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What My Mom Can Teach You About Physical Therapists

Posted by Debra Loggia on May 28, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Eight months ago my 84-year-old mother underwent lower lumbar surgery. I felt confident we had a great surgeon and she was in a top rated hospital. That being said, at her age, I had concerns about her ability to make a full recovery.

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Topics: Healthcare

Finding a Path to Happiness Through Rewarding Work

Posted by Debra Loggia on Dec 26, 2013 2:06:00 PM

I was thinking about last week’s post on Keeping Your Mental Health in Shape.  As a staffing company, part of our mission is to place the right candidate with the right company and position to create a positive and rewarding experience for both our clients and our talent. So, I was thinking about how work contributes to our overall happiness.

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Keeping Your Mental Health in Shape

Posted by Debra Loggia on Dec 23, 2013 12:59:00 PM

The holidays are upon us once again. Parties, family gatherings, shopping, and presents! In other words, we’re supposed to feel happy and festive. However, if you’re dealing with economic difficulties, illness, or you can’t be with friends and family, the holidays may not be such a great time.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

How to Stop Your Child from Teasing Children with Special Needs

Posted by Debra Loggia on Dec 19, 2013 11:34:00 AM

There are so many things that make kids great - their innocence, their curiosity, their energy and their laughter, just to name a few. All of those same qualities can make children do things we wouldn't expect, like making fun of others because they are different.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Early Speech and Language Development - What to Expect

Posted by Debra Loggia on Dec 6, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Earlier this month I met a woman who told me an interesting story about her baby brother. Their father works for the Foreign Service and is a native Italian speaker as is her mother. Their nanny speaks very limited English and tends to speak to the baby in Polish. Their mother likes to converse in English since they live in D.C.

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Topics: Healthcare

Think Before You Post: Social Media and Job Searches

Posted by Debra Loggia on Dec 2, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Privacy as we know it or expect it - has become a thing of the past. The Internet has made it so that we may never be able to forget anything. Information we believe is gone is still out there in cyberspace, ready to come back and remind us of long ago discretions.

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

The Importance of Thanksgiving

Posted by Debra Loggia on Nov 28, 2013 4:00:00 PM

There was a funny cartoon on my Facebook wall this morning. It read "Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have." You have to laugh because it's so true and I'm sure tomorrow night there will be news stories of police being called because shoppers were fighting over the last TV some store was giving away for $99. 

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Topics: Employee Relations

Self-Care for Parents of Special Needs Children

Posted by Debra Loggia on Nov 25, 2013 10:52:00 AM

I work with a colleague whose second child was born with special needs. Every time I speak with him he sounds exhausted. There seems to be doctor’s appointments every other week or another crisis that meant no sleep for anyone. His exhausted wife hands over the care of their son to him as soon as he gets home. No one is sleeping enough, eating right or getting any down time. There is tension in his marriage and he's not sure where to turn since they are looking at years of operating at this level.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Find the Job You Love

Posted by Debra Loggia on Nov 14, 2013 10:03:00 AM

My niece was recently laid off from her job. While it's never great to lose your job, she had been there for three years and was feeling it was time to move on. Over lunch last week, I was asking her what her next move might be. This was her first "real" job and not surprisingly she seemed uncertain as to what she wanted in her next job.

I advised her to spend some time thinking about what a perfect day would look like. How far was she wiling to travel? Did she want to work in a hectic, high energy environment or something calmer and slower paced? Was salary the most important part of her search or would she be willing to work for less money to do something she felt was worthwhile?

Finding a job you love is not easy. And, in a weak economy it may be tempting to take the first offer. However, if you have the opportunity to give it some time, a little research and a little internal soul searching may help you land the job that matches your skills and interests and one that will allow you to gain the experience you need to put you on a career path and not bouncing from one job to another.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Speech Language Pathologists: Superheroes Making A Difference

Posted by Debra Loggia on Nov 4, 2013 2:14:00 PM

I love learning new languages. I travel frequently and want to experience different cultures in their native language. I believe it enriches my experiences.

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Topics: Healthcare

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