Redefining Success: Nurturing the essence of well-being

Gori Bhullar
​​Gori Bhullar, Law and Business ’13, is a seasoned management consultant with a specialization in understanding human behaviour in the workplace. She has spearheaded transformative people and culture initiatives for several organizations. Currently, Gori works in the financial services industry in Toronto, Canada, where she leads strategic people & culture efforts for more than 60,000 employees across North America. Her commitment to fostering talent is her hallmark, making her a standout figure in her field. Stay tuned for her insights in this series.

Well-being has become such a buzzword, with employers promoting employee wellness, social media advocating daily meditation and societal expectations urging us to lead healthier lives. But beneath the surface of this well-being trend lies a complex landscape, leaving many of us perplexed about where to start and what truly matters to us. In this post, we embark on a journey to unravel the layers of well-being, focusing on elements that help us establish boundaries, cultivate healthy habits and foster resilient mindsets applicable at any stage of life.

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Redefining Success: Re-balancing energy with family and friends

Gori Bhullar
​​Gori Bhullar, Law and Business ’13, is a seasoned management consultant with a specialization in understanding human behaviour in the workplace. She has spearheaded transformative people and culture initiatives for several organizations. Currently, Gori works in the financial services industry in Toronto, Canada, where she leads strategic people & culture efforts for more than 60,000 employees across North America. Her commitment to fostering talent is her hallmark, making her a standout figure in her field. Stay tuned for her insights in this series.

Isn’t it fascinating to observe how the post-pandemic world has shaped us? Some emerged seemingly unaffected, while the rest of us found ourselves in a state of confusion, uncertain about where to invest our energy, especially in our interactions with others. If you’re feeling any form of text fatigue, social pressure or a lack of interest in engaging with others, this piece is crafted with you in mind.

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Redefining Success: Revitalizing life through fun

Gori Bhullar
​​Gori Bhullar, Law and Business ’13, is a seasoned management consultant with a specialization in understanding human behaviour in the workplace. She has spearheaded transformative people and culture initiatives for several organizations. Currently, Gori works in the financial services industry in Toronto, Canada, where she leads strategic people & culture efforts for more than 60,000 employees across North America. Her commitment to fostering talent is her hallmark, making her a standout figure in her field. Stay tuned for her insights in this series.

What even is fun? Is it being mischievous, laughing or feeling utterly content? Do you make having fun a daily practice?

Here’s our take on fun as a vital element of work-life harmony. Fun isn’t just a fleeting moment of laughter or entertainment; it’s a purposeful act of infusing joy and enjoyment into your life. It’s about consciously dedicating time to relish experiences that truly matter to you. In the realm of fun, the activity itself isn’t a means to an end; it is the end itself.

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Redefining Success: Rediscovering the joy of exploration

Gori Bhullar
​​Gori Bhullar, Law and Business ’13, is a seasoned management consultant with a specialization in understanding human behaviour in the workplace. She has spearheaded transformative people and culture initiatives for several organizations. Currently, Gori works in the financial services industry in Toronto, Canada, where she leads strategic people & culture efforts for more than 60,000 employees across North America. Her commitment to fostering talent is her hallmark, making her a standout figure in her field. Stay tuned for her insights in this series.

Remember when you were very young? You were a little explorer, reaching out with tiny hands to touch and feel the mysteries of textures, from velvety softness to bumpy curiosity. The world was a vivid kaleidoscope, filled with colours that danced, objects that beckoned and faces that radiated warmth. Sounds were hidden treasures, making you coo in delight. Playing peek-a-boo with those towering giants, Mom and Dad, was a delightful game of hide-and-seek. Every day held a new secret, even though your attempts at conversation were just babbling. Life was an enchanting expedition and you savoured every moment!

