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Increase Productivity and Reignite Passion for Your Work

Posted by Brian Spence on May 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you have found your work productivity and passion have hit a wall, now is the time to look within yourself and to reignite your passion for your work.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Homecoming Heroes - Celebrating Down Syndrome Royalty

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

Homecoming is a tradition as American as...football, basketball, pep rallies and school dances. The Homecoming Court, ruled over by the elected King and Queen, is a platform for popularity. Ideally, the "royal couple" are the embodiment of what is best and most noble about your school and its culture. The king and queen are examples of how to conduct oneself with good humor, good will and good manners.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Physical Therapy Gets Helped by RepWatch

Posted by Brian Spence on May 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Physical Therapy has a new product coming. A few California Lutheran University students, Alexis Schomer, Robert Kyler, and John Ikudaisi, developed RepWatch for StartUp Weekend Ventura County 2016. They ended up winning the grand prize of $10,000. A year later, they have currently competed for the big prize of $100,000 at the Arizona State University Innovation Open.

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Topics: Healthcare

LinkedIn and the Power of "the Face"

Posted by Brian Spence on May 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

LinkedIn has long been the go-to spot for making and bolstering business connections. However, there was once a time when "face-time" was something more personal than a video chat program (spelled "Facetime", no hyphen). It meant actually meeting your contact in person and talking to one another in real life. Crazy, huh?

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

88 Year Old Proves You Are Never Too Old to Further Your Education

Posted by Brian Spence on May 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As people get older, if they have not already completed a college education, sometimes they make excuses about why it is too late. Maybe they begin to feel that it is not worth their time or like they like they missed their chance to get a degree. That was not the case for 88-year-old Horace Sheffield, a Georgia man who recently graduated from Shorter University with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies. Sheffield started college in 1960 but dropped out in 1965 just a few credits short of graduating.

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Topics: Education

Avoiding Occupational Therapy Burnout as a New OT

Posted by Brian Spence on May 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Even if you enjoy your occupational therapy job, you will likely experience burnout at some point. Unfortunately, for many people, this burnout can happen at the beginning of their career. As they are working hard to establish themselves, they find themselves overwhelmed and overworked.

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Topics: Healthcare

Are You Getting Fired? How to Improve Your Job Performance and Succeed

Posted by Brian Spence on May 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Employers drop poor-performing workers - will you be next? Be better at your job to rise higher and quicker than expected.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Don't Worry, Be Happy - How Positivity Improves Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on May 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Bad stuff happens to everybody. It's inevitable. The way we handle setbacks and upsets and disappointments is a measure of our mental health. No one celebrates negative occurrences or situations, but marinating in the sadness or anger that they provoke is literally bad for body and mind.

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Topics: Mental Health

Making Physical Therapy Fun for Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on May 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many children, undergoing physical therapy is not a fun experience. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is one hospital that has discovered one key to making physical therapy a more enjoyable experience.

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Topics: Healthcare

Career Advice -- Building Your Reputation

Posted by Brian Spence on May 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The business world can be a cruel and difficult place to live in. People all have a different way of seeing things, thinking things through, working problems out, building companies up. And that can make it hard to build your reputation up into something you will be proud of.

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Topics: Career Advice

Tackling Depression Head On Through Yoga

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

More than ever before, medical practitioners of today recommend an active approach to tackling depression. While depression often develops into a prolonged illness, people often hold the means to combat this persistent foe and prevent it from firmly establishing itself in the mind.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Speech Therapy Made More Fun With the Help of a Dog

Posted by Brian Spence on May 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many kids undergoing speech therapy, the experience can become mundane and unenjoyable. For the children at the WordPlay Therapy Center, in Brentwood, California, though, therapy is a fun experience, one many of the kids look forward to throughout the week.

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Topics: Healthcare

Making Your Voice Heard on the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on May 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Competition at work is a fact of life. Keeping pace with your contemporaries is part of the job. Advancing in your career is no guarantee. Management is not monitoring your progress and making note of your merit with an eye to move you up the ladder. Management is concerned with the health and profits of the company, and credit for success is often misplaced. You can't be passive and get the results you want. Speaking up for yourself is imperative if you desire to get promoted.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Celebrating Teacher's Day - May 9, 2017

Posted by Brian Spence on May 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The influence teachers have on young minds can't be overstated. From the first step you take into a classroom, you will spend more hours with your teacher than you will with your family.

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Topics: Education

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