7 Tips for Healthier Easter Baskets

As the second sweetest holiday, Easter is a likely a first taste-of-candy-culprit for many a youngster, when they discover a hidden basket of goodies on Easter morning. Because attempts to revamp the candy-laden contents of the traditional Easter basket have proven unpopular, most parents simply turn a blind eye and allow the once-a-year indulgence. WhileContinue reading “7 Tips for Healthier Easter Baskets”

EQ/EI: The “Other” Skillset

The proper education, training, and experience are critical factors in qualifying for many employment opportunities within the healthcare sector. But just as crucial is an entirely different set of skills labeled and categorized as “emotional quotient” (EQ) or “emotional intelligence” (EI). Elaine Houston, positive psychology researcher and writer describes it as, “Emotional intelligence (EI) formsContinue reading “EQ/EI: The “Other” Skillset”

A Valentine’s Day Salute to Better Health

Love is on many minds as the dreariness of February dons the red and pink hues of Valentine’s Day. Although expressing love and affection between family members and friends garners a slice of Valentine’s Day attention, the holiday is most known in this country for a focus on romantic love, with millions of Valentine’s DayContinue reading “A Valentine’s Day Salute to Better Health”

Career Goals Check-Up for 2020

You know the poking nudge you get each January to reflect on your professional life? The prodding you often try to tamp down or ignore altogether? Well, considering that this January not only launches a new year, but a new decade, now is the time to give serious thought to your career. Are you happyContinue reading “Career Goals Check-Up for 2020”

Keeping the Happy and Healthy in Christmas

“The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.”               —Toni Sorenson “It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . ” While that’s the goal and the intention, it’s often not the reality. Some folks admit, and lament, that the holiday season winsContinue reading “Keeping the Happy and Healthy in Christmas”

The WHY, WHEN, and HOW of Hand Washing

Each first full week of December, Henry the Hand promotes National Hand Washing Week. His mission? To bring awareness of how hand washing is the best way to prevent epidemics and pandemics. Henry reminds us that it’s the direct contamination of mucous membranes—our eyes, nose, or mouth—that allow infectious disease(s) to enter our body. CheckContinue reading “The WHY, WHEN, and HOW of Hand Washing”

Meeting the Needs of Our Aging Population

“Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them, our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives.”                    – Billy Graham By the time the last of the Baby Boomers reach retirement age in 2029, the Pew Research Center projects 18 percent of the U.S. will beContinue reading “Meeting the Needs of Our Aging Population”

4 Strategies to Enjoy Greater Job Engagement

We know job engagement matters. Research shows that higher engagement impacts a plethora of positive outcomes including individual job performance and team effectiveness as well as customer satisfaction ratings.  “When you feel engaged at work, you’re energized, focused, and motivated to do better. And that energy spreads – you’re a joy to be around! And not justContinue reading “4 Strategies to Enjoy Greater Job Engagement”

The Realities of Violence in the Health Care Workplace

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 75 percent of the nearly 25,000 workplace assaults reported annually occur in health care and social service settings. OSHA further reports that workplace violence is four times more common in health care settings than in private industry, also stating that about one-tenth of the daysContinue reading “The Realities of Violence in the Health Care Workplace”

Strategies for a Healthy Staff this Winter

It’s not your imagination. All that coughing and sneezing everywhere you go? Yep, the common cold and the flu are more prevalent in the winter. “Rhinoviruses prefer colder temperatures, making it difficult not to succumb to the common cold once the thermometer plummets,” shares Yella Hewings-Martin Ph.D. Rachel Feltman adds, “As it turns out, theContinue reading “Strategies for a Healthy Staff this Winter”