: Compassion at Work: What is It? We all could have a different definition of compassion, but this is the scenario I came up with to describe its meaning; "Compassion then, is empathy with action." Imagine being in a meeting with a colleague and all of a sudden they tear… Continue reading Compassion and the Importance of It

Career/Job Advice

Old Age: Barrier To Employment?

When you are twenty-six, but look nineteen, your youthful looks can be a detriment to finding meaningful employment. Oh sure it becomes relatively easy to get some entry-level jobs, but the real career jobs are harder to come by because few take you seriously believing you too young to grasp the responsibilities. At the other… Continue reading Old Age: Barrier To Employment?

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

I’m happy: A social worker’s story

A wonderful post written by a social worker who is happy they are a social worker. It is not too often that one reads this. Quite often when I am on LinkedIn and Twitter, I read how unhappy and unfulfilled many helping professionals are. This is a mindset of the professional. Circumstances, finances, bureaucracy can… Continue reading I’m happy: A social worker’s story

Career/Job Advice, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Demand the Best of Yourself

Set your own standard of elite performance and rise to meet it each and every day, with each person you interact with. Give it your very best. Set the bar. Excel in your workplace whether anyone is around to witness what you do or not. Do you personally have a standard of work that you… Continue reading Demand the Best of Yourself

Aging/Gerontology, News

Stuck in a Job- Issues/Frustrations for those Close to Retirement

By Kelly Mitchell-Guest Blogger Here in Canada, a trend that is currently happening is that a large number of people are moving quickly toward retirement. This is a massive number of people, and as such, there is going to be an equally large number of jobs becoming available in the next 10 – 15 years… Continue reading Stuck in a Job- Issues/Frustrations for those Close to Retirement

Book Review

Book Review: Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success

I very much believe in finding work and a career you enjoy along with updating your skill set to stay up-to-date in your respective field or to enter a new one. Nancy is a career counselor and creativity coach who makes good suggestions to the reader. Her focus is on: learn your strengths; communicate effectively; expand… Continue reading Book Review: Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

The Importance and Value of Social Work

What I love about summer is the relaxed pace of life. The days seem longer as there are more daylight hours. I am a reader and over the past few weeks have lost count of the number of books I have read either for pure fun or work related reasons. I just finished The Dressmaker… Continue reading The Importance and Value of Social Work