Tagged as Mental health

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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10 ways to improve mental health in your workplace.

How many of your employees are chronically stressed out? How many are battling anxiety? Are any of them depressed? If these questions seem difficult to answer, it’s because they are. It’s not always apparent when...

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Sleeping on the job? Science says it's a good thing.

Do you remember just how integral napping was to your childhood? Everyday, probably at the exact same time in the afternoon, you would be tucked in for a quick snooze. Whether you were vehemently unwilling...

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Why are so many workplaces becoming pet-friendly?

Americans love their pets. According to the American Pet Products Association, overall household pet ownership increased from 54% in 2009 to 68% in 2016, and spending on pets has risen sharply along with it. Most...

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How HR can help employees reduce their stress.

There’s a stress epidemic in the United States. Study after study has proven we’re more stressed out than ever before, and the pressure is manifesting in alarming ways. Incidences of high blood pressure and heart...

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5 ways workplace bullies are ruining your organization.

Before you dismiss the topic of workplace bullying as something that only happens in the most toxic and dysfunctional organizations, think again. According to research conducted by the University of Phoenix, 75% of workers are...

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Don't let the cold weather keep your employees from staying healthy.

It’s not easy feeling motivated in the depths of winter, when it perpetually feels like dusk and all you want to do is hibernate. Many of your employees may be feeling exhausted, stressed out, and...

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What might employee wellness look like in 2018?

Gone are the days when all “employee wellness” meant was smoking cessation. This year saw the continuation of wellness programs becoming more nimble, robust, and supportive of a much wider range of employee needs. Progressive...

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Should you encourage your employees to meditate?

Three out of every four Americans find work stressful. That means 75% of the population is spending the majority of their day in an unhealthy and harmful environment. Sure, a certain amount of stress can...

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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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