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Feeling Down

Written by Ganz Ferrance on . Posted in Blog

Click here to view the segment on Alberta Primetime.

Click here to view the segment on Alberta Primetime.

It is common for many people to feel down during this time of the year. Aside from the holiday stress we are all much too familiar with, a few reasons is that, one, most people don’t get out and be as active in the colder weather as they did in the warmer seasons. Another reason is that we are not receiving the amount of light we need in order to stimulate the brain chemistry that keeps us focused and energized during the summer. This is due to the fact that the days are shorter and also that the angle of the sun is steeper so we don’t get the right part of the spectrum. We need the blue spectrum to stimulate our brain to make serotonin and other brain chemicals to keep us “up” at this time of year. The smart mammals hibernate during this time of year, but we humans just push through it.

HR Thoughts for 2015

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freenoMental health issues and their effects on employees and, consequently, the workplace is not an issue that can be ignored. It has been shown that mental health plays a large role in the economy. As the field of HR continues to evolve, there is an opportunity for professionals in this field to have a positive and proactive affect – instead of just being reactionary – in their organizations. Here are some things they should consider for the coming year:

Stressful Family Situations during the Holidays

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Between spending money, weather, traffic, running out of time, the holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year for most people, especially when it comes to dealing with family. Here are some common relationship situations and what to do about them so you can enjoy this season – instead of just surviving it.

Traumatic Childhood Situations

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hidingIt’s incredible to think how much of our childhood memories we all remember. Many people’s earliest memories go back to when they were in elementary school. They can remember their favourite teachers or their favourite Christmas/birthday present. Few of us can remember our first time potty-training or our first time saying “mom” or “dad” and the joyful looks on our parents’ faces when it happened. When it comes to children, it’s difficult to say why certain memories are ingrained into their minds and others are easily forgotten. But one thing new research shows is that trauma, and thus PTSD, can be developed from an experience you do not remember particularly well.