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”

Promote a Safe and Healthy Halloween

As workers in the healthcare field, it’s essential to take advantage of opportunities to advocate for the safety of your patients. This October take time to promote a safe and healthy Halloween by sharing these reminders with the parents and families you encounter. Quizzing young patients and families about their fright night plans will openContinue reading “Promote a Safe and Healthy Halloween”

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”

Beat the Post-Christmas Blues

A collective sigh has or soon will settle over your home. The festivities of the holidays have come to an end. Soon, the holiday décor, along with the cheer and good tidings that make Christmas a special time of year, will get tucked away. And if you’re not careful, the sigh of either relief thatContinue reading “Beat the Post-Christmas Blues”

Strategies to Combat Stress for Health Care Workers – Part II

While most people would not argue with the stats indicating the healthcare industry is a high-stress-level field, that doesn’t mean both organizations and individuals should accept the situation as inevitable. To merely shrug, nod, and move onto a more interesting topic will do nothing to combat this serious issue that affects health care services toContinue reading “Strategies to Combat Stress for Health Care Workers – Part II”

Social Media and Your Healthcare Position – Part 1: The Don’ts

According to the Pew Research Center, approximately seven-in-ten Americans use social media to connect with one another, engage with news content, share information, and entertain themselves. With the average American social media user having five accounts and spending more than two hours each day browsing these accounts, it’s easy to process the finding that social mediaContinue reading “Social Media and Your Healthcare Position – Part 1: The Don’ts”