Parenting Are you having challenges with parenting? Do you struggle with setting boundaries for your children? Do you have doubts about your abilities to raise a successful child? Here are 10 ways your VITAL WorkLife EAP (Employee Assistance Program) can support you as a parent.
Easy Mindfulness Practice for Stressful Situations How do you handle stress in your daily life? This quick, 90 second mindfulness exercise is great when you need a little help decompressing from a stressful situation at work or home.
We’ve all been there. A busy, stressful day at work or an argument with your partner turns into a drink or two, your favorite junk food and a Netflix binge. While these things feel necessary at the time, they all work directly against your health and fitness goals.
Mindful Breathing Mindful breathing is one of the simplest forms of meditation, and one of the best ways to practice living in the present moment.
Exercise Variation If you’re like most people, you have a type of exercise you love and one you dislike. And, you probably choose to do the exercises you love more than the ones you don’t. This is because we tend to gravitate toward what is natural or easy to us. However, by sticking to the same activities and/or exercises, [...]
Impact of Loneliness In recent decades, loneliness has been recognized as a public health concern as big as obesity and smoking. Some of the latest studies suggest loneliness is related to an increase in stress, which may lead to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. High cortisol levels result in a higher risk of [...]
Educator Peer Coaching Educators provide so much for their students. Their hard work and dedication doesn’t go unnoticed! An article in USA Today states a recent survey by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) found 61% of educators and school staff says their work is always or often stressful. To support educators and to [...]
Technology is always evolving and changing, and it isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Today’s work climate demands employees are adaptable and understand new technology in their field. Learning to Leap authors David Shindler and Jean Boles call out three crucial areas necessary for effectiveness at work today and in the [...]
Gratitude is defined as the state of being grateful: thankfulness. It is the feeling or showing of appreciation and kindness. Sincere expressions of gratitude take little time, cost nothing and can go a long way in creating a positive environment at home and in the workplace.