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Analyzing Spending During COVID-19

While setting a budget is an important part of cutting expenses, it’s just the first step. Analyzing your spending will help you look beyond where the money is going and help you determine whether you’re putting it in the right place. Analyzing spending is important because it catches the little expenses and impulse purchases that…

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Sound Bathing Approaches for Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of our ongoing efforts to support caregivers during this very challenging time, we are providing periodic updates on evidence-based approaches for improving self-care and wellbeing. Today’s approach is called “sound bathing.” Benefits of Sound Bathing Soothing music and nature sounds, even in brief interludes, offer many psychological benefits. Obviously, these sounds need to…

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Managing Negative Self-talk During COVID-19

We all talk to ourselves in the privacy of our own thoughts. Often, this self-talk occurs in the background of one’s awareness, but it can have major impacts on how we feel and behave. During challenging times, negative self-talk undermines hope, escalates anxiety and worry, diminishes emotional wellbeing and can fuel generalized inflammation in the…

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Quarantine Tips

The recent spread of the COVID-19 virus has many people concerned about either a voluntary or mandatory quarantine. Here are some things you can do to prepare: Stock up Evaluate your emergency supplies and replace anything that’s out-of-date. Make certain you have enough non-perishable food in your house to last for up to two weeks.…

Managing Employees Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and other public health crises may have substantial implications for your workplace. Workplaces must balance how to manage the risk of contagion against the need to complete necessary tasks. These tips may help you weather the crisis: Keep it clean Provide bleach-based solutions and encourage your team to clean shared surfaces regularly.…