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Volume 18, Issue 4

Enjoy Family Gatherings
Lucky to be Alive
Teen Danger
The Power of Mood
Keep Your Mind Sharp
How to Use Your EAP

These Techniques Will Help You Enjoy Family Gatherings

Forget sibling rivalry, indiscreet aunties, and Grandma's comments on your lifestyle. The right attitude will help you enjoy family gatherings and ignore anything unpleasant. Here's how to do it...

How to Feel Lucky You're Alive Even on the Most Hectic Days

There's decorating, shopping, and getting ready for visitors or a holiday trip. It can make you wonder, ”How did I get into this?” You're lucky, that's how. But only a tenth of your joy comes from life circumstances, say researchers at the University of California, Riverside. About 40 percent comes from what we deliberately do to make ourselves happy. To realize you're lucky to be alive, do this...

Teen Danger: Drugs, Mixed Messages, Suicide Risk Make Teen Year Like Walking a Tightrope

Professionals who work with at–risk youth say one problem with teens lies in the values of society. Even within individual families, values aren't consistent. Some things are accepted in a certain period or culture, while at other times they are not. Popular opinion on acceptable behavior has always been fluid, says Anotal Etziont, a sociologist at George Washington University...

Three Types of Happiness: Which is Best

In order to be happy, do you have to go around grinning like Goldie Hawn in a movie? Some people think so, says psychologist Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. His research and supporting studies show that there are three categories of happiness....

Keep Your Mind Sharp

I f you're over 40, you might find you have signs of forgetfulness. That is, you can't quite come up with a word you want to use, or it takes you a minute to remember someone's name. Dr. Peter Rabins of Johns Hopkins Medical Centers says here's how to stay sharp...

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 in–person sessions to complete an assessment and make a referral for treatment if needed...

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