Caring for Parents and Children? Welcome to the Sandwich Generation.

Millions of people, in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, are responsible for both dependent children and aging parents. The National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute indicate that over 34 million help care for elderly relatives.¹ Many also care for their own children. These are individuals who care for [...]

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Why Your EAP Should Not Be An Afterthought

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) In the current era of business, many organizations are trying to find ways to do more with less. Individual departments are asked to find ways to cut costs and increase profitability to protect an organization from feeling the impacts of future economic volatility. When the formula for [...]

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Inclusion and Diversity, Technology Themes at EAPA 2018

The 2018 EAPA National Conference was held in Minneapolis and brought together employee assistance professionals in varying roles. As a new professional in the Employee Assistance (EA) world, this conference provided me the opportunity to learn information about the emerging dynamics of the profession from colleagues around [...]

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How to Diffuse a Workplace Bully

Workplace Bullying We have all heard stories about workplace bullying, and many have experienced some type of bullying in their lifetime. In a 2017 study from the Workplace Bullying Institute, 60.3 million workers have been affected by bullying.

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Stressed out and anxious? What's the difference?

Stress and Anxiety I get a lot of questions in my private practice about stress and anxiety. Questions like, “How do I know if I am just feeling stressed out or if I have anxiety?” “Is there a difference?” I can say with confidence—everyone experiences one or both at one time or another.

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Stress: How to Manage it With Healthier Choices

Impact of Stress Whether it’s a deadline at work, a full schedule of after school activities, or simply not having enough time in the day, we all experience stress. We know stress is bad for our health – it can negatively impact our mood, increase anxiety and even increase our blood pressure. However, did you know stress can [...]

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Q&A with Mitch Best: How to Address Mental Health in the Workplace

More and more we are hearing about mental health concerns in the workplace. Recently I spoke on a panel hosted by Marsh & McLennan, an insurance broker serving risk prevention and insurance needs, to address these issues. At the event I saw many head nods in the audience as we covered these topics at length. I am sharing this [...]

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10 Ways Your EAP Can Support You as a Parent

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.

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Struggling With Financial Concerns? How Your EAP Can Help

VITAL WorkLife Can Help Are you overwhelmed with the idea of paying for your children’s college education? Perhaps you bit off more than you can chew with a mortgage you really can’t afford. Is there a legal concern you need advice about? If one of these scenarios sounds familiar to you, VITAL WorkLife has a suite of Legal [...]

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