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Tips And Life Hacks

Workplace Violence Warning Signs

Every year, more and more people report violence in the workplace. In fact, 17% of workplace deaths were the result of violence in 2016. Sadly, it’s estimated that 25 percent of all workplace violence goes unreported. While stress and anxiety are clear front-runners to the causes of workplace violence, it’s still unclear as to what exactly causes this phenomenon. So, ...

Anxiety

Four Tips To Ease Your Mood Swings

Mood swings are characterized by a drastic change in emotion from one side of the spectrum to the other. For example, if at one moment you are freely going about your day, and the next moment you’re suddenly upset, irritated or hostile – then you may suffer from mood swings. Mood swings affect both men ...

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Centerstone Leaders Share Favorite Mental Health, Leadership Books

More than 75 percent of American adults read at least one book a year, according to a Pew Research poll. With National Read a Book Day being celebrated on Sept. 6, it’s a perfect opportunity to grab a book and explore the fascinating stories and lessons contained within. Are you looking for a new book ...

Family Matters

Four Great Apps for Kids and Parents

Parents preparing kids for back-to-school season with fresh pencils and paper should also consider equipping them with the right apps. Nearly three-quarters of teens own smartphones, and 25 percent of those reported being “online constantly,” according to the Pew Research Center. This makes clear that back to school for adolescents today involves more than backpacks ...

Relationships

4 Steps to Handling Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations can lead to anxiety, among many other things. We’ve all been there, though. Loud voices. Accusing words. Cold shoulders. Heated discussions. These are just a few signs of relationships and conversations that are on the verge of explosion. How we deal with these tough moments, in our actions and our language, is important ...

Stress

Shrink Your Stress : How to Get Rid of Guilt

We all know how the guilt we carry in our lives can feel like a weight around our neck, slowing us down and keeping us from moving forward. Guilt causes stress and stress can cause all kinds of physical illness. But imagine a gift that can increase self-esteem, reduce stress and can be given to ...

Anxiety

Spring Clean Your Environment

The flowers and trees are blooming and everyone is sneezing. It must be spring. Spring is a season of rebirth and change – and also lots of scrubbing, dusting and washing, otherwise known as spring cleaning. If you are feeling overwhelmed by stacks of who knows what – the stuff clogging your closet, or the ...

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3 Great Ways to Maintain Routines during Summer Break

Summer break is in full swing and, for some parents, they’ve started the countdown to their child’s first day of school. Without the routine and structure of going to school, summer break might not feel like a break at all. This can present stressful moments for both parent and child. Recent studies have found that ...

Back To School

Back-to-School Checklist for Parents

Backpack? Check. Lunchbox? Check. Pencils and paper? Check. Back-to-School time is here with the usual book and supply checklists for students. Beyond that ritual, I recommend parents have a different sort of checklist in mind as their children and teens get used to classroom life again. It’s really a check-in list to help manage a ...

Anxiety

Four Steps to Improved Mental Health

One in five Americans has a treatable mental illness, and we all experience stress. The American Academy of Family Physicians reports that two-thirds of visits to family physicians are due to stress-related symptoms. Clearly, we must consider our mental health along with physical health and recognize how they impact each other. Mental health is more ...

Anxiety

Six Money Management Tips In Any Economy

With fears of a recession on the rise, managing money has moved to the tops of a lot of people’s minds. Unfortunately, for a lot of families money management can be a challenge for a variety of factors – many of which are beyond their control. That’s why we came up with these six steps ...

Tips And Life Hacks

The Power of Personal Choice and Control

Life can be very stressful, especially when we focus on things over which we have little or no control. But we do have control over a number of things in life and when we utilize the power of personal choice and alter our perceptions, we can dramatically reduce our experiences of ongoing stress. Here are ...

Stress

How to Handle Life’s Frustrations: 6 Steps to Reduce the Stress

Computer crashes, traffic tie-ups, waiting in long lines and other unexpected problems can derail your day. How do you deal with these daily trials and troubles? If little things like losing your keys cause you to lose your mind, read on. Here are six steps for practical but deliberate decisions to handle these common life ...

Tips And Life Hacks

How to Tame Your Anger and Handle Your Hot Buttons

Anger is a normal human emotion that can range from slight irritation to strong rage. With all the stress, pressures and worries of today, there are many things and many people out there that can set you off, drive you crazy or push your buttons. How anger is expressed is key to maintaining healthy relationships ...

Anxiety

How to Eliminate Your ANTs

ANTs: Automatic Negative Thoughts Do you notice ANTs every time you go into your kitchen? Or do you seem to have more ANTs in your car or at the office? I’m not talking about the tiny social insects that tend to show up at every picnic or can be found in your teenager’s bedroom. I ...

