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Self-Improvement by Adjusting Your Focus From Goals to the Process

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Most people are familiar with the process of setting goals. You decide you want to achieve something. You work toward that goal until you achieve it. One entrepreneur, James Clear, though, has another idea for self-improvement. No matter what you want to achieve, he suggests focusing on systems rather than the goal. With the systems approach, you are focused more on the process than on the end result, but the end result happens because you worked on the process.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Dealing With Mental health Issues as a College Student

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A Community for Accredited Online Schools article discussed some of the mental health issues college students, particularly freshmen, face. According to the article, 75 percent of college freshmen report feeling loneliness during the first two weeks of school. Sixty-three percent of all college students report feeling depressed at least occasionally after entering college.

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Topics: Mental Health

Annual Physical Therapy Visits Are Critical for Elderly Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

For elderly adults, an annual visit to a physical therapist is critical to ensuring their long-term health and physical mobility.
Dr. Anna Friedman, owner of Seattle's RET Physical Therapy Group, says that yearly PT visits can help older adults stay mobile and strong. The essential examinations reveal future issues that can limit their independence.

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Topics: Healthcare

Tips on How to Slack Off While Maintaining Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Some days you go into work, and you're just not feeling up to the task. The morning coffee hasn't picked you up, and as a result, your energy levels are at rock bottom. You want to slack off, but you take pride in your work, and you want to do a good job. So how do you sit back, relax and take off any unnecessary stress that may be on your mind, while also remaining a productive member of society?

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Special Education Needs: Understanding the Twice Exceptional Child

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Is your child twice-exceptional or do you work with a twice-exceptional child? A twice-exceptional child is a child who can be labeled as "gifted" or "above average" while also having special education needs. For example, the child may have extraordinary math skills while also having ADHD and anxiety, or the child might have a reading level several grades above their current grade level but also have autism.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Speech Therapy: From Mutism to the Voice of Her Class

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When people think of speech therapy, they often imagine a child who struggles to pronounce words correctly. Sometimes, though, the problem is with even getting the words out at all, as was the case for Poppy, a six-year-old girl living in the United Kingdom who suffered from selective mutism. For Poppy her selective mutism included the fear of anyone, including her family members, hearing her voice.

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement: Overcoming the Lies We Tell Ourselves

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Anxiety and depression are rampant in our world, and while many cases are due to chemical imbalances or extreme circumstances, a fair share can be attributed to unfulfillment and the disappointment of unmet expectations. While the feelings that spring from the latter stimuli can seem overwhelming, there is good news. Much of the unfulfillment and disappointment in our lives can be mitigated by simply being honest with ourselves.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Helping Other Children Better Understand Your Child's Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you are the parent of am autistic child or you work with an autistic child, you likely know that these children are sometimes unfairly judged by their peers. Many people do not understand why a child, who looks like a typical child, reacts in an unexpected way to what appears to be an everyday situation. If you are like many parents of such children, you likely want to help your child's peers better understand why your child reacts a specific way to certain situations.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Acing an Occupational Therapist Job Interview

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you recently completed your degree in occupational therapy, you are likely eager to start working. Before you can get your perfect job, though, you will likely need to go through the interview process, possibly several times. While not every interviewer is going to ask the exact same questions, there are several types of questions you should be prepared to answer.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Productivity and the End of Year Slump

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As winter hits, temperature, hours of daylight, and productivity all drop drastically. How drastically? Well, independent research by Liisa Toompuu has shown that the biggest slowdown for both North American and European users was Christmas, when activity levels in North America dropped by 52% and in Europe by a whole 63%.

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Topics: Productivity

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