Start the New Year Off Right

Not sure what goals to choose for 2017? Experts suggest planning manageable positive lifestyle changes for the new year instead of major life overhauls that set you up for disappointment. People who make realistic resolutions are more likely to keep those promises throughout the year.

The Dangers of TV Tip-Overs
Children like to climb on furniture. For them, the home is a playground. As you childproof, you may not be aware that unsecured TVs, furniture and appliances are hidden hazards lurking in every room. Here are some simple, low-cost steps you can take to stay safe and save lives.
Eat Clean in 2015
We all want to live long and happy lives, but unhealthy habits can put a kibosh on the quality of those years or even shorten your life. To equip your body for the marathon that is life, there are simple things you can do. One of them is eating clean.
Frontline Supervisor: Morale and Motivation
Q. Can I refer an employee to BJC EAP to gain more confidence in skills and abilities? One of my employees has the skills, but confidence and negative self-talk is a problem. I could give the employee motivational improvement literature, but is that getting too involved?
The Sandwich Generation: How to Lessen the Stress
Sandwich generation caregivers tend to work late, have to take off early and are frequently interrupted by calls from medical personnel or those in their care. The stress leads them to exhaustion and the mental, emotional and physical problems that follow. Here are tips for relieving the stress.
How to Prevent Identity Theft
Identity thieves steal your personal information to commit fraud. They can damage your credit status and cost you time and money restoring your good name. Here are tips for reducing your risk of becoming a victim.
Take a Stand
Research shows that sitting for long hours is linked to poor mental health, a higher risk of death from heart disease and a higher risk of being disabled. Standing a little more each day tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow, ramps up metabolism and burns extra calories.
Frontline Supervisor: Presenteeism
Q. What is presenteeism and why has it become such a popular term in the workplace?
After the Crisis Has Passed
Grief, sadness and anger are a natural response to crisis and loss and have been expressed in many ways, some healthy and some not. So, what are we to do now? How do you handle this ongoing stress? How do you process all that has happened and how it has impacted you personally? What are you doing to take good care of yourself?
Coping with Family Changes During the Holidays
For most people, spending time with family is their favorite part of the holidays and also the most stressful part of the holidays. One thing we can count on in our families is change.