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Redefining Success: Celebrating the magic of community

Gori Bhullar
​​Gori Bhullar, Law and Business ’13, is a seasoned management consultant with a specialization in understanding human behaviour in the workplace. She has spearheaded transformative people and culture initiatives for several organizations. Currently, Gori works in the financial services industry in Toronto, Canada, where she leads strategic people & culture efforts for more than 60,000 employees across North America. Her commitment to fostering talent is her hallmark, making her a standout figure in her field. Stay tuned for her insights in this series.

Have you ever watched the television series Community? It’s a whirlwind of hilarity and heartwarming moments, centring around seven individuals who initially gather for Spanish tutoring and unintentionally build profound friendships. This show beautifully exemplifies the essence of community – people coming together around a shared interest and discovering connections they might never have otherwise.

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Redefining Success: Embracing the adventure of learning

Gori Bhullar
​​Gori Bhullar, Law and Business ’13, is a seasoned management consultant with a specialization in understanding human behaviour in the workplace. She has spearheaded transformative people and culture initiatives for several organizations. Currently, Gori works in the financial services industry in Toronto, Canada, where she leads strategic people & culture efforts for more than 60,000 employees across North America. Her commitment to fostering talent is her hallmark, making her a standout figure in her field. Stay tuned for her insights in this series.

Remember what Einstein once said, ‘Once you stop learning, you start dying.’ So, let’s start with this vital dimension: learning. It’s a cornerstone that profoundly impacts both our personal and professional journeys.

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Redefining success: The work-life harmony series

Gori Bhullar
​​Gori Bhullar, Law and Business ’13, is a seasoned management consultant with a specialization in understanding human behaviour in the workplace. She has spearheaded transformative people and culture initiatives for several organizations. Currently, Gori works in the financial services industry in Toronto, Canada, where she leads strategic people & culture efforts for more than 60,000 employees across North America. Her commitment to fostering talent is her hallmark, making her a standout figure in her field. Stay tuned for her insights in this series.

Say goodbye to the age-old concept of work-life balance; it’s time to embrace a new perspective — work-life harmony. This fresh framework acknowledges that our lives extend far beyond our work roles, encompassing a rich tapestry of dimensions that interconnect and support our careers.

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Workplace wellness tips for health-care workers and leaders

Ashley Kim, Health Administration in Community Care (MA) ’19
Ashley Kim, Health Administration in Community Care (MA) ’19 is Program Manager, Your Health Space at Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario division. She is a mother, registered nurse and advocate for culture change in health-care organizations to improve workplace mental health for health-care workers.

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month. Health-care workers, leaders and organizational decision-makers can celebrate this month by making plans to holistically improve the health of their workplace and collectively work toward a shared vision of psychologically healthier and safer workplaces.

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Five ways to enrich your mental health

Amma Gyamfowa, Social Work (Masters) ’18, aims to empower individuals, families and communities with holistic mental health supports. In this blog, she shares 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health.

Amma Gyamfowa, Social Work (Masters) ’18
Amma Gyamfowa is a Ghanaian-Canadian mental health therapist and registered social worker. As Founder and Lead Clinical Therapist of Womanist Healing, Amma is determined to create empowering holistic resources that strengthen individuals abilities to heal, thrive and connect.

The Canadian Mental Health Association hosts Mental Health Week annually during the first week of May. As a therapist, I have witnessed an undeniable transformation occur when people actively pour into their wellness. Here are five key ways you can enrich your mental health.

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3 steps to living intentionally

Adrienne Enns
Adrienne Enns, Radio and Television Arts ’96, is the Founder and CEO of May You Know Joy Inc. Her mission is to inspire our most intentional living through products, conversations and experiences. Enns is the author of Intentional Days and host of The Intention Sessions podcast.

A new year is a great time to re-align and set your intentions—think of it as being on your side and putting your energy into what matters. Intentional living means we mindfully decide how to show up in the world and what kind of life we want to create. Unfortunately, while it sounds simple, life can get busy, and we can find ourselves putting our sense of purpose, core values and biggest dreams on hold.

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