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Raise Your Emotional Intelligence at Work

This is a guest post provided by The Staywell Company, LLC. Permission to re-post has been given. What do you do when someone jumps in front of you at the deli counter, cuts you off on the freeway or takes credit for your work? How you address these and similar situations constitutes your emotional intelligence (EQ). Read More

Keys to Overcoming Procrastination

This is a guest post provided by The Staywell Company, LLC. Permission to re-post has been given. It’s 5 p.m. and everyone’s leaving work — except you, because you still have to do the weekly sales report. You knew the deadline but waited too long to get started. Why do you put off doing things Read More

Disconnecting from Work While on Vacation

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Summer vacation season is here!   We all look forward to taking time off work over the summer months to relax and de-stress.  It is important to be able to fully disconnect from work in order to get the maximum benefit from our precious vacation Read More

The Importance of Sleep

This is a guest post provided by Workplace Options (Eliza Redlus). Permission to re-post has been given. The need for sleep is a biological drive, much like eating and breathing. Those for whom it comes easily (and in sufficient quantity) may take it for granted or even resent it as an interruption to the more Read More

What is Self-Care?

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Self-care is anything you do to take care of yourself so you can stay physically, mentally, and emotionally well.  It is a common misconception that self-care is the same as being selfish, but it is not. Maintaining good self-care is actually positive and healthy Read More

Affection: It’s Not Just for Children

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Affection is important; it makes us feel connected to others. The more affection we receive and give to others, the less lonely we feel. Being alone is not the same as being lonely. We can be with others (family, friends, partners, etc.) in the Read More

How to Become a Better Listener

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Listening skills are an essential component of effective communication in personal relationships and in the workplace. Active listening is making a conscious effort to hear, understand, and retain information that is being relayed to you.  It is a skill that can be acquired and Read More

Team Communication Mistakes

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Effective communication is critical to healthy teams. When there are communication issues and communication is lacking, conflict tends to occur. One of the main issues I have seen in my 30 plus years of working with teams is conflict communication. The conflict usually focuses Read More