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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

Relationship Behaviors: What NOT to Do

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Have you ever wondered how to create caring, compassion, and a sense of heart-connection with your partner? Here’s a novel way – look at what NOT to do! The following list of relationship behaviors to avoid intimacy can destroy healthy relationships between married or non-married couples, Read More

The Importance and Role of Friendships

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anais Nin   By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – In 2021, in response to the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition, ‘On Happiness’, Professor Robin Read More

Make 2022 Your Best Year Yet!

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – The New Year is a common time to set some personal goals for the coming year.  It is important to spend some time reflecting on both your challenges and successes over the past year as you begin the process of developing new goals. Rather than focusing Read More