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Communication, Respect, and… Yoga?: How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health has been a topic of much discussion the past few months: what are the impacts of a global pandemic on mental health? How do we support our friends, family members, colleagues and employees from six feet away?

Many people with diverse perspectives have offered ideas on the topic, so much so that the amount of information available can feel overwhelming.

When you are combing through the literature (yes, I include tweets and Facebook posts in “literature”), remember:

    Buyer Beware: the Risks of Online Shopping

    So far, the only online shopping I have done during the pandemic is for chocolate (this is both on- and off-brand for me). Sometimes I want to go the mall (mostly just for something to do), and I know I am not the only one. Without that option, people are increasingly turning to online shopping. (Wondering how Amazon is faring in all this? Click here.) There are debates about the ethics of

    Remote Risks: Cybersecurity and Working from Home

    For a while, pre-pandemic, the first thing that came to mind for many of us when we heard “virus” was a suffering computer. Though the word now evokes different things, the risk for contracting a virus of the virtual kind remains.

    There’s more to cyber crime than viruses, though, and the alternatives (ransomware, phishing) can be especially costly for businesses and individuals.

    According to a recent article from the Washington Post, the COVID-19 pandemic has

    Auto Insurance Update and Our Thanks

    Since we last wrote about auto insurance in the pandemic, many things have changed: our hours, ICBC’s rules for what transactions can be processed remotely, the availability of pasta and canned goods in grocery stores.

    What has not changed is our commitment to providing you with the exceptional service you expect from us. Things look different for our team now, however, so we wanted to give you some insight

    Tips for Protecting Your Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    It didn’t take long for the world to see the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis: stocks lost value, people lost income, factory production slowed dramatically.

    According to a 2012 study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, crime rates are highest during times of economic crisis, and instances of robbery, specifically, may double.

    For many businesses, temporarily closing during the pandemic is the only option. While an obvious concern is loss of profit and the ramifications