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Convenient, Online Access to Employee Assistance

When you’re considering who to talk to about things that keep you up at night, it’s tricky. You can go to your spouse, or a friend, but because they are so close to you, it’ll be hard for them to be detached. Read More »
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Help for the “Sandwich Generation”

When those we love need our care, we give it. One in eight Americans are caring for children as well as for aging parents. If you’re part of “the sandwich generation,” you know there can be stress, hundreds of questions and that “how do you manage all this” feeling. Read More »
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Be Courageous and Talk about Eating Disorders

You’re invited to join the recognition of National Eating Disorders Week that begins Sunday, Feb. 26. Every 62 minutes, someone in the United States dies because an eating disorder. It’s estimated that approximately 30 million people in the U.S., including 10 million men, will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder some time in their life. Read More »
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Liposuction Myths May Be Holding Back the Best You in the New Year

We live in an age of instant information, but as we all know, an overabundance of misinformation continues to stack up like so much snow on a January day. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, there’s one area of my profession still makes me shake my head quite a bit. Read More »
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Holiday Heartbreak: How to Celebrate When Missing Loved Ones are Gone

One aspect of the holidays sometimes gets little attention, even though it can lead to stress, anxiety and tears. The loved ones who have passed away live on in our memories, and sometimes the pain of those remembered times, and the fact those people are not with us, can make it challenging to celebrate without a sense of loss. Read More »
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Gratitude Reminders for the Season of Thanksgiving

As we enter this holiday season, it is a good opportunity to rekindle a daily practice of gratitude. Giving thanks daily, whether it is in prayer, meditation, keeping a gratitude journal or verbally thanking people at home, at work – anywhere, really – can increase your personal happiness. Read More »
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