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Top 4 On-the-Job Spelling and Grammar Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Professionalism is important for your job, no matter where your job is, or what industry you work in. But we sometimes forget that a professional personality is not just about the clothes you wear, but the language you use at work. Even in busy offices, a misplaced or misspelled word can lead to a poor representation of your true skills.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Job Search Advice

Loving Someone Who Struggles With the Mental Health Issue of Anxiety

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 28, 2015 9:26:28 AM

Irrational fear can be crippling. When anxiety fills your mind and sends your heart racing it can become so intense that you feel like you are dying. People who first experience severe anxiety struggle to understand how a mental health issue can create such intense physical symptoms. If you care for someone who experiences anxiety on a regular basis this may confuse you as well.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Occupational Therapy and Rugby: An Unlikely Pair That Works

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 25, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When most people think of occupational therapy sessions, many begin with images in a hospital or clinic, where a therapist might do repetitive motions or exercises with the patient. Sounds less dynamic than a rugby field, right? In fact, therapists are moving to the outdoors and team sports for some of their work, as seen with programs like Sense Rugby.

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement Tips for Overthinking in the Workplace

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Many of us are plagued with overthinking, which can lead to anxiety or tension around specific events, tasks, or people. Whether we overthink how we look to other people, or replay meetings in our head about how it could be better, or things that were left unsaid, overthinking can cause strain, self-doubt, and take up too much of our mental time. While it can be challenging to stop ourselves from overthinking, it is possible.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

3 Ways to Prevent and Cure Your Seasonal Affectiveness Depression

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), can shift your mood and make you feel depressed, especially for those who already experience depression through the year. With the winter months ahead, it can be hard to combat these feelings.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Husband Praises Hero Wife Nurse - Photo Goes Viral

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Recently, a wonderful photo and story was shared by an Alabama husband about his wife nurse. Bobby Wesson, a marketing strategist in Birmingham, took a photo of his wife Rayena, taking a nap next to their 2-year-old son. With the photo on Facebook, he shared a touching note about his wife's work: how she works her long 14-hour shift with all types of people and injuries and care for them, while coming home to spend the little time she has with her family and also give them love and attention.

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Topics: Healthcare

Why Don't They Like Me? Handling Tough CoWorkers To Save Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever had the feeling that someone you worked with really disliked you? Sometimes their frustration with you can be so obvious it's hard to ignore. Usually when this happens, you don't have any idea why this person doesn't like you. Conflict can really put a damper on your work day, making your feelings of career satisfaction pretty low, even though you may enjoy the tasks you perform. Uncomfortable relationships at work can ruin a job for you, even if everything else is going great.

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Topics: Career Advice

Improve Your Mental Health by Paying it Forward

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

"Paying it forward" is the concept of giving a stranger a little generosity anonymously. From paying a toll fee on a bridge for the car behind you, to just adding an extra quarter to a meter that's about to expire, it's a great way to show a small act of kindness for someone else. Not only does it help another person out, but it's good for your own mental health, since giving can improve your mood and give you a kinder outlook on life and others. And, it does create a kinder environment: when you pay it forward, people are more inclined to share the kindness as well.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

Why Yoga Is a Great Supplemental Tool For Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

For young kids, speech therapy can provide helpful sessions for learning how to communicate verbally and clearly. But, there are multiple challenges to teaching children to speak. For example, children learn best through creative, playful ways, not just through academic modes of participation (such as repetition and study). So how can these modes of learning be incorporated in speech therapy sessions?

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Topics: Healthcare

This Holiday, Use Your Career to Provide Gifts that Give Back

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The season for spreading holiday cheer is upon us. If you're looking for a way to unite your workplace in the joy of the holidays, you could hang up some decorations, plan a secret Santa gift exchange, wear funny hats, or you could do something really meaningful together.

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Topics: Career Advice, Charity & Philanthropy

GPS-Embedded Clothing Helping Children With Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Keeping children with autism safe can be difficult for families, especially if the children have a tendency to wander or get lost. Even for the most vigilant of families, it can be a challenge to keep tabs on children, especially when they are given some form of independence at school or around the home or neighborhood.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

How Physical Therapy Helps Cancer Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Undergoing cancer is not only emotionally and psychologically draining, but it can also translate into difficult physical stress and pain. But as the folks at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane, Washington understand, physical therapy can make all the difference in helping cancer patients bounce back from their treatments.

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Topics: Healthcare

Best Email Etiquette Practices At Your Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When emailing on the job, it's important to convey the right tone for the workplace. Here are the top etiquette email tips that will present your emails in the best, professional way.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

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