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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

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

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

It’s All About Our Perspective

There was once an older woman who locked her keys in the car. As she was struggling with a coat hanger to get her car unlocked, she prayed and asked God for help in solving her dilemma. Soon, a man on a motorcycle pulled up beside her.  He was rough looking and covered with tattoos Read More

Center Yourself – a tip to help

As we wrap up the month of October and enter the holiday season, we can often get caught up in the busyness of life.  It can be hard to slow down.  My last two posts talk about how to stop worrying and stay in the moment.  Here are some of my favorite quotes to think Read More

Embrace each day with Gratitude

My last post recommended two mindfulness techniques to practice and help you focus on the present.  I hope you had a chance to try one or both.  Another way to incorporate mindfulness is to embrace each day with gratitude.  The word embrace means: “to take or receive gladly or eagerly, accept willingly.” Begin each day, Read More

Be Kind.

In my last post, I talked about focusing on the positive and paying attention to the present moment. One way to stay positive is in your actions.  Take time each day to build others up to look for ways to be kind to someone.  Look for ways to do someone a favor. It is easy 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

Attitude of Gratitude

In 2014, a wide receiver for a Texas high school football team, Apollos Hester, was interviewed after a stunning comeback against the opponent expected to win the game.  His interview went viral on YouTube.  Here is what he said: “You’re going to be successful because you put in all the time, all the effort, all Read More