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Adapting to Change

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist — “She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” –Elizabeth Edwards Never in recent history has society been transformed as extensively as it has done under influence of COVID-19.    What is currently happening around the world Read More

COVID-19 and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist — How are you feeling?  Overwhelmed?  Scared?  Drained?  We are all stressed by the pandemic. Unless you have been involved in dealing with a possible pandemic before, all of what we are experiencing is totally new to us. Part of the explanation for the physical, as Read More

A New Schedule for a New Norm

By:  Natalie Parker, EAC Intake Specialist — Since March, I have been experiencing anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, and lack of motivation due to the loss of control. Loss of control of my schedule. Loss of control on where and when I can go outside of my home.  Loss of control on if I can visit friends Read More

Managing Anxiety While in Quarantine

This is a guest post provided by EAC’s partner, Workplace Options.  Permission to re-post has been given. The isolation you experience from quarantine and mandatory stay-at-home orders can be a major source of anxiety. A global pandemic is a stressful event for everyone and may leave you feeling unbalanced. Even if you do not normally feel anxious, you may be Read More

Focus on What You Can Control

Given the circumstances we are facing right now, it seemed fitting to re-share this post from October.  Now, more than ever, we need to focus on what we can control.  Take care of yourself – both your mind and your body.  We’ll get through this! — The Final Countdown is a movie released in 1980.  It Read More

Create Your Own Happiness

It’s amazing how things have changed in last two weeks.  On the date of my last blog post, COVID-19 was a concern that has turned into an historic event.  Now, more than ever, understanding of how our brain works will make a big difference in our daily lives. The frontal lobe of the brain is Read More

Be Happy Now

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it’s too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow.” -Paul H. Dunn Happiness is the appreciation of life and moments of pleasure, but overall Read More

Self-love = Self-care

My last post centered around love (it was, after all, a week before Valentine’s Day). I’d like to continue the theme of love and introduce you to another word the ancient Greeks had for love: Philautia or self-love. This word can often be misinterpreted because it can be associated with undue regard for oneself or Read More

Philia – A Greek Word for Love

Next week, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day to celebrate those whom we love. Did you know that the ancient Greeks had eight different words for love? One kind of love is Philia, often translated as “brotherly love” or friendship. This is the kind of love we can practice with people at work by Read More