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Finding a Hobby Can Make You Better at Your Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that having a hobby is correlated with a higher quality of work performance? This is because investing in something you like creates a sense of belonging and purpose, which removes stress accumulated from a typical workday. Whether it's attending a sports club, baking cupcakes for a party, or hiking in the woods, hobbies allow you to actively engage in your life without the pressure of having to meet someone else's expectations.

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Topics: Career Advice

Policeman Comforts Missing Autistic Man With a Hug

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Lance Grumley was missing and his mother was frantic. Any mother would be. The only thing unusual about this situation is that Lance is 31 years old. Lance has autism and other developmental issues and does not communicate well. It is dangerous for him to be alone.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

The Role of Empathy in Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Those interested in pursuing training in occupational therapy obviously have a strong desire to learn and understand how various parts of the human body work, both independently and as a whole. While the actual mechanics of how the body functions is extremely fascinating in and of itself, there is another aspect of occupational therapy that is as important -- perhaps even more important in some circumstances.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Healthcare

The Importance of Workplace Interpersonal Skills

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Every workplace has employees with different personalities, and the only way to foster collaboration in such an environment is by cultivating good interpersonal skills as an individual.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Blind Contestant with Autism Stuns America's Got Talent Audience

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Recently, viewers watching the first episode of the 14th season of America's Got Talent didn't know what to expect as they watched a young man with a cane be escorted on stage. If you haven't heard of him by now through other media outlets, this young man was 22-year old Kodi Lee who is blind and autistic. His escort, who turned out to be his mom Tina Lee, explained Kodi was very young when she realized his musical gift as an entertainer. "Playing music and performing helped him be able to withstand being in this world.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Go-Baby-Go Makes Physical Therapy Fun for Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on May 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What happens when researchers, physical therapists, and engineers team up to help children with motor delays get moving? GoBabyGo happens! This innovative program turns ride-on cars from local toy stores into custom motorized vehicles that address each child's individual needs. Instead of boring, repetitive PT activities, these kids will be moving, exploring, and playing like other kids their age. All while meeting specific PT goals!

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Topics: Healthcare

Pay Attention and Accomplish More

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're a worker bee or the boss bee, everyone wants to operate at maximum productivity. Even the most successful of us would say that they need to increase work product. Time management has been a buzz phrase for a long time. If you type it into a search engine, in half a second there are over four billion results. With those kind of resources available, why are we not the most efficient people on the planet? 

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Behavioral Health Offers Digital Choices

Posted by Brian Spence on May 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Mental and behavioral health is big business. From mild anxiety to life-threatening addiction, Americans spend over two billion dollars a year on treating mental health issues. With the digital revolution, it was only a matter of time before AI applications became competitors in that therapy market. Now these platforms are offering counseling with different treatment options and degrees of engagement. 

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Physical Therapy for Injured Dancers from Someone Who Knows

Posted by Brian Spence on May 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Physical therapy after an injury is considered essential, especially after orthopaedic surgery. For athletes and sports enthusiasts, most physical therapists are familiar with the common problems of restoring the range of motion necessary to resume the activity. But for dancers who need to recover after a fracture, sprain or torn muscle, few therapists truly understand what is required in order to perform at the pre-injury level.

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Topics: Healthcare

5 Ways to Defeat Procrastination

Posted by Brian Spence on May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We have all procrastinated at work. Usually, we just explain it away with excuses of laziness or the unpleasantness of a task. Unfortunately, procrastination is more than just a nuisance. It hampers productivity and negatively impacts our mental health. As Dr. Tim Pychyl, professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa points out, procrastination is actually a failed attempt at emotional regulation. Here are five suggestions to defeat procrastination.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

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