Soft Skills to Help You Excel

We all know employers consider your experience and skills in terms of the specific role they want you to fill. But what about the other skills that can have just as much importance, such as empathy, encouraging others and keeping calm in the face of stress? You may think these soft skills either come naturally or… Read more »

Can You Create Real Change in Your Routine?

We all say we want to make changes in our lives, but do we have a plan to make that happen? Too many of us have great intentions but don’t know how to follow through. So how do you create real, lasting change? Set goals the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. way. You can’t make changes if you don’t… Read more »

Is Caffeine Good for Your Health?

For those of you who enjoy your morning cup of joe, good news: Caffeine does have health benefits! In fact, recent research supports “consuming 300 to 400 milligrams of caffeine (about three or four cups of coffee) per day for its brain benefits.” So, what’s the best way to get these benefits, aside from bringing… Read more »

Why Reading Is the Key to Your Future

What was the last book that you read, either as a hard copy or on a Kindle? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone: 33 percent of U.S. high school graduates don’t read a single book after high school. Yet the very act of reading enhances our brains and helps us learn on different levels…. Read more »

Boost Your Professional (and Personal) Life

If you feel a little stuck in your job, then make some changes to improve your status. Often, in attempting to get to the top of your profession, it helps you improve your personal life as well. Truly know your goals. So often we have career goals, and we go through the motions, but then… Read more »

Learn to Love Change

When employees have to deal with change, they, like many of us, find it difficult. Thus, as an employer, you set the example; employees will follow your lead. Your acceptance of change as a positive will urge your employees to do the same. So, do what you can to show them how to deal with… Read more »

Treat Your Feet

You stand on them all day, sometimes for hours on end during a busy shift. And when you finally get to sit or lie down, your feet often remind you just how long they’ve supported you. Yet too often we ignore our feet even though they literally keep us up and moving. Read on for… Read more »

Get Some Grit! 

In this ever-competitive world, it helps if you know how to compete…and how to win. This doesn’t mean you have to ace every test or go out and win a marathon, but it helps to know how to push past your personal limits to reach a goal you might not have otherwise. So, if you… Read more »

How Does Stress Weaken Your Immune System?

We all feel stress from time to time, and some of us deal with it as a chronic condition. We may feel tightness in our muscles (shoulders and neck, anyone?) and get less sleep. This affects our health, but how does stress affect our immune systems overall? Before you stress more about feeling stressed and… Read more »

Want to Improve Your Outlook? Quit Complaining!

Ted and Nate were long-time friends and roommates since college. Ted worked at a job he didn’t really like, and one day Nate finally said to him, “You know, Ted, I’m going to stop asking how your day was because you give me a negative answer every single time. Isn’t there anything good about that… Read more »