How to have difficult conversations at work: 5 key steps

By Erin Eatough, PhD Most people do their best to avoid conflict. Even when a situation is uncomfortable, it may seem like the path of least resistance is to wait out the discomfort. However, avoiding difficult conversations doesn’t make them go away, and having them can substantially improve our work and home lives.  Many people don’tContinue reading “How to have difficult conversations at work: 5 key steps”

7 things you shouldn’t do if you want to raise mentally strong kids

By Amy Morin  Teaching kids how to develop mental strength isn’t about ensuring they won’t cry or insisting they push themselves to their limits all the time. It’s about raising a child who is equipped with the social and emotional skills they need to become a responsible adult. One of the best ways to helpContinue reading “7 things you shouldn’t do if you want to raise mentally strong kids”

10 Best Parenting Books Every Mom & Dad Needs to Read

I’m a researcher by nature and when something is off in our house, I have my small stack of parenting books I turn to for advice. I honestly believe, and in my experience have found, most parenting issues we come up against, often lead back to ourselves and towards a snag in our own parentage.Continue reading “10 Best Parenting Books Every Mom & Dad Needs to Read”

Foods That Will Reduce Stomach Bloating

By Tonny Wandella Do you feel bloated? The finest of us are subject to it. Even while all forms of bloat are uncomfortable, not all bloating is the same. In reality, there are two distinct types: water bloat and gas bloat. After eating specific meals, typically beans, dairy, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, orContinue reading “Foods That Will Reduce Stomach Bloating”

How To Stay Active With Your Desk Job

By Tonny Wandella Sitting at a desk for 8 hours each day is not good for your mind, body or soul. To stay fit and healthy, we need regular exercise, but that may not be easy or possible, especially if your job requires you to be seated for the better part of the day. ResearchContinue reading “How To Stay Active With Your Desk Job”

Workplace Spirituality: What It Is And How To Foster It

By Vantage Circle As human beings, we tend to focus more on the physical and material aspects of life than spiritual issues. We are so engrossed in the former that we barely find the time to think about the latter. But it is essential to know that we can only find unconditional happiness and peaceContinue reading “Workplace Spirituality: What It Is And How To Foster It”

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

BY LAURA VANDERKAM Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday alarm clock. Even if you sleep for 24 of those hours, that leaves 36 waking ones. That’s plenty of time for fun, relaxation and more importantly,Continue reading “Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them”

5 ways to make the best out of a bad situation

By Elke We probably all imagined 2020 to be somewhat different.  Saving money, traveling, discovering new countries, being free. That didn’t quite work out as planned. Many of us had to interrupt their travels or couldn’t even begin their long-awaited trip. Others have lost jobs and are faced with completely new challenges. COVID-19 has provided usContinue reading “5 ways to make the best out of a bad situation”

How To Stay Calm Under Pressure

BY NICOLE BAYES-FLEMING In high-stakes scenarios, we tend to panic—and mess up things we usually do with ease. Here’s why that happens, and how to stop it. A star athlete misses a penalty shot in overtime. A famous singer bungles the national anthem. A  great actor forgets their lines on stage. We’ve all witnessed someone choke underContinue reading “How To Stay Calm Under Pressure”

Do These 8 Things on Monday to Start Your Week Off Right

By Karen Asp, MA, CPT, VLCE Mondays are inevitable. The Monday blues? Turns out, they don’t have to be. As you gear up for the busy fall season, try these tips to start off your week in a healthier way. Garfield the cat got two things very right: First, lasagna is delicious. Second, Mondays can beContinue reading “Do These 8 Things on Monday to Start Your Week Off Right”