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How Gratitude Improves Our Attitude -- and Everything Else

Everybody knows THAT PERSON. That person who always seems happy and peaceful. That person who never seems stressed or down. That person who always greets us with a smile and sincerely seems pleased to see us. Did you ever wonder how that person does it? Don’t they ever get angry, epressed or fed up? Where does all that joy come from? The secret is gratitude.

Frontline Supervisor: Engaging Employees

Q. Engaging employees is important, but I think the missing piece is making sure they know what they are doing, how they will be measured and how they fit into the grand scheme of things. In other words, clarity and purpose. Am I right?

What Does "Organic" Really Mean?

Deciphering food labels and marketing claims can be a challenge for even the most savvy consumer.  Companies use production and handling claims as a way to differentiate their products. “Organic” can seem like just another label, so understanding what it really means will help you make informed choices when shopping for food.

What to Tell Kids About Disturbing News Stories

News gleaned from TV, social media or news sites can be a positive educational experience for kids. But when the images are violent or the stories touch on disturbing topics, problems can arise. Here's how to help kids put frightening information into a reasonable context.

Radical Acceptance: It Is What It Is

It is what it is. This is a commonly accepted phrase nowadays, but it has a deeper meaning than what it may imply. "It is what it is" is not to say that you agree with "what it is," or that "what it is" does not have an impact on your life. It simply means you have accepted what it is and moved past it.

Frontline Supervisor: Skills for New Supervisors

Q.  I am a new manager and in my first job as a supervisor. What problems might I encounter early that I can prepare for now? If I feel overwhelmed, can BJC EAP help me?

Get Ahead of Your Headaches

Do recurring headaches stop you in your tracks? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Headache Foundation, more than 45 million Americans suffer chronic, recurring headaches. Most migraine sufferers have their first headache between the ages of 6 and 25, and about 70 percent are women.

5 Things to Know About Tai Chi

Tai chi is a centuries-old mind and body practice. It involves certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Several clinical trials have evaluated the effects of tai chi in people with various health conditions.

Spring Cleaning Your New Year's Resolutions

Did you make a resolution for 2017? How are you doing with it now that spring has arrived? Are you off to a good start? Are you keeping up with it? Does your goal need a review?

Frontline Supervisor: Dealing with Referral Issues

Q. I was about to make a supervisor referral of my employee to BJC EAP, but before I could, he went to the program as a self-referral. This is great, but I don’t have a release signed, as I would if this was a formal referral. Should I ask him to sign one now?

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