FOH offers monthly behavioral health campaigns to raise awareness of various mental and emotional well-being and work-life issues. Among the campaign resources are the Solutions newsletter and a flyer with a matching theme.
When someone we love or care about is struggling, going through a hard time, or grieving in some way, wanting to help and comfort them is a natural response. What isn’t always natural, however, is knowing what it means to truly be there for someone. We think we know how to offer support, but some of us may wonder, “Do I really?” Our intentions are in the right place but supporting someone is sometimes more difficult to navigate than expected, especially when the person is dealing with something that we haven’t personally experienced. Before rushing in to help, consider ways to become a more compassionate, respectful source of support for the people you care about.
Join this month's live, interactive webinar, Combating the Loneliness Epidemic , on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Space is limited, so register today.
With rapidly advancing technology at the helm, the way we communicate has - for better or worse - transformed significantly in recent decades. Long gone are the days of handwritten letters. And, it seems that face-to-face interactions and phone calls have become less frequent. Instead, we opt for more passive and, at times, more convenient communication methods like writing emails, sending text messages, and catching up with friends through social media. For all of the incredible benefits that a digital world affords us, the lack of authentic interaction could be hindering our socialization and communication with others.
Join this month's live, interactive webinar, Connected at a Cost: The Social Paradox , on: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Space is limited, so register today.
One of the benefits of being retired is that you finally get to be in charge and spend your time however you choose. But before you declare that every day will be Saturday once you're the boss, prepare for your future role as the CEO of your golden years by thinking of your retirement as though it's a business you intend to start. You'll need a strategy, a budget, healthcare coverage, and some vacation time. You may even consider hiring or appointing a few trusted individuals to help you manage specific matters like finances or your estate. So, before you clock out for the last time - whenever that may be - get to work on your long-term plan.
Join this month's live, interactive webinar, Social Security 101 , on: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Space is limited, so register today.
At the start of a new job, we tend to feel passionate about the work, eager to dive into each day, and find gratification in contributing to the agency’s mission. Over time, however, things can change – whether the workload increases, and we become overwhelmed and stressed, or we find that we’re no longer challenged by or interested in the work, which in turn leads to disengagement and boredom. In either case, the result is burnout, which is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that can negatively affect stress levels, productivity, and overall well-being. Find out whether you’re at risk of burnout and what you can do about it.
Join this month's live, interactive webinar, From Drained to Driven: Steering Clear of Burnout , on: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Space is limited, so register today.
We all feel pressure to be perfect at times. Whether that pressure is real or perceived, deep down we want to be successful, perform well, and be admired or respected. The reality, however, is that there are some things we’re just never going to be good at no matter how hard we try. So often, we buy in to the notion that we must continually work on bettering ourselves, and while doing so is certainly a positive thing, the concept of improvement implies that our current self doesn’t quite measure up. Instead of fixating on what we aren’t great at, what if we shifted the focus to our strengths and unique skills and leveraged what we are good at to achieve real success?
Join this month's live, interactive webinar, Let it Go: Free Yourself from Perfection , on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 1 to 2p.m. ET. Space is limited, so register today.
Most of us move through each day reacting to the things, people, and situations we encounter. We perform tasks and make decisions, giving little or no thought to what we’re doing, how we’re doing it, and most importantly, why. Living your life on autopilot in this way means it’s probably passing you by. But what if, instead of letting life happen to you each day, you choose to make each day mean something to you? Start living a life of your own design with the help of your EAP.
Join this month's live, interactive webinar, Conscious Consumption: Eating with Intention , on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Space is limited, so register today.
This time of year can quickly get chaotic – and it's no wonder when the usual daily juggle of work and personal obligations is compounded by the extra time and expense of planning or attending events, shopping, and preparing to host or visit family and friends. Keep yourself and your household in harmony during the holidays with tips from your EAP.
In just a few weeks, many Americans will gather with friends and family to give thanks. It's a time of reflection and anticipation, a time to see our loved ones, and a time when many of us express gratitude for the things and people in our lives. But what happens once the leftovers are put away and Thursday turns into Friday? In principle we're still grateful, yet we tend to give intentional thanks only when the calendar says we're supposed to. Thankfully, research continues to prove that a lifestyle of gratitude has many benefits.
Whether your retirement is years away or you can see it on the horizon, having a plan is one of the biggest favors you can do for your future self and the post-workforce life you've worked so hard to reach. While most people think of retirement planning in terms of savings accounts, 401(k)s, and TSPs, there are many other important things to consider as you prepare to sunset your career.
It's a completely normal reaction to feel sad, fearful, or alone in the wake of a difficult life event, such as the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, or other upsetting situation. When someone has depression, however, those feelings are more intense and tend to linger, and may even disrupt daily life. While each year millions of Americans experience some type of major depressive episode, it is treatable and can be effectively managed.
