Four Work from Home Tips for Parents

Four Work from Home Tips for Parents

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Being a parent is a 24/7 job. But what happens when your day job collides head-on with your parenting one? It can feel like you’re being pulled in multiple directions at once. You become a jack of all trades, but feeling like a master of none. You are not alone. During these times, many of us find ourselves in this situation. You are making three meals a day, helping with schoolwork, intervening in sibling squabbles—all the while trying to be a productive worker. Suddenly, you’re wearing all your hats at once and at your wit's end. Working from home with...

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How to Stay Calm in Times of Uncertainty

How to Stay Calm in Times of Uncertainty

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Uncertain Times It’s human nature to want to know what the future holds. We like to plan things out and prevent any possible emergencies. However, these are uncertain times. It’s difficult to see forward to next week, much less next year. For people who tend to experience stress or anxiety, uncertainty tends to make those feelings worse.  In the face of uncertainty, it’s necessary to remain as calm as possible and think rationally. For some people, uncertainty can lead to denial. Believing that adverse events will never happen to you can prevent you from preparing or planning adequately. On the...

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Boosting Your Immune System Through Stress Management

Boosting Your Immune System Through Stress Management

Stress and the Immune System We’ve all been there. Studied all week for Finals Week, surviving on one hour of sleep each day and coffee.  Or working overtime for a month straight with very little rest and eating fast food.  At some point, you start to feel weak, and you start to sniffle. Soon you have a full-blown illness. The stress has compromised your immune system. The American Psychological Association (APA) recognizes that stress can severely weaken the immune system. Their statement is, “health can benefit from conscientious stress management.” The APA also states, “long-term or chronic stress, through too...

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Taking Control of the Wheel

Taking Control of the Wheel

According to the  AAA Foundation for Traffic, Americans drive a total of 2.45 trillion miles on the road and, on average, spend a total of 290 hours on the road. That’s a lot to be driving! All this time on the road can take its toll on our mental health.  We drive our children to school, and we drive ourselves to work. We drive to the grocery store, and we drive out to dinner. There’s soccer games, spin classes, visiting grandma – the list is endless. What can a person do to avoid feeling frayed from traffic? Here are some...

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Five Medication-Free Ways to Get Your ZZZs.

Five Medication-Free Ways to Get Your ZZZs.

What is Insomnia? If you’re finding yourself staring at the clock, watching the morning creep closer and closer with no sleep under your belt, know that you’re not alone. The inability to fall asleep or remain asleep is called insomnia. According to The American Institute of Stress, insomnia affects 3 million Americans. Unfortunately, stress and insomnia can occur together with one making the other worse and vice versa. This loop creates a vicious cycle. What Can Happen if You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?  Sleep is an essential function that the body needs to recuperate, heal, and maintain energy. While we...

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