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The Magic of 21 Days

21 Day Fix, 21 Day Kickstart, 21 Day Sugar Detox, Transforming Habits in 21 Days, Quit Complaining for 21 Days, How to do Anything in 21 Days… A quick Google search can show you that just about anything can be achieved if you work toward it for 21 days. But, what is so magical about […]
 
 
 

Management Lessons from my Child’s Riding Instructor (HR/manager blog)

My eleven year old daughter has been taking riding lessons for just over 9 months. Each weekend, we drive out to a stable and she spends an hour with her teacher and a borrowed horse learning the ins and outs of safe riding and jumping. I play with the barn cats, take pictures and translate […]
 
 
 

Take Back Anticipation Stress

My yellow Labrador absolutely detests going to the veterinarian. Every time we pull into the parking lot and the vet’s building comes into view, she starts shaking uncontrollably and refuses to stop until she has returned to the safety of our van. Besides being amazed at what a fantastic memory she has, I am keenly […]
 
 
 

Opening Up

I have been going through two stressful life events in the last two months. There was a lot anger that these events were occurring; anger because I did not have much influence over the outcome of either situation. I could play a role, be active in making the situations slightly better, but nothing could be […]
 
 
 

One Way to Stop Beating Yourself Up

A number of years ago, I had a problem with managing my finances. I wasn’t taking proper care of bills and obligations, and ended up with a bunch of overdraft fees, late fees, and escalating balances on credit cards – and calls from creditors. Those calls were pretty embarrassing, but they did have one positive […]
 
 
 

Too Much of a Good Thing?

My mom used to say “everything in moderation” and in my younger years, I used to counter with “you can never have too much of a good thing”. I may have warmed a little to her concept of moderation after I consumed too much Halloween candy or experienced the boredom of too many summer days […]
 
 
 

EAP Blogs: An Appreciation and Looking Forward

As we enter a new year, we would like to thank all of the Empathia staff who contributed to our blogs in 2016. It’s greatly appreciated! Here are our wonderful writers’ names and a web link to their various articles: Carol W. – http://www.empathia.com/author/cwilson/ Carrie R. – http://www.empathia.com/author/carrie-reuter/ Chris M. – http://www.empathia.com/author/chris-m/ Heather B. – […]
 
 
 

Spreading Hope

It feels like 2016 was filled with more than its fair share of heartbreak, as data released by Google Trends illustrates. The search engine’s top trending global news topics in 2016 were: U.S. election Olympics Brexit Orlando shooting Zika virus Panama papers Nice terrorist attack Brussels terrorist attack Dallas shooting Kumamoto earthquake An acquaintance recently shared that she […]
 
 
 

Listen Both Ways

Next time you find yourself at an impasse trying to communicate with someone or you get into another one of those dead-end disagreements with someone with whom you often argue without resolving anything, consider what follows here. Every conversation happens on two levels. First, there is the content level. On this level, you talk about […]
 
 
 

Fact vs. Opinion

In our household, we used to play a game with our school-aged children called “fact vs. opinion”. It started during meal times, when one child would often pronounce another child’s food choice “disgusting” and inquire how the offending child could possibly eat such a nasty food. This would prompt a full-scale verbal battle, leading us […]