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Self-Improvement - What Makes Some People More Appealing Than Others?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever met someone you instantly liked? They may not have been the best looking, most talented, independently wealthy or the child of someone famous, but they were unmistakably attractive. There was just something about the person that made you want to know them better, to spend more time with them, be a part of their inner circle.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Comparing Your "Selfie" May be Damaging Your Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on May 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Comparing yourself to others is rarely a good idea. You are setting yourself up for frustration every time. No matter what your assets, there will be someone smarter, richer, more attractive, more talented...and the list goes on. Most adults know this, of course, but adolescents are falling victim to peer pressure in the age of digital images and how they appear to others.

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Topics: Mental Health

Walker Occupational Therapy Uses Horses and Pools to Help Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on May 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Children with developmental disabilities are getting a bright start in life thanks to an innovative occupational therapy program that feels like playtime for these young people. They swim in a warmed pool with the help of an occupational therapist and also pet horses and brush their manes. These therapeutic sessions are provided by Walker Therapy.

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Topics: Healthcare

LinkedIn or Facebook - Which is Better for Career Advancement?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Linkedin and Facebook are two of the most popular and widely-used social platforms used today. You will often see posts shared between the two, and it is easy to press a button to have your thoughts, photos, experiences and opinions displayed simultaneously across these and other social media sites.

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Topics: Career Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Social Work Through Pizza and Kindness

Posted by Brian Spence on May 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Rosa's Fresh Pizza is serving up food, comfort, and kindness to Philadelphia's homeless residents. The New-York-style pizzeria is partnering with its customers to help feed the hungry by allowing them to pre-purchase slices for indigent men and women.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Physical Therapist Takes Marketing Tips From Mickey Mouse and Disney

Posted by Brian Spence on May 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Luke Gordon loves his job as a physical therapist, and he loves marketing the business his father started over thirty years ago. He joined his dad when he graduated from physical therapy school, and along with the clinical work, he has focused on building the business, modeling his approach after, of all things, Disney.

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Topics: Healthcare

Productivity: Setting the Pace the First 90 Minutes of Your Day

Posted by Brian Spence on May 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Establishing and managing a morning routine can be essential to leading a productive day. Getting up on time, having a proper breakfast and arriving to work early can help set you up for success. What other steps can you take to maximize productivity with yourself and your team?

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

The Unique Challenge of Teaching Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on May 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

It's not easy being a special ed teacher. All teachers face their own set of challenges, but for special ed teachers, those challenges can be even more advanced. The challenges, however, are also backed by their own unique set of rewards. If you're a special ed teacher, many of these scenarios will seem all too familiar.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Occupational Therapy Program Helps Young Adult Diabetes Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on May 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Young adult diabetes patients are learning how to better manage their disease thanks to a new occupational therapy program. Participants that completed the Resilient, Empowered, Active Living with Diabetes Program (REAL Diabetes) experienced better health outcomes and a higher quality of life. 

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Topics: Healthcare

Boss Management - Managing Up!

Posted by Brian Spence on May 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're not in management and think you should be, there are steps you can take to make that happen. It won't necessarily be easy, but it is doable. One strategy is to manage your manager, or "manage up". Having a boss who falls short on managing his team is always problematic. Whether affable and disorganized or difficult and passive aggressive, a poor manager can make problems for the whole team.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Self-Improvement

Protecting Our Heroes - Providing Mental Health Help for Firefighters

Posted by Brian Spence on May 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Firemen have been heroes for as long as there have been firemen. They respond when people are in trouble, not just when a house is on fire, but other emergencies that occur from natural disasters, weather events, or accidents. No one questions their bravery; these are the men and women who run toward danger, the people who risk their lives for strangers.

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Topics: Mental Health

Sled Hockey Physical Therapy Helps Disabled Soldiers

Posted by Brian Spence on May 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Sled Hockey is a welcome escape for injured servicemen like Brant Ireland. The intense competition helps the Fort Bragg military member feel alive. The Green Beret soldier lost his leg while fighting overseas. Now, the therapeutic sport helps the former army member to cope with his new life.

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Topics: Healthcare

3 Management Pointers For Handling Passive-Aggressive Teams

Posted by Brian Spence on May 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

All seemed to be clear and understood when the team met, but the plan all goes wrong. Deadlines are missed, or a part of the project remains underdeveloped. No one seems to care.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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