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2020 Stress

Recognize stress, build resilience, and know where to turn. The pandemic, current headlines, and the daily grind at work all cause stress. This year has been a tough one and we all need to remember to take care or ourselves and then help each other. Stress can cause a myriad […]

School’s Back In – Kind of…

Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means it is time for a new school year! On top of the normal, every year stress of back to school, employees now have added stress from making education decisions for their kids due to COVID-19. How can you help your employees […]

Opioid Misuse Prevention Day & International Overdose Awareness Day

August 30th is Opioid Misuse Prevention Day and August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Over the last several weeks we have gone over many statistics about addiction and opioid misuse. Addiction is a far-reaching disorder that affects more than just the one person misusing the drug. From family to […]

It Takes A Village

Recovery isn’t easy, it takes routine, support, and time. These pillars of recovery have been severely impacted by COVID-19. Isolation or the flip side, the lack of personal space, can increase negative feelings and the need to escape. Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous have meetings that allow peers to connect […]

Do You Know The Most Common Addictions?

No one expects to develop an addiction when they begin experimenting. However, continued experimentation can lead to addiction, often without the person realizing they have become addicted until they try to stop. There are 11 criteria for addiction as outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).  […]

Giggling is Good For You

Laughter is strong medicine. It strengthens your immune system, increases your overall sense of well-being, and it’s a good workout (my favorite workout). Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine, and growth hormone. It also increases the level of health-enhancing hormones, like endorphins. Laughter increases […]

Remember to Rest

Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? You are not alone. Poor sleep leads to accidents, depression and taking a toll on your physical and mental health. To function well experts say the average adult needs between 7 and 8 hours of sleep. A person with underlying health […]

Food For Mood

Did you know an increase in vitamin B-9 can lower your risk for depression? A healthy diet and exercise are important to your mental health as well as your physical health. Food is your fuel. Premium fuel is important to great performance, subpar fuel can lead to damage. In other […]

May is Mental Health Month

These are uncertain times and uncertainty causes different levels of stress in everyone. The financial industry as a critical infrastructure has a particular stress point standing in the gap between caring for customers needs and fears, career pressure and personal stresses. Change and surprises cannot be avoided but there are […]