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”

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”

A Salute to Labor Day

The Labor Day holiday came to official recognition in 1894 thanks to the labor union movement who advocated for eight hours of work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. Labor Day’s original intent: to commemorate the social and economic achievements of the American worker, paying tribute to the vast contributions’ workers haveContinue reading “A Salute to Labor Day”

Keep a Cool Head in the Summer Heat

Hot weather not only takes a toll on our bodies, but it can also hurt us emotionally and mentally as well. As the mercury rises, tempers tend to flare. A “hot under the collar” situation physically often morphs into the other kind of “hot under the collar” scenario. “Everyone’s fuse is going to be aContinue reading “Keep a Cool Head in the Summer Heat”

Be Safe and Healthy this Summer!

Ah, the wonder of summer. Fun in the sun. Relaxing in the backyard pool and around an evening campfire. Vacationing with family and friends. Whether your days are long and lazy or packed from dawn ’til dusk with activities, mark this summer with safe and healthy days. Use this checklist to ensure a season that’sContinue reading “Be Safe and Healthy this Summer!”

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””

Focus on Dad’s Health this Father’s Day

Before President Nixon signed a measure creating a permanent national holiday to observe Father’s Day the third Sunday of each June, the paternal holiday received sporadic attention. The 1972 declaration “urging the people of the United States to offer public and private expressions of Father’s Day to the abiding love and gratitude they have forContinue reading “Focus on Dad’s Health this Father’s Day”

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”