Stop Poverty photo
February 7th 2017

The American Psychological Association reports that the nation’s economic crisis has deeply affected the lives of millions of Americans. Skyrocketing foreclosures and job layoffs have devastated many families, particularly those living in low-income communities.

Mentoring
January 31st 2017

Whether you’re looking for career advice or need insight on some other big change in your life, mentors are there to help you navigate the journey.

Below are definitions of nine different types of mentors. Make it your goal to have these different types of people as part of your mentoring team to help you succeed. In addition, strive to fill one or more of these roles in someone else’s life. The rewards are tremendous!

The Challenger

silhouette of four people
January 24th 2017

Many believe that alcoholism runs in families. And when the reality is that Mom, Dad, and Daughter are all addicted, the chaos that results may seem next to hopeless. It takes one brave soul to take the first, determined step and start the recovery of the whole family.

“It’s very inspiring because it’s a trickle-down effect: I left and got myself healthy and put myself back together, and I was able to help him put himself back together.”

Lightbulb symbolizing productivity
January 17th 2017

Have you heard the phrase “Work Smarter, Not Harder”? Are you looking for new ways to increase productivity without putting in more hours? Here are ten tips to help you work more efficiently and more productively without expending any additional effort:

Goldfish jumping from smaller fish bowl to larger one
January 10th 2017

Many who know me will tell you that I’m not a big one for New Year’s resolutions. In the past, I would never be able to maintain the lofty goals I’d set for myself, and end up feeling defeated and disappointed. Instead, for the last few years, my daily mantra has been, “Today, my goal is to be better than I was yesterday.” This opens up a whole host of possibilities, depending on how the day unfolds and challenges me to better myself each and every day. Most importantly, it leaves me plenty of room for success!

Man sitting in front of Christmas tree
December 13th 2016

With the frenzied pace of the holiday season (activities, guests, shopping, parties, baking, etc.) it’s no wonder that stress and depression can seem an inevitable part of the festivities. However, with a little planning, there may be a way for you to enjoy your holiday time a little bit more! Mayo Clinic and Health.com offer the following tips:

Woman with coffee at laptop with snow falling
December 6th 2016

Many of us are getting ready for the holiday and a nice winter break. The holidays are a great time to catch up with friends and family (as well as catch up on sleep!). But after the first few days of relaxation and overeating, you might find yourself a bit bored and looking for something to do. Instead of sitting around and letting the weeks go by, here are some tips to make your winter break more productive:

Two buttons: Calm and Panic
November 29th 2016

The holidays, while often a joyful time, can be a source of stress for many, and can bring on feelings of depression and even loneliness for others.

Below are some tips to help make the holidays a little easier.

Do something good for others

The holiday season offers many opportunities to focus on others. Make a donation of money or time to your favorite charity, take a meal to a family who may need one, shovel someone’s driveway, etc.

Laugh

Multi-generational family photo
November 22nd 2016

November is National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM). This year's theme, "Take Care to Give Care", reminds caregivers that "only by taking care of yourself can you be strong enough to take care of your loved one."

Man looking down in despair
November 15th 2016

People attempt suicide for many reasons. Each case is different, and each underlying cause will be somewhat unique. However, there are a number of common causes for suicidal thoughts and actions that can help you better understand why you are experiencing these thoughts. The better you understand yourself, the more capable you will be of helping yourself. If you have attempted suicide, you should be aware of the following reasons you may have experienced suicidal thoughts.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Often Triggers an Attempt

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