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Thought of the Week, April 14, 2014

“It isn’t our position, but our disposition that makes us happy.” ~~ Anonymous More...

 
Personal Development Series

 The Complex Role of a Confidant

The Complex Role of a Confidant

Does someone confide in you and trust you with their feelings?  Being someone’s confidant can be a complex role – sometimes flattering and fulfilling and, other times, challenging and exhausting. 

This article talks about the many things we can do to make sure we are comfortable with being a confidant for someone else. 

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 To Hug or Not Hug at Work


To Hug or Not Hug at Work

Questions some ponder in the work environment include, "How close is too close?" and "Where do you draw the line?"  Some may see this as completely innocent; another could perceive it as a form of sexual harassment and file a complaint. 

This article attempts to answer a few questions to put your mind at ease so you can still have a happy and close working environment.

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 Adult Children Living at Home


Adult Children Living at Home

With More and more adult children are now living at home with their parents, which is a trend not seen since the 1950s. It is important for both parent and child to realize that household dynamics change when an adult child returns home.  New stressors arise around household duties, personal activities, and financial responsibilities. 

This article provides tips to parents about what they can do make the time under the same roof with their adult children work. 

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Economic Stress. Unexpected economic stress has an impact on everyone, but people suffering from depression or other mental health issues are especially vulnerable. Psychological research points to some good news, however. Healthy coping strategies, clear communication, and social support during a job search can help soften the blow and even contribute to growth in the long run. More...
Emotional Resilience. This topic center surveys Emotional Resilience: that collection of skills, characteristics, habits and outlooks that make it possible to remain maximally flexible and fresh in the face of stress. More...
Employee Work Performance Toolbox. Tools to support employee goals. Topics include: managing stress in the workplace, creative problem solving, conflict management and resolution, and finding work-life balance. More...
Family & Relationship Issues. Family and personal relationships and friendships can be very difficult to handle. We've gathered resources to help you learn about and better manage relationship problems you may be experiencing. More...
Stress Reduction and Management. A comprehensive overview of how to reduce stress. We cover the nature of stress, and the many different methods people can use to reduce and manage their stress. More...
Wellness and Personal Development. Wellness is a broad topic that includes disease prevention, stress reduction, and even personal, social and spiritual growth. Until quite recently, very little attention was ever paid to helping people who are not ill, disordered or diseased in some way learn how to further enhance the quality of their lives, or prevent the onset of future illness. More...
Workplace Issues. Tips and information about setting up working environments that foster teamwork, creativity, and open communcation. More...

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Handling a Flurry of Snow Day Stress
Remember the excitement that we had as children after hearing a forecast for snow? Yet for working adults, joy is typically one of the last things we associate with snow forecasts. While none of us are able to control the weather, there are several things we can do to control or reduce our snow day stress. And most of it involves being proactive. More...


Workplace Myths
Tons of research has been conducted about finding happiness, fulfillment, and advancement on the job. But several myths exist that may stifle those feelings and opportunities. Click below for a list of some of those myths and some suggestions for improving your situation in the workplace. More...


Optima EAP Employee Orientation
This orientation will give you an overview of how Optima EAP works, and how you and your family can use it to remain happy, healthy and productive. Enjoy the information and reap the benefits of Optima EAP. More...