Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, associated behavioral health conditions and to celebrate individuals who in recovery.
Every organization and agency has goals to meet. Whether short-term or long-term, goals are essential in keeping employees and members of an organization encouraged and motivated. Apart from an organization’s overall goals, there are also training goals. Although training can be costly and time-consuming, it provides long-term benefits. These long-term benefits may include overall growth and development, maintenance of permanent employees, and increase in employee improvement and retention.
A few years ago, I came across a listing of holidays and observances for the month of August. Hidden between National Catfish Month and Rye Bread Month, I spied Annual Happiness Happens Month. Again, I find that recent events have been sapping my happiness levels, and I find myself in search of anything that will bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart. This is an observance I can get behind and celebrate!
A vision board is a collection of images (photographs, sketches, paintings, pictures from magazines, etc.) typically displayed on a bulletin board or poster as a visual representation of your dreams and ambitions for the future.
The purpose of creating a vision board for yourself is to serve as a creative, daily reminder of the goals you wish to attain by realizing the power of visualization.
Friends are good for your health. According to Harvard Health Publications, “social connections help relieve harmful levels of stress, which can harm the heart’s arteries, gut function, insulin regulation, and the immune system.”
A business associate shared one of his favorite TED talks with me the other day. He and I had been discussing the art of communication, and in this talk, Celeste Headlee presents "10 ways to have a better conversation". While watching the video, I found myself so caught up in her message, that I began making notes. My three favorite take-a-ways:
1. Enter every conversation assuming you have something to learn
From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. How remarkable is it that this year marks our 241st year of celebration?
Last month we published a blog on the importance of Career Planning. We’re hopeful that you took a few moments to start the process of developing a career plan for yourself. Doing so can help you manage potential learning opportunities as well as identify ways to grow your professional development.
According to the 2015 National Alliance for Caregiving/AARP Caregiving in America report, nearly half of all family caregivers are "somewhat stressed" and more than a third are "highly stressed."