Is Something Bothering You?

It’s National Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week, a week dedicated to celebrating our differences. According to the National Day Calendar, it was founded by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1934 with the aim of encouraging people of all faiths to meet, discuss differences and affirm the brotherhood/sisterhood that crosses religious belief systems. Because we are a nation founded on…

Don’t Leave Loved Ones in the Dark

It’s the time of year when many of us feel the joyful anticipation of time spent with family and friends. For those of us who are perfectionists, it can come with festive stress. And, it can send others spiraling into depression, depending on life circumstances and mental health and wellbeing. This hit me really hard…

It’s Time to Improve How We Discuss Mental Health

Today, one in five adults has a mental health condition. So, there’s a pretty good chance you know someone who does — or you may have a condition yourself. Either way, days like this week’s World Mental Health Day and Mental Illness Awareness Week, all remind us all that it’s time to do a better job…

Beat Holiday Stress: Be Real With Yourself

The holidays can bring all kinds of joy.  They can also be insanely busy, full of people, parties, extra calories, increased spending and extra pressure we put on ourselves to make everything “great” for everyone we love. Depending on how you handle stress and excitement, this can lead to anxiety, depression or a combination of…

Avoiding the Subject Doesn’t Make it Disappear

When was the last time you played hide and seek? Have you ever played with a small child? If so, you may recall that some little ones believe you can’t see them if they can’t see you… We’ve all grown out of that belief, but have we really grown out of the behavior? Many of us still “hide our eyes”…

Infographic: Top Three Benefits Pets Provide to Seniors

As the U.S. population ages, many of us are noticing shifts in the lives and lifestyles of our grandparents, parents, relatives and friends who are older Americans. This reality is part of a broad U.S. population shift that’s underway: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is forecast…

Five Tips for Surviving a “Horror Show” at Work

It’s no secret that the elements of a great scary movie do not translate well into the workplace. You can see this in the new infographic below. While I’ll admit, the checklist is a tongue-in-cheek poke at professional life for the Halloween season, there are a few serious points to remember if you find yourself…

How Burnout is like Sun Exposure

After spending a week on the beach, enjoying the sun and surf, I had some time to reflect on the work that’s waiting for me when I get back home. That’s because the past few years of my career have been a full of ups and downs that once left me in the unmistakable condition…