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The Benefits of Gratitude

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist A Harvard Medical School article explains gratitude as “…a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals, whether Read More

Showing Empathy: Seeing, Listening, Feeling

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist –The Merriam-Webster definition of empathy is “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.” This can be something the person is experiencing now or in the past. This goes beyond cognitive thinking. Cognitive Read More

Celebrating Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a guest post provided by EAC’s partner, Workplace Options.  Permission to re-post has been given. The holiday season typically involves travel, gatherings of family and friends, indoor religious services, and parties, all of which present new risks this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How can you maintain the most important aspects of your Read More

7 Tips for Navigating the 2020 Election Season

By: Karen Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, SAP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Relentless TV ads, social media posts, and election yard signs popping up on neighbor’s lawns are all reminding us that it is election season. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, 52% of adults identified the last presidential election in 2016 as Read More

Be Courageous

By: Beth Hambleton, Practice Manager – Recently, I attended my first all day virtual leadership conference.  The primary focus of the conference was all about COURAGE. At first, I thought, this is going to be a very long day. And what more could I possibly learn about courage that I didn’t already know? And, frankly, Read More

Listening is An Art

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – I’d like you to imagine this scenario with me. You get invited to a friend’s cookout at 4pm the next day.  In preparation for the cookout, you start to think and plan on what you will bring. You decide to bring your own lemonade Read More