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Career Advice: Tips to Help You Dress Appropriately For Work

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

Knowing what to wear for a new job can be difficult. You want to dress professionally, but you also want to avoid being too formal in your clothing choice. While not every workplace is going to have the same dress code, a recent Forbes article shared some basic dress code tips.

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Topics: Career Advice

Mental Health - Too Poor For Treatment?

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

With mental illness, in the best circumstances, waking up in the morning can be a struggle when you suffer from any kind of mental distress. Whether it is PTSD, Bipolar or depression, sometimes putting on your shoes seems daunting and tedious. Having to awaken and shower and dress and go to work can seem impossibly difficult. As if wading through mud, you would make your way to your car, flop into the driver's seat and go to work, only to return in the evening, sludge through dinner and then repeat.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Defeating Vocal Fry With Speech Therapy

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

You may not have noticed vocal fry before, but once you recognize it, you'll hear it everywhere. Most famously used by the Kardashians, vocal fry is the sound made when someone speaks in a low tone, so their vocal cords are relaxed, but without much force behind the breath. The result is a rough, gravelly voice. You'll generally hear it at the end of sentences, and it gives the impression of a relaxed, more casual style of interaction.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Career Success is About More Than Doing the Job

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

Being a great employee is about more than just having the right education and training to perform your job well. A Financial Express article from earlier this year talked about some of the other skills you need if you want to succeed in your profession.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Friendship and Hope: Two Things Developmentally Disabled Share

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to people who are developmentally disabled, people often make assumptions about what the people can and cannot do. Unfortunately, many of these assumptions are incorrect.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Bots May Increase the Human Connection in Physical Therapy

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

Physical Therapists have a very difficult job. They help patients facing disability get or keep their lives on track. This not only requires skill but it requires trust.

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Topics: Healthcare

One Key to a Successful Career: Time Management

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

Because we do not have unlimited time in the day, anyone who hopes to have a successful career needs to learn proper time management skills. While some people are great at time management, most people struggle to properly manage their time.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

The Effect of Natural Disasters on Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Maintaining mental health is as important as taking care of our physical bodies but when natural disasters strike these types of healthcare options fade into the background as victims struggle to keep their bodies from damage.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Get Accurate Physical Therapy Information Via Wi-Fi

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

It seems that everything can now be either controlled or monitored by Wi-Fi. The lights in your house, the diagnostics of your car, even your exercise routine. And now, the latest therapy innovation uses wi-fi to record your progress and upload it to the cloud.

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Topics: Healthcare

Optimal Productivity: Wasted Time or Time Well Spent?

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

People are often taught that they need to be busy all the time to be productive. The more time spent on work, the more productive you have been, right? What if wasted time, though, is really time well spent? Not all wasted time is created equal. Some wasted time is just that, while others is not. Instead, it is time well spent. If you are wondering if you are wasting time to avoid completing a task or if you are really contributing to your productivity by focusing on non-work activities, there are three questions you can ask yourself.

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Topics: Productivity

New Technologies Offer Hope for Comprehensive Mental Health Treatment

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

America's obesity epidemic has been at the forefront of science and medical conversations for years, but there may be a hidden epidemic taking root in our society, and new technological advances have the potential to bring it into the light.

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Topics: Mental Health

Massage vs. Physical Therapy to Treat Sore Muscles

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

When work or other life circumstances cause unexpected aches and pains in muscles and joints, the result is often a visit to a local physical therapist or masseuse to ease tension to prevent further injury. It might seem like the two are virtually the same, so deciding where to go might be a difficult choice, but the reality is that the two have less in common than you might think. 

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Topics: Healthcare

Best Career Advice: Learning From People in Other Fields

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

When people think about learning valuable career skills, they assume they are going to learn these skills from someone in their own career field who is already successful. Suzy Welch, a business journalist and speaker, has different career advice. She said one of the best things you can do to further your career is to watch HBO's “The Defiant Ones.” It is about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine and their rise to success in the music industry. Whether you watch this mini-series or turn to someone else who is has had a successful career, there are several things you can learn from successful people, even when they have pursued a different career path than you.

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Topics: Career Advice

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