How Pandemic Lockdown May Make You More Susceptible to Body Shaming … and What You Can Do About It

Making Change Sweeter: How to Find the Sweet Spot

Making Change Sweeter: How to Find the Sweet Spot

In their Transtheoretical Model, James Prochaska and Carlo DiClimente identify five stages in the process of change. Basically, you have pre-change, a beginning, middle and an end or continuance. When it comes to change, different people have more or less…

A Prayer for Perseverance During the Pandemic

A Prayer for Perseverance During the Pandemic

Weeks into sheltering in place, I at times find myself growing weary of continually adjusting to new ways of doing things, changes in work and life flows, and maintaining social distance. I long to be with people more freely, to…

Leadership Skills: Return to Workplace Productivity During COVID-19

Leadership Skills: Return to Workplace Productivity During COVID-19
By Bob VandePol, MSW As employees either remain at work or return to work during COVID-19, employers and management face daunting leadership challenges. In ways never before imagined, employees are trusting their leaders’ judgment with that which is most precious...

Tips for Coping with OCD During COVID-19

Tips for Coping with OCD During COVID-19

If you or someone you love struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), world events occurring as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus are likely creating a perfect storm feeding the symptoms of OCD and making typical treatments more difficult. Understanding Obsessive…

Three Strategies for Accepting the “Unacceptable” (COVID-19)

Three Strategies for Accepting the “Unacceptable” (COVID-19)

Lately, I feel dulled, shelved, congealed, relegated to my own suspended animation in my own personal deprivation tank. Like I’ve been notified that life has been temporarily canceled. I’m not complaining; others have it far worse than I do. But…