Managing Stress

Getting Started with Meditation

Meditation has the power to transform lives, restoring a sense of peace and calm in a world of chaos. Aptly described as “thinking about not thinking,” meditation is different than mysticism or religion. Instead, it’s an active practice that involves grounding yourself in the present moment. And it comes with …

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Managing Stress

Are You Experiencing Caregiver Burnout?

Providing care for a loved one can be rewarding. But even when it’s a labor of love, it can lead to caregiver burnout – a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion that can significantly impact your quality of life and make it difficult to provide effective care. Competing responsibilities …

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Wellness at Work

Reduce Stress: 8 Tips to Zen Your Workspace

If your desk is cluttered with piles of papers, sticky notes, knick-knacks and office supplies, chances are, you’re wasting time, energy and suffering from mental overload. In fact, every distraction—from the stacks of papers on your desk to a ringing phone—can drain your productivity and create undue stress, which can …

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Stress Management

A Beginner’s Guide To Mindfulness

If you’ve ever felt like stress or the pull of everyday life was getting you down, you’re not alone. That’s why millions of people all over the world look to practices like mindfulness to find calm, feel better and help get the most enjoyment out of daily living. Here’s what …

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Active Lifestyles

The Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

Mild weather has finally made it to Michigan. And that means your gym could be right outside your door. “Getting outside for physical exercise gives you not only the health benefits that come with cardiovascular activity, but also benefits to your mental health that come with just being outdoors,” says …

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Stress Management

Stress 9-1-1: How To Save Your Health (and Your Sanity!)

While stress is an inevitable part of life, too much stress can be a major roadblock to your health and well-being. A recent study in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes even found that the combination of stress and depression was associated with a nearly 50% greater chance of …

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism 101: What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

When parents get an autism diagnosis for their child, it’s probably common that one of the first therapies they hear about is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). “ABA has been well established in the research literature as the ‘gold standard’ or most empirically supported treatment approach for individuals with autism,” says …

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Better Sleep

Paybacks for Lost Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? Chronic sleep deprivation or accumulating “sleep debt,” can leave you feeling tired, listless and sleepy on a daily basis. Most people need around seven to eight hours of sleep. Until you get the shut-eye your body needs, it won’t function as efficiently, your health will …

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Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder – Beating the Winter Blues

Winter is a special season for many people – pretty snow dusting the landscape, curling up inside with a good book or taking advantage of winter sports. For others, the cold months trigger more than a hankering for hot cocoa and a warm fire. They can bring on a condition …

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Stress Relief

Relieve Stress with Guided Relaxation

Stress, unfortunately, is present in most of our lives in some way, shape or form. Whether it is stress from work, school or relationships with family or friends, it is hard to ignore, and causes us tension and even anxiety. In this video, Jay Weiss, a therapist with the Employee …

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