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Why a Positive Work Culture Matters

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A positive work culture creates more productive workers. Business leaders have discovered this and Michelle Burke from the Huffington Post states that "Over the past few years, increased research shows positive environments produce positive benefits specifically to engagement, relationships, health and the bottom line". So what exactly is a 'positive work culture'?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

The Impact of Social Interaction on Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Many people take social interactions for granted. While staying connected is effortless for some, there are many people who feel lonely and/or unmotivated to socialize. Mingling with others is more than just a good time; it is associated with many positive mental health outcomes. It's time to make socializing a priority.

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Topics: Mental Health

A Rare Pair: One Twin Has Down Syndrome and the Other Doesn't

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Julia and Michael are twins, but Michael has Down syndrome and Julia doesn't. Learn more about how these rare twins from San Diego, California have grown up.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

"Jump" Occupational Therapy Helps Children with Special Needs

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What do you get when you combine kids with special needs and an inflatable bounce facility? Jump therapy!

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement Tip: You Are Not Responsible for the Happiness of Others

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Is your goal to make everyone in your world as happy as possible? To be blunt, this is a pipe dream. No matter how thin you spread your time, your talents and your soul, it is never possible to please everyone. And, truthfully, to take on the responsibility does a disservice not only to you but to them. There is a better way to live your life and impact that of your community. Consider changes which will empower you and others.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Career Advice

Time Issue Resolved with Remote Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There are many people, young and old, who suffer from speech impediments. Some of them are due to brain trauma, some are psychological blocks and others are due to physical illness. Whatever the case, speech therapy has been proven to help.

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Topics: Healthcare

One Shark's Career Advice on Networking and Mentorship

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to Shark Tank entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, one of the most important relationships in your professional and personal lives is a mentor-mentee relationship. He talks more about this and other networking advice distilled from an interview between Forbes and Herjavec.

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Topics: Career Advice

A New Way to Travel With Your Autistic Child

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Planning a vacation is hard work. Planning a vacation for a family with an autistic child is a monumental task. Traveling with children is a hassle. For a family dealing with autism, going to the mall can be a major excursion.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

More to Speech Therapy Than Proper Pronunciation

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You may have heard of Speech and Language Pathology, but did you know that speech therapists are trained to handle many more disorders than just proper pronunciation and stutters?

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Topics: Healthcare

Learn How to be Yourself at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you feel like you have to act a certain way at work, and when you go home you can finally be your normal self? Career coach Sara Young Wang encourages you to be yourself at work, too! It is stressful and tiring to try to be someone you aren't.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Nurses on Forefront of Behavioral Health Programs Making a Difference

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Doctors get the respect, prestige and authority in hospitals, clinics and medical offices. And, of course, authority lies with them. But nurses are on the front lines in medicine; most of the time they have the first encounter with patients, especially in the mental health arena. Not surprisingly, dealing with patients who suffer so grievously often takes its toll and many nurses develop depression and anxiety themselves. Suicide among nurses is not unheard of and one program addresses the issue.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Occupational Therapy Department Incorporates Innovative Technology

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The Occupational Therapy program at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina uses cutting edge technology to manufacture items for patients with low income. Thanks to grant funding, the Occupational Therapy department purchased a 3D printer which they are using to print tools and devices such as pill boxes, medicine bottle openers, and button and zipper assist tools. The 3D printer allows the department to create items for less than a dollar, while the same items can be purchased for $30.

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Topics: Healthcare

A Kind Word About Pessimism in Leadership

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Look on the bright side. See the positive in every situation. We can do this. You've got it. Smile. Be happy. Keep going. Failure is not an option. This is doable. Have a can-do attitude.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Career Advice

Autistic Individuals Fit Well in the CyberSecurity Industry

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What's the connection between autism and cybersecurity? The UK's National Cyber Security Centre is exploring the benefits of hiring individuals on the autism spectrum to prevent cyber-attacks. According to this article in Forbes, "many autistic people have a specific gift and aptitude for cybersecurity." However, over 80% of adults diagnosed with autism do not hold full time jobs.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

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