How To Restart A Terrible, Horrible Day

From: Mind Body Green By: Sarah Von Bargen I have this (somewhat ridiculous) belief that my productivity and mental state are an exceptionally delicate ecosystem that needs constant monitoring. I wake up somewhere other than my own apartment and can't start my day running That Specific Hill, … [Read more...]

Do Intelligent People Worry More?

From: Slate If you worry a lot, fear not—your anxiety just might be a sign of high intelligence. The idea has been around for a while: The adage that ignorance is bliss suggests the reverse, that knowledge involves anguish. Now it’s starting to get some scientific validation. In a recent … [Read more...]

7 Things Your Balance (Or Lack Thereof) Says About You

From: Prevention Tripping over a crack in the sidewalk or feeling dizzy every once in a while isn't usually cause for concern, but when you're consistently off balance, it could be a sign of an underlying health issue. The best thing to do: see your doc, who'll be able to tell you if your newfound … [Read more...]

The Many Meanings of Mindfulness

From: Mindful By: Barry Boyce Mindfulness is a big deal these days. Now that we’re hearing the word so often in so many contexts, some readers are telling us that it can confuse them. The meaning fuzzes out, and they have a hard time talking to others about it. It’s like breakfast, which … [Read more...]

5 Powerful Steps To Calming Your Anxiety

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From: Mind Body Green By: Dr. Neha Sangwan There’s usually something that makes us anxious. No matter how strong your confidence in certain arenas, there may be other areas that totally freak you out. While I can feel at ease in the midst of a medical crisis, I completely panic when swimming in … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message

Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN   Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WV Wow, this week has been a whirlwind. One of the highlights of this week was an event held on Tuesday evening, sponsored by the Highland Hospital Foundation in partnership with the University of … [Read more...]

How Productive Are You? Take a Short Quiz

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From:  Mind Tools When we want to get more done, many of us simply work longer hours, move deadlines around, and multitask. Although these strategies can provide some short-term relief, they aren't sustainable in the long term. Pretty soon, this approach becomes a way of life, leading to high … [Read more...]

Saying Yes When We Mean No: How to Break the Habit

From: Tiny Budda By: Victoria Cox “Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” ~Josh Billings Have you ever encountered a situation where you found yourself agreeing to do something that you had no interest in actually doing? When … [Read more...]

4 Benefits of Understanding your Core Values

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From: Psych Central By: Mike Bundrant Core values are concepts that fuel your decisions and motivation. They are words like: health, freedom, security, love, relationships, trust, fun, adventure and so forth. We turn these concepts into values when they are important enough to have a significant … [Read more...]

How to Be a More Confident and Assertive Communicator

From: Healthy Place By: Emily Roberts, MA, LPC So many people have come to me with the desire to become a more confident and assertive communicator. They see others who do it well and want to feel that confidence but don’t know how. Perhaps its because they haven’t had enough practice, they … [Read more...]