We all want to strike a balance in our everyday lives. Whether it's a general between our work and personal lives, or a more specific balancing act such as caring for loved ones versus taking time for ourselves, the underlying goal is to enjoy life and find an equilibrium that leaves us feeling fulfilled and satisfied. As you work toward balance in your daily life, there are a few things to keep in mind and your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help.
Being protective of your personal information is more important now than ever. As technology grows more sophisticated by the day, and as the number of ways we do business and exchange information with the world rises, we're all increasingly vulnerable to fraud and identity theft. This month we discuss ways to safeguard your personal and financial information, and what to do if your identity is compromised.
If there's one thing we cannot avoid, it's change. Much of the time change comes in the form of minor adjustments or temporary inconveniences encountered in our day-to-day lives. Other times, however, the changes we experience can be quite disruptive or even life-altering. While the transition to a new reality can be complicated, confusing, and perhaps frightening, there are ways to ease the shift from one way of life to another.
There are countless tips, tricks, and life hacks out there that aim to help us better manage and track daily to-dos. While many of those techniques are quite handy and have value, they often focus on specific types of tasks, or they relate to only one life aspect. Becoming truly productive requires a much broader lifestyle approach based on a few simple standards. Attend this month's webinar to learn more about the keys to productivity.
You don't have to be an expert or good with numbers to take control of how you save and spend money and plan for the future. Your EAP offers guidance, support, and a wealth of useful resources to help as you work to fortify your finances.
Stress and worry – and worrying about your stress – are common side effects of our ever-busy lives. Some amount of stress and worry is beneficial, but prolonged anxiety can produce unwanted side effects. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you recognize the signs of excess stress and anxiety and provide solutions to overcome them in exchange for a calmer daily life.
Communication is at the very core of everything we do and is fundamental to our personal success and our business success. Communication is also crucial in the general flow of daily life. Everything we do and say – and also what we don't – conveys some kind of message, yet we aren't always conscious of how we interact from one moment to the next or the effects that can have on our daily life. This month, we'll show you how communicate more effectively by interacting with intention.
We all have busy days and busy brains. Often, we move through time on autopilot, checking off to-dos and putting out fires one after the other with only the end goal of getting done or getting home in mind. Operating on this endless loop of do, done, repeat, means we're ignoring the here and now and are unable to appreciate the present. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help you become more mindful so you can connect with – and find more joy in – each moment.
When you're busy with work and caring for others, it's easy to forget about the biggest priority of all: YOU. Taking good care of yourself means focusing on you and finding balance in your daily life. To truly find balance, it's best to consider the parts of the whole and begin to equalize the individual aspects of work and life in a more achievable way.
With all that goes on during the holidays, high spirits can quickly switch into high stress. Before the hustle and bustle gets the best of you this year, seek support from your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to keep you feeling festive all season long.
We often hear about our country's current opioid crisis, though it can be difficult at times to navigate through all of the information and understand the facts. Your Employees Assistance Program (EAP) is here to shed some light on the issue, including the prevalence and societal implications of the epidemic, as well as the effects of opioid dependency. We'll also offer guidance on when and how to reach out for support.
We often associate bullying with children, but it can happen to anyone – even in the workplace. Know the signs of workplace bullying and what to do about it with information and guidance from your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in this month's campaign.
The things we can find to worry over are endless: personal matters, professional demands, our health, social issues and even Mother Nature! Worrying is normal – even beneficial at times – but it can occasionally get the best of us. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help you transform anxiousness into energy, and gain back some control over your concerns.
College tuition is on the rise, and figuring out what will work best for you and your family can be overwhelming. Let your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) help you with your homework by providing you with resources, tools, and expert financial consultation.
Self-esteem is how we see ourselves and what we believe to be true about our personality. Having a healthy opinion of yourself is important for overall life satisfaction, and your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help you discover your strengths, be more confident, and maintain a positive outlook.
Caring for a loved one is one of the grandest gestures a person can make, but your selflessness shouldn't come at your own expense. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you stay mindful of your own well-being and ensure that your caregiving experience is rewarding for your loved one and for you.
Put stress in its place and manage it on your terms by repurposing it to work for you.
Become a master of money management with tips on how to track your spending, stick to budgets, and set short- and long-term financial goals.
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You need a vacation! Now, given that many of us recently were or still are forced to stay home from work, it's understandable that the notion of taking leave might sound laughable, seem impossible, or even elicit some resentment. Perhaps what you'd likely agree to more is that you need a break. Whether you're waiting to go back to work or you're working more than ever, something's got to give eventually. Unfortunately, even in the best and most normal of times, we tend not to take our earned time away from our work and daily responsibilities, especially as managers. Here's what you need to know about how taking time off benefits you and your employees.
Join this month's live, interactive webinar, Excess Baggage: Letting Go of Work While on Vacation , on: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Space is limited, so register today.
The EAP is a voluntary and confidential employee benefit available to you and your family at no cost. Call our EAP experts or visit FOH4You.com today.