Tips of the day:
Dreaming? If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is WAKE UP!
Meditation and coffee…it doesn’t get better! Drink your cup of coffee without distraction this morning. Just sit…and notice the taste…the aroma…and the warmth as the drink touches your lips.
I Lost Weight: Tim Bauer Cut Out Fast Food And Sugar And Lost 225 Pounds
How I Lost It: I attempted to eat healthier as best I understood at the time. I tried to avoid sugary and fried foods and white carbs. It wasn’t scientific, but it was a little change to prime me for big changes. Eventually I consulted a friend who had a nutrition degree who helped write up a meal plan for me. My friend started building a dream in my mind. He told me: “If you stick with this, by Christmas next year, you could be down 100 pounds.”
The Friendship Bank: How and Why Even the Most Giving Friend Expects Payback
Friendship should be more than a series of tit-for-tat transactions: If I do a favor for you, then you will do one for me. Social psychologists call this view of relationships “exchange orientation” and say it is more suited to business associates or other non-intimate relationships than to loved ones. In our close relationships, we’d like to think we give without expecting anything in return.
Can you really be your true self at work?
Office life doesn’t always encourage authenticity. Some studies suggest this may be a good thing — or at least not a bad one.
In the Face of Adversity: More Resilience at Work
Here are some of the other attitudes and skills of resilience that can help.
Facing Down Midlife Anxiety
From the article:
Our anxieties not only affect us in the moment. They appear to have long-term implications for our health as well. A study released a year ago by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that intense anxiety can lead to faster biological aging and possible health problems in middle-aged and older women. Specifically, the study found that phobic anxiety in that population was linked with shorter telomeres, the DNA sequences at the ends of our chromosomes that protect them from deteriorating. Telomeres are considered to be key markers of biological aging, and shortened telomeres have been associated with a higher risk of cancer, heart disease, dementia and premature mortality.
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The Healthy Workplaces blog is brought to you by Homewood Human Solutions. We are part of Schlegel Health Care, a family-owned health care organization with a focus on mental health and addictions, employee and family assistance, disability management, and long-term care for older adults. How can we help?
Nationwide EFAP and Disability Programs
Homewood Human Solutions™ offers a one-of-a-kind approach to the market: the highest quality of clinical support and intervention available within the EFAP industry, and an unmatched continuum of services — spanning health promotion, mental health and addictions treatment, and prevention-focused work-life counselling services.
Effective disability management for mental illness must go beyond “managing” disability to include both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Treatment goals must incorporate strategies for successful work reintegration to minimize recurrence and relapse.
The Homewood Disability Treatment Program (HDTP) combines the services available through the Homewood Health Centre – a nationally recognized mental health and addiction treatment centre with the best national network of skilled mental health and addiction treatment professionals through Homewood Human SolutionsTM.
Nationally recognized mental health and addiction facilities
Homewood Health Centre is Canada’s unsurpassed medical leader in addiction and mental health treatment, providing highly specialized psychiatric services to all Canadians. We are a 312-bed, Schedule 1 facility under the Ontario Mental Health Act. We operate nine programs treating a range of mental health and addiction issues.
Homewood Health Centre is located in Guelph, Ontario.
Continuum of care facilities for older adults (long-term care and retirement homes)
Schlegel Villages are designed, built and managed by the Schlegel family of Kitchener, Ontario. Our motto: “It Takes a Village to Care” lives on.
Canadian owned and operated, our Villages benefit from the Schlegel family having over 40 years of direct experience co-owning, managing and operating Long Term Care and Retirement Communities in Ontario. There are eleven Schlegel Villages housing approximately 2500 seniors. Each Village has a Long Term Care component, with Full Service Retirement Living, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Independent Living options being added in stages. The first Schlegel Village opened in 1998 in Guelph.
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