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21 April 2020
Posted by Joanne

About two weeks ago, I was one of the speakers for a virtual session on productivity. As the session wrapped, each of us was asked if we had any parting words or advice on how to cope during the upcoming weeks of quarantine. “Give yourself a little grace,” advised my co-panelist Tedi Bezna. “Yes,” I…

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04 April 2020
Posted by Joanne

In stressful times, some people use staying productive as a means of coping. Others find it difficult to stay on-track when times get tough. I know that I’ve been up and down with my own productivity, but at the end of the day, I’ve been keeping busy to help keep myself sane. With Ontario schools…

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31 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

As I write this, I’m at the tail-end of a long and difficult day—one of many gone, one of many more to come—quarantined with a little girl with Special Needs. This pandemic continues and orders to remain indoors become ever more important. As new cases arise and as death tolls mount, I find solace in…

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23 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

It’s week two of your new work reality, and by now you’ve totally realized that the dining room table isn’t going to cut it as your permanent place of productivity. break Because whether it’s noise from the TV, the pitter-patter of tiny feet (be they human or animal) or the plaintive refrain of “I’m bored/tired/hungry”,…

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19 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

In addition to writing resumes, one of the things I’m very good at is helping clients (and friends) get organized. In this climate of self-isolation, on top of working from home while caring for kids on March Break and trying to simply deal with the current state of Life As We Know It (for now),…

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18 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

Power Tools: the apps & add-ons you need for a smarter WFH experience You’re halfway through a week of mandated work from home—one of many weeks to come for an indeterminate period. How are you holding up? While many workers are accustomed to taking the occasional #WFH day here and there, some may need help…

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16 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

Confession: I’d had a post about motivation and productivity planned for today, but to be honest, as the news grew more and more dire, I felt my own productivity waning. As someone who lives with anxiety, I’ve found myself feeling surprisingly un-anxious. This is not to say I’m apathetic; but right now things are so…

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