Establishing Effective Personal Boundaries
By: Chad A. Buck, PhD The term "boundary" is used often but it is not always understood or properly-executed. A physical boundary is a wall or a barrier between two things. It keeps property separated so it is clear who owns it or with whom it belongs. A psychological boundary is not all that different.
Ways to Win Emotional Hunger Games
Chad A. Buck, PhD: Work/Life Connections – EAP and Health Plus Many people struggle with eating well, and emotions can definitely complicate efforts to improve eating habits. Here are a few strategies to help the odds be ever in your favor:
Ten Strategies for Dealing with Emotional Eating
Chad A. Buck, PhD: Work/Life Connections – EAP and Health Plus 1. When you have a hard time clearing your mind of thoughts of food, count on your 4 other senses.
Feeding Your Feelings: How Emotions Affect Eating Habits
Chad A. Buck, PhD: Work/Life Connections – EAP and Health Plus I. What Is The Connection Between Food and Feelings?
All of us at some point or another have put off a task we needed to complete. Those tasks can range from doing the laundry or cleaning the bathroom to revising a grant application or finishing a manuscript. A little procrastination is to be expected, however, recurrent or chronic procrastination can have significant effects on work and relationships.
Most of us have times when we feel frustrated, irritable, or grouchy. People tend to prefer these terms to describe how they are feeling rather than acknowledging the actual feeling – anger. People can be so afraid of the word that they deny, avoid, and minimize their actual experiences. All this does is postpone and intensify the eventual expression of this feared feeling.
Email Stress Can Create A Mess
E-mail is a convenient form of communication, but it has its limitations and associated problems. For example, it can be stressful to receive an e-mail from someone that has a “tone” that feels harsh or attacking. The sender may not have intended to convey his or her message in that way, but the receiver may misinterpret or puzzle over the actual intent of the message. Here are 12 easy to follow tips for sending professional e-mails and reducing the potential for miscommunication:
Establishing Effective New Year's Resolutions
By Jim Kendall, LCSW and Carole Kendall, Ph.D.
Setting a Weight Loss Goal
You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or more than 25.0 and have decided now is the time to lose weight. Learn what Health Plus offers to help you achieve your goal.