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Managing Time Effectively with a Time Budget

Time management is about more than creating a to-do list or writing down goals and objectives.

The Greatest Speech We Live to Regret: How to Communicate in Anger

For many, anger is an uncomfortable feeling to avoid. For others, it is the moment we are motivated to “solve the problem.” It often leads to one or both of us raising our voices, saying words or taking actions we regret, and having a bigger mess to clean up afterwards. Why?

BJC EAP Now Offering Telephone Counseling

Counseling provided by telephone will be the same as face-to-face sessions – a prior appointment will be necessary, counseling will be provided by BJC EAP’s expert consultants and services will be completely confidential.

Happy Healthy Holidays

What to do now that the Halloween candy and pumpkin spice is gone.

How to Cope With Grief

Grief is an experience we would rather avoid, yet in each of our lives we deal with grief from the time of our youths when we may lose a favorite item or a pet to the times in our lives when a loss is much more profound and significant. When we lose a parent, a close relative, a spouse or a child, we can feel overwhelmed and sometimes paralyzed by emotions.

The Psychological Effects of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse has been a hot topic in the media lately due to the #MeToo movement, USA gymnastics and high-profile individuals who have been exposed for sexual assault. Repeated exposure can trigger memories of sexual abuse to those who have personally experienced it.

Frontline Supervisor: Extracurricular Activities in the Workplace

Q. A group of my employees is swapping investment ideas and trading online. I don’t know if they trade with company computers, but I suspect they do. Conflicts have emerged, and I’m worried about the boundaries of this activity. Can BJC EAP help?

Putting the Brakes on Emotional Eating

When a bad mood strikes, we often tend to reach for junk food. And that can be a recipe for disaster when you're trying to lose weight. Here's how to keep your emotions from ruining your diet resolve.

Trying a New Sport? Remember, You're Not an Olympian (Yet)

If watching the winter games made you want to try some new sports, go slow and ease into them. Don’t forget proper training and appropriate use of equipment.

Communication: The Key to Successful Relationships

As many of us know, the key to successful relationships is communication. Healthy communication or lack of it can make or break a relationship -- whether it is a relationship at home or at work. Communication is an active challenge in the best of times, but when you add in the extra roadblocks of mental illness, the path can be even more difficult.

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