Category - Work

Choose the right personality test for the job

When you consider how much searching for, hiring and training new employees cost businesses, it’s no wonder managers want some assurance they’re choosing the right person for the job — a rationale that extends to making the most of current employees’ talents and strengths as well. That explains why so many companies are turning to […]

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The Benefits of Giving Thanks

Alicia Skiles, MS, NCC, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, Professional Counselor Giving thanks; expressing gratitude; showing appreciation; counting your blessings; looking on the bright side of life…. There are many ways to phrase taking time to recognize the good things you’ve got going on. There is also scientific research that suggests the daily practice of gratitude exercises can […]

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Work Stress

Alicia Skiles, MS, NCC, Professional Counselor Stress is a universal experience. It is part of every stage of development throughout the human life-span. Stress can be good, pressuring you to meet a challenge in your environment and stress can be bad, creating unresolved anxiety. Sometimes it can be both good and bad, prompting you to advocate […]

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Mental Health First Aid

Craig Putz, MHFA Instructor Over the past several months, mental illness has come into the spotlight more and more as we hear countless stories in the media about people who have attempted or completed suicide. The story that seemed to have brought it first to light was the passing of Robin Williams, a long time […]

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Substance Use Disorders: A Complex Brain Disease

Melony Hansen, MA, CSW, CSAC, IDP-IT, Substance Abuse Counselor at Family & Children’s Center According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual […]

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Minimizing Workplace Stress

Stress doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It can serve to motivate, energize and even save your life.

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