Helping Children Learn from Failure

Helping Children Learn from Failure

Helping Children Learn from Failure

Children often think that everyone has natural talent, that success comes easy. So if they struggle, it makes them a failure. The truth is, everyone fails. It’s how they learn to respond to failure that will define their future. So learn to reframe “failures” with your children as vital milestones along the path of life that will help them learn, grow, find their way and succeed.

Don’t Let Workplace Stress Ruin Your Labor Day Holiday

Don’t Let Workplace Stress Ruin Your Labor Day Holiday

Originally intended as a day for relaxation and celebration of the American worker, Labor Day today is very different from the first Labor Day in 1882. Back then, a largely industrial and agricultural workforce could disconnect from work on Labor…

Pine Rest Hires Ron Scott, MA, SPHR, As An Employee Assistance Program Consultant

Pine Rest Hires Ron Scott, MA, SPHR, As An Employee Assistance Program Consultant

Scott’s primary responsibilities are in the areas of business development, account management, consultation regarding difficult human resource situations, and training. He has a passion for providing access to mental health assistance through employee assistance programs. His addition will add a…

Depression in the Workplace: What We Can Do

Depression in the Workplace: What We Can Do
By Bob VandePol, MSW Although you might not know it, depression touches everyone in the workplace. Affecting nearly one in ten adults each year, depression is one of the top reasons for lost productivity, sick days taken and disability leave....

Coping with Stress at Work

Coping with Stress at Work

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a…

Contain the Crisis: Slowing Down Reactive Behavior

Contain the Crisis: Slowing Down Reactive Behavior
By Bob VandePol, MSW Have you ever noticed how tragedies so often lead to additional tragedies? When under the influence of the shock of traumatic stress, people - whether part of a family, an organization and/or a community - often...

Do You Know the D.A.N.G.E.R. Signs of Suicide?

Do You Know the D.A.N.G.E.R. Signs of Suicide?
By Bob Vandepol, MSW Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, killing 117 people every day. For each death, another 25 people attempt suicide. We are hearing about suicide in the news and in our...

10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of a Suicide

10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of a Suicide
By Bob VandePol, MSW Death powerfully jars our concept of the way life is supposed to be. That dissonance is multiplied when the death is by suicide. Following the tragedy of death by suicide, the workforce will include people whose...

Managing Your Stress During Change

Managing Your Stress During Change
By Bob VandePol, MSW Change can be stressful, and major life changes can be highly stressful whether negative…death in the family, divorce, job loss…or positive…relocating for a new job, marriage, the birth of a child. The following strategies can help...