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Thought of the Week, July 28, 2014

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Personal Development Series

 Is Multitasking a Bad Word?

 Is Multitasking a Bad Word?

Multitasking is the ability to do several things at the same time.  But how well are you really doing these tasks?  Are you giving your full attention or just partially processing the demands?  Are your relationships with other people affected by trying to do too much at once?

Read this article for some tips and information on ways to still get things done without risking your relationships and productivity.

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 Managing Relationships in Retirement

 Managing Relationships in Retirement

Throughout our lives our relationships change.  Often, these changes coincide with major life events.  We should expect that retirement might affect our various relationships as well. 

Read this article for some tips and information about some of the relationships that are most impacted when we retire and some strategies to help us manage them productively.

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 Supporting a Coworker Trying to Have a Baby

 Supporting a Coworker Trying to Have a Baby

Some people want to share the news that they are expecting a baby with everybody.  It is an exciting and special time.  This article serves as a reminder that it is also important to be mindful of those around you who may be trying to get where you are. 

Families having trouble conceiving can be very emotional.  Read this article for some tips and information about interacting with coworkers - whether you are the person trying to conceive, or your coworker is.

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Taking Time Off Without Anxiety
Whether traveling or just taking a long weekend, occasional detachment from work is healthy and will make us more productive when we return. Read these tips to help you take vacation and detach from the workplace without anxiety about your job. 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...