Inspiring Thoughts from EAC

Creating Real Affirmations for Positive Change

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Many people have learned that when you want to make a positive behavior change in your life, it’s important to create a phrase or sentence to remind yourself of your new thinking. That’s called an affirmation. Repeating it often to yourself helps re-align your thoughts with these new messages. 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

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

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist — Do you wonder what the word therapy or counseling really means? Do you feel uncomfortable with the thought of talking to someone about your personal business? While there are stories about people who have been wronged by a therapist, most therapists are trustworthy and take Read More

Follow Your Dream

Once there was an eagle’s nest with four beautiful eggs perched on the side of a mountain. An earthquake occurred causing one of the eggs to roll out of the nest and down the mountain side.  It landed in the middle of a chicken farm below.  The chickens gathered around the egg and decided they Read More

Focus on the Positive

You are probably familiar with the Japanese proverb Fall down seven times, stand up eight.  In other words, continue to try.  Too many people give up when success doesn’t come quickly enough.  In her book, Your Journey to Greatness Through Routine, author Michelle Steffes says, “Imagine your success journey as a train. Unless you begin Read More

Goal Setting – Staying the Course

In a study conducted by Dominican University of California, Psychology professor, Dr. Gail Matthews, provides empirical evidence for the effectiveness of three popular coaching tools: accountability, commitment, and writing down one’s goals. In my last post, I asked you to share one goal along with the name of your goal buddy. This post is about Read More

Find Your Goal Buddy

No matter what your goals are for 2019, the most important thing is that you have a clear and realistic view of what you want to achieve. Change takes time and contrary to popular media messages, there is no magic pill to make it happen.  Getting in shape, building a better relationship with someone or Read More