Feeling Stressed? Take a Deep Breath and Stress Less with OLS

Nov 03, 2020
 

 

The unpredictable nature of COVID-19 has left many of us scrambling to adapt to a new way of life feeling anxious, isolated, and disconnected. Stress and anxiety are at all-time high in our communities, across the country, and globally. If there has ever been a time to better understand how stress and anxiety affect our well-being so we can acquire the skills we need to combat them, it is now.

Earlier this year, approximately 46,000 Canadians participated in a crowdsourcing...

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It’s our Birthday but the gifts are for YOU!

Oct 21, 2020

It's our Birthday, but the gifts are for YOU!

Our mission is always to provide knowledge and education at Optimal Living Summit through the Optimal Living brand. In the words of our Founder and CEO Michael Challenger, "In a world full of distraction and constant chaos, we believe in making a difference within any organization or community. We must first start with the people." And you, if you're reading this – you are our people. Thank you for joining us on our journey to focus on...

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Work and Wellness Don’t Always Go Together...But They Should

Oct 02, 2020

October is here, and with it brings more changes as we head into the fall months. We don’t have to tell you that 2020 has been a challenging year. Stress and anxiety are at an all-time high due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people have made the transition to work remotely.

Working from home can have benefits, but not surprisingly, it also presents some challenges. These challenges arise in many areas such as: work-life balance, juggling the stress, responsibilities, mental health, and...

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5 Ways to Use Food as Medicine

Sep 17, 2020

 

Using whole, healthy foods can act as medicine to protect and heal your body while providing fuel and boosting your immune system. Using food as medicine starts by changing your mindset and your approach to food from "restriction" to "introduction" of an abundance of the right foods. Here are five ways to use food as medicine:

 

1. Cultivate mindful eating habits.

In addition to simply paying attention to what you consume, it’s also important to note that how you eat also...

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The power of healing the mind, body and spirit with food

Sep 02, 2020


September is here, and we’re all feeling curious about what the fall months will look like. With so much uncertainty around this stressful time for everyone, this month’s focus is on the power of food when it comes to protecting and healing our bodies from illness.

So...

Mark your calendars. We’ve got two exciting workshops coming up:

 

  • Using whole food to protect yourself from getting sick with Charleston Dollano, executive chef and co-owner of What’s Good...
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The relationship between good sleep and good sex

Aug 25, 2020

This month, our focus is on two crowd pleasers – sex and sleep. These are a few of our favourite topics, and with good reason. These two topics have plenty in common and are both deeply connected to our physical and mental health and well-being.

 

Like most aspects of our health, it all starts with sleep. The well-known recommendation for adults is to get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. However, many surveys and clinical studies have found that the average adult...

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Are you feeling sexy, or feeling sleepy? Either way, this month is for you!

Aug 01, 2020

 August is here, and this month we’re excited to be getting into two of our very favourite topics – sex and sleep. We wanted to bring you a great month of content to end the summer, and let’s be honest – who doesn’t like to talk about sex and sleep?

 

Mark your calendars. We’ve got two great workshops coming up:

Julia...

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Coming Soon: 8 steps to wellness online retreat program.

May 28, 2020

The unpredictable nature of COVID-19 has left many of us scrambling to adapt to a new way of life. Social distancing and adjusting our lives safely around the pandemic can be stressful, leaving us feeling anxious and no longer in control. 

 

Without the ability to get away for a relaxing vacation or rejuvenating retreat, Optimal Living Summit has created the perfect online staycation for you during this time of non-essential travel. Our Optimal Living Team has found an exciting...

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Practicing Patience During a Pandemic

May 21, 2020

After many weeks of social distancing and isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reopening of society is a hopeful and optimistic prospect. But for some, it may also be a bit overwhelming. Adjusting to a new normal during the peak of the pandemic meant creating a structure to maintain your wellbeing, where you formed new habits around how you spend your time. 

 

During this uncertain time, the OLS blog has been here to support you. We covered topics ranging from how to create...

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5 Ways to Support Your Employees’ Mental Health During Quarantine

Apr 25, 2020

 

 

Leaders and their HR teams have a lot to manage during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has left employees around the world scrambling to adapt to a new way of life. Social distancing and adjusting to remote work can be stressful and navigating these changes has left many employees feeling anxious, depressed and uneasy about what could happen next.

 

As a decision-maker, now is the perfect time to demonstrate your commitment to your team’s overall wellness and mental...

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