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Why Inclusion is Just as Important as Employee Diversity

Why Inclusion is Just as Important as Employee Diversity Having a diverse workplace is the right thing to do, and it's also better for business. More and more organizations today understand that, but many still haven't quite figured out how to do it. For the Transform Your Workplace podcast, I chatted with La'Wana Harris, author of Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias. We had a great conversation about why awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion is only the beginning, and why inclusion is such a vital part of the equation. ...More Info

COVID-19: Oregon Workplace Protections and Resources

COVID-19_Oregon Workplace Protections and Resources While our previous blog shared tips for supervisors during these days of the novel coronavirus, we grieve for the large number of people in Oregon and beyond who have lost their lives due to COVID–19. We also lament those who have lost all or part of their income due to those measures taken to avoid further spreading of COVID–19. Many workers have been furloughed or laid off, or have lost important contract work. We understand that, in addition to ...More Info

When Managers Build Community Its Less Lonely at the Top

When Managers Build Community Its Less Lonely at the Top Although the title of “loneliest job” might conjure up images of  presidents  or  CEOs , you don't have to be at the very top to know that leadership can be isolating. Managers are expected to make difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions with little input and maintain boundaries when socializing with employees. While employees can commiserate with each other, what do you do if you're the boss and you need to vent or talk ...More Info

4 Key Strategies to Help Supervisors Support Employee Well-Being During COVID-19

4 Key Strategies to Help Supervisors Support Employee Well-Being During COVID-19 Maintaining work–life balance has never been more important – or more challenging – than it is right now. The compounding effects of the COVID–19 crisis continue to affect our physical, social, psychological, and economic well–being. We don't yet know what our new “normal” will be or how large an impact the pandemic will have in the end.What we do know for sure is that the pandemic is having significant impacts on individuals' ability to earn income, ...More Info

Just One Thing: Accept Difficulty

Just One Thing: Accept Difficulty Is it hard?The Practice:Accept difficulty.
Sometimes things are difficult. Your legs are tired and you still have to stay on your feet another hour at work. You love a child who's finding her independence through emotional distance from you. A long–term relationship could be losing its spark. It's finals week in college. You're trying to start a business and it's struggling. You've got a chronic health problem or a disability. ...
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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
What is a caregiver?
There are two types of caregivers. A caregiver takes care of someone who has a disability, a disease, or who is elderly. There’s caregiving as a profession, and there’s also being a caregiver of someone that’s a loved one, which is typically not a role that is compensated. Caregiving can be extremely rewarding, but it can also lead to burnout. As a caregiver, you have an incredibly integral ...
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Your Mindset, Your Life

Your Mindset-Your Life Many of us desire to improve our health and wellness, along with creating long–term fulfillment. However, some people struggle with mental roadblocks, which keep them from experiencing true well–being. These mental roadblocks include negative behaviors; anger–filled outbursts, apathy, and self–sabotage. If you're struggling, the first step may be as simple as acknowledging your choices and behaviors, and asking yourself if they're serving you well. If they're ...More Info

Make Sure the Seniors in Your Life are Eating Healthy

Cascade EAP_National Nutrition Month Assisted Living Locators, your EAP eldercare resource, would like to remind you to make sure the seniors in your life are eating healthy by helping with meal planning and, when it's safe to do so, to dine together as often as possible. Eating meals together can help seniors struggling with loneliness, poor diet, and medication management. Motivating older adults to eat healthy can be a daunting challenge. Poor nutrition can lead to frailty and diminished physical ...More Info

No More Square Pegs in Round Holes: Picking the Best Treatment Option for You or a Loved One

No More Square Pegs in Round Holes Treating addiction is just like anything else when it comes to treating any disease, what works for one person doesn't work for another. Families and loved ones often get frustrated, especially when they have spent thousands of dollars, often more than once on various treatment programs, and the person in their life continues in active addiction. It's enough to want to throw up your hands, believe that the whole treatment thing is just a big money-making scam, or believe ...More Info

How to Shift your Mindset

How to Shift Your Mindset Not everyone can turn a tragic loss into a positive force in their life. But Karen Millsap did just that. She rebuilt her life by coaching other people through grief—sharing her incredible story as well as the healthy habits and tips she used to find her way back. Today, she’s a Mental Performance Coach and has expanded her focus to the workplace and beyond, with tools and tips we can all use to cultivate a healthier mindset. Let’s start with a truth ...More Info
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