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Understanding the 5 Stages of Change to Help Break Unhealthy Habits

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Habits can be very difficult to break, especially destructive habits! For many of us, making positive changes and breaking unhealthy habits can create a continuous problem and often, we find ourselves repeating the same self-defeating patterns and behaviors. Some of us may find our unhealthy 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

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

Be Curious

Earlier this week, I listened to my friend, Anna Maravelas, speak at the Conflict Savvy Leader event that EAC hosted in partnership with Davenport University’s, Institute for Professional Excellence (IPEx). One of the concepts that Anna talks about is how we respond to frustrations. In his work, Charles Stroble, MD, talks about the fact that Read More

Change Your Words

  “How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.” Herbert Spencer   We know that our thoughts drive our emotions and our emotions drive our behavior. I believe we misuse the words: should, must and have to (OK, that’s a phrase), but here’s my point. When I tell myself I have to do something or I must Read More

How Do You Make a Change?

Several times a week, I have the opportunity to present on a variety of topics to our client companies. Typically, I invite participants to identify one change they’d like to make as the result of my talk, write it down and share it with another person.  Lately, a lot of people are asking a question Read More

People Can Change

If you’ve followed my blog for a while now, you may know my husband and I are fans of old western TV shows. The other night, we watched an episode of Death Valley Days, which are said to be true stories of the old west.  The episode we watched was the story of a woman Read More