Workplace fatigue is so common in our society that we seem to have accepted it as the norm. According to the National Safety Council, more than 43 percent of workers are sleep-deprived—that’s nearly half of all employees. Yet we as a culture don’t seem to be making any moves to change that. In fact, working… read more
As a member of the working world, you’ve undoubtedly grown familiar with the debate: which is better, going into the office or working from home? Those of us who enjoy wearing pajama pants all day have a clear preference for the latter, while those of us who value frequent socialization may choose the more communal… read more
“All change is not growth, just as all movement is not forward,” Ellen Glasgow. Going through a major life change—moving to a new state, getting a medical diagnosis, etc—can present shifts and challenges that can either hinder or expand our personal growth. For example, starting a new job might encourage positive growth by allowing… read more
In today’s productivity-focused culture, many of us feel the need to constantly be working. As a result, Americans are spending more and more time in the office. According to Psychology Today, “working hours in North America and the U.K. have steadily risen in the last 20 years. A DIT research report found that 1 in… read more
According to The Balance, the average employee can be expected to change jobs 10-15 times during their career. This includes not only switching to a new company or field, but also receiving promotions or transferring within one’s current organization. With so many work transitions occurring in our lives, we checked in with professional counselor and… read more
Feeling emotionally drained and exhausted? Have you been distancing yourself from work, growing numb to occupational tasks, or experiencing reduced job performance? According to an article published in the US National Library of Medicine, you may be suffering from burnout, a term coined by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in the 1970s to describe the symptoms of… read more
No matter who you are or what type of lifestyle you’re leading, chances are you have a lot of legitimate obstacles standing between you and some much-needed rest. Here are some tips that can help you relax, even when you’re on a tight schedule.
According to a recent study, “Healthy sexual function is a…life quality factor that creates a sense of shared pleasure in couples and increases their capability” to cope with stress and life problems. “Sexual interactions are indeed the prerequisite for strengthening mental and emotional dependence in couples, and are under the influence of many factors.”
So how can couples keep their sex life functioning healthily through long periods of time and major life changes?
When we think about changing our behaviors to “get healthy,” we often imagine taking drastic actions like waking up at 5am to run 6 miles before work, cutting starchy breads and pastas from our diet, and trying out various juice cleanses. However, while all these activities could be helpful in moderation (if not entirely realistic),… read more
While it’s easy to say “just quit!”, that’s not always a possibility. For those who’re stuck in their toxic work environments, here are some ways to get by—and maybe even to get something good out of the negative experience.