3 Mental Health Coping Strategies for These COVID-19 Times

Six months ago, terms like self-isolation, shelter-in-place, and yes, social distancing had no place in everyday vocabulary. Now these phrases pepper nearly every conversation around the clock, across the globe. While these necessary measures protect our physical health in this time of viral crisis, they can wield a damaging blow to our mental and emotionalContinue reading “3 Mental Health Coping Strategies for These COVID-19 Times”

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”

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”

Be a Champion for Mental Health

Each October 10, World Mental Health Day strives to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of “healthier” mental health. Organized by the World Federation for Mental Health and supported by WHO, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and United for Global Mental Health, this day provides a forum to discuss what needsContinue reading “Be a Champion for Mental Health”

6 Strategies for Assisting Anxious Patients

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” –William Osler Raise your hand if you enjoy doctor appointments. Dental visit? Hospital procedures? If you enjoy being sick, get that arm in the air. How about a lengthy hospital stay? Anyone?? Of course, we don’t enjoy such things.Continue reading “6 Strategies for Assisting Anxious Patients”

A Summer “Stress Check-up”

If you’re thinking the words “summer” and “stress” paired together in the same sentence must be an oxymoron, rested assured those two words do indeed have something in common. Yes, we look forward to the “lazy days of summer,” complete with visions of the pool, the beach, backyard BBQs, and vacations. Especially after the likesContinue reading “A Summer “Stress Check-up””

Treat Mom Right This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Have you decided on just the right gift to show Mom or the mother of your child(ren) how much you love and appreciate her and all she does, all year long? If you’re leaning toward the standard fragrant, colorful bouquet and dinner out, consider adding a little something to theContinue reading “Treat Mom Right This Mother’s Day”

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”

Improve Patient Care with a Focus on Soft Skills

The goal of every health care facility: hire the best, most qualified personnel for every position within the organization to provide the highest level of patient care. “Hiring the most-qualified healthcare providers is a complex task since you can’t rely solely on test scores and certifications. The criteria for employees who provide direct personal careContinue reading “Improve Patient Care with a Focus on Soft Skills”

Managing Seasonal Affected Disorder

It’s January. It’s cold and dreary. The anticipation and joy of the holidays have long passed. There is nothing bright about your spirit or the view of winter stretched out before you. While it’s common to feel a sort of letdown after Christmas, even a bit of lethargy and a blah mood as winter loomsContinue reading “Managing Seasonal Affected Disorder”