Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Domestic Violence Can Spill Over Into the Workplace

Did you know that, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), every nine seconds a woman in the U.S. is assaulted or beaten?  That every day in the U.S. three women are murdered by their boyfriends or husbands?  … Continue reading

Posted in EAP, Health and Wellness, Human Resources/Management, Workplace | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Traumatic Events Affect Children

Our nation has experienced many tragedies in recent months, including the Boston Marathon bombings and the disastrous fire and explosions in Waco, Texas.  Even if not personally affected, we as adults struggle with feelings of sadness, anger and fear.  Children … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Health and Wellness, Stress Management, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Celebrations Can Intensify Loneliness

November and December are packed with holidays:  Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Islamic New Year, Christmas and New Year’s Day, along with other religious celebrations.  These special days are times to celebrate with family gatherings, religious observations, festive foods and cherished traditions. However, … Continue reading

Posted in EAP, Health and Wellness, Human Resources/Management, Stress Management, Workplace | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excessive Absenteeism Hurts Your Organization and Your Bottom Line

Everyone gets sick occasionally, but excessive absenteeism is detrimental to your organization in many ways.  Unplanned and intermittent absences can cost you as much as 8.7% of payroll.  Real costs come from salary paid for time not worked, disability pay, … Continue reading

Posted in EAP, Health and Wellness, Human Resources/Management, Workplace | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fire Prevention is Everyone’s Business

The observation of Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, occurs this year from October 7th through the 13th.  In 2012, we will celebrate the 90th anniversary of this effort, created by President Woodrow Wilson.  Fire Prevention … Continue reading

Posted in Health and Wellness, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Watch for Signs of Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace

Many of us enjoy alcoholic beverages in moderation.  Healthy guidelines suggest limiting alcohol to one drink a day for women and older adults, and two drinks per day for men. Alcoholic beverages complement most types of food, and can certainly … Continue reading

Posted in EAP, Health and Wellness, Human Resources/Management, Workplace | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Take Your Vacation!

August is prime vacation time, and many Americans are enjoying some earned time off.  Whether it’s a trip to the shore, a family reunion, exploring a national park or museum, or even a fun “staycation,” we are working harder than … Continue reading

Posted in Health and Wellness, Human Resources/Management, Self-Improvement, Stress Management, Workplace | Tagged | Leave a comment