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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

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Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity

 Prioritizing Your Well-Being: Positivity By Estefania Lopez, M.S.           As part of my own personal development I have recently taken several steps to prioritizing my own well-being. Perhaps the most impactful decision I made was to stop tolerating negative people in my life. This type of decision – “focusing on the positive” –receives a lot of attention in social media and is widely promoted. Every day it seems I come across at least one “good vibes” or “positive energy” post. However, I believe many people don’t truly understand the power of eliminating negativity from one’s...

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Cascade of Help-Seeking and Health Behavior

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Cascade of Help-Seeking and Health Behavior

Prevention training can facilitate greater use of health coaching or other services that help employees (e.g., employee assistance). Many wellness/EAP providers who offer coaching often find low utilization rates. But promotional communications and training--like the OWLS' programs highlighted in the article--can adequately address attitudes toward help-seeking. The Research. Dr. Shawn Reynolds (OWLS Research Consultant) and Dr. Joel Bennett recently published an article in the Jan/Feb (2015) issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion. The article outlines and tests different paths through which a workplace health intervention can result in positive outcomes. The Findings. Some people will get better just through exposure to the training. Others may...

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