Stress

How to Have Fun: Six Stress Relievers You Need to Know

Have you lost something recently? Can you recall the last time you laughed, played or actually escaped from daily boredom and really enjoyed your life? Do you plan activities that bring you joy and laughter and bring delight with your family or friends? You may have lost sight of one particular priority – the priority to have fun! ...

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Getting Over Past Mistakes

Mistakes. We’ve all made them. In fact, they’re a part of life. But, what would you do differently if you had the chance? Ask someone about their regrets, and you will learn a lot. That’s because everyone can think of at least one thing they wish they had done another way. But the guilt over past ...

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How to Let Go of the Past to Free Your Future

Before any great team plans their strategy for an upcoming big game, they review the events of past games. They decide what to continue, what to stop and what new plays can be implemented. They also assess their weaknesses so they can learn from them and move ahead. Like sports teams, you can assess your ...

Anxiety

How to Change Your Life: The Courage, the Risks and the Rewards

Life can be difficult and uncertain, especially when faced with the prospect of change. Although change is often the key that will positively alter the path of our lives, we shy away from it for fear of leaving behind our comfort zones and entering into the unknown. This fear robs us of our freedom to ...

Tips And Life Hacks

Six Tips To Bringing More Balance Into Your Life

These days everyone is really busy, but always remember there is more to life than the daily grind. You may have responsibilities to your family, your work, your children’s activities or your community. All these are competing for your valuable attention.  Sometimes we let our schedule run our lives and railroad our priorities, as opposed ...

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Life Choices: Five Tips to Help You Make Tough Decisions

Sometimes we come to a fork in the road that calls for us to make difficult or drastic decisions. Our goals change, and we have varied priorities in different phases of our lives. These decisions can impact all areas of our lives, including the lives of those around us. They aren’t things like what to ...

Relationships

Five Steps to Reunite a Lost Relationship

Many people have relationships that have dissolved due to past differences. Perhaps you had a misunderstanding with your sister or feuded with your parents. Maybe you simply let a friendship slip away. Sometimes a bitter dispute from the past can keep loved ones from reconciling. However, with some effort, you can begin to resolve conflicts ...

Family Matters

Five Fundamental Life Lessons

Based on the national bestseller and the extraordinary final lecture by Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch, given after he discovered he had pancreatic cancer, the book The Last Lecture is an inspiration to anyone who wants to live each day with purpose and joy. Here are five life lessons that will help you view ...

Tips And Life Hacks

The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

Do you lead a life of constant anxiety, fear of failure and obsess over every little bitty mistake? If so, you may be a perfectionist. Perfectionism is a very unhealthy way of living, masked as the pursuit of being a great achiever and always wishing to reach the ideal. Let’s look at some signs of ...

Tips And Life Hacks

It’s Never Too Late to Stop Procrastinating

What are you thinking of putting off until tomorrow? What projects have you started but can’t seem to finish? What task on your to-do list keeps rolling over from week to week? Procrastination may be one of the biggest energy drainers out there, yet we somehow think it serves a purpose to make life a ...

Tips And Life Hacks

Six Good Habits to Enrich Your Life

Habits can be healthy, or habits can be harmful. They can be hard to break and hard to make. They can be difficult to clarify and even more challenging to keep. Habits are the daily attitudes or actions we choose that have the power to greatly enrich our lives. Here are six good habits to ...

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Five Principles of Productive People

Do you feel like you are always busy but never get anything done? Many of us lead hectic and often stressful lives. There is always something to accomplish. Some days we are ready to complete a long to-do list. Other days we would rather spend hours on the couch. Productivity takes effort, and it is ...

Stress

How to Stress Less (Not More)!

If you’re ready to get rid of your gloomy mood and pessimism, you’ve come to the right place! It’s time to let go of misery and reduce your stress. Here are five ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life: Don’t track your faults Keeping a full inventory of all your faults keeps ...

Family Matters

Seven Lessons to Learn from Children

If life today were as effortless for adults as it is for some children, I am sure we would have better health, less stress and improved relationships. Think about it: adults don’t get regular afternoon naps, rarely eat cookies without feeling guilty and get no spring break from work and responsibilities. Children can teach adults ...

Physical Health

Six Self-Care Strategies for Women

Self-care is the process of nurturing yourself. But in a fast-paced and often chaotic society, many women tend to put their own needs on the back burner. So many women constantly put everyone else first, allowing their own needs to suffer. Some women may even become resentful because their personal needs have been neglected. Self-care ...