Ask the Expert: Sharon Selby on addressing back-to-school anxiety

September is a hectic time for most families. From adjusting to more rigid schedules to navigating new classmates and teachers, there are many stressful aspects of going back to school. Registered clinical counselor Sharon Selby joined...

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Self-care is non-negotiable, especially in the workplace.

When’s the last time you stretched your legs, drank a glass of water, or even took a deep breath? Whether you’re working full- or part-time in an office, factory, laboratory, or shopping mall, chances are...

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Ask the Expert: Cam Adair on digital addiction

Cell phones, laptops, tablets, smartwatches, TV, movies, video games... the list of devices vying for our attention is endless. Of course, much of our screen time can be healthy (communicating with loved ones) and productive...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Joshua Coleman on navigating relationships

With work, school, parenting, and other critical responsibilities vying for our time and attention, it can be hard to spare energy to nurture the relationships we have with our partners, friends, and family. How can...

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Ask the Expert: Russell Kolts on self-compassion, mindfulness, and managing difficult emotions

It's completely normal to feel heightened emotions like anger or anxiety when we're frustrated or nervous. Rather than letting those feelings take over, there are a few simple coping methods we can all use to...

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Ask the Expert: Bob Gavlak on personal finance

It's tax season, which means many people are scrambling to get their financial documents in order. Managing personal finances can be a daunting task, even after the filing deadline has passed. That's why we invited...

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Ask the Expert: Julie Freedman Smith on screens, teens, and other parenting challenges

There has never been a more complicated time to raise a teenager. Texting, social media, video games, and the like have made it increasingly difficult to really know what our kids are thinking and doing....

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Ask the Expert: Catherine Mattice on dealing with difficult relatives over the holidays

For many of us, the holidays are a wonderful chance to catch up with friends and family. However, these feelings of warmth and celebration can turn sour when we're forced to spend time with bothersome...

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Ask the Expert: ​Self care for caregivers with Denise Brown

Being a caregiver is incredibly demanding in every sense of the word. It requires immense emotional and physical strength and stamina, and despite being highly rewarding, it can also be very draining. On Monday, caregiving...

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Ask the Expert: ​Psychiatrist Dr. Nik Grujich on mindfulness

Mindfulness is a hot topic these days, especially as people seek to find more fulfillment in their jobs. Last week, Dr. Nik Grujich joined our Ask the Expert webchat to explain to our users what...

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Can practicing mindfulness make you better at your job?

When’s the last time you took a moment to just be? A moment to truly feel present and recognize only your immediate surroundings, thoughts, and feelings? For many of us, the tugging responsibilities of raising...

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Ask the Expert: ​Personal finance expert Dominique Broadway on retirement planning

It's never too early to start preparing for retirement, especially in this uncertain economy. Luckily, LifeSpeak users had the chance to pose their retirement questions to finance guru Dominique Broadway. She's an award winning personal...

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