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Volume 14, Issue 2

Beat Chaos
Do Your Heart a Favor
Father's Day
Loss of a Pet
For Better Health, Memory, Outlook: Write
July Safety Tips
Show Kids How to Resolve Conflict
How to Use Your EAP

Change Your Point of View, Beat Chaos

When disorder and confusion surround you, your attitude will determine whether you stay calm and in charge of yourself, or whether you will become disordered and confused.

Psychotherapist Sylvia Boorstein says recognizing these truths will prepare you to face a chaotic situation, be it at work, in an airport, or
at home....

Laugh! Do Your Heart a Favor

At last, doctors have a prescription that you'll like, and the price is right. It's a big laugh, and it's free.

Laughter can be strong medicine say researchers at Stanford University. Even the physical act is good for you. It increases blood flow and contracts abdominal muscles.

Happy Father's Day! Modern Dads Play a Vital Role in Kid's Lives

A new generation of men are redefining fatherhood and masculinity.

According to census figures, one in four dads takes care of his preschooler during the time the mother is working. The number of children who are raised by a primary–care father is more than 2 million and rising. And fathers who work full time are more involved in their children's lives...

Recovering From the Loss of a Beloved Pet

When a pet dies, people find themselves apologizing to friends for their sad mood or their tears. Rather, they should realize that when pets become members of the family, mourning is unavoidable. But how do you recover?...

For Better Health, Memory, Outlook: Write

Maybe you never liked writing in school and don't want to start now. Or maybe you do a lot of writing at work and don't want to do more of it at home. What if you knew that writing would improve your health, give you a better memory, and improve your outlook on life? Researchers at North Carolina State University say it will...

July Safety Tips: Fireworks

• Protect yourself with safety glasses.
• Respect the sparklers. The American Academy of Pediatrics
reports that half of fireworks injuries involve kids under age 15. And 65 percent of all injuries are caused by common fireworks like sparklers.

Show Kids How to Resolve Conflict

Wouldn't it be nice if your child used trust, caring and respect to end conflicts? It would be much better than name calling, crying, or hitting.

If you'd like your child to develop peacemaking skills, finding calm solutions to discord must be a priority at home. Your child needs to see problem solving in action to understand how it works. He must see that how we responds to conflict is within our control...

How to Use Your EAP

When help is needed call the office location most convenient for you. The office coordinator will ask for your name, employer and a brief description of your presenting concern. If an emergency exists you will be given immediate assistance. If your situation is not an emergency, you will be offered telephone assistance and/or inperson sessions to complete an assessment and make a referral for treatment if needed...

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