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When Entering Hospice - Earlier is Better

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Hospice Chaplains say the most frustrating thing they experience is that a majority of their patients wait to enter hospice care until it is too late for hospice to do very much to improve their quality of life.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Pre-School And Autism Spectrum - Four Ways to Ready Your Child

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The first day of preschool is an emotional event for parent and child. New clothes, backpacks, crayons, and juice boxes are the beginning of a journey that ultimately ends with tossing a tassel on a graduation cap.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Physical Therapy for Pooches And Other Critters

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

America loves its pets. Of the 62 billion dollars that we will spend on pets this year, nearly half will be for supplies, over-the-counter medicine and vet care.

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Topics: Healthcare

3 Ways to Stop Creating Problems in Your Mind To Increase Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes we get in our own way by worrying or procrastinating or just being afraid to try something. We will be more successful and increase productivity if we realize how we are sabotaging ourselves and work to change these bad habits.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Physical Therapy - What You Don't Know Can Help You

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 19, 2016 9:15:48 PM

Our bodies are made to be used and active. When illness or injury impede our ability to move, physical therapists step in. PTs help people optimize their ability to move after joint replacement surgery, sports injuries and other musculoskeletal complaints. 

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Topics: Healthcare

Optimal Productivity is Not All About Me Me Me

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We all know people who are self-centered or selfish. "Nancy's such a narcissist, she always has to have her own way." She may be a little bossy, but her redeeming qualities of loyalty and generosity keep her in your circle of friends. Although Nancy may be a little selfish, she probably isn't a narcissist.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Do You Relate to These Autism "Rules" for Parents to LIve By?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Parenting a child on the autism spectrum is a challenge. No two children are alike, so the techniques that parents use to help their children may vary greatly. In fact, autism parents discover pretty quickly that coping mechanisms that worked well in one stage of life may not work as well as their children age. Parents who are able to remain flexible tend to cope with the daily changes of autism challenges well.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

How The Developmentally Disabled Can Contribute to The Labor Force

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Employers often shy away from hiring developmentally disabled candidates. Perhaps they are influenced by stereotypes, but they may be passing up on potentially good workers. A job mismatch can cause frustration for the employee and the business.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Productivity Habits of Great Leaders

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Possessing strong leadership skills comes from a deeper set of skill sets than textbooks can teach. Being a good leader means being able to inspire, motivate and build confidence of employees. If a leader has the skills to do this they will be able to bring out the best work in their employees and drive better results. According to an article written on fastcompany.com by Stephanie Vozza, there are “six habits of people who know how to bring out the best in others.”

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

The Benefits of Pokemon For Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The latest video game craze was not designed for the typical couch potato gamer. Pokemon Go introduces actual exercise into the cyber game world. The Pokemon Go website tells us to "Get Up and Go".

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Topics: Healthcare

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