Inspiring Thoughts from EAC

How to Become a Better Listener

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Listening skills are an essential component of effective communication in personal relationships and in the workplace. Active listening is making a conscious effort to hear, understand, and retain information that is being relayed to you.  It is a skill that can be acquired and Read More

Balanced Emotions – A Spectrum Scale

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We all have many positive and admirable characteristics that enrich our close relationships.  But did you know that the overuse of a positive quality can become negative?  It can become destructive and crippling. And of course, the opposite, is true as well.  Under-use of a positive Read More

Find Focus Using ABC’s

By: Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist — Feeling unsettled lately? Our comfort zone and sense of “normal” daily structure has been disrupted now by months of various changing restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic and observable racial injustices of our policing & court systems.  We watch many grassroots protests with emotional consequences.  Trying to Read More

What will you do with your gift of today?

You are most likely familiar with the saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that is why they call it the present.  So what will you do with your gift of today? Will you allow the irritations like snarled traffic, long lines at the grocery store, rude baristas, or crabby Read More