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Tips for Positive Stress Management

Here are a few tips for positive stress management: Know What Stress Is Stress is our physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral responses to changes that occur in life or to demands that are placed on us. Stress is our response to changes and events. Know the Signs of a Stress Reaction Physical • Muscle tension [...]

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Words Matter: To You and to Others

There are some words that people say in my office that make my ears perk up. They perk up because they are powerful when said to ourselves as well as to others. Let me give you a few examples. You Starting a sentence with “You”, especially when talking to someone else in an angry tone, [...]

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Parenting after Divorce

Approximately half of all marriages end in divorce and some of these involve children. While the end of a committed relationship is extremely hard on the adults involved, the children are also at times devastated by their parents splitting. What parents can do to increase the chance that their children will emerge the least harmed [...]

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Christmas Stress

Are Children Affected by Stress During the Holidays?

Written by Krystle Schmitz, MA, LPC-IT, Psychiatric Associates Holidays are often associated with spending meaningful and sometimes chaotic time together.  For children and adolescents, this means days off of school and having some fun!  These fun activities typically result in schedule changes and disrupted routines, which can lead kids to feeling some degree of increased [...]

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Q & A About Resilience

Q: This past year has been very difficult for my employees and me. The economy has impacted not only our company’s bottom line, but also our personal lives. How, as a leader, do you keep you and your employees’ spirits positive during these tough periods? A: “The greatest glory of living lies not in never [...]

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Q & A About Conflict

Q: In meetings we have various opinions expressed. This is good because it adds many ideas to the mix, but at times it results in a great deal of conflict and no decisions being made. Do you have any models of conflict management? A: Thank you for your question. Part of making a situation, a [...]

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How to rate your pain?

You have pain and you’re ready to go to your local healthcare provider to make it stop. What question do they always ask? “On a scale of one to 10, how would you rate your pain?” How do those numbers translate into how much your body is hurting? Let’s give pain levels some definitions to [...]

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Do You Know Someone in an Abusive Relationship?

Written by: Theresa Sokup, Agnesian HealthCare Domestic Violence Counselor Tips for Family and Friends For Supporting Loved Ones Affected by Domestic Violence Domestic Violence is unfortunately very common and affects the lives of many men, women and children who witness the abuse or experience it firsthand.  Statistics show that one in three women around the [...]

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Q & A About Servant Leadership

Q: I often hear about “Servant Leadership.” What does this really mean? A: The phrase “Servant Leadership” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay that he first published in 1970. In that essay he said: “The servant leader is servant first…It begins with the natural feeling that one wants [...]

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Understanding Gambling Addiction

  Myths & Facts about Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling Myth: You have to gamble every day to be a problem gambler. Fact: A problem gambler may gamble frequently or infrequently. Gambling is a problem if it causes problems. Myth: Problem gambling is not really a problem if the gambler can afford it. Fact: Problems [...]

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