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Searching for Paradise

Many years ago, there was a man who lived in a small town with his wife and two children. He had heard of a place called Paradise that he wanted to visit. It was a place of peace and harmony; a place of comfort and care. Each morning, as he ate his breakfast, he dreamed of Read More

Top of Mind

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of facilitating a discussion with a group of supervisors from various companies on “Time Mastery”. When I present on this topic, I share Stephen Covey’s time management matrix. I have the group identify activities that fall in each of the 4 quadrants. (If you aren’t familiar with this matrix, Read More

Are You Ready For The Worst?

As an EAP, we respond when disaster strikes – the death of an employee due to a traffic accident, suicide of an employee, serious injury from an industrial accident, an employee receiving a life threatening diagnosis are just a few examples of the situations that we have been called upon to help employers. We know having Read More

Civility Matters

A recent study conducted by the University of Florida, studied 24 medical teams in Israel, one doctor and two nurses. The teams participated in a training simulation with a case study presenting an infant with symptoms consistent with decaying intestines. The team had to make the proper diagnosis and subscribe the correct treatments. Half the Read More

Fostering Trust in the Workplace

My last blog post revolved around creating a sense of belonging and significance for employees.  This is done by having a positive work culture.  There are many ways to create a positive work culture, but one of those key components is trust.  Trust develops when we are open with one another. During the summer of Read More

Are You Making a Difference?

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you know I do a lot or reading and listening to inspirational messages. Yesterday, I heard this story (again) and was reminded (again) of the importance to be kind to each other. The story explains how a fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Thompson, noticed on the first day of Read More

Are you Critical or Curious?

We know that things in life are going to happen.  We cannot control events like traffic, weather, presidential elections and even snarky comments from our family.  What we can control, however, is our response.  We can think about or respond to the situation with reactions like: “Oh yuck, rain again today.” “How stupid can you Read More

Practicing Mindfulness

This is a Guest Post by: Tony Schnotala, MSW Intern – Leonard Street Counseling Center When you think about your life, what comes to mind? Do you reflect on your job, on how your day and week is largely structured around it? Perhaps you think about your family members and how your interactions with them affect your Read More

Who is Therapy For, Anyway?

This is a Guest Post by: Ronald Christian Rivera, LMSW –  Leonard Street Counseling Center Who is therapy for, anyway? Is it for me? How could I possibly benefit from talking to someone for an hour a week? These are questions I frequently hear as an outpatient therapist. I hope that sharing my thoughts on Read More