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”

The HOW and WHY of Exit Interviews

“Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.”                                                           Continue reading “The HOW and WHY of Exit Interviews”

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”

Safety Tips for a Hazard-Free Winter

It’s that time of year again when our focus shifts to wintery weather. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac editor, Janice Stillman, “For some parts of the country, frigid and frosty conditions will last well into spring, bringing little relief to the winter-weary. It could feel like the never-ending winter, particularly in the Midwest and eastContinue reading “Safety Tips for a Hazard-Free Winter”

Bringing Awareness to the Need for Blood Donations

“Someone’s blood saved my life and made my mom smile – was that you?” – A five-year-old kid January is National Blood Donor Month. Unfortunately, wintery weather and the expected instances of flu and colds create obstacles that often hamper donors’ ability to give and challenge the annual drive’s efforts to collect life-saving donations. “TensContinue reading “Bringing Awareness to the Need for Blood Donations”

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”

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”

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”

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”