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Education Alternative - Kendrick Lamar Bridging Learning With Hip Hop

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In education, one of the biggest struggles teachers have with their students is getting them to connect to the materials, intellectually and emotionally. Especially with literature, where the language might be hard for them to understand, the themes hidden, or the time period just too far in the past to connect to.  

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Physical Therapy With Service Dogs: An Immense Benefit

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

For many, physical therapy can be a chore, especially for children who routinely must come in, due to painful physical challenges. While many offices try to make the sessions fun and enjoyable, it can be hard for children to interact with adults that are comfortably pushing their physical limits. However, more and more specialists are offering a great distraction --service dogs.

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Topics: Healthcare

Stop Your Career From Being Undermined by a Workplace Bully

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Bullies in the school yard are in the news nearly every day. Some schools are taking active stances against them, which is great. However, in the business setting, those bullies who have grown up and are now working have not given up their tactics just because they are adults. Those same behaviors and attitudes are still there. How you handle them will help preserve your own peace of mind.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Golfing Phenom Jordan Spieth Says Sister With Autism Shaped His Life

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Golf has a new rising star, and not since the early years of Tiger Woods has there been such excitement about the potential of a young golfer. In April, Jordan Spieth won the Masters and earned his green jacket at the young age of 21. This makes him the second youngest golfer to don the prestigious jacket in the history of the sport. He was just five months older than Tiger Woods was when he accomplished the feat in 1997.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Mental Health: How Pixar's "Inside Out" Reveals Our Internal Battles

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 19, 2015 8:00:00 AM

These days, it's hard to find a film that tackles mental health or emotions vividly and with relative light-heartedness or hope. But Pixar's new film for children is filling that gap, with a creative animated film suitable for kids and adults.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

June Celebrates Important Strides of LGBT Community

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

June 1st marks the beginning of LGBT Pride Month! This month is a time to recognize the important strides of the gay community around the world.  From the passing of legalized gay marriage, to the greater visibility of gay people and issues, Pride Month has a lot to celebrate. During this month, you'll see communities and organizations around the country celebrating with special events, parades, and gatherings.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

3 Fundamental Productivity Rules for Getting Rid of Junk

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Disorganization in your personal life, can often carry over into your professional life. If you feel like your productivity at home has been lackluster, it might be time to declutter the house. But as everyone knows who has ever tried to tidy up and clear out the junk in their homes, it's easy to drag the decluttering process along, making little gains.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Nursing Assistants @ the Heart of Care

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 12, 2015 8:59:00 AM

Starting June 11 is the Annual National Nursing Assistants Week, with the first day celebrating the care and time of these deserved caregivers with National Career Nursing Assistants’ Day. This year marks the 38th celebration of the week, and centers around the theme: "Nursing Assistants @ the Heart of Care."

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Productivity 101: Streamline Your Workday with Little or No Effort

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Time flies, especially if you're wasting it. But wasting time is usually done on the sly, when we least expect it. We definitely do it to ourselves, by checking our emails or text messages too frequently, or finding ways to procrastinate from our work. But when it comes to productivity, there are some ways to stay focused, without feeling pressured by our work.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness - Living Memory Killing the Present

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

June focuses attention on a condition more debilitating than cancer, scarier to watch progress than cancer and leaves doctors and researchers baffled at its mere existence, Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month shines the light on a disease that affects the memory of an otherwise healthy adult. While most cases strike in the elderly, cases of early onset, where symptoms appear as early as 40, are becoming more common every year.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

A Children's Book Highlights Mental Health For PTSD Awareness Month

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Veterans compose a significant portion of the population that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but when they return from their service, it is difficult for many to receive the support they need. So much so, that as many as 22 veterans take their own lives each day, as a result of their pain and depression.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Nurse Celebrates Sixth Decade on the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 3, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Florence "SeeSee" Rigney turned 90 years old on May 8th, 2015. At that age, you'd think she would be in a nursing home, possibly even confined to a wheelchair. But just one day before that landmark birthday, she was at work - as an Operating Room Nurse at Tacoma General Hospital. She had first started working there 69 years earlier, and in the years since then, she'd held other jobs, taken time off, even tried to retire once in 1971. That "retirement" lasted all of five months before she threw in the towel and returned to work.

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Topics: Healthcare

Bon Jovi Lends Support to Behavioral Health Services Center

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 1, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Toms River, New Jersey is a community that has undergone financial, emotional, and psychological stress due to the economy and natural disaster of Hurricane Sandy, with many of its residents struggling with behavioral health issues as a result. But Jon Bon Jovi and local charities are stepping in to lend a helping hand to all with a new social services center, scheduled to open later this year.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Charity & Philanthropy

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